18 Apr, 2009
Yesterday was a mess in Colorado with the snowstorm that came through. Between Denver and Summit County, I witnessed a rollover accident 10 feet in front of me, drove in the worst conditions I’ve seen and managed to make it up to the mountains before the highway closed. With the snow falling throughout the night…today was a great day at Copper for their closing weekend.
I spent the day on the 09-10 Lib Skate Banana so I can review it for the site. The Skate Banana and I have a love/hate relationship on the mountain. I’ve had days where I rode it at demos and hated it, then I have days like today where I enjoyed riding it. For me that is one of the boards that I need to spend more time on before I put out a review and today was that day. I also hit some box rails with it, which was rad cause the rails were longer than I normally ride and my first kinked box rail.
Copper’s closing events featured Sunsation with live music and the Red Bull 1976 Games which is brilliant. Snowblades, 70’s outfits and killer style on the mountain. They even had Burt Reynolds staches which made my day.
While heading into the base to grab beers, we ran into the 686 team. It was really Nick’s snaggletooth jacket spotting my snaggletooth jacket and getting photos of the radness.
We ended up chatting with the 686 team and I got to talk with Pat McCarthy about the Northwest shredding. I’ve heard about Pat for years but never met him in person. Everyone was rad to meet and totally random to see them all there. Also rad they’ll be in Whistler for Telus/Grenade Games!
Kristin is the VP of marketing for 686 and she was out with the team leading the charge on the mountain.
I left early so I could make the drive back to Steamboat in order to do laundry and pack for Whistler. I hit the road again tomorrow morning, ride Summit County and head to Denver so I’m ready for my flight out to Whistler.