Snowboarding

Alyeska Resort

Snowboarding in Alaska should be on everyone's bucket list. The flight up is one of the most scenic, awe-inspiring journeys and the ride down the terrain that Alaska offers is even better. Whether it's in-bounds at a resort or in the backcountry - there's truly terrain for all ability levels. I've already done the backcountry snowboarding in Alaska during my Tailgate Alaska stint so I was very content with staying in...

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Mt Bachelor Ski Resort

One of my favorite places to visit has always been Bend, Oregon. The town is incredible; it's full of breweries, people who love the outdoors, and a great mountain just down the highway. Mt Bachelor is pretty amazing, the lower mountain has an abundance of tree runs and groomers while the upper mountain above tree line has wide open steeps perfect for a powder day. Needless to say, I was really excited to visit again...

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Steamboat Ski Resort

Years ago, I used to live in a quaint mountain town called Steamboat Springs, Colorado where I'd spend every day riding the local mountain. Even though it's been over 10 years since I called Steamboat home, it's one of my favorite places to visit because it holds a special spot near and dear to my heart. There's still the favorite stashes, the local watering holes, and the amazing people who make up the community aro...

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Steamboat Powdercats

When I found out I'd be making the trip back to Steamboat, I knew I was in NEED of a powder day. I needed a guaranteed good powder day on my snowboard so I immediately looked up Steamboat Powdercats to see if there was any availability in the cat tour groups while I was in town.Luckily for me, there was room in the cats. I booked the intermediate level II group (because quite frankly I just wanted the trees and powde...

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Lake Louise Resort

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

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...

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Revelstoke Mountain Resort

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...

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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...

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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...

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