Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Anomaly Film, Canaan CT SUNDAY

Have you seen TGR's extreme snowboard and ski film for this season, called Anomaly? It is awesome, and Sunday will be your last chance to see it in a theater in the Northeast (except for the RI show 12/5). The film will be shown twice on Dec. 3, at the Canaan Colonial Theatre, Canaan, CT. The venue is a cool historical movie theatre that has been lovingly refurbished by owner Phil Ghi, who worked there as a boy long ago! It's a dinner theatre now, and you can have dinner, or drinks or dessert while watching the movie, if you like.
Tickets are $14 at the door, $12 in advance online. There will be a mini-trade show of mountain resorts, raffle prizes, and a discount lift ticket packet for the first 50 people at each show. Shows are at 2:30 and 7pm. Please arrive by 6:30 if you want to order dinner.
Theatre address and details at

Canaan CT is 16 miles from Butternut Basin Ski Area, in case you're wondering. That's the NW corner of CT, right below the Mass. Border, and near the NY border in Litchfield County.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Snowboarder Turns 75 Today

Thought you were too old too snowboard?
Bah! Gordon Lee, of Los Angeles, CA has been snowboarding for 4 years, and celebrates his 75th birthday today. He can't wait to get out on the snow this season.

Last we heard he was learning to ride a unicycle too. Read the interview with Gordon Lee here

Killington Rails to Riches POSTPONED! from Dec. 2

Killington had the 2nd annual Rails to Riches rail jam set for this Sat., Dec 2, BUT it will be postponed until Sat. Dec. 16 due to the condition of the snow and weather forecast.

This will be an exciting event, with a $15,000 cash purse, the 2nd biggest prize money in New England, (behind the US Open.) Expect to see the Northeast's top riders (and skiers) compete. Finals start at 5pm under the lights. Check out the details on for this and all snowboard events in the Northeast.

Sat. nite there's a party in the lodge at the top of the K-1 Gondola, from 5-9 pm so take a nighttime ride up the mountain where there will be a DJ and film showing - Matchstick Productions new film "Push" at 7:30. Fireworks light up the sky at 6:15.
This sounds like an excellent event - count me in!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Boston Globe SnowSports Expo

The Boston Globe SnowSports Expo went down in Boston Nov.16-19, 2006. This is the country's 2nd largest snow show for the public, with 42,000 avid sportsters attending, watching the entertainment, eating, drinking, and shopping at the Ski Market on site, with tons of gear and clothes on sale.

Dozens of mountains from New England, Canada, Out West, and Europe have booths, and many snowboard equipment companies are set-up. And there's a skate park. And trampoline team show. Show impresario Bernie Weichsel is low-key hands on. I saw him at the gate both nights saying goodbye to the shoppers at the end of the night. This guy loves music almost as much as he adores skiing. And helped put on the Winter Fest in NY's Central Park.


Welcome to the new Snowboard Blog, with an East Coast, US slant.
The name Snowboard Shorty refers to the fact that we're gonna keep the posts short and sweet, and relevant. The stuff that we'd like to read. Hey, we're all busy and overwhelmed with stuff to read already.
(The name Snowboard Shorty could also have something to do with my height, and gender.)

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