While the majority of Americans fired up the grill and kicked back for Memorial Day weekend, diehard skiers and snowboarders suited up and set out to several resorts that reopened for a weekend of sunny, slushy shredding.
Keystone Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado kick-started the gondola and created a mini lap park in Area 51. The setup was filled with rails, boxes, and bonks that kept all the shredders stoked.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ran their tram as usual, but this Memorial Day weekend, it was filled with split-boarders and skiers instead of the usual camera-toting tourists. The tram carted the eager riders up to a section called “Four Pines” which was covered with snow from top to almost the bottom of the mountain.
With conditions so good all along the west, groups of shreds got after it and captured their epic late-season moments for all to see.
The first video is from a group of Colorado snowboarders who set it off at Keystone and slayed the mini-park. The second video is from a crew of skiers who took the tram and sliced their way down JH’s steep terrain. Opting not to take the cutoff, the skiers ran into a dirty situation but still managed to have a blast.
Who had a better Memorial Day shred experience, the skiers or the snowboarders?
Hot Slush!- Keystone snowboarders edit
Adam Osgood and friends: Jackson Hole Backcountry- Skier’s edit