Josh Matta

April Powder May Bring Smiles

April 12th, 2012 by

Well some people have been “over it” and keep saying this season stinks. These are the types of people who do not know how to have good time with what you got. The mountain in March experienced  one of the worst and fastest melts ever, at least according to the olde tymers who have been here for longer than I have walked this planet. It was sweet spring skiing. I am happy though now. We just received 2 feet + of snowfall in 24 hours and I got to experience some amazing surfy turns the morning of April 10th. Live in the present and enjoy what we have now. Cause its freaking awesome! The feeling of floating on powder snow has not been felt since February and man was it great to do some cloud nine type skiing. The new fallen heavy west powder should give us amazing corn skiing once its gets baked to perfection.

 

 

Unofficial Terrain & Conditions Update for Stowe | December 9th

December 9th, 2011 by
Jeff Neagle gettin down at Stowe

Cold, Gray and Blustery! Which is good, finally looking and feeling like winter. The skiing was good though. Stowe has put forth a lot of effort into making snow the … Read More

Snowmaking is back on track at Stowe!

December 3rd, 2011 by
Stowe December 3rd

such a great day to be outside So this is the conditions update for December 3rd. Warm spring like temps are gone for the near future and some light snow … Read More

Stowe is Skiing Epic Right Now

November 30th, 2011 by

Well at least according to Thorin it is!!

Here in Northern Vermont we can get a lot of great days of skiing, some days we have to make our own greatness though.  With all the natural snow gone and the white ribbon of death turning into a brown ribbon of dirt. Skiing has been just alittle trying. Being that we are the east though we know to make the best of what we have, and the snow will come soon or most likely later. Until then it is what you make of it, and right now finding sketchy gaps over dirt and throwing spread eagles off moguls is the best we can do. I do feel bad for the non pass holders who are paying $63 dollars to ski this, I am guessing they can not make it as fun as us.

thanks to Liz and Thorin for skiing with me today.

Sunrise Hikes – So Worth It.

October 10th, 2011 by
Ice and Fire

Its at least cold enough for Ice. Well I wish we currently had the powder that they are enjoying out west, here in Vermont we will take what we can … Read More

South Park, Pa MTB Trail Report

September 22nd, 2011 by

Dave Sopko on a much nicer day find the buff flow in the City

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania steel mills, rivers, the city of champions, and Mountain Bike Mecca?  I dare you to find a major US city that has more singletrack both with-in city limits and just outside anywhere else in the country. With-in 2 huge parks within city limits there are 40 miles of urban singletrack, and the surrounding suburbs contains literally 100s of miles of Sniggle for your riding pleasure. The Yinzers so far have been keeping it all to themselves, or are outsiders afraid of the grim and gloom of the burgh?   Whatever the case the trails have great flow to them, and unlike Vermont they hold up in the rain fine well as long as your not a horse.


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Groms Killing it in Stowe.

September 12th, 2011 by

I did an really epic nearly all trails in stowe ride over the weekend.  Its hard to to put into writing just how hard but how fulfilling and at the same time painful a 7 hours ride on nearly singletrack is but for those of you that do that sort of masochistic activity you totally get it. For those that do not yet, get fit and start!  I ran into a father/son duo of Gaelen, and Landon while riding up though Trapp’s Ride Center. The 11 year old Gaelen did his best to put a hurt on my 6 hours of riding tired legs while completely dusting his dad up to the Cabin at Trapp’s.  The little guy then ripped down Kimmer’s on a  Cannondale that was old as he was, better than the majority of adults who try to ride it. It was an epic end to an epic ride.

Here is video of the said ripage, he also tries to kill me with a widow maker at the end of the video.

Moosalamoo National Forest We Are the First to Ride it.

August 6th, 2011 by
VYCC crew

…well parts of it.  For sure the first pictures ever taken of any of what we rode. yours truly, with Stowe friends Molly, Thorin and their VYCC trail builders Moosalamoo … Read More

Gear Review: Santa Cruz Blur Trail Carbon, Santa Cruz Tallboy and the Giant Anthem X 29er

June 8th, 2011 by
Giant Anthem 29er

I recently got to check out some new bikes from Santa Cruz and Giant. Here is my XC racer biased take on what I had a chance to try. Santa … Read More

Raging the Tight Trees of VT

May 17th, 2011 by

Josh Matta put together this highlight reel of the tight trees in VT. I know there are a ton of good skiers out West that cut their teeth skiing lines just like these. I know I did back in the day at Killington and Sugarbush. I feel like we are all spoiled out in Utah with all this powder and widely spaced trees. Oh well…Keep shredding it in VT Mr. Matta.