Saturday, March 26, 2011

Red Mountain Pass

While I was in Silverton I got to check out Red Mountain pass with my friend Pete. We cruised up with his dog Lucky and found some amazing snow even though it hadn't snowed in a while.

Lucky ran laps around us while we were skiing. Makes me want a doggie!

Red Mountain Pass starting to show some color up top. In the summer the mountains are literally red.

Hanging with Lucky at the bottom. We got a ride with the first car that passed. Thanks Pete!

Nine Queens

The Nine Queens event just happened. Here's the video recap from the last day. Just wanted to post this because I'm getting excited about the ladies progression in the park. They threw switch tens and nines all day, grabbed and everything. Good work!!!

Red Bull Cold Rush Day Three went off!!

As I slipped into a snow globe upon my arrival in Tahoe, blogging has come after shoveling on my daily list of things to do. We've broken records with this storm and it's been all time. You know it's good when you're legs are begging for a day off, but that's not happening any time soon here.

Anyways, the last day of Cold Rush was absolutely amazing. The progression level was at an all time high and everyone went off!! Check out the video above and here are a few photos from the event...

Suz, Leo, and Dave about to hop into the heli to get dropped off at cliff zone.

The helicopter get's me just as stoked as skiing. The weightless feeling of flying over mountains in a heli is amazing!

Scoping lines...

Everything goes. In an event like this the biggest cliff is definitely going to get hit. Sean Petit and Dane Tudor stomped sevens and threes off one of the two huge cliffs. It was insane to watch in person.

Bibby went for the big one on the lookers left of the photo...he got a boo boo on his eye.

The Red Bull Cold Rush was the most fun event I have ever been a part of. I can't wait to come back next year! I ended up in third. It felt good to be back in the competition world.

Pain McShlonkey

This is going down today!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Down Day in Silverton

Yesterday, I took the day off from skiing. In part by choice, but I also didn't have anybody to go hiking with. I took a walk through town to take up some time during my down day and snapped a few shots along the way. There isn't much going on here in the winter time other than skiing. It's apparently almost tourist season so some places are starting to open up, but the crowd stealer of the day was definitely the race car pictured below.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Red Bull Cold Rush Silverton Mountain Day 2

Day two of the Red Bull Cold Rush in Silverton Mountain was the slopestyle day. There were four jumps built and ready to go. I left my backpack with my camera at the top of the course so I didn't get many photos, but the video is above.

Hiking Kendall Mountain

Greg, Tess, and I skinned up Kendall Mountain in Silverton yesterday. With most of the action from the contest gone, this place is pretty quiet. Skiing is about the only left to do. Above is Greg checking out our destination from town.

Kendall Mountain looks down on town.

Tess and Greg on top of this nicely nestled cabin on our way up.

The snow was surprisingly good up top, but I could have passed on the trees below. If I were to describe the snow at the bottom in a couple of words it would be leg breaker snow.

One way to get in shape quick is hiking at elevation. I can't sleep and eat enough here!

Red Bull Cold Rush Silverton Mountain Day 1

Day one of the Red Bull Coldrush kicked off on the 14th of March in Silverton Mountain, CO. The venue had two main sections of which to chose from.

This is Pequenos 1, 2, and 3. Most people skied this zone.

This zone was the alternative called, Gnar. I skied the main couloir that slants to the lookers right. The highlight of the day for me was watching Dave Treadway crush his line. Its the smallest couloir that is on the lookers left of the photo above.

Check out the video below of day 1.

New Hamsphire

After a few weeks of good snow in Tahoe, I hoped a plane to North Conway, NH. There was a big fundraiser for Danny that was incredibly successful. His brother Conor, Tommy J, and a few others set up a great event.

One of the first places I went to upon my arrival in North Conway was Glen Junction. Danny has been talking about Glen Junction since the day I met him so it was awesome to finally sit down for a meal at this place I felt like I had been before.

I am claiming it, the Junction has the best pancakes that I have ever had. They were the perfect blend between a crepe and a pancake.

Another place that I was looking forward to visiting was David's studio. David, Danny's dad, is an amazing artist and shared his passion for pottery with me. I made a couple of pots and enjoyed the atmosphere. There's no place I would rather be on a rainy day.

Magic kicked it with us in the studio. He's sixteen years old and such good company.

Seeing as how I love food, Ellen, Danny's mom, made sure to include an absolutely mouth watering lobster meal in my short stay in North Conway. Above is the stuffed lobster.

I'm pretty sure it was my first true lobster experience. I'm hooked. If there was one food that I had to eat for the rest of my life it might be lobster.

The clams added to the feast and made for such a great meal.

Speaking of food, we also went to the Chili cook off in town. I was full after the first ten tastes, but we hadn't even scratched the surface of all the Chili's offered. We made sure we went to the "professional" chili section (one of the "pros" pictured above) before we called it quits.

Aside from Glen Junction, I've been hearing a lot about rainbow cake from Danny since his accident. His Dad's sister sends him the mini cakes from New York every once in a while. I'm not much for sweets, but this tiny taste of heaven hit the spot every time. Mmm mmm rainbow cakes...I miss you.

Danny was worried that he wasn't going to be the best tour guide while I visited seeing as how he's in recovery mode, but I was never bored while I was there. We made a trip to Vermont to visit his friend's sheep farm. Nestled in the mountains of Woodstock, Vermont this gem of a home/farm captured me right away.

We fed the sheep and had a great meal with even better conversation. These sheep are silly with their loud "baaaaaaah's."

I loved the sheep.

The next morning we went to the Simon Pearce gallery and watched some glass blowing. It's a fascinating art that I learned a little bit about while I was in New Hampshire. I feel like they are crafty there. Maybe just more so than in Tahoe.

While I was enjoying my time in NH, I got an invite to the Redbull Coldrush in Silverton Mountain. Although it cut my time on the East short, I couldn't have been more happy to be a part of the event. So I jetted out on the 12th and landed in Montrose, CO on the be continued.


I went to Squaw one day to get some turns and after waiting in line for far too long I decided to call my roommate Nicki and head out for a hike. She hadn't used her split board yet and the conditions were all time. We went out with by friend Ming and got some of the best turns of my season.

Nicki is hooked and apparently it's puking right now in Tahoe. Looking forward to more days like this soon.

While I was in Tahoe I also celebrated the perfect CR day at Squaw with the High Fives Foundation and a bunch of good friends. The conditions got better throughout the day and it turned out to be such a special gathering. Above is Aspen Spora and his Squaw ticket.


My last entry was on March 5th and I said that I would write more and it is now March 19th with no entries in between. I guess my priorities have changed and I've spent less time around my computer. After sitting in a hospital for over a month with a lot of time to be on your computer, the last thing I wanted to do is continue on behind this screen. I wanted to get outside and move around. No more fluorescent lights and lonely halls.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gravity Magazine

Josie Malet of Gravity Magazine just wrote up a lengthy article on myself. She makes me blush! To read the article click here. Thank you Josie! For all your news about ladies in action sports check back to They are doing a great job and are super fun to work with. The interview was more or less a conversation, we were just getting to know each other. Josie made it easy and fun.

After a long hiatus from the blog, I promise I'll be back with vengeance. I had some issues with the computer and a lot of stuff went down since January 3rd. With time I will fill you in.