This year’s Rails from the Crypt at Nashoba Valley in Westford was like an extended episode of America’s Got Talent. Guys of all ages were shredding it!! Toaster Shade’s very own Tristan Noone is going to start my training ASAP and get me in there to take it home for the ladies next year. Game on! This probably just means that they are making it look way too easy. There were slasher film murderers and zombies flying all over the place and I just thought if they can do it, so can I!
Hats were flying off heads left and right as everyone tried to either nail the trick they’ve been working on or just try to make it all the way down the rail before eating shit or, hopefully, not eat no shit at all. I can’t tell you how many people I watched eat shit with a big smile on their face. As you may know, there is not much snow to be had at the moment, so there was a mud pit forming at the end of each run. Some guys slid right through and others got it splattered right onto their face. They didn’t seem to mind so much. Next year they could have a prize for both least and most muddy!
Nashoba’s own Steve Mahon is well known as the hardest working man in America. He was nonstop, making sure there was enough snow and providing fresh snow. Him and Tristan worked together to get a pair of toaster shades to one of the lucky winners. You can see Justin Melansan dressed as Jason in the picture above after he won a killer new pair of hand painted toaster shades. Looking good, Justin! We hope you like them. Winners included most consistent, best trick, and best costume for both skiing and snowboarding.
All together great day with great weather and great people. Looking forward to seeing everyone there again next year!