Facebook pxl

Showing posts with label USA travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label USA travel. Show all posts

How To Tanker Surf

No comments:
The post is dedicated to my friend, fellow surfer, and Rilion Gracie team member Rafael F. Coelho

I first learned about tanker surfing from a Columbia commercial a few years ago:

"Texas isn't surf country, but it doesn't stop them from fulfilling their passion..."

I figured it was just a commercial, until I learned more about Tankersurfcharters.com

Though, unlike "regular surfing", tanker surfing requires a boat and local knowledge of spots and tanker schedules, the basics are the same:

Bookmark and Share

Gone Skiing: Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort

No comments:
I'm not a frequent visitor to Las Vegas ( any more ), and just like for most people, for me, Las Vegas has always associated with booze and gambling. But it doesn't have to be that way any more...

For those willing to venture about 45 minutes away from the Strip, will enjoy 30 acres of skiing/snowboarding terrain and beautiful scenery close to the glamorous city.

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is located in the Lee Canyon area of Mount Charleston and has the distinction of being the only ski resort in southern Nevada.

I personally found out about this resort from the news recently.

The Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort the first ski area in the United States to open its lift served terrain for the 2011/12 season on Saturday, Oct. 8th.

There are only 140 inches of average annual snowfall, but the resort's snow-making capabilities keep the terrain 75 percent covered.

Before the opening, 9 inches of snow was a result of recent storms and the additional 4 inches was from LVSSR’s snowmaking effort. The snowmaking effort for the weekend used about 400,000 gallons of water from the area’s snowmaking pond, which holds 7.5 million gallons of water. This summer, LVSSR initiated a $35 million master development plan that will expand the number of trails to 50 and lifts to 10 once completed over the next 10 to 12 years.

Though, from what I read, the resort is considerably smaller than most popular ski destinations, this July, a plan was approved for a major expansion.

So, whether you're planning a mancation or fun with the family, bring your skiing/snowboarding gear with you.

Maryhill Festival of Speed 2011

No comments:

One of the most insane downhill longboarding races you'll ever see ! In its brief five-year history, Maryhill has become one of the premiere downhill longboarding and street luge events in the world.

Over 200 of the top international gravity sports athletes from around the globe are expected to be taking part on the historic Maryhill Loops Road in Goldendale, WA. The Maryhill Loops Road is known as one of the premier venues for gravity racing in the world because of its challenging hairpin corners, high speeds and flawless surface.

The historic Maryhill Loops Road is the first asphalt-paved road in the Pacific Northwest. The road itself ascends 850 feet in a series of curves with a gradient of ascent at 5%. The road is closed to public motor vehicle traffic but is open to pedestrians,bicycles, and now longboarders and street lugers:

If you are in the area, visit Maryhill Stonehenge just a few miles away.