Author Archive | Chris Davies

Review – USASA Nationals 2014

Twenty five years ago Chuck Allen decided there needed to be a Snowboard National Championship, and so was born the USASA National Championships. Since then this event has crisscrossed the country with locations including Telluride CO, Sunday River ME, Angel Fire NM, Waterville…More »

Snowboard Judging

So the Olympics were great, and for my bias mind the Snowboarding was one of the highlights. But for all the good, there was gonna be the critics. And one of their criticisms was the Judging of the Slopestyle and Halfpipe events, and…More »

FIS Rookies

So the first FIS event is in the bag for Gould Academy sophomores Ward Saunders ’16, Mitch Romanowski ’16, Shannon Maguire ’16 and Emma Scheidegger ’16. Two Nor-Am events at Sugarloaf Mountain part of the USSA Holeshot Tour. These FIS rookies really stepped…More »

19,000 Words

If a Picture Paints a Thousand Words then this blog post is 19,000 words long. I hope you have the fortitude to continue. Enjoy our pictures from USSA Mammoth Rev Tour 2014. Riders Bo Warren (Slopestyle)  In a stacked heat, Bo made it…More »

Dinner With Sage

So what’s it like to have dinner with Gold Medalist ? Well in June I got the privilege to do this very thing with ’98 Nagano Winter Olympics Halfpipe Gold medalist Ross Powers, and although it was pretty cool, it really was just…More »

Sochi Snowboard All Access

So the games have begun. Click here for the Official Sochi Snowboard program And below are some links to what I feel are the websites with the best info for the avid Snowboard information getter. Click on the picture and get directly to…More »

Snowboarding “SochiMedia”

So as many of you know I’m a Social Media nut, (see previous blog “Instagram – Instaride” “Snowboard Quotes” Colin Boyd “A NZ Freeride Story” to name but a few) So I have been watching many of my friends and colleagues post pictures…More »

Instagram – Instaride

“I’m a social media addict”  There I said it. And I’m happy with that. Wikipedia describes Social Media as “Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.” It is…More »


So the season has been up and down, with powder days, rain, freezing rain, bluebird and arctic temps. So you might think that with all this weather disruption that Park features would be at a minimum. I mean what resort would commit to…More »

What About Bob ?

So I don’t love Bob Costas, nor do I dislike him. But has he caused quite a stir in the Snowboard world. See video (snowboard part at 1:17) With comments likening the sport of Slopestyle to Jackass and claiming that Johnny Knoxville is…More »