As an offshoot of Sierra Trading Post, Derailed.com holds fast to the same business model as its parent company: bargaining with top brands to procure overstocks at heavily discounted prices. But like a youngest sibling taking up juggling cats, it strives to differentiate itself from its older counterparts. It stands out with a youthful vibe thanks to skate, surf, and SUP apparel and the staff's laid-back attitude. They'll happily answer questions and make recommendations on their throngs of camping gear, running shoes, collegiate attire, and bicycle accessories from brands including Hurely, Billabong, and Teva. Though their merchandise boasts an average discount of 48% off the retail value, shoppers can save even more—customers receive a $10 coupon when they sign up for emails, and clients of the Give & Go Referral program get a $20 egiftcard when the friend they referred uses their own $10 email coupon.
On a typical day across the grounds of Terrace Lakes Resort, guests are often hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling through the pine-lined trails of Boise National Forest, relaxing in a geothermal hot-water pool, or watching the sun descend behind the mountains with a refreshing drink in their hands. Guests staying overnight in the resort’s cabins enjoy unrivaled access to the Idaho backcountry and enjoy nature however they see fit, from whitewater rafting to fishing to challenging a squirrel to a tennis match. In addition, Terrace Lakes Resort blankets the alpine setting with a 5,928-yard golf course that challenges golfers of all stripes. The par 72 layout eases players into the round with a relatively open, slightly longer front nine characterized by dramatically sloped greens. The second act's winding circuit of narrow, tree-lined fairways requires golfers to exercise more precise play than having to retrieve their ball from the Operation patient. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 5,928 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 69.2 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 128 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Scorecard
Bear Valley River Co. fuels outdoor fun with half- or full-day whitewater-rafting excursions along the Payette River. Licensed guides help passengers navigate the river’s twists and turns from a well-maintained fleet of inflatable rafts. The current-savvy hosts provide life jackets, helmets, and a laminated copy of A River Runs Through It for each rider, and can also offer catered meals prepared in the company's on-site restaurant. Guides place a strong emphasis on safety with mandatory equipment checks and a safety orientation before each excursion. Following the whitewater orientation, groups can enjoy a relaxing jaunt down the main Payette River, course through the waterfalls and Class IV rapids of the South Fork, or spend the day fishing in Swirly Canyon.
Play It Again Sports overhauls lockers with high-quality gear and rescues gently used athletic equipment from untimely retirement. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Wilson make up an all-star lineup across each store's shelves, which are replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball and football to snowboarding and lacrosse. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. To ensure its stock remains robust, Play It Again Sports encourages athletes to collect their lightly used gear?including bicycles?and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
The Benchmark’s staff is enthusiastic about the outdoors and knows that finding the right gear for customers is better accomplished face-to-face than it is through the Internet. That’s why they encourage customers to visit the store and peruse their gear in person. Knowledgeable staffers aim to help guests get the right fit whether they are shopping for a Patagonia t-shirt, a goose down sleeping bag, or a Mammut slide harness. Before a visit, customers looking for mountain-climbing gear can visit the website to check out the staff picks before coaxing themselves off their imaginary mountain and into the store where they can get advice from a staff member.
At Divotz Range and Pierce Park Greens, an on-site all-grass driving range and short game facility offer opportunities to iron out swings, while a pro shop equips players with all the necessary gear. Pierce Park Greens also offers golfers a 9-hole par 3 courses that challenges players of all levels. Instructors lead private lessons during which they focus on golf fundamentals such as swing mechanics, putting, short game, etiquette, and how to celebrate politely after winning a golf cart drag race.