The last stop of Video Games is now on March 24th. Don’t miss this one because not only is it the final stop to a kickass series, it’s also the first ever East Coast Grenade games. $40 gets you a lift ticket and you can bet it’s gonna be one hell of an experience. Steez will be on site the whole day with plenty of cool crap too. See ya there!
Sound familiar? Well, kind of. The Vermont Open is a NEW snowboard and music festival at Stratton from March 14th-17th with some old ways. Plenty of music, parties, and events for the young and old. $135 gets you in for the whole thing. I think they could be onto something here…
It’s been 13 years and still goin strong, US Open or not. Eastern Boarders Last Call is back on March 18th at Loon like always. Same shenanigans, same place. Tradition is good.
The First Annual Mike Baker Banked Slalom is goin down on Friday the 15th of March at Ragged Mountain. PBR is sponsoring so it looks like they’ve got the right idea for this one. $30 gets you a lift ticket and there’ll be some solid prizes I’m sure.
This weekend it’s time to dig the camera out again. Video Games is back for the 3rd stop of 4 at Sunday River in Bethel, ME. With over 15″ of snow already this week, it’s sure to be an unbelievable stop. Gather the crew and head up to the mountain. Tickets are only $40 and you could win a full trip to Puerto rico with your posse. See ya there.
It’s official! The Arbor FACE/OFF is coming to Cranmore in North Conway, NH March 9th. $1k in prize money plus giveaways for days. Come ride with special guests Erik Leon and Ian Sams! We’ll be there to add to the shenanigans. Gonna be a super fun day with the homies.
Crotched Park’s 9th annual Big Air & Style is just a week away! Red Bull will be on site ready to watch some of the best local talent throw down for prizes like new twin tips, snowboards, bindings, Oakley goggles and much more! The two money booters should be built by Wednesday morning, giving you plenty of time to lock in your best tricks.
Last Saturday was the 4th annual Mountains of Steez Day at Granite Gorge in Keene, NH. If you missed it then you seriously blew it as the pictures below will confirm. The weather held off to make for a perfect day of shredding. This year we had more than enough snow to build top to bottom park features including a full scale plaza at the base of Main Street. With a dozen vendors on mountain, live music outdoors, a beer garden and ice bar, we were well prepared for an on mountain party this year, and thats what we did. We had record attendance numbers throughout the day and gave away a ton of crap to everyone who came out from all over New England. Riders threw down on the plaza features including the custom Never Summer box as well as the big air booter throughout the days various comps. Top prize in our big air took home a 5lb whoopie pie and a bunch of other stuff. MOS day is all about having fun, not so much winning crazy money and new cars, that’s just how we do it. Day turned to night and that brought out the much awaited Granite Gauntlet – a switchback woods run with banked turns and numerous burms and gaps, lit exclusively by tiki torches and finishing with a bonfire gap. Riders braved the dark and the snow and ice chunks thrown by spectators, all for the glory of our 3 awesome prizes – a case of Miller 40′s, months supply of Hot Pockets and an autographed Carmen Electra photo. Can;t beat that! We announced awards at the bar, cracked the 40′s and it was all downhill form there… Somehow we all got shuttled back to the hotel in Keene and nursed some of the worst hangovers in our lives. Next year is the 5th year and it’s only gonna get worse kids! Get ready!
The first Donner Split Party is on at The Clair Tappan Lodge. Plenty of instructional and useful info and the obvious – partying! Hopefully you won;t get snowed in for a month and have to resort to cannibalism. I guess that’s why we have helicopters these days. Sorry, I got sidetracked, come demo, stay the night for just $60 and party.
2013 Mountains of Steez Day is almost here and we couldn’t be more stoked for this one! We went all out to make this the biggest year yet. We don’t wanna spoil the suprises here, just get your ass up to the mountain for 2 for lift tickets plenty of free crap and a day of crazy good fun Check the fbook page for more deets. See ya there.
Head up to Alyeska Resort this weekend for the Frostbite Festival. Between the rail jam, big air and grom mini pipe there’s something for everyone. All proceeds benefit the Girdwood Skatepark so you can’t beat that.
We had a blast at Granite Peak for stop #4. It was 2 cold days full of some serious progression and technical trickery. We managed to finally get some sleep in a little yurt at the base of the hill and some of the crew even got a late night rail sesh in. Granite Peak lined us up with a nice chunk of terrain mid hill and the with the Redbull truck in place, it was go-time! We had a great turn out of campers and everyone brought their A-game. Big thanks to everyone at Granite Peak, it’s always a pleasure being back here.
Huge congrats goes out to Garrett Mckenzie for taking 1st in the Shred Circuit Contest Series and winning himself an all-expense payed trip to CO to compete in the Shred Circuit Finals.
We would like to thank all the campers, parents, coaches, park crew, and the sponsors for the support. All photos have been captured by the talented and eclectic Chris Faronea.