Travels

SIA 2012: Day 4

I can always count on the SIA Tradeshow to be an amazing experience. SIA at Denver keeps products close to the mountain and fun parties with great people. Day four of the show was finishing up booth visits, getting the last catalogs and photos before heading out to the on-snow for the next couple days at Winter Park. POW gloves keeping up with rad designs and gloves that offer Gore Tex so your hands stay dry on the ...

29 Jan 9:06 PM 0 Read More...

SIA 2012: Day 3

After a long night of partying, Day three kicked off with a much needed can of Red Bull, comfortable shoes and something permanent that I'll never forget. By the time the third day generally hits, you are a bit more tired but it's well worth the lack of sleep for a whole lotta fun at SIA. Arnette is hosting the beats, brews and tattoos at SIA during the show. I watched the tattoo artist do his work and checked out t...

28 Jan 9:34 PM 4 Read More...

SIA 2012: Day 2

At SIA, the days are long but well worth it because of the amount of fun that's going to happen. Day two started early with a SIA seminar, continued throughout with appointments and ended into the night with the Transworld Riders Poll. It was the longest day of the tradeshow and probably the most fun with everyone attending. I arrived early at the tradeshow at 7:30am to listen to the SIA breakfast seminar on women...

28 Jan 8:06 PM 0 Read More...

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...