Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tahoe Pow

I've been riding in the Tahoe Backcountry now for about 15 years. During this time i've been able to search out some incredible spots with the help of friends like the Hatchett Brothers and the riders that film with Standard Films. I've had many people help me with knowledge in the backcountry and i want to pass that on to younger riders. The last few days I took Keegan and Mikkel out into a special spot in the Tahoe Area. I'm really impressed with both of them and how they can translate their freestyle skills into the Freeriding mountain arena. People think Keegan is just some little jibber from So Cal, but that kid can snowboard. Serious , he can ride pow and land. I'm not talking a little bit of fresh, it snowed over 8 feet in the last week here in Tahoe. I've known Mikkel for a long time. When I met him he was this little 4ft kid with sick style, Now he is a 9 foot tall man with super sick style, and the guy has some serious power when he rides. Both of them need work on there snowmobile skills though. :-)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

day 2 the boat

more good times today riding behind steamboat in the cat. Fun Crew
and more good times.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Boat

Went cat boarding at Steamboat Colorado today with some shop kids from BC surf/sport.. had a great time riding
with them and talking about the new Burton 2011 gear they were riding. Its pretty easy to be happy
with your equipment when your riding powder, but they were super stoked on the new sherlock board.
Also the new Custom Flying V. I got this kid Harry to take a run Bear Back ,, and I gave him a Flying V 57.
it was classic. Plus there was some funny hip/hop MTV moments in the cat on the way up.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Analog "Design Unlikley Feature " Event

Sat Jan 9 was the unveiling of the Spaceship by Austin. Austin was the winner of the "Design Unlikely Feature " contest from Analog. It was a contest held on-line where people could submit a drawing of a Feature to be Built by the Bear Mountain crew.
Analog received about 350 entries. Some were super crazy, or very expensive and huge to build, but the winner was the spaceship by Austin. Its a super fun feature and allows riders of all levels to hit it and enjoy. Analog put on a riding contest on i,
and Austin who rips actually made the finals. The kids in the Finals were going off. Lots of good style jibbing going on.
New Analog team riders Alex Andrews and Zak Hale helped in the Judging. If you get the Chance , head up to Bear and shred the Spaceship.. Its Fun.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

push up challenge

During the Selling season, things can get pretty heated up between Burton Reps and Retailers. Here Justin, ( So Cal Burton Rep)
gets Defeated by Duke from Surfside sports. Good times.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Spent the Holiday Week up in Tahoe at Northstar. The place was packed with people stoked on the good conditions. my wife shannon and I had our first few days with our kids when they were riding by themselves without hanging on me. It was really cool to see my kids enjoying something that I love. Logan is 61/2 and is in the Orange suit. Dillon just turned 5 two weeks ago and is in the Green suit. I'm already plotting how I can take them in the Backcountry and shuttle both of them around on my sled.
enjoy the video below.