Monday, April 7, 2014

2nd Annual JLA banked

Burton Snowboards and Mammoth Mountain put on the 2nd annual JLA Banked event.  Jeffy Anderson was a great friend of mine, and I really miss following that little punk around on the snow on my snowboard.  This Event was a great celebration of his life and to the Stoke he has given so many people.   The Funds that are raised go to different JLA projects like the JLA Skatepark in Mammoth.    It was great seeing some good Friends and Legends in the sport come out and have a great time in the name of Jeff Anderson :-)
Jane and Billy Anderson at signups

Billy giving people the Low down 

#35,  I wish i was that young 

Billy getting ready for Battle 

Mike Parillo about to MOB the course 

the Scene at the top of the course 

Matt Baker, Jane and Billy Anderson 

Roan Rogers, Me, Chris Roach 

Roan Rogers about to get Nuts 

Billy and Jane giving out awards



Monday, March 17, 2014

Retailer Sales contest Heli trip Video

BC Heli trip from Dave Downing on Vimeo.

powder Mt BC Heli

Had a great day of Heli assist Pow complements of Powder Mountain Heli.  Canada retail sales contest winners were treated to a great day of fun,  JG, Mikkel Bang, Mark Sollors were there in the mix and i'd say we showed the Retailers a good day. :-)  

mark sollors, JG ,Mikkel Bang

mounting up 

Heli Load #1

endless Pow Pow 

JG,  "yoda"

Heli Picknick 

Family tree boards in their element 

Heli Load #2

JG is a happy dude when he's about to buckle in 

Warren from Easy Rider, and Mikkel Bang 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Little vid i shot with my iPhone 5s and Hitcase/ xcessories pole when i was at the Burton US OPEN at Vail riding with some Snowboard shop retailers.   Lots of Froth :-)

Retailers at US OPEN 14 from Dave Downing on Vimeo.

32nd Burton US OPEN

Vail hosted the 32nd Burton US OPEN. The Slopestyle riders had to deal with snow all day and i'm sure that sucked riding those jumps and rails,  but myself and the 30+ Retailers i was riding with were super stoked,  We had some great runs rallying around Vail with Joe Curtes as our Guide.  We ended up the Day with a Minturn Mile run down to get some Mexi Food with 71 people.  That was by far the biggest group i've even ventured into the backcountry with.  Thanks Jake for a Epic Event.

Shred posse


Top of the minturn mile 


tired puppies 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Washington , Mission Ridge Demo

Northwest is going off with snow lately.  I was lucky enough to get in and ride Stevens pass in the evening, then head over to Mission Ridge for the ON-Snow demo there.  The second day at Mission Ridge was pretty incredible,  snowed over a foot and was really uncrowded.  Needless to say the Family Tree boards were gone all day from the Demo Tent.


snowy demo scene 

Tent life 

Pow Pow 

Landlord likes it 


Mission Ridge

Snowbasin , Ut Demo

ON-Snow Retailer demo at Snowbasin Utah.  First day was a little flat light but still fun,  then it snowed about 6 inches overnight and the second day was super fun ripping around the resort.  Flight Attendant board was the hot item of the day for sure.

Alex Andrews knows how to treat Retailers 

Gondola posse

Demo Scene


Thursday, February 6, 2014

SIA 2014

SIA Colorado Tradeshow 2014.  This year was great having some snow on the ground in Denver for the Tradeshow.  Even though the snow has been horrible in California,  Most of the people at the show were fired up on snowboarding.  The On-snow Demo at Copper Mt was great and it was one of the busiest demos ever.  One Highlight of the trip was seeing good friends at the tradeshow, also i got to hook up with Joe Curtes and ride with him.  Joe and I were partners in the development of the Custom board and Burton has Been Selling it for 20 years.   The dude still rips hard and can turn a board that's for sure.

Romain, JP Soleberg, Mads

Joe Curtes and I on the lift 

boys the booth booming with the Nixon Blaster 

Joe from paragon 

first come first serve 

Joe Curtes and Emmet , #burtonlegacy

20 years of the Custom 

Chairlift Posse