Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Mammoth, ain't big enough for Stevio ;-)

The first day at Mammoth was amazingly bright! The second day was a blizzard (see the video clip below!) The whole weekend had great snow, especially up top.

On this beautifully sunny and warm Saturday it was like being in LA. We all headed, at a leisurely pace much to Paul's annoyance, towards the Main Lodge. Lumme and I disappeared to grab our beginner lift tickets ($35 vs. $78) and rental equipment. I um'd and ah'd, but decided I should try snowboarding again first before I was too lazy ;-) I was a little apprehensive after the last distastrous attempt at Mountain High with Noelle where I got so exhausted I was ill for days?!

I grabbed myself a three-hour lesson till lunchtime. That was very productive and I learnt how to turn from heel- to toe-edge and back. What does that mean? It means I can have a better repertoire on the slopes. For the rest of the afternoon I practiced those moves with Lumme. She stubbornly refused to try them ;-)

Check these crazy sledge dogs that are on the mountain if you fancy a romantic, but bumpy ride up and down Main Lodge.

That night, Suzanne and Joe were headed to the local club. I was gungho, but then my sensible side grabbed me by the nuts: there are gonna be loads of dudes there, it’ll be cramped and I’ll get bored, really bored hanging out with college kids who’ll puke in the bathroom over my $200 New Balance Butterfly sneakers!? Hahah. I wasn’t far off, by all accounts. But I forgot to mention the possibility of a ruckus. Yea, that comes with the testosterone, booze and not enough women, I guess! Well, I'm glad I slept early.

Oh, here's that blizzard. This is the ride on the second day on Eagle Lodge's Chair 25 lift. It was cold, but not as cold as Park City or Whistler. But mate, it's so beautiful it's worth it.

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