What’s good ya’ll?! Ty Battersby here with my first update!
Over the weekend my buddies Alex Dillard, Nick Bourquein and myself took a road
trip to Big Bear, California for the Paul Mitchell comp. I was hella stoked
because it was my first time to the area! So here is how the trip went down.
Alex and I left Salt Lake after picking Nick up at SLC International and
lagging way hard at my house. We stopped occasionally on the way to observe the
scenery in random deserts and to harass the local wildlife.
Our next stop was Las Vegas. That place is a mind trip
forsure. I was just there for almost two weeks in January and since then it
seemed like I was just there yesterday. We stopped by the Paris and Bellagio
for a while. I don’t gamble much but Nick and I broke even on some games so
neither of us could complain.
So after two or three hours in Vegas, we drove a few more
hours, stopped on the side of the road to take a nap, woke up and arrived at
Bear around 6 a.m. The next day training was a lot of fun. The weather was
bluebird and around 50 degrees or higher the whole weekend. Everyone was
killing it Friday and Saturday for training. I personally had a sick session
with a lot of my homies from Park City. Skiing with the likes of my brother
Adam, Max and Tosh Peters, A.J. Burton, John Kutcher, Mcrae Williams and LJ
made for a grand old time.
After day 1 we checked into The Block (an MFM hotel). It was
by far the place to stay around Bear. A lot of our friends including Dave
Euler, Andrew Hathaway and A.J Burton had rooms as well at there.
Competition time came and everyone was killing it! Colby
Albino took a gnarly crash on the bottom hip and was taken away by the ski
patrol. Hope he’s feeling better soon.
In the end, Bobby Brown, Joss Christensen and my brother
Adam took the podium. Shoutout to the Park City crew that took the top 10.
(A.J. Burton, Ty Peterson, LJ, Alex Dillard, Adam B and Joss Christensen)
Thanks to Jason Badgley at Moment for getting some shots of the Jibij girls as well.
We left Bear for Vegas and it was what seemed like a car
ride which lasted for an eternity. All of us were beat from skiing all weekend,
but that didn’t prevent us from stopping again in the desert to take more
So after all that, we finally arrived in Vegas and stayed at
my Godfather’s house for the night. We woke up the next morning, left for Salt
Lake and threw a sweet open bar party for my birthday which was the following
day. The turnout was great and everyone was stoked on the free drinks. Thanks
to everyone who stopped by the party that night on 3/11 day!
So that was my great weekend experience. That’s all I
have for this update. Until next time, take care, enjoy the snow and shred