Check out this GoPro video edit from Flow Snowboarding Global Professional Tim Humphreys from Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows closing day. Humpy kicked into his Hylite Focus boots, NX2 bindings, Era snowboard and GoPro and whipped up this cool edit of Squaw Alpine’s closer.
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During the winter all of us run to the hills to go snowboarding. But just because winter is winding down in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t mean your active lifestyle goes into hibernation. Active people crave active lifestyles. For some of us we chase the snow. We hit up the summer camps in the Pacific Northwest. Some of us find work or study in the southern hemisphere or Europe’s glacial resorts.
Here is Flow Snowboarding Ambassador Julianne O’Neill in her winter 2014-2015 video edit from California & Colorado. The edit is a compilation of O’Neill park riding at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort, Mammoth Mountain Seven Springs Resort & Sierra at Tahoe. The video was edited to the music The Wolves by Ben Howard.
For more on Julianne O’Neill, please check out the interview we did with here earlier in the year HERE: http://bit.ly/flow-gp-bl-joneill
There are only 10 resorts left open in North America and Flow Snowboarding wants to let you know which ones they are so you can squeeze in another trip or two up the hill. Here is a list we compiled of what resorts are still open and their projected closing dates. Run to the hills lads and ladies!
10. Lake Louise, Canada : Mont Saint-Sauveur, located in the heart of the Laurentian region of Quebec plays an important role in the history of the ski industry in Quebec. In full winter the ski area comprises 142 acres of skiable terrain with a 700 foot vertical drop. The area has 8 beginner trails, 9 intermediate, 16 difficult and 5 extremely difficult. The resort also offers guests luxury hotels like the Manoir Saint-Sauveur and Hotel & Spa Mont Gabriel. Projected closing date for Lake Louise is 5/10.
9. Mont Saint-Sauveur, Canada : Mont Saint-Sauveur, located in the heart of the Laurentian region of Quebec plays an important role in the history of the ski industry in Quebec. In full winter the ski area comprises 142 acres of skiable terrain with a 700 foot vertical drop. The area has 8 beginner trails, 9 intermediate, 16 difficult and 5 extremely difficult. The resort also offers guests luxury hotels like the Manoir Saint-Sauveur and Hotel & Spa Mont Gabriel. Projected closing date for Sunshine Village is 5/10.
8. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, California: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the highest resort summit elevation in the state of California at a height of 11,053ft. Located in the southwest corner of the volcanic Long Valley Caldera on the eastern edge of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The resort is home to modern facilities and excellent terrain options. The mountain has a variety of expansive bowls, tree skiing, wide open groomers, steep chutes and world-class terrain parks. Projected closing date for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is 5/10.
7. Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada : Within British Columbia’s glacial climate and scenic beauty resides Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The impressive 8,171 acres of accessible terrain when winter is in full swing is serviced by 37 lifts and the longest continuous lift system on the globe, PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, which connects skiers and riders from Whistler to Blackcomb Mountains. Projected closing date for Whistler / Blackcomb is 5/12.
6. Sunshine Village, Canada : Situated high along the Continental Divide in Banff National Park, Sunshine Village is home to breathtaking views and one of Canada’s longest ski seasons. Sunshine Village is Canada’s highest elevated resort and is located in the heart of Banff National Park. In full winter the ski area encompasses more than 3,300 skiable acres and terrain ranges from long groomed runs to steep expert trails. Projected closing date for Sunshine Village is 5/17.
5. Snowbird Ski Resort, Utah: Snowbird Ski Resort is nestled in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the heart of the Wasatch-Cache National Forrest approximately one mile down the road form Alta Ski Resort. Utah’s famous ultra-light dry powder piles up high on Snowbird’s terrain that is diverse, steep, and lots of fun. The resort boasts the longest ski season in Utah. Projected closing date for Snowbird Ski Resort is 5/17.
4. Mount Bachelor, Oregon: Mt. Bachelor is situated within the Deschutes National Forest in the scenic Cascade Range of central Oregon. Only 22 miles outside of Bend, Oregon along the Century Divide Highway, Mt. Bachelor is a great mountain resort destination that includes a modern lift infrastructure and updated amenities. Projected closing date for Mount Bachelor is 5/24.
3. Timberline Lodge, Oregon: Offering the longest ski season in America, Timberline Lodge is located near the top of Mt. Hood volcano. Most years, the ski season will begin around early to mid-November continuing through Labor Day, with a short closure snow permitting. In full season, Timberline Lodge boasts the Pacific Northwest’s longest vertical drop at 3,690 feet from the top of Palmer Express to the bottom of Still Creek Basin. Projected closing date for Timberline Lodge is 5/25.
2. Killington Resort, Vermont: Killington Resort is located in Southern Vermont within the Green Mountains. Heralded as one of the East’s best mountain resort destinations, Killington is home to an extensive trail system that spans six mountains. Killington’s terrain is extremely diverse, ranging from gentle groomers, learning areas to steep mogul runs and gladed trails, as well as some of the best terrain parks in the northeast. Projected closing date for Killington Resort is 5/31.
1. Arapahoe Basin, Colorado : Known as the Legend, Arapahoe Basin is nestled high along Loveland Pass about 68 miles outside of Denver, Colorado. Having been in operation since 1946, the Legend offers some of the highest skier and rider accessible terrain in North America where half of the mountain sits above the timberline with skiing and snowboarding through late spring and early summer. Projected closing date for Arapahoe Basin is 6/21.
Still a few more weeks of resort snowboarding left here in North America. Why not get one more trip up the mountain before you throw your gear into hibernation and storage? If you need some tips for planning a trip, check out our Flow Snowboarding 201 blog: HERE. We here at Flow want to see your spring riding photos. Engage with us on Social Media. Post the photos & videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FindYourFlow & #FlowSnowboarding
Flow Snowboarding Team Athlete Philipp Kundratitz was just filming with Sölden and QParks. Sölden and QParks are now known across the world as a great place to catch some big features at the end of every winter and their new feature The X does not disappoint. The park armada was tired of the same old massive kickers, so this year their aim was to find something more playful for the riders. The X is one big step up jump and two hips, but to an experienced rider, it was a playground for finding different combos, new approaches and transitions.
The past few years Colorado’s Sophia Capua has been proving to the Flow Snowboarding family that it is never too early to get your little Flow Micron to kick into their snowboards. Now that this winter’s competitions are settling down, Flow had a chance to catch up with Sophia’s mother Pam Capua, to take a glimpse at the Capua Clan.
Where is home for the Capua Clan?
Are you guys originally from the Colorado area?
I am from California and my husband Trapper is from Hawaii. Sophia was born in England and Trapper Jr. (TJ) was born in Japan.
Check out the latest GoPro edit from Flow Snowboarding Global Professional Tim Humphreys sessioning Boreal Resort in Lake Tahoe, CA. It was a pretty bad snow year as the Sierras recorded near record lows for the 2014-15 winter. Humpy still proves there are plenty of good times to be had sessioning the park at Boreal Resort. All shots were filmed on Humpy’s GoPro Hero4 Black Edition.
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