14 Feb, 2009
I don’t need a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day when I have friends, snowboarding and fun. It’s a holiday weekend and you can tell in this town, the crowds are definitely here on the mountain.
Steamboat 2/14/09 from Shayboarder on Vimeo.
My friend Jake came up from Denver to come chill for the weekend (we’ll drink our single sorrows away tonight). I know Jake from my Washington/teaching at Snoqualmie days so it was great to have him come up to hang out.
I can always count on seeing Chad and Sara at the beginning of the day at the base of the mountain stocking up on breakfast bagels and coffee. From there, Jake and I headed up the gondola where we waited at the top for Amy to join us. Then headed over to Thunderhead to wait for Steve, Chad and Sara to join in.
We made our way around the mountain from Storm Peak to Sundown to track what we could in the trees and hopefully find some good turns.
I watched the guys head over some really fun rollers and captured them on film. It was hilarious to see the photo later because a hand positioning is really classic. I did not photoshop that.
Since I took off 3 days this week, I’m having to work this weekend to make up for it so wasn’t able to ride that long today.