Open and Shut
After few days in New York (and a couple hours after touring NYC with draftees), it was back to southern Vermont for another snowboard contest. This weekend was the US Open of Snowboarding, the biggest snowboard contest of the season, held each spring at Stratton Mountain. Although it was the latest Open in the five years I’ve attended, it was the first Easter-weekend Open. Which made for fun fashion-watch moments (kids dressed like bunnies, riders dressed like bunnies, adults dressed like bunnies …)
Every year, the event lucks out with bluebird conditions for the halfpipe contest and at least one day of incredible snowfall. Well, this year, one of those truths stayed true: great contest weather. But no snow. It hadn’t snowed in weeks, and it rained for a few days earlier in the week. Never a good combination. It did snow eight inches Friday night, though … at Killington (see last weekend’s blog). Always a day late, I guess.
Instead of doubling up on the blogging—and to save precious time—check out my espnthemag.com blog on the Open.
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