As “Super Storm Hercules” approached the East Coast, city officials and overreacting citizens panicked, but not those booked for OvR’s first trip to Stowe Mountain. Our ears were glued to the radio with excitement waiting to hear the snow fall count, as we packed for an epic weekend trip. For the promise of fresh powder awaited us all in the mountains of Vermont.
The snow fell, the city turned white, and a few of us slept with smiles on our faces while dreaming about deep turns, powder, and snowboarding. Friday gave light and we headed out to Skate Brooklyn to load up the bus with snow packed coolers filled with Yuengling, a few cases of water, and a bundle of snowboard flicks. J, a seasoned trip leader and all around great guy, manned the helm, while James, photographer and blog contributor, eagerly followed close behind. The two set off to deliver OvR’s guests a Stowe trip full of epic memories.
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The guests from Skate Brooklyn, Homage, Burton, and REI New Jersey were all locked and loaded, ready for the good times. Movies pumped out insane snowboard tricks, Jeanie behind the wheel mastered the snowy roads, and all the guests had smiles on their faces. New Baltimore we refueled on Roy Rogers, the grocery store we refueled on beer, and the Mountaineer Inn we laid down to rest.
Saturday greeted us with a bright sunny day and just a touch of single digit temperatures to keep us on our toes. Stowe Mountain jets from the earth showcasing it extreme terrain as the shuttle bus crept toward Mansfield Lodge. Snow blasted from our skis and snowboards as we explored the vast number of trails from peak to base. Saturday was truly an epic day to be on the mountain. We raced back to the Mountaineer Inn to bask in the beautiful glow of the setting sun before we jumped back on the bus to have a night out at the Magic Hat Brewery.
Water, yeast, malt, hops, and one kicks ass brewery. Magic Hat kicked it off with showing us around the brewery’s factory floor and giving us the secrets to why their beer taste so darn good. While the group oh’d and ah’d over the vast knowledge thrown down by our tour guide, J phoned in a few pizzas to accompany the cool Magic Hat beer awaiting us. We eat, tasted beer, laughed, and had a merry time. Such an amazing way to close out Saturday at Stowe.Sunday the temperatures rose, but the sun decided to remain hidden. That did not stop us from taking to the mountain one more time. Our bags were packed, resting safely on the bus awaiting our return, as we laced up, throw on our jackets, and strapped in for the first run of the day. Our energy was high and so were the tricks we throw off jumps, rocks, and all types of natural features. Sunday was our day and we took it in full stride. We raced up and down the mountain until our legs cramped up telling us it was time to head home. Once again we headed to the bus, packed the last remaining beer into a single cooler, and ventured back to New York City. We came, we saw, we conquered OvR’s first Stowe Mountain trip.
OvR, J, and James want to thank every one who came out with us and made OvR’s first Stowe Mountain trip such an amazing experience. We feel blessed every time we go riding at OvR and know it would not be possible if not for all our killer guests. Thanks for helping us do what we do and we hope to see you on the mountain real soon.
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