Shay Update: Holy Oly, Utah, Whistler
20 Feb, 2009
This winter has been really busy which is great but also a lot of time away from home (also great and sometimes bad). I know my dog Capita misses me and my friend Amy tells me that her heart breaks every time I leave town. It does make me appreciate home when I’m here.
Between keeping a full time job and running off to do snowboard things, I’ve been on the mountain and enjoying some time off the mountain. I haven’t rode as much as I’d like but I’m still riding, still have a job that pays the bills and looking forward to more riding as the season progresses. I’m lucky that Colorado has consistent seasons and the longevity is good to have.So I’ve been planning on some awesome trips to end the season out. Here’s a look at what’s coming up and unfortunately the season will end on a bad note but until then I’m gonna have fun and enjoy it!
I was born and raised in Washington state and I’ll be heading back there to snowboard February 20-28th. I’m quite aware that I’ll be leaving light fluffy powder for not the best WA season.
I fly in late Friday, hit up Holy Oly on Saturday for shayboarder.com and writing an article for it. Despite the Holy Oly having to be moved from Hyak to West (big mudslide issue) I am really happy to be finally attending it! Oh yes, Scott Sullivan will be there playing…that made my year!
Then after Holy Oly some family time, rad time, then shred time at Stevens Pass to ride boards for a new website coming out. Then ending the week with family time before flying back home.
I’ve been really slacking on getting up on Buffalo Pass and Rabbit Ears this year. I still need to take out the splitboard, I feel really bad that I haven’t yet. So after I get back from Washington, i’m gonna take some trips out splitboarding with my dog in tow.
Park City Me Up
I’m heading to Utah and I’ll be bringing my own damn beer. March 13-15th I’ll be heading to Utah to spend 3 days in the magical land to compare the snow samples from Steamboat. Nah I’ll be staying with rad Stephanie, K might drive out with me and riding Utah.
Super Secret Breck Fun
It’s super secret with decoder rings…at Breck and I should be there for the historic event right before I fly out to Telus Festival. I’ve been writing an article for a while, did research and still compiling what I’ve been writing about so this event will be the end task to check it out in person and see how it goes.
Whistler Telus with canadians…eh!
Continuing my yearly tradition of being the only American in a house of Canadians, I’m heading back to Whistler-Blackcomb for the amazing Telus Festival/Grenade Games. It’s a double whammy and stoked on it. Plus I’ll get to spend time with my Canadian friends who I love dearly, we shred and drink for days. The best perk of it, is the demo’s that go on during Telus Festival when I can ride some Canadian companies like Endeavor and Prior.