Ski or Snowboard Free on your Birthday – Updated for the 2014-2015 Season! - July 7, 2016 by Admin

Ski or snowboard free on birthday

Interested in skiing or snowboarding for free on your birthday? Check out this updated list of places to go and visit their websites for all the details:



Big Bear Mountain – Free ski or snowboarding on the day of your birthday with valid ID

Mountain High – Present valid ID and receive a free lift ticket to ski or snowboard on your actual birthday. Cake not included.

Snow Valley Mountain – Ski or ride free on your birthday when you present valid ID to Guest Services Office


Wild Mountain Taylors Falls Recreation – Free lift ticket with proof of birth date


Black Tail Mountain – Prove it’s your birthday and you ski for free


Diamond Peak Ski Resort – Free lift ticket on your birthday with proof of birth date


Jasper National Park, Alberta

Marmot Basin Canadian Rockies – Register online prior to your birthday for a free day on the mountain. They even have a schedule for birthdays that don’t come around during the season. Check their website for all the details.

North Vancouver, BC

Mount Seymour – Present Government issues ID to receive a free lift ticket on your birthday

West Vancouver, B.C.

Cypress Mountain - Present ID at ticket window to receive a free lift ticket on your birthday



China Peak Ski Resort – Half-off an all day lift ticket for your birthday with photo ID – not valid on holidays


Christie Mountain – Half-off lift ticket on birthday – not valid on holidays



Showdown Montana Ski Area – Birthday parties for kids 12 & under – birthday boy/girl receives a free lift ticket



Seven Oaks Recreation – Birthday Special – Ski, snowboard and/or snow tube the week (M-F) of your birthday. Min 6 paying guests & proof of birth date required.

Disclaimer: These free birthday offers can change at any time. Be sure verify prior to your visit by either calling or checking website.


To see this birthday freebie listing and more, visit, then simply select your state.


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Grave Matters: The New, Updated (and Cheaper) Paperback - October 4, 2009 by Admin

Grave Matters may not exactly be a holiday read — well, maybe it is to the readers of this blog — but on Tuesday, almost two weeks from Christmas Day, Scribner released an updated, paperback version of the book.

The hardcover, which was published in January of 2007, chronicles the experiences of families who found in green burial a more natural, more economic, and ultimately more meaningful alternative to the tired and toxic American Way of Death. For some families that meant burying their loved ones in natural cemeteries or at sea. For others it involved conducting home funerals, hiring local carpenters to furnish simple pine boxes, maybe casting ashes into memorial reefs.

The paperback gave me an opportunity to update that material and to report on the phenomenal growth of the green burial movement.

New material in the paperback, in part, includes:
* Profiles of nearly two dozen natural cemeteries that have sprung up around the country
* Lists of almost 40 home funeral providers from coast to coast
* Information on eco coffin manufacturers and distributors
* A new afterword on the growth of the green burial movement

Price is better, too: . Even cheaper on-line.

Finally, a heartfelt thanks to the many, many wonderful folks I’ve met who have helped me with this project. You’ve graciously shared your experiences and knowledge, invited me into your homes and communities and made the writing of a book feel almost like a family endeavor. For that, and much more, I’m grateful.

Mark Harris
Author, Grave Matters (

Grave Matters – A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial