Apparently they trucked in 25 tons of snow for the rail jam. That is equivalent to the weight of about 22,679,600,000 butterflies. That's a lot of butterflies.
Words and Photos: Laura Austin
Believe it or not winter is just around the corner. So to get ready for the season Mountain High held their season pass party at Podium Distribution in Torrence, CA. You could come… buy your seasons pass, meet some pros, get free stuff in the vendor village, ride some rails, skate DVS’s indoor skatepark, eat free Wahoo’s, and listen to live bands that play throughout the day. Not a horrible way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Didn’t make it to the event? You can enter to win a free season pass to Mountain High
Free Wahoo's tacos and burritos.
Live music. Live snowboarding.
Robbie Dapper and The Dingo hanging out, probably talking about kangaroos or something.
Vendor village. Kids in snow pants. 80 degree weather.
I wonder what kind of hair gel that guy uses, seems to work really really well.
I thought it took balls to hit this setup in the first place. But for this chick to do it in short shorts proved balls weren't required.
All of her skin still intact afterwards. Impressive.
Over 5 live bands played throughout the day. These guys were called Charles' Mansion. They were good, but unfortunately they didn't dance like the real Charles Manson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CmvZE4i75o&feature=fvst
Every time I walked by the stage this guy was sitting in that chair sleeping. I have no idea how someone could sleep next to those speakers blasting music. I'm pretty sure I didn't see an Ambien tent in the sponsor village.
Skating going on inside DVS's indoor skatepark.
People determined to pick up their Mountain High season pass.
If the guy in the helmet either snowboarded or skated... I'm really bummed I wasn't there to witness it.
Groms with their season passes. Did you know that "grom" is short for grommet. And a grommet is actually a little metal ring to prevent material from tearing, used on shoe lace holes for example. Grommets are supposed to prevent ripping, yet groms are encouraged to rip. Whoever came up with that one blew it.
The Program's John Dewey hard at work.
Flip shades. Genius or a big mistake?
Impromptu shoot with MFM
DVS/Matix's Ricky Melnik saving the day.
Corey Cronk and MFM signing autographs at the Mountain High tent.
I didn't expect to see Harry Potter there.