December Mappy Hour

Photos by Susan Torres

For December Mappy Hour we worked with OvR to take over Fontana’s back room for a snow sport themed extravaganza of workshops, prizes, and even kombucha!

This month, instead of having one main speaker we split up the room into four “stations” for a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Mappy Hour.

We had Jon of Pure Strength NYC talking about training for skiing and riding off of the mountain (hint: pogo sticks are great training for moguls). Lara dug deep into nutrition, highlighting what you need to be fueling your days out with.



Matt, took the more advanced athletes for an avalanche safety discussion And Abbi, whipped out the yoga mats (yes, in the middle of the bar) to do some yoga poses that are great for athletes.


After that we got to try out a new drink from Brooklyn called “Kombrewcha” (conclusion: it’s delicious) and hung out with maps and new snow sports buddies.


And one of our favorite instagram photos from the night comes from @bklynjunglebook: it’s called “Cheers to Mappy Hour”:


Thanks to everyone who came and of course:


OvRride helps get New Yorkers to the mountains on their weekly bus trips and their annual trips to Japan, Chile and out West.

Pure Strength (Jon) a strength and conditioning program built specifically for Sking & Snowboarding

Lara Zakaria is a pharmacist turned nutritionist who focuses on integrating the best of western medicine and science with traditional and alternative wisdom. She offers various teaching tools, programs, including groups, interactive workshops and individual programs.

Abbi Klein, LMSW, RYT and Dorian Dammond, MSEd., RYT founded Omie Wellness in order to provide Omies with tools to promote personal growth utilizing holistic approaches, focusing on fitness, nutrition, meditation, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and modern psychotherapy

Fontanas – an awesome bar on the LES with live music, community events and more.

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