Trip Post #35: END OF SNOWBOARDING!

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

You know you're good when you do runs with signs like this
You know you’re good when you do runs with signs like this 😉

This will probably basically be the last post about snowboarding for a while, now that it’s spring, we’re going to more National Parks and stuff.

We finished our snowboarding season yesterday at Brighton, where we started. We did almost every double black diamond on the mountain, and had a lot of fun. Total mountains we’ve been to are as follows:

UTAH:

  • Brighton
  • Snowbird
  • Sundance
  • Park Cities
  • Canyons
  • Wolf Mountain
  • Solitude

COLORADO:

  • Durango Mountain
  • Wolf Creek
  • Telluride
  • Crested Butte
  • Monarch Mountain
  • Kendall Mountain
  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Loveland
  • Copper Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Aspen Snowmass
  • Sunlight
  • Steamboat

I’ve done about 47 Black Diamonds (I’ve done more blacks than greens!), 8 Double-Black Diamonds, a whole lot of Blues (probably more than 100), and some greens (and some double greens and double blues). We did Back Country, and a lot more stuff which I’ll list below.

Gabe’s snowboarding achievements (by Gabe)

I learned how to:

  • Carve
  • Jump off big jumps
  • Ride regular fun boxes
  • Ride rainbow fun boxes
  • Tail slide on fun boxes
  • Jump onto fun boxes
  • Ride short rails
  • Do Blacks
  • Do Double Blacks
  • 180
  • Ride Switchfoot
  • 180 off kickers (small jumps)
  • Go really fast
  • Not Carve (just flatboarding it down the mountain)
  • GoPro while riding
  • Know some snowboard terminology
  • Indie Grab (Grab your toe edge while in the air)
  • Almost Melon Grab (Grab your heel edge while in the air)
  • Go through narrow trees
  • Do Back Country
  • How to fall
  • How to cut people off so they fall (usually not a good thing for the person who fell)
  • Record (with my iPhone) while going really fast
  • Make videos while on the lift

And I’ve made a lot of videos:

  • Snowboarding at Sundance
  • Snowboarding at Canyons
  • Snowboarding at Wolf Mtn
  • Snowboarding at Durango Mountain (short episode)
  • Snowboarding 2014

We had amazing times at all the resorts, and I got a lot of footage with which I’m going to make a video with mom (Snowboarding 2014). I have a few more pictures accessible right now, so I’m going to put those in this post and make another post for the videos and other pictures

Isn't this picture awesome?!
Isn’t this picture awesome?!
If only it could be so....
If only it could be so….
Panorama at Brighton
Panorama at Brighton with Mom

We’re at our friend’s house in Salt Lake City, and today Isaac and I are going to find some of the many big Geocaches in the back hills behind their house. I can’t wait to go to Las Vegas and other places soon. Thanks for reading and looking at the pictures.

 

 

 

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