Snow Ridge Rail Jam 2021

Over the past few weeks the park scene momentum has really been building in Upstate NY. Peak‘n Peak has been firing off rail jams all year, Bristol’s Delforte Jam was another huge success and Hunt Hollows Berms, Bruises and Brews was all time.

The pinnacle of this stoke was last weekend at the Snow Ridge Postseason Park Jam hosted by Flower Skate Shop.

Social media was blowing up about this event, as riders across the state declared their entry into the contest. It was a no-brainer, 20 bucks to lap the magic carpet, throwdown in a sick park and hang with the homies. Sign me up.

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Mohawk: Don’t Try This at Home

By one in the afternoon, we’d already ditched every layer we could and we were still pretty hot. We were having a great day and it wasn’t over yet. Even as the racers’ families were packing up their cars, we were headed back up the lift sans coats. By then it was close to sixty degrees.

It was a far cry from my first run of the morning. With my son sleeping soundly down in the parking lot and the temps still hovering around freezing, I’d ridden up one of Mohawk Mountain’s several triple chairs. It was my third visit to the cool little family hill in Connecticut, and I knew where I wanted to start, all the way over to skiers’ right.

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Snow Ridge: A Day at The Beach

This year I’ve really come to appreciate Snow Ridge. I was already a big fan, but this year I really got to know the hill. I’ve been fortunate over the years to ride with some well versed locals and even Nick Mir himself, but this year I explored on my own.

I went deeper into the Snow Pocket than ever before and like Thoreau on a snowboard, came out a new man. All that sweet powder I rode earlier in the season was now part of a deep base. When Snow Ridge announced its pond skim for Sunday, I called Alex and he grabbed his towel. With temperatures in the upper 50’s we headed to the beach. The sun was already blistering when we were gearing up in the lot.

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