HOLY BOWLY

HOLY BOWLY
words & photos / bob plumb

Two nights before Holy Bowly was set to kickoff I checked the weather. The forecast had not been promising all week. It had been predicting scattered showers throughout the week and I’ll be honest, the thought of standing in rain, in May, to shoot snowboarding was not real appealing. Call me crazy. Luckily there was a break. All of Monday looked good and part of Tuesday. I loaded up my truck and headed out the next day.

I was meeting up with the Lick the Cat crew and bunch of others. We planned on sleeping in the parking lot for a few nights and getting after it in the day. We ended up sleeping next to the Absinthe guys, which was a bonus, along with Forrest and Dirksen. This time of year it’s always fun to see everyone together. It’s almost a farewell to summer and half the people you’ve spent all winter with, you won’t see till there is snow again.

The course was insane. It was massive. There were so many small pockets of trannies and lots of hidden gems everywhere. It’s cool to watch all the different people find their own lines, creative gaps are everywhere. It felt like it took five minutes to go through it all. Big shout-out to Krush, the diggers and all of the park crew for making it happen. It was cool to see such a dynamic course in front of arguably the most iconic mountain in snowboarding. Till next winter!