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The World Beard and Mustache Championships will return to North America for the second time in its history when the City of Anchorage, Alaska rolls out the red carpet for the world’s bearded elite on May 23, 2009. I’m thinking if Bibby just keeps the growth and dream alive, he too can be one of the greats. I’ll root for you man…


    Josh Bibby 2008                Willi Chevalier         Franz “Schani” Mitterhauser           Elmar Weisse

The World Beard and Mustache Championships will return to North America for the second time in its history when the City of Anchorage, Alaska rolls out the red carpet for the world’s bearded elite on May 23, 2009. I’m thinking if Bibby just keeps the growth and dream alive, he too can be one of the greats. I’ll root for you man…


    Josh Bibby 2008                Willi Chevalier         Franz “Schani” Mitterhauser           Elmar Weisse

Breaking Collar bones like they’re going out of style…

Early Novemeber, after only 1 day of skiing, I unfortunately fell, breaking my collar bone in to 3 places. It required surgery and a few weeks of couch time. I then started rehabbing and getting ready to re-start my season. Late December began my first few days back on skis, which consisted of carving groomers at Mammoth Mountain..

Then, January 1st, I was on a plane to meet up with JP Auclair and ski in the tits deep powder of Hokkaido, Japan..

When I arrived back home from the most amazing trip ever, I went straight to Canada to meet up with The Nimbus crew. After a few Epic days, the trip came to a screeching holt.

I hit a large step down, and re-broke my collar bone. I heard it pop and the pain set in instantly. The worst part was being 1 1/2 hours out in the b.c. with no pain meds and having to sled over millions of bumps. The crew acted fast; Eric ripped of his shirt making a sling, and Sirianni got me down.. The rest of the crew got my sled down and were a huge help.

I am home now, back on the couch, but fortunately will not be having surgery.. It’s still a huge bummer, but I will be back in 3 weeks..

Here are a few gruesome pics of my first surgery, from a photographer friend Peter Morning.

Say Good bye Mr. Rod

I hate needles…

At least I stayed awake for this…. NOT. Stupidest idea ever.

Can you feel that… he says. Come onnnn.

No…. I’m not loaded on pain meds…

 

Breaking Collar bones like they’re going out of style…

Early Novemeber, after only 1 day of skiing, I unfortunately fell, breaking my collar bone in to 3 places. It required surgery and a few weeks of couch time. I then started rehabbing and getting ready to re-start my season. Late December began my first few days back on skis, which consisted of carving groomers at Mammoth Mountain..

Then, January 1st, I was on a plane to meet up with JP Auclair and ski in the tits deep powder of Hokkaido, Japan..

When I arrived back home from the most amazing trip ever, I went straight to Canada to meet up with The Nimbus crew. After a few Epic days, the trip came to a screeching holt.

I hit a large step down, and re-broke my collar bone. I heard it pop and the pain set in instantly. The worst part was being 1 1/2 hours out in the b.c. with no pain meds and having to sled over millions of bumps. The crew acted fast; Eric ripped of his shirt making a sling, and Sirianni got me down.. The rest of the crew got my sled down and were a huge help.

I am home now, back on the couch, but fortunately will not be having surgery.. It’s still a huge bummer, but I will be back in 3 weeks..

Here are a few gruesome pics of my first surgery, from a photographer friend Peter Morning.

Say Good bye Mr. Rod

I hate needles…

At least I stayed awake for this…. NOT. Stupidest idea ever.

Can you feel that… he says. Come onnnn.

No…. I’m not loaded on pain meds…

 

Beautiful British Columbia

For the last 2 weeks The Nimbus Crew has been hunting the Yeti living up in Canadian Rockies. Myself, Eric Pollard, Christian Sirianni, Andy Mahre, Ike Smith, Justin Wiegand, Erin Pollard, Shin Campos, and Christian Pondella (No… that’s not a big crew), are all up here in Canada drowning in the snow. When we first arrived, the snow was too deep for snowmobiling off the trail, which limited us to lower elevation pillow lines. We were a huge junk show and wouldn’t get out until about noon, but once we got there the skiing was incredible.

The stormy days continued for a while, but freezing levels began to rise, so the lower elevation snow was turning for the worst. Then, sure enough, the heavens opened up……

and we got our sunny days. It was a bit of a shocker because now we were getting up at 5 a.m. and racing crews, but the terrain was huge and seemed endless. We ended up finding a few cliffs to start off the day, then split the crews to try and be more productive. Eric, Myself, and Sirianni went to hit a cornice that didn’t have the greatest snow for landing, but we sent it anyways. Andy and Shin killed it skiing a few lines, etc…

After that sunny day the weather rolled back in, making a few more down days of watching Gossip Girl and eating Splitz burgers.. The sun once again returned for more early morning wake ups and 13 hour days. The skiing was insane, and if you liked the first webisode, make sure to tune back in for #2, we definitely had some good days..

 

Christian and I looking for some snow… seen any?

Pollard testing how well Line skis can fly..

Yep.. I’m beautiful. I know.

I wish there was somewhere to go skiing in the Whistler back country.

Ike needs a role model and a beard trimer…. P.S. He took all these lovely pics.

Beautiful British Columbia

For the last 2 weeks The Nimbus Crew has been hunting the Yeti living up in Canadian Rockies. Myself, Eric Pollard, Christian Sirianni, Andy Mahre, Ike Smith, Justin Wiegand, Erin Pollard, Shin Campos, and Christian Pondella (No… that’s not a big crew), are all up here in Canada drowning in the snow. When we first arrived, the snow was too deep for snowmobiling off the trail, which limited us to lower elevation pillow lines. We were a huge junk show and wouldn’t get out until about noon, but once we got there the skiing was incredible.

The stormy days continued for a while, but freezing levels began to rise, so the lower elevation snow was turning for the worst. Then, sure enough, the heavens opened up……

and we got our sunny days. It was a bit of a shocker because now we were getting up at 5 a.m. and racing crews, but the terrain was huge and seemed endless. We ended up finding a few cliffs to start off the day, then split the crews to try and be more productive. Eric, Myself, and Sirianni went to hit a cornice that didn’t have the greatest snow for landing, but we sent it anyways. Andy and Shin killed it skiing a few lines, etc…

After that sunny day the weather rolled back in, making a few more down days of watching Gossip Girl and eating Splitz burgers.. The sun once again returned for more early morning wake ups and 13 hour days. The skiing was insane, and if you liked the first webisode, make sure to tune back in for #2, we definitely had some good days..

 

Christian and I looking for some snow… seen any?

Pollard testing how well Line skis can fly..

Yep.. I’m beautiful. I know.

I wish there was somewhere to go skiing in the Whistler back country.

Ike needs a role model and a beard trimer…. P.S. He took all these lovely pics.

Forget flat-landers… ……here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Mammoth-ites….

  • If your one-and-only Car Wash is closed from September through June, you live in Mammoth .
  • If you wear shorts and a snow jacket at the same time, you live in Mammoth.
  • If you’ve had a conversation with someone who rolled down their window at the stop light to ask you for directions to “the Lodge”, you live in Mammoth .
  • If “Vacation” means going anywhere south of Crowley for the weekend, you live in Mammoth.
  • If you measure distance in hours, you live in Mammoth ..
  • If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Mammoth.
  • If you can drive 50 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Mammoth ..
  • If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you live in Mammoth.
  • If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you live in Mammoth.
  • If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you live in Mammoth.
  • If the speed limit on Main Street is 25 mph — you’re going 40 and everybody is passing you, you live in Mammoth..
  • If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you live in Mammoth .
  • If you wait in line at the Post Office with a “yellow slip” for a Verizon phone book, you live in Mammoth
  • If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you live in Mammoth .
  • If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you live in Mammoth .
  • If you find 10 degrees “a little chilly”, you live in Mammoth .
  • If you actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all your Mammoth friends &others, you live in Mammoth.