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Vote for Katie’s Snowboard Design!
December 8, 2009, 8:01 pm
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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
October 8, 2009, 8:55 pm
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It’s that time of year; and I’m not talking about the fall. Level 1, Matchstick Productions, Warren Miller-everyone’s debuting their movies and all I can do is attend every showing, buy raffle tickets that never win me anything, and wait in anticipation.

tttAt the tender age of 12, my parents finally gave in and bought me a snowboard. I learned how to board at a small hill called Ski Sundown. I thought I was pretty cool when I could finally “shred” with the best of them on the mountains only black diamond trail. Thinking back, the grade of steepness at that hill was probably akin to that of my driveway.

When I made the move to Utah two years ago, I was rearing to go. Board? Check. Bindings? Check. Boots? Check. Snow? Holy ShitCheck. My first winter out here was referred to by some locals Ias the best they had seen in twenty years. Needless to say what I began as a new “trial location” soon became my permanent home.

yyLast New Years I woke up slightly hung over. Okay, Drunk. I decided to roll out of bed reeking of booze and go goof off on the mountain. I noted it was pretty late, but when the mountains are so close you can never justify missing an opportunity to go. Somewhere between leaving my oh so savvy downtown apartment that overlooked the beautiful Pioneer Park and heading up the canyon, I had made a strange decision. I decided to rent a pair of skis, head up to Alta, and see what the fuss was all about. As a totally content snowboarder this may sound a little odd, and I don’t really have much of an explanation for you. Deal with it.

tt“This is weird”. That’s all I could think to myself as I grabbed onto the rope tow and took my place between two children who looked like they were about four years old. I kept skiing that pathetic bunny hill until they shut that rope tow down. I went back the next day and tackled the chairlift for the first time. “I’m just trying something new,” I thought. “I’ll snowboard tomorrow”.

Well you know what?

I never put my snowboard back on. The End. And also, a new beginning. (Cheesy)