Riding Journal

WWSRA On-Snow Demo at Mission Ridge Day 1

Right after the SIA Tradeshow,retailers and industry don't have to go far to check out the latest gear on the mountain. The WWSRA hosts a bunch of on-snow demos around the US with alot of the brands from SIA being present.  The Northwest demo was just east of Stevens Pass at Mission Ridge, WA. It's a smaller ski hill but with all the components of fun, fast riding and was closed yesterday to the public so we ended ...

08 Feb 8:03 AM 1 Read More...

Vail 2/3/12

After taking a day off to relax at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, it was time to hit the slopes today to finally explore Vail Mountain. One of the most amazing parts about Vail is when you look at it from hwy 70, it doesn't look like much but what's hidden behind that first slope is a massive resort filled with everything you'd want. In one day, I rode park, groomers, leftover powder, steeps, bowls and trees. Th...

03 Feb 6:25 PM 3 Read More...

Steamboat 2/1/12

For four years I lived in a beautiful mountain town called Steamboat Springs, Colorado and I still consider it an amazing place to live. The mountain offers up some of the best aspen riding on more mellow terrain, the town has a great relaxed vibe and everyone loves to be in the outdoors. I was really happy to be able to finally return to my former mountain for a day of riding and get to see old friends in a quick vi...

01 Feb 8:13 PM 3 Read More...

SIA 2012 On-Snow Demo: Day 2

It's pretty fun to come to Winter Park when the industry takes over the resort, the base is filled with friends from different companies and there are good times on and off the snow. Last night I enjoyed the Mervin party for the last party of the SIA Snow show and had a later start this morning because of it. But the demo must go on. It's great to know that I'll be at the Mission Ridge demo coming up so I can try mor...

31 Jan 6:16 PM 2 Read More...

SIA 2012 On-Snow Demo: Day 1

After four days of being at the SIA Tradeshow in Denver, getting back into snow boots and hitting the slopes always feels great! We headed up to Winter Park last night for a good nights sleep night during SIA (very rare) and hit the slopes early this morning for the on-snow portion. Tons of companies were out on the slopes with their latest 2013 gear for retailers, media and industry. [singlepic id=12987 w=500 h=500...

30 Jan 6:33 PM 2 Read More...

Snowcial + Heavenly 1/19/12

You can always count on Snowcial to bring together creative minds, social skills and skiers/snowboarders to Heavenly Resort. Last year I got my first taste of it and this year, I attended the welcome party and one day of snowboarding to celebrate the fun event. Unfortunately I couldn't attend the whole weekend of events since I'm traveling up to Washington but the 24 hours with everyone was a blast. Last night, Sn...

19 Jan 8:12 PM 3 Read More...

Northstar 1/18/12

Things are about to change in Tahoe; the sunshine has disappeared and clouds are starting to reappear on the mountains. It's a sign that snow is coming. After the dismal conditions at Mammoth, I headed north to get in soft groomer laps at Northstar today. The decision paid off with long laps, runs through the park and a fun day riding by myself at Northstar. It was a colder day on the slopes, I brought my facemask...

18 Jan 4:58 PM 0 Read More...

Northstar 1/11/12

After a late night with the ShreddyTimes crew, today started with a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe and a fun day of shred on the slopes. Sometimes the best cure for a late night is getting moving and turning again. Ashley and I headed back to Northstar to get in a couple midday laps together before I headed back to Mammoth and she headed back to South Lake Tahoe. We headed into the Village and grabbed coffee before hi...

11 Jan 9:25 PM 0 Read More...

Northstar 1/10/12

With no new snow in California and the roads clear to explore, it meant heading up to Northstar for a couple days to get in riding time. I was really stoked because it meant being able to hang out with the Shreddy Times crew when we got off the mountain. I made the drive from Mammoth to Northstar in the morning just in time to meet my friend Ashley on the slopes for a day of shred. Conditions since the last time I...

11 Jan 9:47 AM 4 Read More...

Mammoth 1/7/12

It's the second day of the Burton demo tour, so today meant an early start to make the most of the mountain with the early groomed conditions. The crowds have died down from the holidays so most of the day wasn't too busy in the Chair 6 lift line. My camera battery died early in the day so most of the photos were taken on my iphone. Demo collage photo [singlepic id=12834 w=500 h=500 float=] The demo tent kept busy...

07 Jan 9:05 PM 0 Read More...