June Mountain 1/1/12

01 Jan, 2012

It felt really good to start 2012 on the slopes. Snowboarding makes me happy. It might not have been powder or a ton of terrain, but sometimes it can be one run doing something you love to make it matter. I hope everyone else enjoyed a good start to 2012.

This time of year means new boots, specifically 12-13 Vans Boots to test out. Last year I got on board with their wear test to offer feedback (like I had with the 100 day perspective) in intervals of trying the boots after certain days. Since I don’t review boots on Shayboarder, it’s fun to be able to give feedback to them early enough to impact future boot design. I’m currently on the Ferra women’s boots testing them out.

Conditions today were great on the one run that was open. You could ride up to the lift each time and only encounter a small line if any. Despite no new snow, the current snow is holding up good. I watched a lot of new snowboarders progressing and earning their learning time.

The new Signal Snowboards rail was at the base of the chairlift, looks like the park crew will be adding it the terrain park soon. Pretty rad to see the lift cable as the rail topper.

I rode by myself so it was a pretty chill day on the hill. I started to try a couple more features and ended the day after a good wipeout in the park. Will definitely be back on the slopes tomorrow.

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