Circuit Chatter

08/01/2012 | By Steve
Q&A Wednesday with Maddie Bowman

According to the internet (which, lets be honest, is never wrong... just kidding) the average kid smiles 400 times a day. I would make a strong argument that Sierra Team rider Maddie Bowman smiles twice as much. If you know Maddie, you know she always has a smile on her face and is having a good time. 

In 2011-12 Maddie had what most would call a "breakout" season. Maddie took home a silver medal at the Winter X-Games, won a Dew Tour stop, won the World Freeride Championships and was named to the US Freestyle Team along with many other accomplishments and podiums. 

Thanks to social media I was able to catch up with Maddie on FaceBook and ask the superstar skier a few questions… 



All smiles, Maddie Bowman.


What have you been up to this summer? 


I have spent a lot of time playing around Lake Tahoe and took a trip to Mt. Hood and Park City for some ski camps.  


That sounds awesome. What is your favorite thing to do, in Tahoe, in the summer?


That's a hard one but, I would have to say going on the boat, swimming and BBQ's. 


What is your favorite BBQ side dish? 


(Laughs) Spinach Dip


Nice. Ok, enough about spinach and summer. Let's talk skiing, you had an amazing season last year. According to you, what was the best part?


Probably the last compeition I did which was WSI in Whistler, B.C.. I skied well and had a blast which helped me win. WSI is just a celebration with a great vibe. 


If you had to pick one thing you enjoy about competition what would it be?


It would be getting to travel and see all new places. Plus, I get to share those adventures with friends so it makes it that much better.


Do you have any advice for a aspiring ripper who is looking to get to that next level? 


Ski because you love it and don't get all caught up in the pressure and competition.


Another day at the office.


Good advice. I know you are going off to college soon, what are you looking forward to most about being a college student? 


Defiantly meeting new people and having new experiences. I'm really excited I get to take part in both the college life and the ski life. 


You, my friend, are living the dream. I also want to clear something up, my sources tell me you are a mixed martial arts master. Is this true and if so could you beat John Rice (Sierra Resort GM) in a fight? 


(Laughs) We will have to see if the time ever comes. He's a pretty fit guy though. I just saw him the other day out on his road bike


Smiles and sweet socks. 


I'll take that as a yes to both questions. Any shout outs? 


(Laughs… again) To my homie Janet Campuzano, I'm on the phone with her right now, US Freeskiing, Scott, Rockstar Energy Drink, Escobar Training Grounds, my family and of course Sierra-at-Tahoe

07/13/2012 | By Steve
Jamie Anderson Wins ESPN ESPY

Huge shout-out to Jamie Anderson who added another award to her trophy case last night. The South Lake Tahoe local won the ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete. In the 2011-12 season Anderson won almost every event she entered. Some of those included Winter X Games Aspen and Winter X Games Tignes in Women’s Slopestyle. Jamie also defended her title in the Burton Global Open Series and the TTR World Snowboard Tour. 

Jamie Anderson with her ESPY (photo: @jme_anderson)

Way to go Jamie. You deserve it. 

04/25/2012 | By Steve
Jamie Anderson Signature Session

It is always nice to end on a high note and this past week we did exactly that! We held a private shoot for team rider, X Games gold medalist and the unbeatable Jamie Anderson. The park wasn't only built for Jamie but 15 of her closest friends as well, who happen to be the best female snowboarders in the world.  



Jamie Sends It Into the Night Sky


The private park featured a large log jib, large butter pad, large jump, urban rail features, wall ride, large tree tap, and huge 65 ft gap jump. The girls threw down all week and absolutely destroyed each feature. Female snowboarding is defiantly progressing at an exponential rate thanks to girls like our own Jamie Anderson. 



Brian Walker


Jamie was also kind enough to let our team session the jump one day so some of the boys got to get after it. The jump and private park were on point each day thanks to the Terrain Park staff that worked countless hours all season long to give guests the best park(s) on the South Shore. Thanks for your work throughout the season. 



Cheers to the Best Park Staff Around 


Stay tuned for a season wrap up video coming soon. Thanks for a great season.

04/16/2012 | By Steve
Buckle Up Big Air Recap

Huge thanks to everyone who made the 6th Annual Buckle Up Big AIr such a huge success. The riders threw down, plenty of hamburgers were consumed and good times were had by all. Shout out to Shorline of Tahoe for a great edit. 

04/10/2012 | By Steve
A Sunny Spring Day with Stian Solberg

Photographer Terren Gomez teamed up with Stian Solberg on a gorgeous spring day to get some great shots in the Bashful park. 

photo: Terren Gomez

photo: Terren Gomez

photo: Terren Gomez

For the eniter album check out our Facebook page. See you on the mounatin!