Circuit Chatter

03/21/2011 | By Brooke
Yes, It's THIS Deep

'Nough said from photog Kyle McCoy and rider Curtis Woodman. 

03/20/2011 | By Brooke
Heavy Winter Weather Was No Contender for the 5th Annual Buckle Up Slopestyle Jam

Each March, the entire Sierra-at-Tahoe family joins forces to host the Buckle Up Slopestyle Jam in a sentimental effort to spread seatbelt safety awareness to local teens and to celebrate the life of one time Sierra Resort athlete, Greg Smith. Leading up to the event, we scrutinized the weather forecast. Claims of strong winds and heavy snowfall were posing big challenges. We considered postponing the jam, but with hopes for decreasing weather and confidence in our Terrain Park Program, on forth we went with the contest. The storm rolled in and out went the park CATs. Working endlessly through the night, park operators pushed and tilled the quickly falling snow. Winter weather continued to pound the slopestyle course come daybreak. The Terrain Park day crew slipped and raked rigorously as the course was prepped for the contest. The furry of snowflakes began to wain as the athletes began taking their practice laps. By contest start, the slope course and rail line were riding like butter. Whether luck, fate or the support of community...some how, some way, the 5th Annual Buckle Up Slopestyle Jam unfolded with impressive riding, cheers from the spectators, high fives among the competitors, and above all, love from all for their favorite sports. In the end, Sierra Resort's own athletes took many of the podium spots. Here are the results:

15 and Under Ski 1st Connor McKeen, 2nd Alec Bowman and 3rd Sid Leonard
16 and Over Ski 1st Trenton Heer, 2nd Wyatt Nickel and 3rd Joey Anderson
Women Ski 1st Maddie Bowman and 2nd Rebcca Roberts
Open Ski 1st Cesear Rodriguez, 2nd Colby Albino and 3rd Jason Arens
15 and Under Snowboard 1st Liam Loftis
16 and Over Snowboard 1st Zack, 2nd Nick Defressine and 3rd Danny
Women Snowboard 1st Julianne Brackett, Tasha Sagucka and 3rd Kaleah "Skittles" Driscoll
Open Snowboard 1st Scotty Hoffman, 2nd Nicki Weiss and 3rd Dustin Robinson
Many thanks to the supporters that made this special day happen, winter weather and all: GoPro, American River Shack, Sentury Snowboards, Moment Ski USA, Unkooth Youth, Von Zipper, South Shore Bikes, California Highway Patrol, Powder House, Lake Tahoe Community College, Rise Graphics and especially friends of the Smith family. Please, always wear your seatbelt and encourage your friends to do so as well.

 


 

03/15/2011 | By Brooke
Terrain Park Takeover Tuesday Session 17: Park Crew Cutting Loose with Design for One Hit Wonder

The guys at Snowboarder Magazine challenged Sierra's Terrain Parks Program to get creative with a single, multi-line hit for the One Hit Wonder contest held on March 12, 2011. What happens when you put our crew up to this sort of task? Feature design mastery and creativity! What resulted was a SIX line single feature incorporating the brand new dance floor, down flat down, a creeper lift tower rail, a tree bonk, a sizable center jump, another tree bonk, a flat box and finally a down rail. That's a lotta features! Check out the recap to see how the competitors laid it down. Congrats to winner and Sierra team rider Scotty Hoffman. 

03/14/2011 | By Brooke
Flying Fins Go to America...and land in Sierra's deep deep pow

A few weeks ago, the Flying Fins crew with riders Ville Uotila, Ville Paumola and Aleksi Kumpulainen visited us at Sierra. They're spending much of the winter traveling the US and landed in South Lake just as the February storms were lining up. Check out the DEEPS they found within our bounaries.



Flying Finns go to America Episode 3 from Embark Sports on Vimeo.

03/08/2011 | By Brooke
Terrain Park Takeover Tuesday Session 16: Is it Recording?

Here it is, the park boys' very own session of Terrain Park Takeover Tuesday. We're pretty dang lucky here at Sierra to have a family of talented filmers. Lane Power, with Wojtek Targosz as a stand in, has been the genius behind many of our TPTT videos. He has a way of making us look well spoken and sharp! This week, it was all up to the boys to capture the goods. Yeah, they can ride, but filming is a whole other ball game. How do you think they did? Are you a better amateur filmer? Prove it and we'll declare you champ! Upload your video to facebook.com/SierraAtTahoe.