Update on White Pass. I talked to Tim, the guy making all the rails for White. He said that they ordered 12 pieces and he's sending them 14...including 2 c-boxes that combine to make and S-BOX! I checked out the dirt work for the pipe and it looks good...as long as they do the maintenence.
As far as them building a park for people like Wes...let me tell you how things work up there. My dad is the Mt. Manager...that means Kevin is the only person with more authority than him. Prior to my dad, my grandfather was the Mt. Manager...he's father to Phil and Steve Mahre. Steve is Andy's dad. Andy and I have skied there since we were born pretty much. Our connections and resumes helped us sooooooo much that we finally left; along with tons of our snowboarding friends. Making changes at White Pass is a very slow process and you have to be patient, persistent, and professional if you want to see anything happen. And it helps to talk to the right people.
And I really don't think you guys should be doing too much bashing on racers. Jeff Harrison is also from White Pass, is on the US Ski Team, and can go up against and prolly take anyone in this forum in a freeride comp, from Park to Big Mt. Letting any of that kind of attitude show will get you zero respect and severly hurt the weight of anything to say to White Pass.
Now...as far as the future. I talk to people at White Pass on a regular basis. This includes Kevin, my dad, the marketing manager, the ski patrollers, cat drivers, and tons of other people. It is still my home and I still have connections. T3 plans on doing some shooting there this winter and I may even move back there in the next 5 years if they step up the park...big if. However, I will remain closely tied to White and forever see it as my home. I am willing to do whatever I can to help the cause because my snowboarder friends and I are the ones that started the cause up there. Let me know if theres ANYTHING you want help on, advice on with dealing with White Pass, or just some info on what's really going on.
FOCUS your mind.
Grant: Jesus Christ LoKash...this is a family establisment.
LoKash: So is the penitentiary.