The (Other) Stowe Derby

February 28, 2010

Christian the snowboarder wasn’t ready to give up just yet though. To his chagrin, near the bottom of the technical portion of the course he managed to find some powder and took advantage of it to make a bid for the win. (This is actually a shot of Chris Nelson, but it doesn’t fit the story as well, so pretend it’s Christian)

With the finish line just a few meters ahead, I can’t see Christian! He’s getting too big of a faceshot! (again this is actually Chris Nelson)

Has Christian taken the lead?! It’s too close to call! It’s going to be a photo finish! (Don’t even think about asking yourself what that means in this context… just sit back, relax and enjoy. Again, the rider is actually Chris Nelson)

As he emerged from the three turn tunnel of faceshots, Christian appeared to be the winner.

What’s this though? Dwyer snuck past everyone using the time honored tradition of the Famous Internet Skiers: KILLING IT SWITCH TO THE ROAD!

V is for VICTORY! Double V (aka W) is for VVIN! Those Rock Art Vermonster’s are gonna be delicous!

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  1. Porter Haney
    wrote on February 28th, 2010 at 9:18 pm  

    Wait a minute. That can’t be Dwyer. He doesn’t have any accessories strapped to the outside of his La Meije.

  2. K_C
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 10:14 am  

    Some of your best shots G IMO!

  3. BodhiSativa
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 10:40 am  

    Great images and fun story as always guys. Been enjoying and envious of you given a two year old daughter doesn’t allow me to partake recently!!
    Thanks for the fun!!!

  4. Peter
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 5:15 pm  

    just f@cking….

  5. christian
    wrote on March 1st, 2010 at 8:03 pm  

    that last shot of ben on the toll road is killer

  6. Greg
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:16 am  

    SWEET shots and update Ben… thanks for getting the shots of the Derby from your camera up. Now I guess all that is left to do is make sure Dwyer gets his Vermonster prize

  7. Adrian
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:36 am  

    Wow, this looks absolutely superb. Hell, I would’ve thrown down some vermonsters for a trip like this. Of course, I don’t have crampons or ice tools, but… ya know.

    And really, none of you guys have any tele gear? Somewhat surprised by that one.

    • Ben
      wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 11:39 am  

      I used to but i sold it…

      telemarketing is fun for making boring resorts more exciting ;)

  8. powhounddd
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 2:51 pm  

    excellent blow-by-blow. Good time to be in the mountains!~

  9. billski
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 pm  

    Greg you are too funny! And now with exposure, you all must be Infamous Zuper Ztars!

    Nice writing, seriously.

    • Greg
      wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm  

      LOL! Thanks Bill. Glad you’re enjoying our antics. I think the last shot of ben in the technical portion of the Derby is sure to secure itself in next seasons green mtn calendar!

      As to our exposure: I think we’ve been infamous for a while now–it just depends what forum you prefer ;)

      keep in touch! G

  10. Anonymous
    wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 5:15 pm  

    HA, nice work Ben…i’m trying to work up a tear for poor Greg sloppy-fourths Petrics. normally he goes by the moniker Greg hold-up-guys-let-me-go-first-and-get-shots-of-you-coming-down Petrics.

    • christian
      wrote on March 2nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm  

      that was me being anonymous…dammit i suck at internet

  11. carol
    wrote on March 4th, 2010 at 7:46 am  

    IMPRESSIVE Pics. and skiing/boardng Wow, Christian you’ve come a long, long, way since skiing Cannon!

    • christian
      wrote on March 4th, 2010 at 6:00 pm  

      haha thanks auntie carol :$

  12. jumpin jimmy
    wrote on March 11th, 2010 at 6:28 am  

    Nice storyline, and amazing pics as usual. I kinda felt a bit of vertigo looking at the one of Ben peering down that steep gully…yikes! kudos on the hookup too…that is where i first read the report, actually

    • Greg
      wrote on March 11th, 2010 at 9:08 am  

      Thanks a lot Jim! Psyched you enjoyed it. I had vertigo too–when I was there :X

  13. billski
    wrote on March 25th, 2010 at 11:00 am  

    You are the only guys I know who are still smiling when you’re lost.

    Glad to hear you were so lost that you’ll never find your way back again! ;)

  14. Lionel Hutz
    wrote on February 27th, 2011 at 10:06 am  

    Hey- isn’t the stowe derby going on this weekend?

  15. Butch Chamberlain
    wrote on March 8th, 2011 at 1:41 pm  

    As usual, great story. With humor to boot,(gag time). Pics as always very good, very good indeed! But you guys should have warned about the toll road, (ahem). It does have it’s twists and turns. Again, great stuff,please keep it up.

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