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Skiing and Snowboarding -- Worlds Apartheid

If I wanted to see someone spinning around holding onto poles: I’d go to a strip club.

30s Thursday: iPhone Gems

I scrolled through the memory banks of my iPhone and picked out 5 video gems to share.  None are longer than 30 sec.  Most are much shorter.  NOTE: THIS WILL BE A WASTE OF YOUR TIME. [media id=93 width=360 height=480] 1.)…

30's Thursday: The Official Snow Basin (Bathroom) Review

Last week, the downstairs bathroom in the base lodge at Snow Basin, UT became second nicest place I’ve ever taken a crap.  It’s typically never fun to stop and have the runs when your out taking them - but I’d argue that the gold-plated…

30s Thursday: Preston's Poems™

5 Geographic Limericks Your normal 30’s Thursday programming has been temporarily* replaced with Preston’s Poemsâ„¢.   I have decided to dabble in Action Sport’s Poetry!  An extreme (-ly lame), cutting edge form of…

30's Thursday: The Danny Davis Look-a-Likes

Danny Davis. Photo courtesy Boardistan. This article is a perfect example of the feast of d-grade crap that is served up to the Internet everyday.   Millions (if not billions) of people around the World Wide Web, force-feed the…

Best of 2009 — 30s Thursday

High Cascade superstar and all around great old man Preston Strout is an incredibly busy, but funny human being. He's been kind enough to offer his unique brand of humor in the form of a weekly column about old age and other random stuff,…

30s Thursday's Last Minute Gift Ideas

I went to Target yesterday to buy a trashcan. On my journey through the store I walked by the clothing section and there it was!  Shaun White 4 Target. I had heard Shaun had his own line of T-Mart clothes a few years back, but I had…

30s Thursday's Xmas Wishlist

I once heard life described through the “4 Stages of Santa Claus.” Stage 1: You believe in Santa Claus. Stage 2: You don’t believe in Santa Claus. Stage 3: You Are Santa Claus. Stage 4: You look like Santa Claus. Now that…

30's Thursday: The Old Man in the Mountain

A few years back I rode the chairlift at Waterville Valley, NH with an old guy. He looked to be in his mid sixties, and I was impressed that he was still out there skiing.  On his jacket was a patch that subtly, yet proudly stated “85+”,…

30s Thursday's Thanksgiving Snowboard Grab Menu

If your passion for carving corduroy outweighs your craving for carving turkey, you'll find the following Thanksgiving Menu right up your alley.  This list is a cornucopia of real snowboard grabs named after food you’ll just want to…

30s Thursday = Free Pizza

This isn’t even an article.  It’s a scheme to get more Twitter followers for High Cascade Snowboard Camp.  But read on — because I’ll buy you a cheese pizza. Here’s the deal: -- Follow High Cascade Snowboard Camp on…

The Double Cork Hits Home (and 30s Thursday)

Shaun White will make the double-cork a TV household name this winter on NBC, ESPN and beyond.  Make no mistake that his command over these tricks and determination to bring them into the competitive arena is truly impressive. If this were…

30s Thursday: Cookie Currency

The ability to bake a good chocolate chip cookie can help secure a free ride to the mountain, extend a couch surfing welcome a few days and generally enhance the lives of everyone around you this winter. My advice: Learn how to make the…

30s Thursday: Don't Go Blind This Winter

Nowadays, there are whole mountains that are nothing but parks, such as Echo. But don't forget to make some turns. photo: Chris Garrison Over the years I’ve noticed our population forgetting the beauty of the simple groomed trail,…

30s Thursday is in a Rut

This handplant is five years old, but yet Preston is still doing it. If you’re like me, you sometimes get stuck in ruts.  Days turn into weeks, and I realize I’ve been doing the same thing over and over. Days turn into weeks,…