Snowboarding

Snowboarding encompasses so much more than a simple word could possibly every describe.  The feeling of floating on fresh powder in the backcountry is almost indescribable.  Since the end of High School, I have traveled to the Rocky Mountains every year at least once to challenge myself on the slopes.  I have also combined work with pleasure as some of clients towards the end of my tenure as an auditor conveniently conducted business near mountains.

Here’s a quick summary of some of my ski history:

Mountain/Ski Area  State   Vertical ft.   Acers 
Four Lakes  IL 100.00 9.00
Raging Buffalo  IL 200.00 12.00
Chestnut  IL 475.00 146.00
Villa Oliva  IL 181.00 15.00
Vail  CO 3,450.00 5,289.00
Beavercreek  CO 3,340.00 1,832.00
Breckenridge  CO 3,398.00 2,358.00
Winter Park  CO 3,081.00 3,081.00
Keystone  CO 3,128.00 3,148.00
Telluride  CO 4,425.00 2,000.00
Steamboat Springs  CO 3,668.00 2,965.00
Aspen  CO 3,267.00 673.00
Aspen Highlands  CO 3,635.00 1,028.00
Snowmass  CO 4,406.00 3,132.00
Buttermilk  CO 2,030.00 470.00
A-Basin  CO 1,698.00 960.00
Stowe  VT 2,360.00 485.00
Alpine Valley  WI 388.00 90.00
Cascade  WI 460.00 160.00
Devil’s Head  WI 500.00 300.00
Wilmot  WI 230.00 120.00
Granite Peak  WI 700.00 275.00
Tyrol Basin  WI 300.00 24.00
Bittersweet  MI 350.00 110.00
Big Sky  MT 4,350.00 5,532.00
Moonlight Basin  MT 4,150.00 1,900.00
Ski Discovery  MT 2,388.00 2,200.00
Whitefish  MT 2,353.00 3,000.00
Montana Snowbowl  MT 2,600.00 1,200.00
Bridger Bowl  MT 2,600.00 2,000.00

I’ve ridden two Burton Customs in the past (2003 147 and 2005 158), but currently rock a Lib Tech T-Rice 157 Blunted with Burton Cartel OLS Binding (Camo) and Burton Ion Boots (White).  I also protect my eyes with Oakley A-Frames (Shaun White), head with a Giro helmet (White Camo), and body with a combination of gear from many manufacturers.

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Oh and here’s a throwback shot in Vail’s backcountry just in case you didn’t believe me haha:

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One Comment:

  1. You also snowboarded at two places in southern MI.

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