Congratulations – the Skiboard Season has Begun

We’ve only been out twice this season, but both times have been awesome!

Our first time out, we headed to Breckenridge to teach our friend, Jeff, how to snowboard. An avid skier, Jeff was ready to change it up. Luckily for us, he was going doing the hill by the end of the day! If you’re thinking of teaching a friend, bring ’em to Breck – their beginner’s area is top notch, easy to get to, and not super crowded.

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Jeff learning how to snowboard. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Kat smiling for the camera while we head back down to the parking lot in the gondola. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Learning how to snowboard can be rough, but Jeff learned how to fall with grace. Left: Steve, Right: Jeff. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

Yesterday, we headed to Keystone, which was pretty good. Great weather, that’s for sure! Unfortunately, the snow felt pretty packed like we’re used to back in Michigan, which called for some sketchy areas. We’re excited to head back after this upcoming Tuesday when it looks like there will be more snow.

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Riding up the Peru Express. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Enjoying our second day out of the season at Keystone. Top Left: Kirsten. Top Right: Steve. Below, looking part of the way down the 3.5 mile long run of Schoolmarm. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Keystone wasn’t too terribly busy, which was great! Stopping for lunch wasn’t rushed or crowded. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

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Beautiful Keystone. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Dec 2014.

Steve hit Beaver Creek last Thursday and it was all powder with no one there. Just a reminder – try to use your Epic Pass during the week when the traffic is at a minimum both on the roads and the slopes!

Happy 2014 – 2015 Skiboard season to all of our friends, near and far. Can’t wait to see all of your shredding pictures.

SIA Snowshow Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2014

SIA Snowshow Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2014


 

Check out the SIA Snow Show going on in Denver, CO, this weekend at the Colorado Convention Center. This is where you can find virtually everyone in the snow sports industry under one roof – from textiles to prints and designs, equipment, networking, and socializing, they have it all.

Click on the link to be brought to the homepage to view schedules, vendors, and find out more information regarding the On-Snow Demo / Ski-Ride Fest & the Nordic Demo happening at Copper Mountain Feb 3rd & 4th.

The SIA Snowshow also offers an app for download on iOS and Android phones here. Stay connected the entire time!

Here are a few other helpful links:
Free Skiing / Snowboarding for Attendees
Show Floorplan
Exhibitor List
2013 Show Review

Skiboarding at Arapahoe Basin, Colorado

Last weekend, we rolled up to A-Basin to skiboard (some of us ski, some of us snowboard – this magical word includes both) for the day. The first and only time Steve and I visited Colorado (October 2012), we skiboarded A-Basin; it was great to experience more than one run being open and nice, short lines. Check out the photos from last Sunday on the mountain:

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View from one of the lifts at A-Basin. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Last chair of the day – the wind was nuts and visibility on the way down was shadows at best. Totally worth every second! Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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Our last run of the day. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

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It’s great to be reminded every once in a while! Especially after a nice yard-sale in the middle of the mountain. I mean, not that that’s ever happened… Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Jan 2014

Excited to get out on the mountain this upcoming Saturday – hopping in the car and heading West is such a great feeling.

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Skiboarding at Breck, Colorado

Headed out to Breckenridge, Colorado, today to have our first pow (powder) day ever. After one run, with goggles freezing and being advised to head indoors due to the initial signs of frostbite, a few of us have been hanging inside the T Bar for the remainder of the day.

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Outside, the temperature is an impressive -1F with a “feel” of -25F with the wind and altitude.

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Don’t get me wrong – we love shredding…but with the Epic Pass, we know there are always opportunities.

Be safe out there – don’t push it at the beginning of the season! There’s so much yet to come.
Breck knows how to show you a good time regardless of visibility…

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Denver Ski and Snowboard Expo – Faves

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Hope everyone got a chance to make it down to the Convention Center to check out the expo today! The two boards pictured were my favorites by High Society Freeride, an Aspen-based “global lifestyle brand aimed to serve those who live a lifestyle of physical expression”. I still have my very first board, which was a High Society Scarlet – so many great memories with that board! Hoping to get my hands on the special-edition Twin board pictured right.

Epic passes have been received, gear has been purchased and organized….. It’s time to shred, friends.

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo

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Tis the season for gearing up and going shredding – ski and snowboard season! Hopefully, everyone has their passes ready to rock; if you’re looking to pick up some new gear and want to find some great deals (40-75% off last year’s gear), check out the BEWI Ski and Snowboard Expo coming up on Friday, November 8th, 2013,  through Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Here’s the schedule

Friday, November 8 – noon to 10pm
Saturday, November 9 – 10am to 8pm
Sunday, November 10 – 10am to 6 pm

Ticket pricing is as follows, but you can score $2 off by riding the Light Rail:

$12, Children 12 and under are FREE (cash only); with purchase of ticket, you receive a fantastic Liftopia Gift Card for $10.
Each ticket is valid for one day.

Hope to see you there!