Travels

SIA 2012: Day 1

Four days of 2013 snowboard gear. That's what SIA is about in Denver, Colorado. Today it all went down, the opening speeches, the first glimpses at what's coming out for next year and a whole lotta high fives and hugs on the tradeshow floor. This is my favorite time of year and the busiest since I'm a one-woman show but the show must go on! Each day means appointments and meetings to check out the latest gear. Don...

26 Jan 8:23 PM 9 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...

Colorado Snowboard Archive Grand Opening

Colorado has played a pivotal role in snowboarding. There is so much history of snowboard production, riding and resorts in this area that it was only a matter of time before it was collected and shown to the masses. Thanks to Trent Bush, David Allen and Kurt Olesek there is finally a place in the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum for the history of snowboarding. Tonight was the Grand Opening at the museum in Vail an...

08 Dec 11:29 PM 3 Read More...

Shay Update: Grand Prix at Copper!

You know sometimes when life gives you lemons, you just make lemonade and rally through to something better. That's what is currently going on with myself so rather than sit around and do nothing, I'm making the most of my current situation and heading out to Colorado for the Copper Grand Prix. It's the first stop on the Grand Prix and I'll get to watch the best freeskiers and snowboarders throw down over a couple da...

07 Dec 8:23 AM 2 Read More...

San Francisco Downtown Throwdown

It all started in Seattle and from there it took off. The Downtown Throwdown has been about urban jibbing from the beginning, bringing the snow to people in the cities who might have ever seen anything like it. Over the past couple years Snowboy Productions has grown the contest into the big event it is today. This year they expanded the contest bringing on San Francisco to the mix. For the first time, myself and man...

29 Oct 8:22 PM 2 Read More...

A new way to ride...

For as long as I can remember, snowboarding has been my main passion.  I've made my dreams come true with year round riding and never thinking twice about it.  I figured since I was so passionate about snowboarding, I'd probably wouldn't find another sport that would make me feel the same way. In reality,  I haven't put down the snowboard long enough to really experience anything else.  Most of my previous summer...

28 Sep 6:39 AM 20 Read More...

The 2nd Annual Shit Club Golf Tournament

Imagine pre-1995 clubs, old school outfits and lots of adult beverages mixed in with nine holes of golf at Sierra Star Golf Course in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  That was the 2nd Annual Shit Club Golf Tournament today - designed to play with shitty clubs.  Mammoth Snowboard Team coach Ben Wisner and Mammoth Sponsorship Manager Robb Hewett started the golf tournament last year and kept the tournament word of mouth for the s...

17 Sep 4:42 PM 1 Read More...

Art of Flight Premiere at Red Bull Headquarters

Last week was a pretty big week for snowboarding, the Red Bull Media House and the Art of Flight.  The film premiered in NYC on Wednesday, hit the #1 sports download on itunes soon after and is still in the top 10 for movies on itunes.  You could say that the Art of Flight has taken snowboarding to the next level because it's going to cross boundaries and it's a film that'll be welcomed by mainstream enthusiasts (n...

12 Sep 7:15 AM 17 Read More...

Inside Spy Optic

"It's not seeing different things, it's seeing the same things differently" - that simple thought helped define Spy Optics.  In 1994, a group of action sports and motorsports enthusiasts wanted to make sunglasses better and Spy Optics was born to fulfill that demand.  Now you can live through their lens to fulfill your passion whether it's sport, art, music, design, fashion or lifestyle.  Over the years, they've t...

27 Jul 6:55 AM 3 Read More...

A look inside the Vans Headquarters

Since 1966, Vans has stood for authenticity in lifestyle, music and action sports through their footwear.  Over the years, the brand has gone through different owners and is now owned by VF Corp.  Under the umbrella lies Pro-Tec which was founded in 1973 and is the original action sports protective gear brand.   The same interests that started the company have continued to grow with the name and the expansion of V...

18 Jul 6:46 AM 1 Read More...