|TT, KE, JT, SJ, ZP, KW!|
|Mason Sends it in Union Bowl|
Congratulations to all the SMS athletes qualified and competing this year and thanks to your hard work, the support of your parents and the school we coaches get another year finished off in colorado.
The tough weather coming in supplied a fresh 5-7' on top of the 300 inch base for our first day so it was an eventful start. Ross and Scotty held down the SBX training duty with Tairoia, Zeb, Kiersten E, Kurt W, Kirk T, Jon Twombly and Mike here at copper Thursday. Word is the SBX course is somewhat more tame than years past but sometimes the fresh stuff will soften the edges to the features. Jay slept off the flu and I went to Breckenridge with Jack, Evan, Caleb, Brandan and Mason. Breck legend and SMS West Head Coach Chad Otterstrom gave me some directions and we has a fine day slashin' and burning pow tracks in the peak ten windows.
|Evan Sending Union Bowl!|
SMS West stayed put in Breck with the Raith boys and Chad getting what Chad called the best of this heavy season...Kiersten and Kirsten, LJ, Roa and Zeb got to crush Pow laps with Ross and Scotty in the super bee and old orange double chair area. After lunch they hit the park and now they are sending it at woodward...Brandan, Thomas O, Kirk T and Tom T caught the tucker mountain snowcat and hiked to the promised land...Mason, Mike, Kurt, Evan and I went straight up and over into the union bowls and got buried under turn after turn of fresh. Cornice, deep turns and mega lil' cliffs. Couldn't be more thankful for that morning. We came back over the top and straight down through the normally peppered Golden Crest. It was like 9 am fresh all over again! We picked up a miraculously recovered Jay B at the American Flyer, hydrated at mid mtn and spent every ounce our legs had left in the revolution bowl from cornice to trees... Everyone is all checked into registration. Where it is great to see new USASA Executive Director Pete Davis, former SMS Snowboard Program Director Mike Mallon and all the USASA Staff kicking off another special week. Thanks for tuning in. In the age of facebook the Blog is Back!
|Mikey B Union Bowl Launch Team!|
|Kurt Getting Some Sky underfoot!|
|Had to Rest the Legs. KW, MG, EW, MB, JB and DR|
|And This is what the Tucker Mt Snowcat Crew Got!|