Mountain High snow blowers at work prepping Mount Hermosa. Photos by Kevin Cody
After a four hour rain delay, the Third Annual Spyder Snow Fest is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. Saturday. Mountain High snow blowers began dumping 60 tons of snow on to a three-story high jump after the rain stopped about noon, when the snow jump had been scheduled to open.
Spyder owners Dickie O’Reilly and Dennis Jarvis were all smiles after the rain stopped.
Mountain High pro snowboarders Cory Cronk, Trever Haas and Kyle Lopiccolo will be among the pros competing for the Best Trick award. Following the pros’ exhibition kids under 15 will be allowed to sled on Mount Hermosa.
While waiting for the snow jump to open apparel manufacturer Matix was tailoring jeans and sewing patches on caps in its mobile sewing factory. Tailor Miguel Espinoza is joined by Matix’s Darren Godfrey, Steive Meidroff and Vince Carina.
Spy Optics (foreground) and a dozen other ski industry businesses kept the crowd busy will the snow jump was being prepared.