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July Snow? WTF? ZOMG!

If you’re anything like me, you’re absolutely giddy at the sound of this.  Yes. It really freaking happened. Snow in July in the Tetons! I’ve been debating planning a trip to Colorado to go hiking, but I may have to take a side trip up north and get my shred on in the Glaciers. Especially…

patella

Sacred is gravity; blessed are those who defy it.

Its been a couple months now since my snowboard season was ended rather abruptly with the fracture of my patella (Which can be seen here).  I was looking to ride for another 5 weeks yet, and would have been able to do it with the massive amount of snow hanging around on the east coast keeping…

My helmet saved me from more serious injury

All I got in Utah was a Closed Head Injury

School Bus. Hollywood Boulevard. Fire Truck. The doctor at Snowbird said, “I’m going to ask you to recall these phrases in a few minutes,” while she continued to talk to me about concussion symptoms. About 5 minutes in to the conversation she stopped and asked, “Do you remember those three things?” School Bus. Hollywood Boulevard. Fire Truck.…

Sidecountry

The Chase: New Beginnings

With a last minute notice that Cannonsburg would only be open Saturday(3/21) this weekend,  my plans quickly changed. As I scrambled to find somewhere to ride, I found that Bittersweet would be open just a little ways south of me, so I grabbed a quick nap after work (I work 3rd shift) and made my way…

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Cannonsburg Ski Area – March 21, 2015

With spring fast approaching and midwest ski areas closing left and right, I was able to pull together a last minute family shred trip to Grand Rapids. Of course I always want to ride one more time, but this trip in particular was for my daughter. Adam had offered to work with so we made plans to…

One of Cannonsburg's many terrain parks in prime condition, mid-March 2015

Spring Thaw: Let The Chase Begin

There is a time of year that comes which every snowboarder and skier alike hates: the thaw.  We spend our days In the Fall looking at next seasons gear, and waiting for the smell of snow in the air even before the temperature really starts to drop. Snow falls, resorts open, and the ride begins.…