I thought we were off to a strong start to the season when I was riding 2 feet of pow on Mt. Rose on Oct. 6th. Well that is not the case. It has been dry in Tahoe.
Despite the lack of snow both Northstar and Boreal have been doing what they can to throw a good park together. Lots of snowmaking has been going down and Northstar was able to throw up 36 features and a triple jump line. It has warmed up since then and it feels like spring right now.
Filming has been tricky with small jumps and no snow so I have plans for a few trips to Utah and Colorado. The parks are still fun and we are making the best of it. So until it snows again I will enjoy sunny park laps with good friends.
-Words by Andy Blanchard
This season the Tahoe area has been slow to start but snow is on the way. Even with the lack of snow the Eternal Team has been staying busy. Let’s see what Fancy has been up to:
Well what can I say; the snowfall in Tahoe has been less than amazing this year. However I have been making the best of it, riding a lot of park and praying for snow. Without a doubt Boreal has the best park around and have been spending a lot of time up there.
We were invited to make an edit in this year’s Boreal Team Video Challenge. We had a blast filming our movie “Laced” up at Boreal, for which I was awarded Standout Female! In the end the overall winner was Jibles and Bits with Eternal teammates, Jake Devine and Brendan Gerard.
A photo with the boys at the awards ceremony
Thanks Boreal and Snowboarder Mag for all your hard work!
Photographer, Ben Birk, has been at Boreal capturing the action. You can check some shots out on Transworld Snowboarding, where there is some great shots of Fancy, Jake Devine and Brendan Gerard.
January 7th we all headed up to Sierra at Tahoe for the first stop of this year’s Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam. Even with a lack of snow Sierra still managed to build a sweet course that was challenging and fun. The ladies field was really competitive and all the girls were killing it. The event had a really good vibe! I placed 2nd and will be going to Mammoth in April for the $20,000 finals.
Pray For snow !!!!
-words by Fancy Rutherford
Get ready for the enormous “GRENOMIS” sale. We just slashed prices on all Grenade and Nomis gear and now we are going to give you an additional 15% OFF! Enter coupon code “GRENOMIS” at check out and get 15% off of anything that says Grenade or Nomis. Hurry this coupon is only good until January 18th, 2012 only at EternalSnow.com.
*Offers may change without notice. Offer valid online only.
This winter seems to be having some technical difficulties, but will be back soon. In the mean time get ready for when it does snow and take 25% OFF any 2012 Academy, YES, Lobster, Smokin or Bataleon snowboard. You can also get 25% OFF any Artec snowboard and binding package at EternalSnow.com. Just enter coupon code “NOSNOW” at check out to get your discount. Act now because this offer is only valid until January 12, 2012.
*Offers may change without notice.
The Nike Muller Kaiju is here. We just got our hands on the super limited edition Nike Zoom Kaiju. Get ‘em before they are gone! They are the best looking Kaiju’s in my book. You can also check out this super weird video. They are getting really artsy up there at Nike.
Eternal would like to thank the Reno Tahoe community and everyone who made a donation for all of their support in our “Coats for The Cold” coat drive. We were able to collect 62 coats and numerous other clothing items and toys to donate to those in need in our local community. We would also like to thank our partners the Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. We look forward to continuing support of this great cause!
On Saturday, Dec. 31, Northstar at Tahoe has slated to open the Shaun White Superpipe. 22 foot walls are beckoning. The pipe even has a new home higher up the mountain, to take advantage of a better pitch and colder conditions, on Logger’s Loop. It looks like a lot of fun and if it is good enough for Shaun White then it is almost good enough for me. See you out there.
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