On Sunday, May 21, in spring conditions, Donner Ski Ranch and Northern California’s Heckler Magazine held a little get-together to say, “thank you to all who helped out” through an epic winter, according to Heckler Editor Sunny Mayugba.

The day featured a big-air contest, raffle, barbecue, and five bands. Director of Marketing Don Bostick said it created, “a good atmosphere and a very positive attitude.” The cheap and plentiful bottles of Heckler Brau may have had a hand in those good vibes as well. “There were beers and smiles everywhere,” said Mayugba.

Notables in a crowd of approximately 600 were Noah Salasnek, Tucker Fransen, Aaron Vincent, Wendy Powell, and Kellie Wright. With the party’s apparent success, it seems these festivities will become an annual event.

¿Andrew Blumberg