Question: How many Lake Tahoe area skiers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: Hella. That's why must take care to prounounce it He-LEE skiing when you pass the word along to your Squaw Valley bros. Otherwise you might get an unimpressed response like, "What's the big deal, bro? I already ski hella right here in Tahoe."
What your bro doesn't realize is that Chris Benchetler has teamed up with Powder Magazine, and Valdez Heli Camps to offer you the most hella sweet of all possible contest prizes: a week of helicopter skiing with the man himself.
All you have to do is go to Powder's site and watch the Chris Benchetler Interview on "All Skis Considered." Then answer three questions to demonstrate your comprehension of the video and validate your entry to the contest. Then sit back, relax, and wait for the phone call to hammer out the logistics for your week of heli skiing. You'll be hella excited, it'll be hella awesome, and you'll get to do hella skiing. And although Chris isn't from Tahoe, he'll still be charmed by your use of regional vernacular.
Enter Chris's contest. And if you don't want to spend 15 minutes to watch the whole video, the correct answers are: "Nine"; "Adio"; and "590 mm in the tip, and 475 mm in the tail." You're welcome. Or am I trying to cross you up to reduce the number of valid entries competing with my own? I don't know, but I will tell you that I've told my receptionist to cancel all of my March appointments.