Hermosa Beach hosts snowboard event

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 13, 2010 6:55 am

Snowboarding by the beach?  Hermosa Beach to be exact.  This past weekend the pier was loaded up with snow for the first annual Snowfest.  To read the whole article by Jayson Repko click here.

Thirty-five tons of white stuff blanketed Pier Avenue during the inaugural Snowfest, organized by Spyder Surfboards with the help of the Mammoth Mountain and the Chamber of Commerce. Workers fed large blocks of ice into specialized machines to create the snow, which was then sculpted into a terrain park where pro and amateur riders wowed the crowd with their technical skills. 

“It was so much fun,” said Kuhr.  “The course is perfect for me.”

Hermosa Beach Fire Department veteran Aaron Bush, a nine-time champion at the Firefighters Winter Olympics in the Slalom joined in on the demonstration, despite the fact that terrain park riding is not in his normal snowboarding repertoire. 

“I was like a kid in a candy store today,” said Bush.  “This is a great moment in our city’s history and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”   photo: Jayson Repko