August Amp Up: Summer Skiboarding

Who’s up for some summer skiboarding? Last October Jack Schmid and company headed to Buck Hill Ski & Snowboard Area to test out their new summer set up.

Jack and the Electric Snail crew will be returning to Buck Hill this Sunday, August 27. If you’re in the Twin Cities area stop by and join them!

Westfest 2016: Awesome Terrain and Excellent People

 

Westfest 2016 was a ton of fun. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed. Try to join us next year!

Day 1: Alta
Some fresh snow would have gone a long way here. Conditions were variable from thin coverage to crunchy to nice and powdery.

Day 2: Solitude
Conditions were awesome. It kept snowing throughout the day, resulting in endless powder stashes all over the mountain.

Day 3: Brighton
Another day with excellent conditions. The trees at Brighton were a ton of fun. We were able to find untouched snow all day long.

Day 4: Snowbird
The forecast was cold and windy, but that didn’t stop us. We took the tram to the top and got some awesome first runs in deep, bottomless powder. After that, the wind took over and we cut the day short.

Overall, when the conditions were good, they were amazing. Even when they weren’t ideal, we had a blast. It’s easy to see why they say Utah has the greatest snow on Earth. We had a great group and I can’t wait to get back!

Skiboarding Riders’ Choice Awards Returns for 2016

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After a two year hiatus, the annual Skiboarding Riders’ Choice Awards are back for 2016. The polls open April 1st, riders will get to choose their favorites in the skiboard community, and are entered in a draw to win gear!

This year the awards are expanding, three new categories will open up rewarding not just the athletes and video makers, but artists, designers and we’ll see which resort skiboarders will crown as their top pick.

  • Best Edit
  • Skiboarder of the Year
  • Favourite Skiboard Graphic
  • Choice Skiboard Model
  • Top Pick Resort

A fresh new resource based website launched at sbrca16.org and make sure to follow the awards on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ to keep up to date. Good luck to everyone, shred on!

Midwest Meet 2015 Edit

Here’s the edit from the sixth Midwest Meet at Mount Bohemia, MI. We had 14 riders from 7 states – some as far as West Virginia and Pennsylvania!

It’s always hard to decide what to keep and what to and what to cut. Here are just some of the highlights from another awesome trip!

We’ll be headed back to Bohemia toward the end of February. Join us if you can!

Recap: Midwest Meet 6

A week ago we kicked off the sixth annual Midwest Meet at Mount Bohemia in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The event has been steadily growing each year and we were stoked to welcome five newcomers who crushed it from the start!

This year we didn’t quite get the powder we’ve been used to, but we still had a great time with great people. 14 skiboarders attended and we turned a lot of heads riding as such a big group at a mountain that¬†only sees a flock of us a couple times each year.

Midwest Meet 2015 Group at Mount Bohemia

Tim cliff drop at Midwest Meet, Mount BohemiaThe first day started off with a little rain, but by the time we reached the mountain things had cleared off. Conditions were crunchy in the morning, but softened up really nicely providing us with a beautiful spring-like day. After the lifts closed we took a break before heading to the Bohemia-provided dinner – we were told they were chicken fajitas, but we coined the term fauxjitas. After dinner we wrapped up the evening with a trip into Calumet to visit our local skiboard buddy / bar tender.

The second day started off pretty icy from the overnight mist and light rain. Some of us may have slipped on the way to breakfast that morning. The temperature steadily decreased throughout the day, so things were much more slick than we’re used to, but we didn’t let that hold us back. We stopped by the bar in Calumet on the way to Houghton and had a group dinner at Joey’s Seafood & Grill. They were out of the infamous chocolate cake, but lots of temporary tattoos were provided as a condolence. By the end of the night several arms, necks and faces were branded with schools of fish. Fish lyfe!

Jake finds an innovative snowbaby carrying method.We woke up to a couple inches of fresh snow to cover up the ice and bare spots. The new snow seemed to soften things up in some spots, but only camouflaged the rocks and ice in other spots. After some more riding, everyone left with high spirits and great memories.

Looks like fun, right? A group of us will be headed back within a month or two. We’re still figuring out the timing, but if you’re interested, chime in and let us know when works for you – you won’t regret it!

Watch for the video coming within a week or so in case you need further convincing, but who would want to miss out on sitting on this cool log with all of us?

Midwest Meet 2015 Group at Mount Bohemia