The big show.
This past week was full of amazing days up on the mountains here in Tahoe. Feet upon feet upon feet of snow turned my days from the usual 8-6 work day to a 5:30am wake up to go shred to work til 11pm or so work day. Well, its time for a bit of a break from the hot laps to and from Tahoe. Tomorrow I am off to SIA in Denver, CO. I am really looking forward to the new atmosphere this year. Bon Voyage to the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Hard Rock bermuda triangle. Don't get me wrong, I had fun in Vegas and there are parts I'm for sure going to miss. But every time I came home from the trade show, I felt like the week spent in Vegas was just a dream. This SIA is actually going to seem like a mini vaca since for the first time, this trade show experience will be all new. Plus there is going to be an on snow demo afterwards as well. You mean mixing in some snowboarding with business ? Yes, sign me up, I will take 2 please. Then its back home for one day and then I will be off to Mt Baker for the Legendary Banked Slalom. Stay tuned for a post from up there. After the short time in Washnigton, I will be headed to Tahoe to set up the CAPiTA COAL and UNION tents for our Local Northern California/Nevada on snow demo at Alpine Meadows for 2 days. THEN, from there I will be in Mammoth for the Southern California/Nevada on snow demo for 2 days. When its all said and done, in less than 3 weeks, I will have ridden 6 different mountains. Sierra at Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, Winter Park, Mt Baker, Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain. I may just have to swing over to June Mountain to throw in the bonus lucky 7 on the way home.... "I don't know... I don't know if I'll have enough time" Anyway, the point of all this ramble is just that I feel so fortunate to be able to see and do so much all while doing my job. There are days (most days) that there just doesn't seem like there are enough available hours to get my shit done, but at the end of the day it feels good knowing that I'm doing what I love. Snowboarding.