Aspen Snowmass 3/28/08

28 Mar, 2008

I was stoked to hit up Snowmass after hearing good things about the mountain. It definitely lived up to the expectations, offering up everything in terms of riding. It also offered up the best most successful gaper hunt photos of my trip. Seriously so many one-pieces, it was like Christmas for me!

Since I went to see Blind Melon in Aspen last night, this morning was a later start of 10am. It was a beautiful bluebird day out with a couple clouds. I spent the morning checking out the halfpipe and making laps through the terrain park after some warm up freeride turns.

Hitting up the chairlift that runs directly over the park

I just ride the halfpipe, not into the big jumps or bigger rails so when the terrain park has the halfpipe inside of it…I take the side of the run and make sure to stay out of the flow of the rails/jumps on my way to the halfpipe.

One cool feature was taking the bridge over a run underneath…you could just bomb over the thing.
I was rocking another board for the Shred Betties board test…

Kelly made it out of work and onto the mountain by 1pm to join me for some snowboarding time. I made her take some laps through the park to hit up the halfpipe with me.

Here’s some shots of Kelly riding halfpipe

Here’s a shot of Kelly and me

She took me around the mountain. We checked out one of the gates to see if it looked good to take a run through. The conditions were slushy steeps to slushy moguls.

Looking down the run ahead
Looking up at the run
Kelly right below the cliff line and the run we did
Me at Snowmass

We hit up the rest of the mountain, going to the highest chair and freeriding from top to bottom before calling it a day. I made it out of Aspen by 4:30pm and back in Summit County by 6:30pm tonight. Looking forward to riding tomorrow before heading home to Steamboat.

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