2011 TNF Masters At Snowbird: Day 2

Day #2 of The North Face Masters of Snowboarding at Snowbird has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. With an official "weather day" riders, media and event organizers were given the day off to go play outside in the snow or rest up for Sunday's finals.

 tnf_masters_snowbird_hardaker_117_0.jpg

Dylan Welch Photo: Hardaker

Snow and wind have been hammering the ski resort all day today, and tomorrow is shaping up to be an incredible day of riding and powder turns.  Most of the riders have stuck around to watch tomorrow's finals and cheer on their fellow big mountain snowboarders. 

The freeride community at The North Face Masters events are sponsored by MSI, Primaloft, Snowboard Magazine, Subaru, Siege Audio and Sierra Nevada.  Snowboarders on tour have come together to form a tight family unit, sharing the love of snowboarding and the great outdoors.

Our home base for the weekend has been The Cliff Lodge located slopeside ski in ski out steps from the Tram in the heart of Snowbird.  The entire hotel was recently upgraded to include flat screen televisions, wireless internet, upgraded furnishings and best of all the newly renovated Cliff Spa.

  cliffspa_pool_1_0.jpg  

The Cliff Spa features a unique solarium with stunning views, eucalyptuses steam room, Thai massage program, 21 rooms, over 30 treatment options and salon services. Also at the Spa is a state of the art yoga studio, full fitness center, rooftop pool and huge triangle shaped hot tub that features unparalleled views of Little Cottonwood Canyon and the Snowbird and Alta ski resorts. 

All in all The Cliff Lodge and Spa is highly recomended to anyone coming to Snowbird or Alta to ski or even visit in the summer. 

Fore more information on The Cliff Lodge, check it out here.

After a long day in the spa we decided to hike for some powder turns around the base of the ski resort.  Dylan Welch, Mary Boddington, Dan Downing and myself were eager to try and get some shots.
 

tnf_masters_snowbird_hardaker_114_0.jpg

Dylan. Dan and Mary Hiking for Shots Photo: Hardaker

tnf_masters_snowbird_hardaker_115_1_0.jpg
 

Dan Downing Photo: Hardaker

tnf_masters_snowbird_hardaker_113_0.jpg

Dylan Welch Photo: Hardaker

tnf_masters_snowbird_hardaker_116_0.jpg
 

Mary Boddington Photo: Hardaker ( Nice Board!! )
 

Comments

Up Next

September 25, 2017

Provisions 042: Snowboard Bags To Protect Your Gear

Give your snowboard some protection during transit so it’ll make it through god-knows-what.
September 22, 2017

The Product Collection 2018: Our Essential Guide to Buying the Best Snowboard Boots

Happy feet are important for a full day of riding, make sure to get the most out of your...
September 20, 2017

Product Collection 2018: Eco-Friendly Snowboard Gear for the Tree Hugger in You

You know snowboarding has a shameful carbon footprint. If you're buying new gear this season, do your part.
September 18, 2017

Provisions 041: 9 Headphones to Try This Winter

This week in Provisions we look at a collection of headphones designed to give your ears the listening pleasure...
September 18, 2017

Disposables 009: Moments in Time from Svalbard with Antti Autti

Experience the Arctic Circle through the eyes of Antti Autti and the lens of a disposable camera.