Behind the Scenes with Lick the Cat During a Late Season Day at Snowbird Resort

Words: Griffin Siebert

Photos: Andrew Miller

It was a beautiful April morning in the Wasatch Mountains.  A fresh dusting of Utah cold smoke graced the slopes of Snowbird, UT, and the sun decided to show up for the party.  A couple of cat lickers conjugated on the tram deck excited and cold, awaiting an early tram. The crew consisted of Blake Paul, Sam Taxwood, Ben Bilodeau, Spencer Schubert, Jay Richards, filmer extraordinaire Jeremy Thornburg, photog assassin Andrew Miller, and myself.

The amazing ski patrol at Snowbird gave us the go ahead to venture our way into the infamous cirque.  With the whole cirque to ourselves and the puppies frothing, Blake Paul dropped in to the first line tossing buckets left and right.  Immediately afterwards hoots and hollers where heard as the rest of the crew began to pick apart the cirque one line at a time.  The rest of the day consisted of non-stop party boarding with the whole crew, hitting side hits left and right, forwards and backwards.  With Jay Richards as our hype man, the crew rolled on, and began to cut out some classic wind lip hits on the Alta side of Baldy Mountain.  Flails, scorpions, inverts, and tweaked grabs went down, and the party continued.

Some highlights included Blake’s scorpion, Jay Richard's bellyflop, Schubert's sends, and Ben Bilodeau’s mind bending invert (check the video for proof).  The day capped off with a huge group charge down the Alta Ski Resort. Hitting side hits poking shifties and feeling like rebels in the ski only part of the Wasatch.  Getting hassled by skiers on the lifts and bombing mogul fields, the day couldn’t have ended any better.  The only way to end such an amazing day was to eat some apres burritos at Lone Star Taqueria at the mouth of the Cottonwood Canyon.  Thanks Snowbird for the amazing day!

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