Our National Am rider Gray Thompson just went on an adventure. Check out the story to his movie here:
This past week, I packed up my little Subaru with a bunch of snowboard stuff and my roommate, Curtis Woodman, and we hit the open road in search of good snow and good times. We pointed it East from Tahoe and made it to Big Sky, Montana in about 13 hours. In Big Sky we crammed into a hotel room with 8 other smelly dudes; Tim Eddy, Alex Yoder, Blake Paul, Kyle MIller, Tucker Andrews... it was wild. Big Sky hosted the Aaron Robinson Memorial Banked Slalom organized by our good friend Shane Stalling. Banked Slalom's sure are popular this year and this one was wild! Jason Robinson rode his brother Aaron's snowboard for the day and on his last run through the course clocked in at 11 seconds, half the time of everyone else's run. Supposedly the timer broke after J-Rob's run, but I like to think it was Aaron telling us to not take the contest seriously and just go have fun boarding with friends!
After a quick and wild night in Bozeman (In case you were wondering, yes, there are lots of babes in Montana) we grabbed our filmer Cameron Fair and headed through Yellowstone Park to Cooke City. We were welcomed to this tiny redneck sled-neck town by none other than Ms. Montana as she was the bar tender at the local beer grounds. The next few days consisted of waking up before the sun, gassing up sleds, driving half way to a zone before multiple snowmobiles decided to breakdown, dealing with them, and finally getting to snowboard in the late afternoon. I dedicated my first Pow line of the year to Aaron and man, was it glorious!
Overall the trip was amazing. Finally rode powder for the first time of the season, logged a few clips, saw some amazing country, met some really great people, and fell in love with Montana. If you ever are feeling the urge to hone in on your man skills, head to Montana, the true wild, wild west.