This past weekend Mammoth Mountain, California was host to the first ever Roxy Ride Days stop in the good olâ U.S.A. For the past few winters our friends to the North have been operating the Roxy Ride Days series to sold-out crowds all across Canada, so it was about time we brought the camp to American snow. Female shredders from all over California and points beyond flocked to Mammoth for the chance to progress their skills alongside Roxy pro riders and an expert all-girl coach staff in a fun & supportive environment. Our pro snowboard team happily took time out of their busy schedules to join in the fun, including backcountry pow(d)erhouse Robin Van Gyn, Transworld Magazineâs Rookie of the Year winner Corinne Pasela, and Roxy legend Erin Comstock.
After a tasty breakfast and a yoga stretch session the girls broke off into groups and headed up the lifts. The sun shined down on the riders all day as they pushed one another in the soft forgiving snow. While cruising around having fun in the sun, the girls also had the opportunity to sneak-a-peak and demo the future 2013/14 Roxy snowboard line.
In the afternoon everyone participated in games of R-O-X-Y (just like the game H-O-R-S-E), stepping it up on boxes and jumps of various sizes. The winning last-girls-standing included Patty Ho (Beginner Jib Group), Patricia Kent (Intermediate Jib Group), Cassidy Campbell (Intermediate Jump Group), Kaleah Driscoll (Advanced Jib Group) and Janice Spiteri (Advanced Jump Group). The girls rode until the lifts shut down and then gathered at the Roxy base for tunes, hot chocolate, Roxy pro poster signing, and a ton of prize giveaways. Nora Carlsson went home a happy camper as the lucky winner of a Roxy XOXO snowboard and binding combo. Shout out to our friends at Paul Mitchell who helped make the day extra awesome and hooked up the attendees with loads of Paul Mitchell hair products.
All in all the day was a huge success and everyone went home with huge smiles on their faces. If you missed the Roxy Ride Days this year, be sure to join the fun and come ride with us next winter!