Snowboarding vacation!

January 13, 2010

Well… I took a very long break from work andwent on a snowboarding trip. We left great Los Angeles on Dec 25 to be in Mammoth Lakes Ca. We stayed at this condo striking distance to the Village. So everything was close to us… except for the grocery store. It was an amazing week, I tell you!  The drive was OK, everyone was well rested on the 4 hour trip. I drove straight up like a gangstur! Space was an issue, So I had to take the mighty Titan. It tackled the snow without a problem!!! Good Job mighty Titan!

We boarded the very  first day. We had a noob on board. We thought she’d learn faster if we sent her to Mammoth School for Snowboarding. That was a mistake, Sherryl end up getting hurt more than she would have if we taught her ourselves. She fell from the lift – Who doesn’t?  then the person behind her also fell and hit her arms with the edge of the  board. We all thought she had a broken joint somewhere. Eeee….  little did we know, it was just a broken ego! Nothing a Goose can’t fix. She was just exagerating the pain with some tears. She got drunk that night and decided to learn boarding again. This time with Paul’s supervision and instruction. He’s the designated instructor. She learned right away! Since everyone has a season pass, there was no pressure to go bright and early. Just whatever and whenever. Except me… I have to go everyday!!   I went all 5 days! and  On the 2nd day, Michelle, Sherryl and Paul wanted to take a break and rest. See? they’re all asleep… and Paul never left that lazy boy chair until we got back! lol…

Nailed to the teeth!!

 So Kathy and I went on a “snowboard date”. Walked to the Village, rode the Gondola to the Canyon Lodge and started the adventure there. We boarded all the way to Main Lodge then took the Gondola to Top of Sierra. Kathy’s only 4th time snowboarding and she had no idea what she was up against… lol! 12k elevation, double black, steep… and lots of courage!

 She enjoyed the nice scenery though… then went off the gondola and took more pictures. Hey.. if you went 12k elevation and jumping double black on your way down. You might as well take a picture of the sign! “EXPERTS ONLY”. Everyone that goes there has that picture! It’s known as “the sign”.

We boarded straight down  to Main lodge and straight on to The Village. Went back to the cabin and relaxed. Everyday is like this, relax.. eat.. board… sleep… drink… for 5 days! Imagine that!!!

On the 3rd day.. Everyone went boarding again. We walked to The Village and took the Gondola to Canyon lodge. Started the journey from Canyon Lodge.

We went toSaddle Bowl and took St Anton going down that day.

Stop for scenery… OK picture time! 

Kathy riding toe side! That’s how you start to carve!

And Mitch too.. toe side turn time!

And Sherryl just learning her “falling leaf” – She actually learned pretty quick! Good job!!

A shot from the lift via Canyon Lodge with Paul the instructor.

Kathy on toe side while checking out her toe nails… practice makes perfect! 

and there’s the D.I. — Designated Instructor.

oh and that’s the B.I — Best Influence! I added 10 years to their life span, but the danger of the action sport I got them to love  just increased risk by 20%. So… it actually lessened by 8 years. lol…

Student and teacher…  nice view, huh? 😉

Like kids left in the snow… We had to fight! You can see me ready to unleash the Sonic Boom!

Here’s my Haduken!!!



  1. nice. great post. glad u guys had fun mr snow man!

  2. so u really have to mention that i cried LOL this is cute.. UR THE BEST! 😛

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