Riding Journal

Keystone 1/9/13

One of the best perks of my job is being able to really get out and explore the mountain. I wake up early, I get first turns on corduroy days, on powder days and on my favorite bluebird days. It helps when knowing what the mountain is actually like on any given day and to help collect photos that I can use on social media. View at 8:30am from Keystone [singlepic id=14758 w=500 h=375 float=center] This morning was ...

09 Jan 8:48 PM 2 Read More...

Vail 1/7/13

I've been definitely overdue to ride the other Vail Resorts mountains this year so today's trip to Vail was a great way to spend my day off. I headed down with Jess and Phil to meet up with Andy for the day and also got in laps with Scott, Wendy and Nick. We ended up exploring the mountain, cruising around and having a good time doing it. Jess cruising [singlepic id=14749 w=500 h=375 float=] Conditions were defini...

07 Jan 6:11 PM 0 Read More...

Keystone 12/4/12

I'm not one to turn down a ride break especially when friends walk into my office geared up and ask. It was an easy decision to make a couple laps with Jess and Phil today. The mountain was a bit busier than yesterday but still fun to make laps and not crowded. We ended up taking Ranger lift for a couple mini park laps. [singlepic id=14715 w=500 h=375 float=] Phil nose pressing the flat box [singlepic id=14716 w=5...

04 Dec 9:48 PM 1 Read More...

Keystone 12/3/12

Since we've opened I've gotten into a routine with my days off. Typically I spend Sundays running errands, at home, relaxing while I let the weekend crowds enjoy the slopes but come Monday I'm geared up, working or riding on the mountain. It works for my job and still allows me to have a good amount of ride time. Myself on the lift. I've been trying out the new Arnette Skylight goggles the past week [singlepic id=1...

03 Dec 9:18 PM 0 Read More...

Keystone 11/30/12

Can't believe it's the last day of November but it's here and December is coming quickly. After a full day of work, I headed back out onto the mountain to meet up with Chris for some evening night laps. The fact that I can leave work from a long day and still make laps in the night cold frosty air...is perfection. Night riding is calming, it's so quiet, so dark and so much fun. Plus there's less people on the slop...

02 Dec 5:05 PM 0 Read More...

Keystone 11/26/12

Until the snow comes, it means laps in the sunshine on the groomers. It's still good that the mountain is open, there's snow and snowboarding still makes me happy. Today was my day off, perfect for getting back into the easy park for a couple laps in between the big park and groomers. Thanks to the skier for getting shots of me. Myself on the first box [singlepic id=14707 w=500 h=375 float=] Right now the easy par...

26 Nov 5:00 PM 1 Read More...

Keystone 11/21/12

Wednesday was a big day for the mountain. Tubing opened, the Ice Rink opened and A51 opened. It was the perfect day for heading up early to capture the new park design on the mountain. Whenever I head up early, it's generally a lap or two for the day while getting photos I can use for social media. [singlepic id=14700 w=500 h=500 float=] The big perk of early mornings is the corduroy right now. It's definitely tun ...

21 Nov 6:44 PM 0 Read More...

Keystone 11/20/12

With Keystone night riding starting on Wednesday, it was the perfect opportunity for Keystone to give employees a Thanksgiving dinner and pre-night shred only for Keystone employees. Definitely one of the perks of the job is enjoying an almost empty mountain to yourself on those rare occasions. It's been a while since I've ridden nights but I absolutely love night riding. [singlepic id=14699 w=500 h=500 float=] For...

20 Nov 8:05 PM 0 Read More...

Keystone 11/17/12

Typically on a Saturday I'm spending the day inside working and leaving the runs to our guests but today was a nice lunch break to head out for a couple laps with Phil. I work right near the gondola so laps are easy and fun during the day. Today I was trying out the Never Summer Pandora with my Burton Escapade bindings. It's fun to be on the women's equivalent of the evo since I've spent so much time on the evo an...

17 Nov 6:51 PM 0 Read More...

Loveland 11/11/12

When I used to live in Steamboat, a trip to Loveland was always worth the effort; they offered a ton of demos, early and late seasons and a mellow environment that was always a fun day on the mountain. Now that I live in Summit County and since today was my day off, I headed to Loveland to check out the on-snow demos from Never Summer, Capita, Arbor and Flux. Colorado Demo Days! [singlepic id=14691 w=500 h=375 floa...

11 Nov 5:12 PM 0 Read More...