Friday, February 13, 2009

Snowboarding

I managed to sneak off for a day of crowd free boarding on Wednesday. Tried out Beaver Creek for the first time ever - it was pretty cool (and pretty cold by late afternoon), and the post boarding high has lasted until now (and maybe longer). Of course, heading up on your own means no-one to take vids/pics when you ride stylishly down the mountain (or in my case tumble head first), so I've stole this vid from Flange's recent stash. The bowls at Keystone were the first I ever did - still remember coming out of a shoot near the bottom upside down.....

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Best Snowboard Ever?

It won't work in powder, it costs nearly 2 grand, and you have to pre-order it, so no demo days before you buy, so I'll let you decide that one. Oh, and it's called The Whip. Nice.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

What's been going on?


Not too much to be perfectly honest. It appears that a large percentage of the women of child bearing age in our company all got together and planned a synchronized pregnancy, we got to spend the whole day with Holly and Meaghan yesterday, followed by dinner at North with the usual suspects, and we've been on a bit of a shopping blowout for the new year - I got my first new snowboard since I got here in 1997, and we ordered Heidi's new car - delivery won't be for a couple of months though (on the car, the snowboard is in my possession). I might even try and take a day off work next week to rendezvous with the wife in the mountains to see if I can actually snowboard on something that isn't going to restrict my speed to 5 miles an hour. Accidents are expected.....

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Monday, October 29, 2007

Vacation


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Originally uploaded by Aaron in Denver.
Lack of posts (again) was a direct result of me taking some time off from computers (apart from uploading 6 million photos on Flickr during the week). I had a week off while my brother and his family were in town, and we took full advantage.

One of the highlights was a quick blast up to Loveland on Friday to get the first day of the season under my belt. I even tried some Flannery'esque video capture, but as my snowboarding skills don't compare to his skiing, the resulting vid wasn't quite up to the same standard. Still, it was worth the blind panic I felt going down the hill to capture the last 3 seconds ;-)

Anyway, great to see you guys - I had a blast


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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ski Season Officially Begins

A-Basin opened today (with temps in Denver still in the 70's). I think this may be the earliest opening date ever, but it's perfect timing as my brother gets here from England on Saturday 8-)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Snow season is coming

Both Loveland and A-Basin have started their snow guns - the countdown has begun....

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Snowboarding Classic

One of the cool things about living in Denver is the ample access to plenty of decent snowboarding to get you through the winter. It's obviously a big draw for the family when they come over from England, so here's the best clip of Matthew flying down the slope (sometimes even the right way up!)

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Bex and Matthew Visit Denver

So the last few weeks, we've had the pleasure of a visit from my brother Matthew, and his girlfriend Bex. They went home on Thursday night, so thought it was about time that I got around to uploading a few pics etc from the visit. Hopefully they had a blast - I know we definitely did.

We did manage to get them both to the top of Brecke, and they actually survived the whole way down...

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We also got a great impression of Matthew's seal like ability to catch the occasional shrimp that gets thrown at him too. It was obvious that him and Gareth had been practising all the time in the basement, when we just thought they were playing XBox.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

In honor of the perfect day

So, today was a damn fine day - skived off work for the day to hit the slopes with my kid brother (sometimes pretty hard, as it had been a couple of years since my last snow adventure), watched a couple of neices get on the "big peoples" ski lift and make it down the hill alive, and then call into the Ferrari garage on the way home, just coz. I obviously didn't buy anything, but that place always gets me too excited.

So in honor of the day (and coz I can't be bothered to search for any snowboarding footage, and I left my camera at home), here's a little Ferrari vid.

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