Steamboat 1/7/09

07 Jan, 2009

Yesterday I watched it snow all day in Steamboat as I caught up on work.  Today I knew I’d be able to ride the morning by doing a late start at work.  In the last 24 hours it had snowed 16+ inches, reports said 16 inches…I heard 27 inches by the end of the day.  

Here’s the video from today’s riding with skiers.  

Steamboat 1/7/09 from Shayboarder on Vimeo.

I headed to the mountain not knowing who would be around to ride with.  Luckily ran into Andrew while changing into my boots and we met up with more friends in the line.  Andrew, Loryn and Lauren (?) are all skiers, so I tried my best to keep up.  I couldn’t believe how much snow there was, it didn’t seem like much at first until you went into the trees.  It wasn’t the typical light Steamboat snow either, definitely worked you riding through it.  I’m from Washington and I have now grown accustomed to riding in light fluffy snow versus the heavy wet snow.  
There were freshies around every corner, in every tree run just waiting for you today.  
Andrew grabbed some photos of me riding in the trees.  If you look closely I’m wearing my facemask with the tongue sticking out, I have too much fun with that thing.  
I rode with the vholdr goggle cam before I had to work.  I had one really good fall that I took out of the film but you basically see me crashing and the camera flipping over.  
I spent today on the Never Summer Lotus with reverse camber and man…there was too much snow for that deck today.  I really had to lean back and had a lot of moments where I was nose diving on it.  It’s a 157cm and too short for a powder day like this but it was all I had.  

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  1. Anonymous
    January 08, 2009

    Really cool, we had glades like this as well in Jay Peak Vermont or Sutton, Qc.

    So Shay, what are you gonna get to ride next time (I main the best board) for these fantastic days instead of your small NS ?

    Montreal, Qc

  2. Pink Monkey
    January 08, 2009

    wow that cam looks like its working great!!!!

  3. Shayboarder
    January 08, 2009

    Nice yeah I’ve seen some VT riding that looks similiar and just as fun. Hope to make it out there sometime.

    Hmm not sure, I need to figure that out on what board.

    Thanks Andrew, it is working out great! Bummer you are the one who made it happen and didn’t get to see it in the works!