Riding Journal

Sierra at Tahoe 2/27/13

It's been a busy last couple days of traveling but I finally made it to Lake Tahoe! It's good to be back to return to the Snowcial Conference. My first stop was Sierra at Tahoe where I could spend the day lapping the mountain and getting my snowboard feet back under me. I have two friends that work at Sierra in marketing so it was good to catch up and see them for the day. Since it was midweek, there were no lines...

02 Mar 10:34 AM 0 Read More...

SIA 2013 On-Snow Demo: Day 1

After a couple days of SIA, it was time to stop checking out the gear and try it on the slopes at Winter Park. I carpooled out for the day with the girls so we could check out gear and lap the mountain for the day. Despite some cold on-snow's in previous years, this year delivered with a fun day with warmer temps and good conditions. Stay tuned, all the boards below will be reviewed on Shayboarder.com over the next c...

06 Feb 6:43 AM 0 Read More...

Keystone 1/19/13

Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend the morning in the park taking photos of a rider practicing a trick for the upcoming X-Games. The rider was Torstein Horgmo and the trick was the Switch Backside Triple Cork. [singlepic id=14764 w=500 h=333 float=center] It was an early morning in the park to meet up with everyone. The Shredbots would be making an edit in addition to our Keystone filmer capturing footage ...

27 Jan 4:32 PM 0 Read More...

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...