Snowboarding

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 4 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...

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...

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...