To put in bluntly -- what a wild winter.
We started off by hitting Mammoth Mountain, CA for opening day of the winter 19/20 season. While the snow was low, the stoke was high as we lapped Broadway for our first turns of the season on November 9, 2019. From there, things didn’t get going through the new year as we prayed for snow out West.
We went to our first Outdoor Retailer show in Denver in January and made a trip out of it. We started off by going to X-Games in Aspen, CO and riding at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for a few days. We then road tripped it to Denver and attended Outdoor Retailer. What an experience. We met so many brands/companies and contacts in the industry, it was quite the gathering and so inspiring to see so many like-minded people all together. Shout out to our friends at NILS for letting us set up shop in their booth (check them out www.NILS.us). And what’s a trip to Denver without stopping at the Coors Factory, just outside the city in Golden, CO. If you’ve never been, we highly recommend it.
After Denver, we wouldn’t know it yet, but there was roughly only 1 more month of our season to go. We went to Big Sky for our annual “Spring Break” tradition and we were finally rewarded. 4 days of great powder, friends, and good times. But then, the world began to shut down. We ended up riding the last day of the season at Big Sky, and what an eerie feeling that was. While the snow was amazing, the vibe across the resort was somber, as everyone started to realize the season was over, and the World was going to change.
Overall, the season had its ups and downs. Taylor hurt his back pre-season and never recovered for the season. He ended up having surgery to repair a herniated disc in March, but is looking good for the new winter season ahead. Eric rode all season and was rewarded for his patience with the weather with epic powder in Big Sky to close out the season. We made a lot of new friends and worked on some interesting concepts for the future of Senger, but we’re ready to put the past season in our rear-view mirror. Here’s to winter 20/21.