With all the lifts closed today, I figured I would share these gems from the 2007 Cushing Crossing to cheer everyone up. The Story: Well, I really don’t think these need much explanation, but I’ll explain the events leading up to the first picture here.- It was the 2007 Cushing Crossing at Squaw and, like every year, was attended by everyone who is anyone.- It was a beautiful Spring day in Tahoe and it was hot… I mean like 75 hot.- Therefore, to give the contestants some extra umph before hitting the Lake, Squaw Valley was spraying the run in with salt – lot’s of it. This guy gets up – and to this day I don’t know who he is – and he’s wearing a leopard skin thong, the kind of lifejacket that you see on the ferry to Alcatraz, suspenders, and, instead of just regular snowboard boots, he some how screwed a pair of cowboy boots into his snowboard. So this guy is coming down mountain run and he’s coming in hot.- He vears the required left at the bottom of the decline to hit the lake, and I don’t know if it was the cowboy boots with no ankle support, just the fact he was coming in to fast or what, but his board slides out and he comes to a screeching halt sliding 15 ft or so on his ass. Under normal circumstances – no big deal.- But these weren’t normal circumstances.- Lucky for me, I was right at the bottom with my camera handy.- Here’s what I caught. By: Mike Schuler He sits for a minute or two to get his board off.- Everyone is laughing.- Remember the salt.
He stands up to wipe the snow off – notice the cowboy boots, barefeet, and red snow. That’s not body paint… And finally, the walk of shame…. bare assed, bruised, battered and blood literally dripping down his leg.