Shay Update: 09-10 Winter

04 Sep, 2009

The 08-09 season just winded down with a greatseason ending at Windell’s Camp for their last session.  It’s been an amazing year of snowboarding and I’m really thankful that I can ride as much as I do and write about it. I’m in the final stretch for another year of 12 months a year of snowboarding.  If I hit September then I have rode at least once a month for the last year (my second time doing this).

In just 19 days the snowmaking will begin here in Colorado, bringing the winter season one step closer.  Until then there are plenty of snowboard films/premieres to distract me and possibly the chance to start the shred season early on a snow patch.

This was the second summer of Industry Profile Interviews and each person I get involved/each interview that comes back I am always stoked to see how they come out.  The season comes to an end later this month, so I’m wrangling up the last interviews to be completed and I hope you enjoy the stories of these amazing people.  I’m also working on Summer 2010 Industry Profiles so if you have a recommendation or someone you know who might be good, let me know and I’ll get them involved in it.

The site is keeping me busy and I still have eight 09-10 snowboard reviews to post up from demoing this last winter all of which will be posted up before September ends.  In the meantime I’m working on more interviews, stories and researching stories you guys have asked about so stay tuned for updates daily from (and probably coming twice a day soon).  I appreciate all the support and really looking forward to the 09-10 season and meeting more of my readers.

I am ready for the upcoming 09-10 season as it rapidly approaches us in Colorado.  I’ll be hitting up the on-snow demos, progressing my riding and enjoying some great experiences this winter.   I am really looking forward to two amazing trips planned, the California trip in October where I pick up a rental car and connect the dots to snowboard companies for three days and in March the Vermont trip marking my first time to the east coast to shred.   I’m working on making more giveaways happen in the future including the popular twitter find me giveaways.

Here’s a look at what is coming up this winter for and myself.  Come join in, say hi and grab some stickers from me at any of these!


  • 9/12 At Once Productions “High Life” Premiere in Denver, CO
  • 9/18 Standard Films “Black Winter” Premiere in Keystone, CO
  • 9/25 Absinthe Films “Neverland” Premiere in Beaver Creek, CO with something very fun before the premiere.
  • 9/26 there’s a chance I’ll see Absinthe twice and hit it up in Denver, CO the next night.


  • Ride Opening Day at Loveland/Basin
  • 10/21-10/23 Shayboarder So-Cal Tour includes visits to snowboard companies.
  • 10/23-10/25 Shayboarder Nor-Cal Tour includes a snowboard giveaway in SF (TBA) and family time.


  • Copper Opening weekend
  • 11/14-11/15 Loveland Demos
  • 11/18-11/19 Loveland Industry Demos
  • Steamboat Opening Day


  • Shred!
  • Seattle/Washington trip (maybe I’ll wait till Holy Oly)


  • Shred!
  • 1/28-1/31 SIA Snow Show in Denver, CO


  • Shred!
  • 2/1-2/2 SIA Demo Winter Park, CO


  • 3/13-3/21 Shayboarder/Comclovin shred trip to Vermont includes riding Vt mountains, Burton Open and visits to snowboard companies.  Possibly a giveaway!


  • End the CO season in style
  • Whistler


  • My lease is up in May, so this is my final decision time for the future.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. JT
    September 04, 2009

    Awesome, stoked for the season, and the east coast trip. Was thinking of possibly hitting up Whistler/Seattle this season to take my nephew out shredding. You should renew your lease and keep shredding in CO btw 🙂

  2. September 04, 2009

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY COPPER OPENS NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And A Basin in like, 30 days! haha

    and yes, STAY in colorado!

  3. Kevin
    September 04, 2009

    you should do a giveaway in seattle

  4. Fes
    September 04, 2009

    Seattle in Decemeber? AWESOME! 😀

    Do I smell a “giveaway”? 😛

  5. September 04, 2009

    JT, definitely it’ll be a fun journey east! Nice yeah I’m still planning a trip back to Seattle, it might wait to Holy Oly. Whistler is always Telus Festival, so much fun!

    Lauren, totally Copper opens November 6th! We will be there!

    Kevin and Fes, definitely if I do make a trip to Seattle I would try to get a giveaway going for it.

    In terms of the lease, i’m looking at all options. Without my lease just means moving somewhere else in CO is an option but I’m also looking at other states as well.

  6. JB
    September 05, 2009

    Schedule’s looking good. See you way out east (if not sooner)

  7. Andrew
    September 05, 2009

    You should come to Rhode Island to do a giveaway! And then after, snowboard at our sprawling 13 trail alpine resort.

  8. September 05, 2009

    Thanks JB! Definitely will see you in the east, hope you make it to SIA this year!

    Andrew, I never even thought about Rhode Island as an option so good to know but probably not this year unless it’s by accident.

  9. Andrew
    September 06, 2009

    Trust me, you don’t want to end up here for any reason other than driving through it.

  10. gags
    September 07, 2009

    Shay, looks like you got your winter planned out pretty well….looking forward to all the fun ahead starting this weekend. You gots to stay here in CO or at least visit a ton of you roll out….this place would be hardpack snow and greybird days without you.