Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Stuck in Amsterdam
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
On Monday, I drove down to South Lake for an appt. with Dr. Orr. The entire way I was trying not to get my hopes up, but I knew that what I was about to find out would either be the greatest news I could possibly hear or the worst. I was super nervous to say the least. His facial expressions were hard to read, I was preparing myself for bad news.
When he said the words "You can ski," I just about cried right there, tears of joy. I had a perma grin for the rest of the day and just the thought of riding up the chairlift and clicking into my skis made me giggle with excitment.
The date is set, on February 2nd I'll be at Squaw making 4 runs. Getting back onto my skis gradually...baby steps. Afterwords, you can find me eating cookies at Wildflour Baking Co. Hope to see you there. (Photos by Alex O'brien)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Orage Team Trip: Retallack!!
This is the trip that I got hurt on. Prior to my injury, it was one of my favorite trips ever. Amazing conditions, people, and terrain. Thanks Orage and Retallack!!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
A Reason to Go Vote on the Powder Awards
ENJOY!!! Click HERE to Go Vote Now!!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
2010 Powder Readers Choice!
2010 Powder Readers Choice is up and taking votes. Click HERE to count your vote. Hope you vote for yours truly. If you are questioning who to vote for in the men's category...Sean Pettit had a stellar performance in this years MSP video In Deep.
And here's little Halloween me. According to the date, I'm only two in this photo...at the time I would have told you two and a half.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
K2 Pink Chase!
The second ever Pink Chase takes place at Keystone on December 12th! We're currently trying to raise money for Breast Cancer. The event details are below. The link to support this cause: Pink Chase!
This fundraiser offers women of all ages and disciplines: the opportunity to be involved in an all women's snow event, make a difference by fundraising for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), and have a ton of fun skiing and riding with the K2 Alliance, their friends and other women teams for a day!
On December 12th, 2009 at Keystone Resort, CO, teams of 3 women will compete against each other by trying to ski the most vertical feet. On event day, each team will receive a mountain package that includes: vertical data of each run, checkpoints around the mountain that earn teams’ additional vertical bonus, and tally sheets to record their vertical acquired. Teams must determine the best approach with the access of several lifts, multiple trails, and the assortment of checkpoints around the mountain. Teams are encouraged to dress up, or accessorize in pink. Off the mountain, teams are encouraged to fundraise for the cause up till a day before the event. For more info and to register, click on the register here button and get involved today!
Registration closes December 5th, 2009 at midnight local time (MST), so be sure to register early (for the early bird discount) and begin fundraising to be eligible for some amazing prizes such as Keystone Ski packages, K2 skis, K2 Snowboards, Smith optics, ski clothing, and much more!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I just wanna go fast!
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining Emily Miller (pictured above) and a bunch of extraordinary women in Emily and Rod Hall's off road driving academy.
Emily, most recently won her first race from Vegas to Reno. It took a total of three days. She took down some trophy trucks in the race to the finish in the H3 pictured above.
The interior of the H3 is completely custom to Emily's petite size (she's a bit smaller than me). My favorite part of the day was doing the hot lap with Emily. We rallied through the desert, jumped the Hummer a couple of times, and I was blown away the entire time. So much fun!
We did a ton of useful drills. Rod Hall, the legend himself, and Emily were our coaches. Rod Hall started racing in the 50s and has the longest unbroken string of race victories in off-road racing history with 35 total.
Wendy Fisher was there safely guiding her partner around the cone symbolizing a rock.
We drove the H3 and this ford explorer. The H3 was my choice vehicle in every situation, but the Ford was pretty fun to play with too.
We got dirty.
And some wild mustangs even came out to play.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Mercedes AMG race academy in West Palm Beach Florida. I showed up and had no idea what to expect. We drove on a sweet track with about 8 turns and two straightaways with top speeds of 140. 140 really didn't seem all that fast in these cars.
We drove about 5 different AMGs. The E class was so new it didn't even have a price tag on it. The first thing they told us was that these weren't out cars and that the mechanics could pretty much fix anything and everything...so drive fast and don't worry about the car.
By the end of the day, the brakes would smell, the engine would over heat, the tires had no more tread, but it didn't matter because they weren't our cars. In the morning they would be as good as new!
I went with a bunch of girls and one guy. Above are snowboarders Channel Sladics and Jamie Anderson. Stoked after a day on the track sweating bullets in the hot and humid Florida weather.
Hunter Schleper (Sarah Schleper's younger brother) won the autocross race. He came close to Tommy Kendal's time. T.K. was our coach for the week. The hot lap with him might have been my favorite part.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Enter to win Michelle Parker’s setup
Pair of K2 Missdemeanors
Women’s Orage jacket
Women’s Orage pants
Pair of Scott goggles
Set of Scott poles
Pair of Nike 6.0 shoes
Pair of Dakine gloves
One Dakine backpack
Set of Skullcandy headphones
Pair of Eesa socks
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