February 28, 2011

The Canyons - what a park!

As we were in Salt Lake City we had to head out to Park City. There are so many resorts up there but we picked the right one with The Canyons. The terrain park is awesome and it is a lot of fun riding through the trees. It was totally different to what we saw so far. But just watch the clip:

February 23, 2011

Whitefish to Vegas (States part one)

It was some time ago that I showed you pictures of our trip... Just a few words and a best of in pics!

Terrain Park Whitefish

Our best view on Mount Rushmore (it was better than it looks like in the picture)

The headquarter of the Mormons in Salt Lake City (unbelievable huge...)

The temple of them in Salt Lake. Only special people allowed to go in.

Salt Lake from a top view. It's hard to tell that there is a city that size down there. It's spreading out over a huge area, you drive forever from north to south...

The big park at Park City, unfortunately closed due to the Freeskiing Worldchampionships and a shooting with Mr. White, that didn't happen.

They have long and unbelievable wide runs there!

My first broken binding ;-)

Zion Canyon. A must see National Park!

Bryce Canyon National Park.

Bryce Canyon from the top

Insider tip: Horseshoe Bend. We stumbled over this nice part of the Colorado River because we had to wait till our van was checked. Made the waiting time not so hard.

(Marlboro) Monument Valley

The deep and huge Grand Canyon

no words (only four)

Hover Dam

Vegas and the rest of our trip will follow in a later post.

Watch out and ride safe!

February 16, 2011

Tree runs at Panorama

After the roads were open again, we could finally get to Panorama Mountain Village. Although we had to watch out for Mountain sheeps standing on the roads licking salt. ;-)
At Panorama we had a day with a lot of awesome Canadian powder. Again. They had so much snow that they were not able to open the whole mountain due to avalanche risk. Best description for the terrain: gourgeaous and endless tree runs!
The brand new terrain park looks great as well. There are a lot of boxes, rails and kickers and even a fun little boardercross section in between. Unfortunately it was too icy when we were there.
After a nice day with icy slopes but great powder tree runs at Panorama Mountain Village we went to the hot springs at Radium to relax. No one should miss this experience after a good day of snowboarding!

Ride safe!

February 6, 2011

Powder powder powder and a nice Terrain Park

In Sunshine Village there is no need to use manmade snow because they get enough for the whole season. We were really lucky and arrived on a day with a lot of fresh so called "champagne snow". The visibility wasn't good at all but the weather got better every day and so we had a perfect last day at Lake Louise. Both resorts can score with a great variety of steep runs, tree runs, cliff drops and so on. You find pretty much everything you can imagine.
At Lake Louise they built a brand new boarder cross which is supposed to be one of the biggest all over Canada. Therefore the terrain park found a new spot which provides a perfect terrain for advanced riders and experts as well.
All in all: 40cm of fresh pow, one bluebird day and a great terrain park!