Posts filed under ‘Snowboarding’

Snowboarding Season is Over

Last weekend, I went up to Alpental for the final day of snowboarding.  It was bittersweet.  The snow was obviously melting fast, but still plentiful, thanks to an epic season of snowfall.  The weather was warm, and the mountain was crowded with skiers and ‘boarders in shorts and shirt-sleeves.

For our final run of the day (and of the season), we dropped International.  A few weeks ago, it was just a fun, really steep run; but now, full of moguls, and with the snow melting and the rocks beginning to stick out, it seemed noticeably steeper, double black diamond credentials on full display.  (In a previous year, I had dropped it on an icy day.  After that, I stayed away from “Nash”, as the cool kids call it, until this past winter.)

Today I’m unmounting the bindings and putting on the storage wax.  I’m taking the boots off the dryer, taking the polypro off the drying rack, and packing it into plastic bins, and stacking it in the basement for the next six months.  I’m sad snowboarding season is done, but so very glad that I got to partake of one of the best snow years I’ve seen since I began riding.  –MMlvx


2018-05-10 at 16:02 Leave a comment

Facebook Dilemma

I’ve been thinking to close my Facebook account for a few years now, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal was the final straw. But, there in fact are a number of people I know from snowboarding, with whom I’d like to keep in touch.  Some of them put a lot of time and care into their posts; and mostly, they’re visible only if you’re “Facebook friends” with them.  When I nuke my account, I’ll lose access to them, in a practical sense.

Continue Reading 2018-04-20 at 06:44 1 comment

Thankful for the Snow!

The snow at my home mountain has been pretty spectacular, this 2017-18 winter, and I feel massively grateful for the La Niña weather pattern that made it happen.  The snowboarding has been epic.

At the same time, I’m deeply troubled by the record low Arctic icepack this winter.  (more…)

2018-03-09 at 10:39 1 comment

Winter soon

I find that I am looking forward to winter. I need to lose the weight that I packed on over the summer, and I need to replace my boots, but nevertheless I am eager for snowboarding season to start.

Continue Reading 2012-09-19 at 09:07 Leave a comment

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