How We #OptOutside: Honey Stinger Black Friday Traditions

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At Honey Stinger we have a daily #OptOutside culture, so Black Friday is no exception.  This year we joined forces with REI to get the word out.  We decided to compile stories and pictures from our staff to give you a little taste of where we’ll be and what our traditions consist of.  We hope that you will join us in ditching the lines to enjoy the fresh air!

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, we head to the slopes to ski as a family.  Our Black Friday is more like a Bluebird Friday on the mountain.saras-fam  Fresh air, good chairlift conversations and testing the ski legs is how I will #OptOutside again this year.” -Sara

In our household Black Friday is usually a day where the morning is spent with a little R&R, which then turns into afternoon activities outdoors.  Whether it be family basketball scrimmages or cross country skiing with friends, it’s a day to reflect, be grateful and enjoy the outdoors.”
-Shannon 

tandem-rideMy girlfriend and I make the trip to Southern Colorado to spend time with family.  For the past four years, we have made it a tradition to go for a ride around town on her family’s tandem bike. It is always fun to #OptOutside the day after Thanksgiving!” 
-Jon

My wife, friends and I have a Black Friday tradition of going skiing.  Anyone who complains of being too full from Thanksgiving shenanigans gets harassed by the entire group until they are up and out on the snow.”
-JD

rox-sledding-treeThe day after Thanksgiving, we kick off the holiday season by heading into the back country with friends to cut down our family Christmas tree.  We also manage to get in some skiing and sledding in the process!”
-Rox

Our tradition is to get out for a cross-country ski on Rabbit Ears to burn off our Turkey Dinner and enjoy the fresh air.”
-April

Our Black Friday tradition has been to get up super early and skin up the ski mountain to catch the sunrise.  Last year we were lucky enough to do this from Jackson Hole, WY with our little bun in the oven!  This year, snow permitting, we plan on making it another great skin up the mountain and our son’s first ski down (in the backpack that is).”
-Erin

erin-optoutsideThe Black Friday tradition in my household is to start prepping for Christmas!  My husband and I load up the dog and the snowshoes and head out for a good old fashioned Christmas tree hunt.  Nothing beats dragging a tree out of a foot of snow to get you in the holiday spirit!  Burning off the turkey calories by trudging through the snow searching for the perfect tree is how I will #OptOutside next Friday.”
-Lene

 

 

Will you go out with us?

Sincerely,
The Honey Stinger Crew 
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