Riding Journal

Lake Louise Resort 3/19/15

After exploring Lake Louise and spending the evening in Banff, I opted to ride Lake Louise Resort before I started my journey back home. By the time I reached the parking lot, the snow was falling and I was stoked to get on the mountain. I had purchased the mountain collective pass at SIA so this was a great chance to ride a new mountain and use a day on my pass. The snow conditions were hardpacked after having be...

19 Mar 8:18 PM 3 Read More...

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 3/18/15

One of the best rewards of traveling to new places is the feeling you get when you experience them for the first time. Arriving in Golden wasn't much but arriving at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort was incredible. It was a good thing I was on the gondola alone because I couldn't help but smile and laugh at what I was seeing surround me. This wasn't just a ski resort, this was a ski resort in the Canadian Rockies. It ma...

18 Mar 7:51 PM 0 Read More...

Revelstoke Mountain Resort 3/17/15

All it took was seven hours along a winding highway, over mountain passes and through the woods to get to Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Seattle. It was well worth the drive, even though it wasn't having the best of snow seasons. This was my second time to Revelstoke. I had been here for Tailgate BC and made a point that I would return. All it took was a free ticket from TGR's Ablaze film premiere to do the trick. T...

17 Mar 8:13 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park: Top of the World

It's amazing to stand on the top of a trail, know your line and just go for it. Snowboarding or mountain biking - those moments you remember! My last visit to Whistler was for one trail, to conquer the Top of the World. I knew that I wanted to ride the trail when it opened a couple years ago. Not only is it a black trail but the amount of vertical makes for one sick day of riding. I loaded up the bike and headed...

08 Oct 7:56 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend 2014

One of the perks of being back in the Northwest is being in close proximity to the Whistler Bike Park. Just a five hour drive means I can head up to Canada for the weekend and ride an amazing bike park with friends. I was pretty excited to know that I would be back in the Northwest just in time for the Whistler Bike Park opening day on May 16. Friday was the big opening day so I headed up with my friend Carrie to ...

19 May 8:42 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Birthday Celebration + Bike Park 6/12/13

All I wanted for my 30th birthday was laps in the Whistler bike park, good friends, a visit to the spa and sushi dinner. Whatever else was just a bonus to a fun day! The best part - I got everything I wanted for my birthday. We started the morning with a ride up Whistler Mountain so we could check out the Peak to Peak gondola. I had ridden it many times in the winter but it was fun to check it out in the summer. The...

17 Jun 8:55 PM 0 Read More...

Whistler Bike Park 6/11/13

When it came time to figure out where I wanted to spend my 30th birthday, it was an easy decision. I opted for a dirty thirty celebration in the actual dirt at Whistler Bike Park for a couple days to ring in the big day. It offered a chance to ride terrain I had accomplished previously and master new terrain when I reached the ripe age of 30. We arrived into Whistler on Monday June 10, ready to start the celebrati...

16 Jun 3:48 PM 1 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 3/2/13

Snowcial was winding down on Saturday but it meant the perfect timing for a full day on the slopes with everyone who attended the conference. I worked in the morning before heading onto the slopes to join the group for lunch and Epic Mix Racing. I hadn't tried Epic Mix Racing yet but after the first lap and then more laps, it started getting addicting as I tried to beat my previous times and ride better against La...

10 Mar 10:57 AM 0 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 3/1/13

From late nights to early mornings, Snowcial is one of the most fun conferences for winter sports marketing. It was definitely good to be hanging back with familiar faces and friends for the weekend. Friday was a morning of presentations before hitting the slopes in the afternoon. Friday morning speakers were Greg Cannon from Caesars entertainment, Stanley Hainesworth from Tether, Christopher Steiner from Forbes...

04 Mar 8:34 PM 0 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 2/28/13

When it came time to decide on what conference to attend this year, Snowcial was the one I really wanted to have happen. Mainly because it brings together many of the ski resorts and marketers whose passions lie in skiing and snowboarding. Not only that, Snowcial brings in incredible guest speakers that make you think outside the box and try to become better snow marketers. This was technically my third year of at...

03 Mar 7:03 PM 0 Read More...