17 Oct, 2009
The best part about snowboarding is once I hit the snow, everything else fades away. I’m surrounded by friends, peers, snowboarders and anything that is stressing me out or causing problems in my life isn’t part of snowboarding that day.
It was another day of carpooling to Loveland Ski Area from Steamboat, about an hour and a half drive each way. Our crew was mountain employees: Steve (sign shop), Corey and Eric (Lift Maintenance).
We showed up a little after 10am and found barely any lines on the mountain with the sun shining for a beautiful warm day on the slopes.
My new bangs…they look good.
On the mountain we met up with the Denver-sierrasnowboard friends (Bru, Joel, Steve, JR, Kevin?) and Lauren came up for the day to help teach Steve how to snowboard.
Since last weekend Loveland has opened up more runs with 5 runs open and moved the terrain park to the lower section with three features: C-box, Rainbow box and flat box.
Bru’s brother Steve is back in the game to get his shred on so Lauren spent the morning with him teaching him the basics of riding. It beat having to figure it out on his own.
The riding scene in Colorado and I’m sure in other places is smaller than you think, you can run into people you know at any mountain anytime during the season. Today I ran into Pete and Taylor from Unity Snowboards making some laps before heading back to building snowboards.
Pete on the rainbow box
Taylor’s impressive snowboard-break dancing skills
Since it was a warm day on the slopes we prepared with beer and the grill to enjoy our lunch in the parking lot.
Unfortunately the warm weather also meant slushy conditions towards the end of the day which means waxing my board tonight so tomorrow is another good day at Loveland.