Keystone 12/9/11

09 Dec, 2011

It feels great to be back in Colorado. It’s well worth the drive from California for a ton of events going on, seeing friends and better conditions. Today we headed to Keystone to get in some early morning laps before the Grand Prix at Copper in the afternoon. The snow conditions had good coverage, parks were filled with skiers and riders jam packed to hit every feature possible and the mountain was busy but you still had space to yourself each run.

I’ve been pretty stoked on Epicmix this year so we made sure to get shots on the mountain. Here’s Dan and myself at the top!

Keystone has A51 park and a stellar crew to keep the park in great shape despite the train of skiers/riders hitting them all day. There were a ton of features in the parks today and multiple jump lines for any level.

The big jump line at Keystone has three huge hits and a constant stream of skiers and riders hitting them. Love watching from the lift.

I opted for the easier side of the park, playing on the flat boxes and a buried metal tube before cruising the groomers down to Peru lift. I had a pretty good wipeout off the box but hit it again to end on a high note.

Dan on the up flat down box in A51

Shot of me riding the metal tube on the last run – soon after Dan ate it on the same tube.

Since the Grand Prix Ski Finals were going on down the highway at Copper, we made our way down to the base to hit the road.

Definitely great to ride Keystone again and check out the conditions. Hard to leave to go back to California but I’ll be back.

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