Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Over the years riding at Snowshoe, we've made many of friends. Here is a couple pictures taken by our friend Sam Perry. Sam's trying to make it in photography like we are trying to make it in snowboarding. We got together in the woods at Silver Creek somewhere and did a little photo shoot on a log bridge thingy set up for mtn biking. Check his website for more pictures of the log session and for his words on how the session went together.

Snowshoe Park Update

As of Monday Dec. 28th, the Snowshoe basin area had both parks open.
Spruce Glades - 3 features: flat down rail, battleship rail, and a good sized kicker.
Powder Monkey Terrain Garden - 6 features: surface box, box, flat down box, up flat rail, barrel, and triangle box.

As of Tuesday Dec. 29th, Silver Creek had both parks open.
Mountaineer - 4 features: up rail, c-box, round down rail (setup semi street style), and a flat rail.
Timberjack Terrain Garden - 11 features: two flat boxes, two flat rails, down rail, three small jumps, two small small jumps, and a conical object.

Pictures of Timberjack Terrain Garden

Start it off with this box, slides real nice by the way.

First set: Small small jump and 10' or so flat rail.

Second set: Small small jump and 10' flat box that may be a bit catchy.

Third set: Conical object and 20' down rail.

Forth set: Small jump and 20' flat rail.

Fifth set: Two small jumps.

Reminder is that we are not employed, affiliated, or paid by Snowshoe or Intrawest. We just want to shed light on the parks left in the dark.

I climb bouys.

Here is some pics of the past 4 days at Snowshoe... we didn't get too much done due to crowds, weather, and conditions. But nonetheless fun was had and stuff got shralped.

Hoot's dining area. : l

Mr. Blurrymicblur.

Mr. Coolymiccool.

Blinded by the light.

Bang bang boom.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas.

From the Southern Shralping crew, we'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Manmade session

Video from back on the 17th. Obviously it has snowed since then.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cov Love. HA

We spent another day hanging around in Alleghany county searching for things to hit. Ended up at the mtn lab, Rivermont, and the Va welcome center. We probably would of stuck around the mini ramp all day but we found it missing last night. I just don't see why a pile of snow cannot be left to melt in a parking lot, what harm is it doing, especialy in the K-Mart parking lot! But no, it has to be transported elsewhere to melt somewhere else. Lets waste time, gas, energy and tax money and rid the concrete jungle of all this cold, white stuff. Anyways, enough of me ranting, here are a few shots of todays action.

540 Mtn. Lab glade expansion.

Not sure whats going on here.

Trees can hurt you.

Bout to drop dat line.

Rivermont school place thingy.

Meet ol' Mr. Rusty.

My memory says it's a 14 stair, a bunch of ice covered them so I didn't count today.

Va welcomes you with this.

Dog poop walkways.

Slash that pillow son.

The tree has a face.

Thread the needle.

At the top looking down.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The House

So about the house and it being snowed in. Well it is still snowed in even after an hour of shoveling it still remains under a large amount of snow. Looks like it is going to be here for a while to. Seems like a good time.

Monday, December 21, 2009

You boys can do this all night.

Here are a few shots from friday night, saturday, and today... Enjoy, and go shralp because it is national go snowboarding dayyy! Feel free to leave some comments on whatever you please... Peace!

Friday night lights.

Welcome home boys.

Alien abduction occurring.

Sofa king cool?

Kinda hard to see but tis our booter...

The major advantage to a metal roof, you can't get out of your house to see how it looks.

This is during the solar eclipse today, did you see it?

Ledgy + Road = Base-b-Gone.

Enter the coliseum if you dare.

Barbarian Ryan.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More powder..

So heres where were at.. Its friday night. Thursday it was sunny. Got some snow made, spread it out, and had ourselves a bit of a sesh. Got some clips, will put them into the next edit. Heres a couple shots of the park after construction and before riding...

Tonight... well you see, its snowing.

Thats the short of it. Awesome few days coming up. Gonna try to get some shots tomorrow if we can without endangering the camera.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The morning after.

Just went outside to check the gun- a decnet night. A bit icy around the sides, but theres about 18" in the deepest spot. Heres a quick shot, detailed shots and video later...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Openings... 540 Mtn. Lab

With daytime temperatures below freezing, our boy Ryan has turned the power on for his snowmaking system. The 540 Mtn. Lab will open as soon as possible with most likely the 12ft double barrel pvc rail. Homemade fun.

This is the fan gun first turned on, making that white stuff.


Ok, so the weather is a hard thing to judge, and usually forecasts change 10 times before weather happens... but just seeing this for Snowshoe on NOAA, is amazing... Wowww. From Friday night till Tuesday, it may figuratively, but not likely, never stop snowing.

"Friday Night: A slight chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday: A chance of snow after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

In other dream snow storm news stuff... this thing changes a bunch before anything actually happens, but to just see those amounts being a possibility for here makes me happy inside.

So yea, that's where we're at.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today was...

foggy, wet and warm becoming frozen and cold, rainy becoming snowy, full of fun side hits, a few hits on some pulled-outta-the-woods park features (not by us, but they were there, so why not shralp?), unexpectant lift closures, and leftover food.

Honestly, this is how the top of the mountain looked... Fog.

This is the crowd waiting for the lift to start back up, expectantly shut'r down at 2 somethin.

Into the abyss.

Stuck glove, kittens.

Day ender.