While out procuring my christmas tree…or should I say “holiday tree” I received a call from our Salomon Snowboard rep, Ryan Kronenberg, he was inviting the Porters crew to head out for a night session Friday night at Boreal with the Salomon Snowboard Team. The Team is on a “Team Vacation” and are in town for the weekend, Boreal Friday night, Northstar today and Heavenly tomorrow..then on down the road. I told Ryan that I would rally a team together and that we would be there. Well little to my knowledge did I know that Chappy, my boss, would be joining us as well. Flash forward to last night…I am at my house getting gear together, I receive two calls from Chappy, the one asking for some bindings as he apparently does not have any, I told him he could borrow some older Burton Cartels. The next call was full of giggles as he asked to borrow some low light goggles, I thought for a second and said yup I have some, unbeknown to him that they were pretty ladies Oakley A Frames. Finally made it to the parking lot at Boreal, threw some bindings on Chappy’s board only to discover that the ladder strap on the heel strap of the bindings was not actually bolted on…the adventure continued. At this point it is absolutely freezing in the parking lot…we get our tickets, get Chappy’s binding fixed and jump on the chair lift with Ryan and a few others from Porters.
The snow guns were blazing at Boreal so once on the chair you were riding through a fine mist of frozen water…I am still curious to know how much it cost for Boreal to blow snow, Shaydar….? As always the park at Boreal was super fun….I’ll get you soon yellow wall, I’ll get you! After about 5 freezing runs and witnessing 3 young bucks decide it was a good idea to ride shirtless we headed down to the Salomon RV…that’s where we finally met up with the team, on board was Scott Arnold, Desiree Melancon, Salomon Global TM , Java Fernandez, Chris Carr and others. Once in the toasty confines of the RV Java asked if we were joining them for dinner…yes was the answer so off the summit we went and headed to sushi.
I have eaten at Mikunis at Northstar before but last night the sushi was beyond AMAZING…it could have been the combination of good fish, good beer and good people! After chatting and eating for a few hours it was time for everyone to part ways…I must say I love this kind of stuff…riding with people who love to shred, then sitting down and eating a good meal and talking about the shred. The night gets an A+ in my book.
Thanks Ryan! Thanks Java and Team Salomon…come again any time.
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