Utahs first International Ladies Shred Day was held this past Saturday at Canyons Resort and I was there to share in the fun. Organizer Lindsay Aceto met up with the ladies at the top of the Gondola just outside the Red Pine lodge and everyone broke up into groups based on ability. Some participants needed help learning to link turns while others were just there to make new friends and shred. We took laps through the new 1.1 mile park at Canyons resort but were eventually forced out by the large amount of new snow falling from the sky (not a bad thing). The main group split into two smaller groups and I went with Lindsay and some others through Canyons’ infamous Canis Lupus natural half pipe.
After a few runs through Canis we headed back towards the lower area and jumped on the new orange bubble heated lift. The first of its kind in North America the orange bubble was a great trip back up the mountain. A few runs later everyone met up at Red Pine for lunch and then for more runs through the powdery trees and Canis Lupus.
The day ended in the Grand Summit Hotel at the base area of Canyons Resort with a give away from all of the great local sponsors. Arbor, Nomis Girl, and Cilla Underlayers professional female rider Lynn Neil was present to meet the girls and help give away tons of product. Highlights of the give away included a 32 board from Milosport of Salt Lake, several high end under layers from Cilla Underlayers, and a complete set of outterwear courtesy of Epic of Park City. Every lady in the room went home with something from the give away!
Thanks to all the sponsors including those listed above and also Boarding for Breast Cancer, Nitro, Tech Nine, Yellow Snow Ice Cream of Park City, and Arkade Magazine. Lots of new friends were made at the event and many girls asked how they could help start an event next year in their town. Ladies the best way is to get in touch with the people behind ILSD is through their site here. The ladies behind shred day can help you with contacts and other information that can help you host a successful event of your own at your local resort, its fun, and thats what its all about!