White Knuckles and White Landscape: The Road to SIA
To Drill or not to Drill?
The Snowbloods are headed to the 2013 Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show in Denver, Colorado. D-$ traveled from Park City through the oil and gas country. EZ-Steezy flew from Boston. Upon his arrival at DIA, D-$ reminded him of his carbon footprint, “uh my normally sustainable lifestyle homie,” He reminded D-$. “Didn’t you drive over here, you could have taken the train bro,” he testily replied. “Touche,” D-$ replied.
D-$’s drive coincided with a winter storm, which energized him, but made the driving slow. The route, normally, an 8 hour drive took close to 12 hours. He had to use many of the optical tricks he uses from storm riding to see the horizon or chill when the vehicle started to slip driving up the Vail pass. However, the views were amazing and some of the shots from his drive are posted here.
At SIA, the Snowbloods hope to answer the following questions from the exhibitors and suppliers at the show:
1) In light of the Kevin Pearce story: How has helmet safety improved since 2009? What innovations are in the pipeline to protect freestyle skiers and riders?
2) In the past few seasons avalanche deaths by high profile big mountain athletes have been prevalent, what new products are increasing safety in avalanche zones?
3) As we witnesses a changing climate, what are Snowsports manufacturers and suppliers doing to protect our winters?
As our readers, what questions do you want the Snowbloods to ask at the Snowshow? Let us know in the comment section or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bundled up for the snow.
Split Rock Canyon in the Snow
Sunset on the Road