Goodbye Steamboat. Hello Mt Hood

28 May, 2010

Since I moved to Steamboat 4 years ago, I’ve lived in the same house with my dog that overlooks the Yampa Valley.  Roommates have come and gone, friends have joined along for the ride but I knew eventually it would could to an end.  Steamboat has been paradise in many ways; powder days were a plenty in the epic snowfall years, gondola rides were a 5 minute walk away and friends who lived for snow just as much as I did.  It’s sad to leave paradise but I’m also ready to leave for new opportunities and new places.

With any job comes ups and downs but I left a great crew of co-workers at Steamboat who wished me luck and were excited for what lies ahead for me.  It was the best going away day I’ve had in any job and I’m so glad I spent 4 years with the company.

As I left Steamboat yesterday with my truck packed full of all my belongings, I was more focused on the one thing I was leaving behind which is my dog Capita.  She’s saying in Steamboat for the summer where she’ll have so much attention and love from a close friend.  I knew going into this summer that bringing her out was slim with the living situation and that it would be unfair for her.  It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I know it’s best for her and that’s what counts.  Come August I’ll be soo happy when I get her back.

Last night I made the journey into Utah where I’m staying with a friend in Park City, tomorrow is a fun day and I’m excited for possible opportunities that are here.  My mom flies in to SLC tonight and will join me on the drive back to the northwest where I’ll be dropping off my belongings before I head to Mt Hood on June 1st.

So now the exciting changes are taking place, who knows what’s in store for myself and the future.  I’m excited to be at Windells this summer, having a summer of shred working for a snowboard camp is a dream.  The journey has begun…stay tuned!

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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. May 28, 2010

    sooo sad, but happy too.

    See you in hood!

  2. Brek Leines
    May 28, 2010

    MT HOOD IS THE GREATEST! Ill see you down there.

  3. andrew
    May 28, 2010

    so… did you move to hood permanently? or just for the summer?

  4. May 28, 2010

    best of luck with your new chapter in life.

  5. Ria
    May 28, 2010

    I try to go back there this summer. hope to see you again!!

  6. May 29, 2010

    Thanks everyone!

    Andrew, nope just for the summer but I had to be out of my house in Steamboat so I’m up for grabs on where to go next.

  7. mike
    May 29, 2010

    word! i’ll be there in a couple weeks. now to see if i can get a pass for less than the ripoff of 865 or whatever timberline is charging…

  8. Eric
    May 30, 2010

    Good luck Shay!I’m excited for what is to come.

  9. Todd-O
    June 01, 2010

    Ahhhh… to be young and free to do what you want.
    You are living the dream lady. Congrats.

  10. yessi
    June 01, 2010

    all the best, shay!

  11. June 02, 2010

    Thanks everyone! I’ve arrived at Hood and really excited, it’s been good to unpack my life from my truck.

    Mike, hope to see you up there!