Category Archives: Trips

Season Reminders

What’s up BUSTies? Things are getting real out on the snow so we want to make sure that you guys are all set to have the most stellar season. Think of this as a checklist, if you don’t have all of this done – LET US KNOW! We’ll make it happen.

1. Pay Dues
2. Fill out Medical Forms (Consent to Treat and Online Medical Questionnaire): link to the online form here:  http://www.bu.edu/shs/patientconnect/index.shtml
3. Buy Season Pass: Make sure you get the discount code from us at the meetings. If you can’t make it to the meetings, let us know!
4. Upload photo to your account on Killington’s site
5. Pick up pass: If you’ve been notified by Medina that she has your pass, then find her. If she doesn’t have your pass then it will be printed at the mountain. To be safe, go to the BU Registrar’s office and get a proof of enrollment letter so that the mountain won’t give you any trouble when giving you the discounted pass.
6. Shred!

Other stuff to remember so that you’re super prepared for the awesome season ahead: Next Meeting – Wednesday December 4. Don’t miss it, it could change your life.

BUST things you should know

Yo BUST!

Friday December 11, 2009 9pm Agganis Arena

We’re cleaning up Agganis after the hockey game to raise money for the team so that we can have more snowboarding, more events, and more fun! It’s essential that you’re all there!

Our first trip is Jan. 17th and sign-ups for the trip are this Wednesday. Bring your ten dollars to the meeting next week. As you all know, Stratton hasn’t opened yet because of inclement weather this past week.

At Wednesday’s meeting we’re also going to be talking about Spring Break and the Sunday River trip. Please see the previous email to get the low down. Remember to email taldredge1@gmail.com if you are interested!

If you want to ride over break at either Stratton, Okemo, or Sunapee, then you need to go to the Registrar’s office before you leave for Christmas break.  The office is located on the second floor of 881 Commonwealth Ave.  Ask for a registrar’s letter that verifies that you are a full time registered college student.  Then you need to bring this letter with you along with your BU ID to the mountain the day that you go in order to pick up your pass.  BUT! If you’re planning on picking up your pass at a mountain other than Stratton, i.e. you’re planning on going Sunapee or Okemo first, you need to email us back and tell us, so that we can contact Stratton and have them notify the other mountain.

LipDub Event! It’s a type of a video, where it’s a singular shot that follows students who lipsync a song throughout the campus.  We are filming this friday from 1-4pm as we will need to do several run throughs and make sure everyone is coordinating.  We want support from every group on campus, and are looking for a solid 10+ people from the snowboard team to attend and wear their gear and just have a good time.  Here are 2 examples of what we are trying to do.  Our song is a mashup of Jackson 5’s ABC and I want you back.
Email me Geoff if you are interested : toomeyg@bu.edu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zcOFN_VBVo&feature=fvsr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCthDQ49_cU

ThirtyTwo proforms are in! We’re going to do it similar to the way we do skullcandy: by request. We’ll have the cards at the meetings because they are a physical thing we need to give you. We also suggest that you buddy up so you can get multiple items per card.

Chill

Chill is a six-week, learn-to-snowboard program for underserved inner-city youth.  The youth we work with come from a variety of backgrounds, including foster care or group home situations, low-income public schools, juvenile justice systems, and drug rehab programs to name a few.  Many of these youth lack positive role models, consistency of any sort, or the availability of positive extra-circular activities. As a volunteer you can help to change all of this.

On-Snow Volunteer:

We ask that volunteers choose one day of the week that works best for them and attend Chill on that same day of the week at least three times throughout the six-week program. This arrangement creates consistency for the youth because the volunteers work with the same group every time.  The days this year are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  It starts the 19th and goes on for 6 weeks from there including a possible make up day(s) at the end.

We’ll leave around 4pm from campus and go to Wachusett. You help out the kids and then you ride until the mountain closes (around 11p). If you want to participate in Chill with BUST, please email busnowtm@bu.edu and we’ll put you on the list.

Loving the view this morning,

Katie Ashley Taylor Warren Lauren Geoff and Alexa
Boston University Snowboard Team (BUST)

busnowtm@bu.edu
http://blogs.bu.edu/busnowtm

Last News before Thanksgiving

Hey Guys,

Here’s what’s included in the email this week:

1. Upcoming Events

2. Chill

3. Spring Break

4. Sponsors

5. Mark your Calendar

1. Upcoming Events

A) Ski and Snowboard Expo.

The Expo is all weekend at the Bayside Expo Center off the JFK/UMass stop on the Red Line. Its easy to get to and it’s a lot of fun. If you need gear for the season, this is a great way to get it.

******If you want to go with the group, meet Lauren & Taylor at BU East T Station at 10am. If we change time/place we’ll message the facebook group & twitter it.

B) Clean Agganis Fundraiser after the hockey game at 9pm on Friday Dec. 11. Come out to support our team and have fun in the process. Email us at busnowtm@bu.edu if you can come.

2. Chill

Chill is a six-week, learn-to-snowboard program for underserved inner-city youth.  The youth we work with come from a variety of backgrounds, including foster care or group home situations, low-income public schools, juvenile justice systems, and drug rehab programs to name a few.  Many of these youth lack positive role models, consistency of any sort, or the availability of positive extra-circular activities. As a volunteer you can help to change all of this.

On-Snow Volunteer:

We ask that volunteers choose one day of the week that works best for them and attend Chill on that same day of the week at least three times throughout the six-week program. This arrangement creates consistency for the youth because the volunteers work with the same group every time.  The days this year are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  It starts the 19th and goes on for 6 weeks from there including a possible make up day(s) at the end.

We’ll leave around 4pm from campus and go to Wachusett. You help out the kids and then you ride until the mountain closes (around 11p). If you want to participate in Chill with BUST, please emailbusnowtm@bu.edu and we’ll put you on the list.

3. Spring Break

If you want to go to Copper Mountain, Colorado this Spring Break with a group of kids who love to snowboard and party, then talk to your parents over Thanksgiving Break. You’ll need to pay a deposit, in the form of a plane ticket between Thanksgiving and the end of the semester. Please emailtaldredge1@gmail.com .

4. Sponsors

Members see email for proforms and codes.

5. Mark your Calendar

Dec. 6 First Sunday trip to Stratton

Dec. 11 9pm Clean up Agganis

BUST Love,

Katie Ashley Taylor Warren Lauren Geoff and Alexa
Boston University Snowboard Team (BUST)

busnowtm@bu.edu
http://blogs.bu.edu/busnowtm

Upcoming events- omg there are so many

1. Tonight there is a kickoff party w/a rail jam for all of those 21+. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164667538913&index=1

2. “The Blizzard” Winter Kick Off party at The Roxy. More info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168764253649&index=1

3. Interested in seeing Warren Miller’s new film Dynasty? We’re trying to get a group together for the show Friday Nov. 13 at 6:30pm. Tickets are kinda expensive but there are perks (lift tickets) that you get for going. If you are interested in coming, email busnowtm@bu.edu to reserve your spot. Check out more info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=170714239351&index=1

4. Spring Break, if you’re interested in going with us to Copper Mountain, talk to your parents over Thanksgiving Break because we need to get things booked in early December.

5. Sunday River trip Jan 3-8 with the Snowriders. It’ll be about $275 (and could drop with a bigger group) for lodging and lift.

As always, talk to us or email us with questions.

Nationalss

Hey BUST,

Katie Basse here, writing to you from deep (deeep) within the Colorado Mountains. I’m at Copper Mountain of course at the USASA Nationals Competition. Yesterday was a practice day. All the competitiors in every age group had about an hour to practice their event. The events are Boardercross, Slopestyle, Giant Slalam, Slalam, and Halfpipe.

Here’s how the competition works: There are 6 groups of riders that contain different age groups and genders. Every day, a different group has one of the competitions with one day off (6 groups, 5 events, get it?).

I’m in Group 3 which has menehune girls (10-11), breaker girls (12-13), youth women (14-15), junior women (16-17), and women jams (18-22).  I was also in women jams. On the practice day, there was about a half a foot of fresh powder and it was snowing. Figuring out the timing of the jumps was a bit tricky and the boxes were a bit sticky. I got in 3 practice runs during our timeslot. The jumps were bigger than at the slopestyle comps at Okemo but I got used to it.

Today was the competition. There was a little bit of new snow but not too noticable. The trails and terrain parks were freshly groomed with packed powder. It was also sunny and not too cold. I got on the lift around 8:20am and just rocked it. Thankfully there was a mini park, a some big jumps, and a rail park on the way down to the slopestyle course so there was a lot of places to practice when you couldn’t get on the course. The first heat had menehune girls, breaker girls, and youth women. The second heat had junior women and women jams. During our practice time from 12:40-1:10pm, I only got in one run but I got the feel of the jumps so I could dial in my speed. Then we started the runs. After the first run I was in 8th. But in the end I got 13th out of 20 competitors. Not too shabby for the BU Snowboard Team’s first appearence at Nationals.

Update

Hey BUSTies,

Everyone had a great time at Stratton this past weekend. The US Open was going on. Erica said hey to Shawn White. Katie was jealous. But we also saw Anti Autti rock the slopestyle event. We got some free stuff. But the riding was pretty good. It was a perfect day. Then all of a sudden, there was a flash blizzard of 2inches of powdery snow. We were slowed down a little because all the wax had been scraped off by the ice rocks at Tremblant the week before. But, to no avail, we were just happy to be out in Vermont ripping it up.

Some sweet pics:

we were there

find more on facebook

Weekend Update

This past weekend the snowboard team was very very busy. A group of 4 went up to Vermont Friday night and stayed with Coach Mike’s friend Becca (thanks!). They came bearing gifts in the form of a Brita pitcher. It was quite an adventure to get that Brita too. They had to sneak in the exit of the supermarket because apparently in Vermont everything closes at 9pm on a Friday night. Then they went to Okemo Saturday morning. Katie and Lester got their bibs and got stoked to compete in slopestyle. The course was SO well groomed and everything was marked with snow paint and flags. They took some practice runs and then trained until their runs. They arrived on the scene expecting practice runs. Unfortunately, the organizers decided to wipe the practice time and just have the riders throw down. Katie and Lester got a little nervous. However, they rocked it and in the end, they received medals. Then they drove home to Boston.

Sunday, everyone got up early in the morning and hopped on the bus. This week, unlike all the others before, the bus wasn’t filled to capacity (Gasp!). Its possible that everyone is gearing up for President’s Day. But, all in all, it was a good day.