Siblings Tricia and Doug Byrnes fit the profile of many early snowboarders - they were bored skiers. Once snowboarding was allowed at Stratton, the two used the Stratton Allegro Program and the Green Mountain Series, to develop into ranked competitors with Tricia eventually competing in the Olympics. Through the research for the book, Snowboarding in Southern Vermont , a common theme developed when it came to Doug Byrnes - a great guy who loved snowboarding, music and he was a person who was kind to everyone he encountered. We lost this great young man to an asthma attack in 1999. A early departure for a person who had an impact on so many people.
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Phot Credit: Tricia Byrnes, Neil Korn, Gary Land
8/20/2019 08:17:38 am
Snowboarding is one of the few physical activities that I actually enjoy. I am not a very gifted person, at least not physically. There are not a lot of things that I can do, however, snowboarding is one of the few that I actually can. I do not know why, but my body is just naturally good at snowboarding, I really do not understand it. I hope that I can show you some of the pictures that I have with me.
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