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Catching up with Andy Blanchard

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.

Andy Blanchard is HustlinDespite 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.

Andy riding the rainbowFilming 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

Northstar: New Home of the Superpipe

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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