Shay Update: Flow Tailgate BC + AK!

23 Feb, 2012

Earlier this winter I had two options: 1. to stay in California and figure things out or 2. travel the world, live my dreams and figure things out. The decision was pretty easy, I was gonna travel, have fun and do what I wanted. It’s been everything I’ve dreamed of and this winter is about to get better.

I’m about to hit the road running (well flying). First stop is California this weekend, then it’s back to Washington where I’ll be getting my Avalanche Level I at Mt Baker, then it’s off to Revelstoke for Tailgate BC and finally Thompson Pass for Tailgate AK. The next couple months will be hard work but an incredible experience.

If you haven’t heard about Tailgate Alaska, all the info is at I’ll be sharing the experience this spring.

Flow Tailgate BC – March 8-12, 2012

Revelstoke. One simple word with lots of powder in the mind. The first Tailgate BC is heading to Revelstoke next month for a couple days of tailgating, riding and having a good time. I’ll be driving up to the event and helping out with media.

Flow Tailgate Alaska – April 1-12, 2012

Over the years I’ve watched friends attend and heard the stories. It’s been a dream to make it to Valdez especially for the Tailgate event. Now the dream is coming true. I’m flying out in late March to help with the event this year and will be staying a couple weeks in Alaska. Pretty excited to be crossing this off my bucket list and experience the best of the world’s freeriding out the door. I also invite anyone who wants to come experience it with me to join! There’s still room left to be part of it and trust me, this beats sitting at your office watching the updates come in (I know, I used to do that).

Are any of my readers going to Tailgate BC or Tailgate AK this year?

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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. phil
    February 24, 2012

    damn if only i wasnt broke i would totally join you.

  2. February 24, 2012

    Phil, I’m also broke without a job but sometimes you just gotta do it!

  3. FF
    February 25, 2012

    i thought you moved to mammoth to take a job with the resort, no?

  4. February 25, 2012

    FF, I was at Mammoth working as a copywriter the last year but no longer with them. Currently looking for new work. But it’s a rad time to enjoy travels!