Park City 3/21/10
21 Mar, 2010
Today’s riding was either going to be at Canyons or Park City but we weren’t sure which one until late last night. The end result was up to Steph who has been my awesome guide for the shredding and fun in Utah and she picked Park City for today’s riding. After a good night’s sleep and a stop in Park City for morning bagels and coffee we headed to the mountain for a couple hours of sunshine shredding.
One of the reasons Steph wanted Park City is groomed to perfection which definitely matters when you have no new snow and it can be icy in the am, we got to the mountain just in time for the snow to soften up and to get in those perfect groomer runs.
The first day I got to town, Steph mentioned a Park City instructor Martin who has a shayboarder sticker on his board. Well the sticker wasn’t a shayboarder one but he does know and read the blog (he’ll get a sticker soon!). We ended up running into him at Park City while he was teaching snowboarding to students from Hawaii. It was rad to meet another blog reader and he was very complimentary (thanks Martin!) so I made sure to get a photo of them.
We ended up making our way to the Ridge park which has medium size features and it’s own chairlift. It rocked! I did the left side of the jumps which are more roller style but you can air over them and they progressively get bigger, then at the bottom are the boxes and rails which I hit 4 of the features including the rainbow box and dragontail. It was my first time trying a dragon tail and even though I almost ate it on the landing, I rode out of it!
This 7 year old girl rips and she learned to snowboard this year…no problem charging the jumps and boxes.
Steph on the rainbow box
The day went by quickly and soon it was time to head down so I could make the 5 hour drive to Steamboat in the daylight. Definitely a fun day on the slopes and great way to end the weekend!