This December, Andy Parry, Jack Borland, and Ian Compton are rolling around mostly obscure local hills in the Northeast and Mid-West for the Tell A Friend Tour, aptly named since we assume none of you have multiple friends. Mostly informal shredding and rail jamming with plenty of small gifts for creative tricksters (like Sugarbush local Ethan, doing all the 50/50 madness in The Weak above), trick tipping, and overall impression-making. Andy has wanted to do this tour for years, mostly based on the idea that seeing your favorite pro at your home mountain, however shitty it may be, has a lasting impression and gets you unduly pumped to ski. Dave Crichton made a similar impression on much of the Traveling Circus at the New York State X Games in 2003, and so now Andy’s trying to return the favor.
We met up with Van Bear Pig and the crew at Killington, had dinner at an empanadas restaurant with a super-intense waitress was kind of freaking me out, namely by staring deep into soul, forcing us to buy shots or virgin cocktails for our underage friend, and asking me “what my story was,” with the overall sensation similar to being cast on a weird episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer after eating bad Indian food and only being able to think about going to the bathroom, but being confronted with a vampire instead. Then we hung around for the following day at Okemo. Here’s some photos: