Travels

Back to the Grind Rail Jam 11-3-12

Almost two months ago, I arrived in Colorado just in time to watch the first Rail Jam of the season and for Opening Weekend I got to help out at the second rail jam of the season. Last time I was meeting future co-workers and this time I was helping them out. I loaded up the camera and headed out to watch the action and share it on social media for Keystone. [singlepic id=14668 w=500 h=333 float=] The setup was a f...

04 Nov 5:19 PM 0 Read More...

Voleurz “Kill Your Boredom” in Aspen

The Meeting 8 has been going on in Aspen over the past couple days and on Saturday, Voleurz kicked off the films at the Wheeler Opera House. It was hard to leave the Limelight pool patio but we managed to get inside just in time to watch the beginning of "Kill your Boredom." I've known of Voleurz for a couple years now. They have really rad clothing and they do an amazing job of filming the Whistler scene and mountai...

30 Sep 6:50 PM 0 Read More...

TGR & Jeremy Jones "Further" in Aspen

For the last two days, I've been holed up in a little town called Aspen for The Meeting 8. It's where the beer flows like wine, where tons of ski and snowboard films are shown and where many from the skiing and snowboarding industry gather to discuss ideas/conversations and good times. This was my second time attending the Meeting and I'm glad to be here on behalf of Keystone Resort. Last night was the showing of ...

29 Sep 7:07 AM 1 Read More...

Backyard BBQ Rail Session at Keystone 9/15/12

It's hard to imagine a pile of snow, let alone 10 tons of snow on a 70 degree September day in Summit County, Colorado, but the first rail jam of the season kicked off at Keystone Resort with just that. The Keystone park crew built three rideable features for local skiers and snowboarders to have a jam session to kick off the upcoming season. It was an easy decision to take a break from unpacking and organizing an...

15 Sep 9:03 PM 8 Read More...

Colorado Bound!

Over the past 9 months I've been on an incredible journey. I spent the winter living out of my snowboard bag and luggage as I traveled around the Western United States and Canada on the hunt for powder. In those 9 months, I was scared and excited but I learned to embrace change. That journey has helped lead me to my next one. I'm so excited to be moving back to Colorado to join the marketing team at Keystone Resort. ...

10 Sep 9:06 AM 3 Read More...

A Visit to Dakine

Since 1979, Dakine has been making a variety of products from luggage to gloves, backpacks to accessories that are designed to be functional for any skateboarder, mountain biker, outdoorsmen, snowboarder or skier.  The basic principals are quality, function and style which are present throughout their entire line. The Dakine Headquarters are based in Hood River, Oregon. The perfect location for year-round outdoor...

23 Jul 3:08 PM 1 Read More...

Adventuring on Orcas Island

One of the best perks about launching a new version of shayboarder.com is being able to share travel experiences that go beyond snowboarding. It's been years since I've been to the San Juan Islands and even longer since I was on Orcas Island so when I got the text that I was invited for a mini-vacation, I immediately changed my plans to make it happen. Accessible by ferry, Orcas Island is a true waterfront island ...

15 Jul 9:41 PM 3 Read More...

25 days in Alaska

The first day I fell in love with Valdez was when I walked around town and took in the breathtaking harbor in the middle of the peaks that surround the town. The next day I fell more in love when I was standing on the top of my first run at Thompson Pass by myself thinking about how I got there, how my entire riding experience has led to this moment and how it was up to me to make it down. I was in Alaska for 25 d...

24 Apr 11:18 AM 6 Read More...

WSSF Pro Photographer Showdown

There are many reasons to come to Whistler for the Telus Festival but one of the biggest reasons for me (besides the snowboarding) is the Pro Photographer Showdown. Photographers are able to capture so many amazing moments and at this event, they can compose their best images into a slideshow tuned perfectly with music that brings chills to the audience. It's sold out every year for good reason, it's the best photogr...

19 Apr 8:06 PM 0 Read More...

Checking In: Mountain Sky Hotel

A home away from home. For the past month, that was the Mountain Sky Hotel in Valdez, Alaska. It came with all the amenities you expect from a hotel; complimentary breakfast, coffee, comfy beds, swimming pool, hot tub and daily cleaning service. But it also came with a new watering hole called the 32° Lounge and Grill that became the hub for gathering each evening. Located right in the center of Valdez, the Mount...

18 Apr 12:52 PM 2 Read More...