R: Colin Spencer

P: Aaron Dodds
DEC. 2011
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CONTENTS
DECEMBER | V.2
FROM THE EDITOR
LADY KILLERS
MAN EATERS
OUTSIDE THE BOX
ALTITUDE SICKNESS
JUST SAYIN’
JOURNEY W/ JJ
BACKCOUNTRY OPS
VIDEO STASH
WE’VE GOT COMPANY
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
LAST RESORT
STYLE POINTS
X GAMES
TRICK TIPS
ART INSTALLMENT
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“IT’S WELL ROUNDED AND HAS A GREAT COMMUNITY.
I WILL ALWAYS CALL COLORADO HOME.” -PG. 23
ON THE COVER
Rider: Colin Spencer
Photo: Aaron Dodds
Location: Vail Pass
ISSUE
2.4
Boosting huge over backcountry road gaps; all in a day’s work
for this month’s cover boy, Colin Spencer. This shot shows off
his ability to come through in the clutch with a Cab 9 in variable
conditions. “I was surprised we got some shots the day we hit
this jump. The snow and sun were in and out all day. Once I hit
it, I was psyched and wanted to keep going. It was hard to be
patient for the right time, but it paid off!”
Want more of this big-time Colorado rider? We’re hooking you
up with a profle on Colin as this issue’s Lady Killer. Also, scan the
QR code to see Colin’s road gap cover shot in action. It’s just a
taste of his full part in COCKFIGHT! a Role Model Production.
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FROM THE EDITOR
TAKING IT TO
THE STREETS -ADAM SCHMIDT
ISSUE
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Riding street is a way snowboarders and photographers
can express themselves doing what they aspire to do. Every
snowboarder has their own unique style unlike anyone before
them. Where some may prefer a terrain park, the backcountry,
or some nice steep trees, it doesn’t matter what your style is, as
long as it does it for you. Snowboarding in the streets isn’t for
everyone, but then again...snowboarding itself isn’t for everyone.
It’s not something for the faint of heart. It’s for those of us who
seek thrills and challenges in our lives and enjoy the exploration
of a higher elevation, regardless of the altitude. The street scene
delivers such massive progression in snowboarding due to the
limitless creativity a rider can have. It should be easy to see how
intriguing this scene can be.

Whether it’s a wall ride on your offce building, making pow
turns, dropping cliffs, or hiking the park all day, everyone has the
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LADY KILLERS
BY JUSTIN LESNIAK
COLIN
SPENCER
D.O.B.: 05/22/88
RESIDES: Breckenridge, CO
HOMETOWN: Golden, CO
SPONSORS: Yes. Snowboards, Billabong, Chaos Headwear, Me.Glad, YEA.NICE,
Keystone, DaKine, vitaminwater, Jammy Pack and Northwave.
STANCE: Regular
f: 15
b: -12 23 in. 155 cm.
Colin Spencer might be Colorado’s most under-appreciated
boarder. The dude crushed it on Salomon for years, and now
having made the move to Yes. Snowboards, is fnally getting the
attention he deserves. His growing onslaught knows no bounds;
park, pipe, backcountry booters and pillow lines all laid to waste
at the hands of a true Lady Killer.
With more sponsors than a NASCAR driver there’s a reason why
companies are eager to invest in Colin. Touting an easy-going
personality, positive demeanor and charming sensibility, it’s hard
not to like the guy. Couple that with the riding ability that’s only
found at the X Games, or your wildest dreams, and that gives
Colin the opportunity to achieve great things.
If you’re skeptical by nature and my rambling about how wicked
Colin gets on a board hasn’t convinced you, do yourself a favor
and get lost in the photo on the opposite page. That’s right, Colin
getting inverted on a massive mine jump. Here’s the story behind
this masterful photo. “We spent a few days building that jump.
Defnitely the largest wedge I’ve ever built,” comments Colin.
Like everything in life, good things are worth working for and
this jump was no different. “I had my eye on it (the jump) for a
couple of years. Before I ever hit it I would look at it and think it
was a monster. It wasn’t until I hit it that I thought, time to get
upside down.”
One of the most telling aspects about Colin is that he seems to
get it. When I say “he gets it,” what I mean is that he realizes the
opportunity he’s had growing up here in Colorado. With world-
class terrain around every corner and seemingly endless seasons
at his fnger tips, Colin has been wise in taking advantage of
everything Colorado has to offer. “Colorado is such a well-
rounded place. We got good parks, good pow and some good
urban stuff. I’m grateful to grow up here.”
Showing that he is a true Colorado native, Colin recalls one of his
fondest memories of riding in his home state. “I remember one of
my frst times going to The Freeway Terrain Park at Breckenridge.
They had this hip jump and my friend Tom Carroll said I had to
air straight over it or he wasn’t taking me home. So I went for it
when I was 15 and just knuckled, putting my knee right into my
braces. The next weekend I was back after it and I remember the
feeling of going straight over the hip. He pushed me, without him
telling me he would leave me, I wouldn’t have done it.”
For this season Colin anticipates splitting his efforts two-fold.
The frst endeavor he will pursue is combining his success from
last season and a summer of riding High Cascade Snowboard
Camp and putting it towards a killer year flled with top shelf
competitions, including the Dew Tour. “This upcoming season I
plan on doing as many contests as I can,” says Colin. “I went to
Mt. Hood this summer and learned some tricks along with the
tricks I learned last winter. I feel like it would be dumb not to do
some contests even though I’m not fully into the contests scene.”
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P: JEFF BROCKMEYER
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Colin’s other focus for this year will be flming some legit video
parts where he can bring his riding to life. Last year Colin put in
a solid effort flming here in Colorado with the Role Model crew
where he caught the flming bug. Colin comments on his recent
flming opportunities, “this year I was lucky to ride with Chad
Otterstrom. I always looked up to him, and this year he took me
out and showed me a lot of good spots.” Fortunately for Colin,
backcountry skills and aerial prowess make him the perfect
candidate for producing some serious video parts. “Pushing it in
the backcountry and building huge jumps, that’s really where I’m
at right now.”
Last spring Colin joined Yes. Snowboards and their legendary
team of big mountain heroes. Few teams garner as much respect
as the gentlemen at Yes, so it’s safe to say Colin is in a place
where his riding can grow and be immersed in a family of shred
royalty. “I completely agree with their (Yes. Snowboards’) outlook
on snowboarding. I really feel like their passion for snowboarding
and keeping it core and having a solid brand you can stand
behind,” says Colin. Anxious to amp up his riding with the rest of
his new brethren at Yes, Colin sees himself riding and flming with
his new family for years to come. “I see the potential of riding
with them (the Yes. Snowboards team) forever. These guys love
to shred pow and love to go surfng and they are in it for fun. I
get that vibe that they just love having a good time and riding
the good stuff.”
Colin’s talent gives him the opportunity to take his skills across
the globe, destroying winter wonderlands on several continents.
Colin comments on the importance of traveling in his life. “I
would love to be traveling around, seeing the world. Traveling
to Japan, Europe, getting to travel and snowboard all over the
world. That would be the dream and the life for me.” Luckily
for Colin, he has skills that will translate in other countries. He’s
the type of rider that can throw down bangers regardless of
where he has stepped off a plane. “That’s what’s cool about
snowboarding, it gives you the thirst to travel and fnd new spots.”
In the end Colorado is in Colin’s veins, and that’s a gift that never
leaves you. “Colorado is the best, I love it here. The winters are
great here. It’s well-rounded and has a great community. I will
always call Colorado home.”
“COLORADO IS SUCH A WELL-
ROUNDED PLACE. WE GOT
GOOD PARKS, GOOD POW AND
SOME GOOD URBAN STUFF. I’M
GRATEFUL TO GROW UP HERE.”
R: COLIN SPENCER
P: AARON DODDS
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MAN EATERS
BY LESLIE GLENN
JANNA
MEYEN-WEATHERBY
D.O.B.: 02/12/77
RESIDES: Fairplay, CO
HOMETOWN: Southern California
SPONSORS: Volcom, Lib Tech, Electric
STANCE: Regular
f: 18
b: -12 21.25 in. 151 cm.
R: JANNA MEYEN-WEATHERBY
P: CHRISTY CHALOUX
JANNA IS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED
WITHIN SNOWBOARDING, EVERYDAY LIFE
AND ANYTHING SHE SETS HER HEART
AND MIND TO. “I GREW UP IN SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA SO BOARD SPORTS & DIRT
BIKES WERE IN MY BLOOD,” SHE EXPLAINS.
WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF NATURAL
TALENT RUNNING THROUGH HER VEINS AND
AN AMAZING DRIVE, SHE HAS BEEN TAKING
SNOWBOARDING BY STORM SINCE SHE
STRAPPED INTO HER FIRST BOARD IN 1988.
JANNA GREW UP WITH SNOWBOARDING,
MUCH LIKE SNOWBOARDING GREW UP WITH
HER AS ONE OF ITS TRUE AMBASSADORS
AND INNOVATORS. HER STATS AND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE UNPARALLELED,
STARTING WITH A WIN AT THE US OPEN AT
JUST 13-YEARS-OLD, TO MORE RECENTLY
STACKING X GAMES AND DEW TOUR
PODIUMS INTO HER THIRTIES.
In the 23 years since her frst season riding, Janna has been
quietly dominating the snowboard ranks, approaching riding
with her own set of standards and plan of attack. These
unconventional ways have allowed her to enjoy riding and
continue to progress year after year. Janna approaches new
tricks with calculated precision and details the process as
“working on the building blocks of each trick. Baby steps.”
Adding, “by the time I’m ready to do something completely new,
I have already organized all of the pieces and my confdence
in getting the task done is high. A new trick ends up being a
calculated risk and not a leap of faith.” Six X Games Medals,
multiple U.S. Open titles and a bag of tricks that is seemingly
endless are just the tip of the iceberg. Janna is also one of the
few ladies out there to have a 900 on lock. Did I mention that it
is a Cab 9 off her toes with a solid grab? Anything else wouldn’t
be acceptable for Janna.
Although her skills have been on point from day one, the road
has been a bumpy one. Early in her career, Janna was partying
too much, got caught up in the scene and in her own words,
was “a young rider just following the herd. Going through the
motions of what I was suppose to do and not what I wanted to
do.” Finding a positive support system that includes going to
church and “knowing where I was at with my riding and where I
wanted to go with it,” gave her a new perspective and focus on
life and snowboarding. This transformation gave her renewed
confdence, positivity and passion for riding and being a better
role model as well.
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Finding inspiration in the challenges at hand and “competing
with herself and no other,” have been her mantras and one of
the secrets to her success. She explains, “daily motivation comes
from challenging myself mentally, physically, emotionally, and
spiritually. Trying to continue to grow as a person and become
more well-rounded and balanced everyday and always learning
from daily interactions and challenges.” This philosophy has
allowed Janna to exist on her own terms, avoiding the usual
stereotypes of being the fairer gender or expectations of a time
or age limit to any given snowboard career.
Over the years, Janna has transcended generation after
generation of riders and earned respect from all her peers along
the way, from the legends she grew up shredding with, to the up
and comers of today. Signature determination, drive and style
have been the key to her success in the past, but lately, she has
had trouble keeping things fresh and exciting. Recently, Janna
announced that this would be her fnal year competing and
riding professionally.
What’s up next for the one of the most infuential riders of all
time? She wants to start a family with her husband Kirk and
Bassett Hound, Butters, she has also been fnding other ways to
challenge herself outside of snowboarding. This includes going
back to school for the frst time since eighth grade (when she
opted to fnish high school through independent study), ftting
church back into her life, playing ice hockey, and working as a
volunteer frefghter on the North West Fire Team in Fairplay,
Colorado. Another new obsession of Janna’s has been workouts
at Crossft of Breckenridge, which is an ironic twist considering
she spent most of her life avoiding the gym at all costs. She
credits an improved mind and body to Crossft and continues to
say, “I love the feeling that if I need to handle any business in any
area of life I have the confdence to do that. I love knowing that if
I need to step up and kick ass, I can.”
“I LOVE THE FEELING THAT IF I
NEED TO HANDLE ANY BUSINESS
IN ANY AREA OF LIFE, I HAVE THE
CONFIDENCE TO DO THAT. I LOVE
KNOWING THAT IF I NEED TO STEP
UP AND KICK ASS, I CAN.”
R: JANNA MEYEN-WEATHERBY
P: CHRISTY CHALOUX
“DAILY MOTIVATION COMES FROM
CHALLENGING MYSELF MENTALLY,
PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND
SPIRITUALLY.”
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SO YOU ARE OBVI OUSLY
FRENCH CANADIAN. WHERE
DO YOU LIVE IN CANADA?
DID YOU DO THE WHOLE
MOVE FROM THE EAST TO
WHISTLER LIKE EVERYONE,
OR DID YOU STAY ON THE
EAST COAST?
Yep, I ’ m born and rai sed
French Canadian, from Les
Eboulements, Quebec. It’s a
beautiful little place and Le
Massif, which was my mountain
growing up, is just 30 minutes
away. After college I decided
to move to Whistler before
finding a real job because I
fgured I was only young once
and I coul d get a real j ob
when I’m older. The West had
just so much more to offer,
snowboarding wise, so I moved
there at 20-years-old and never
lived there since. Now I own a
little place on Vancouver Island
where I spend most of my
summer and fall surfing and
head back to Whistler for the
winters.
I ’ M VERY JEALOUS OF
CANADIANS. I WISH I COULD
LI VE THERE, BUT THEY
ALWAYS STRESS ME OUT AT
THE BORDER. DO YOU HAVE
THE SAME PROBLEM COMING
OVER HERE? DO WE STRESS
YOU OUT AT THE BORDER
WHEN YOU COME TO THE U.S?
Yes, defnitely, we get stressed
out and sometimes turned away
so it’s not any better.
EVERYONE WHO’S SEEN YOU
RIDE KNOWS YOUR TALENT,
BUT I NEVER REALLY SEE
YOU COMPETE. DO YOU HAVE
ANY PLANS TO TRY AND
GO TO THE OLYMPICS FOR
SLOPESTYLE OR JUST START
DOING CONTESTS? OR ARE
YOU GONNA JUST KEEP IT
REAL AND STICK WITH WHAT
YOU’RE DOING NOW?
I guess it’s been a while already
but I used to compete a whole
lot. I did the X Games three or
four times and I got my first
sponsors through the U.S. Open
and other contests. I did okay,
won a few things here and there
but nothing crazy. I guess I’ve
never been consistent with a
good stock run kind of rider. I
feel like I always kind of flmed
at the same time too, so I would
never really get much time to
go practice in the park and
improve my consistency. After a
while I realized that doing both
wasn’t worth it and I felt like I
could push snowboarding more
by trying to flm tricks all-year-
round in sick conditions instead
of getting two or three tries of
doing safe runs hoping to land.
I thought I could draw a better
portrait of my riding through
flming and since Rome really
supported me through their
frst movies it really all worked
out. If slopestyle would have
been in the Olympics when I
was still competing, I would
have probably went for it, but
there is no way now I’m gonna
give up that many pow days to
fght for some FIS points. Just
not what I’m into these days.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW
BY THE WAY? ISN’T ROME
COMING OUT WITH A MOVIE
THIS FALL? HOW DID THAT GO?
Yes, The Shred Remains is the
new movie which is touring in
September and October all
over. It was a really fun year and
I’m really stoked of what came
out of it. I was a bit nervous
after my neck injury last year
and decided to not have much
expectations and it ended up
being pretty productive. The
crew is so fun so that really
helps too.
HOW DID YOU BREAK YOUR
NECK? I HEARD I T WAS
PRETTY FAR OUT IN THE
BACKCOUNTRY?
I broke my neck in Whistler
trying to flm this ice cliff with
Absinthe. It was a stupid idea
I had. I guess I should have
looked at the feature better
from the top before going. I
went too fast so I went about
40 feet down onto a pretty
fat icy landing. Even though I
landed on my feet frst, my head
whiplashed backwards, hit the
ice and broke my C2 (vertibra). I
couldn’t move from the ground,
obviously, and we were out of
reception so our amazing flmer
sledded away to call the heli,
which showed up two and a half
hours later. Annie (Boulanger)
took such good care of me too
and kept me warm as I was so
cold. I heard that a flmer from
another crew broke his leg and
Travis Rice, I think, he got half
buried in an avalanche as well in
the same zone that day which is
kinda crazy.
HOW WAS FILMING WITH
ABSINTHE? DID YOU GO OUT
WITH THE DUDES A LOT? IT
SEEMS LIKE YOU AND ANNIE
ARE PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY
TWO GIRLS WHO CAN HANG
WITH THE DUDES IN THE
BACKCOUNTRY.
Filming with Absinthe was such
an awesome experience and
especially with Annie. She’s the
shit, and we had a lot of fun
and she taught me so much.
There are a lot of girls out there
that can hang with the dudes,
sometimes you just got to give
them a chance like with every
other guy that’s never been in
the backcountry before, you
gotta start somewhere.

DID YOU RIDE WITH ANNIE
A LOT WHEN YOU FILMED
FOR ABSINTHE? Yeah, we
were almost always together
and we also filmed a bit with
DCP and Romain (De Marchi).
It was such a rad crew. Those
guys are hilarious. I don’t think
I could have been flming with
Absinthe if Annie didn’t push
for me, so I’m really thankful to
her for that.
ARE YOU GONNA GO BACK
TO FILMING WITH ABSINTHE
NEXT YEAR?
I don’t know of any plans for
next year yet. I’m gonna go with
the fow.
DO YOU LOOK UP TO ANY
GIRLS IN SNOWBOARDING?
I look up to all of the girls! I
love watching girls and I think
they’re killing it. Especially Jess
Kimura, Raewyn Reid, Kimmy
OUTSIDE THE BOX
BY CHAD OTTERSTROM
MARIE-FRANCE ROY
R: MARIE-FRANCE ROY
P: BRYAN RALPH
D.O.B.: 04/17/84
RESIDES: Whistler, BC / Vancouver Island, BC
HOMETOWN: Les Eboulements, Quebec
SPONSORS: Red Bull, Rome, Thirty-Two, Oakley, Etnies, Whistler Blackcomb,
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STANCE: Regular
f: 21
b: -21 22.5 in. 146 cm. (street) / 152 cm. (park) / 155 cm. (powder)
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Fasani, Sarka (Pancochova),
Kjersti (Buaas), Cheryl Maas,
I’d have to name them all, but
yeah. Since I was a little girl I
looked up to Tara Dakides,
Barrett (Christy) and all of the
dudes too, of course, but as a
girl you always relate a little
more with other girls.
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE
TO TRAVEL BECAUSE OF
SNOWBOARDING? DO YOU
HAVE ANY STORIES OF COOL
PLACES YOU HAVE BEEN?
Lots of cool places. Japan many
times, Russia, New Zealand,
Spain, Iceland, Austria, Chile,
Argentina, and more, I guess.
I have too many good stories.
One of my favorite memories
was in China with Chanelle
(Sladics), (Laura) Hadar, Silvia
(Mittermuller) and skier Grete
(Elliassen) and it was the worst
snow I had ever seen, but one
of the best trips of my life. So
much went down, we played
spin the bottle with 15-year-
old Chinese boys that had no
idea what was going on and we
had to make out with them and
do weird stuff ha! Then Hadar
came back to the hotel one
night and she jumped in the
indoor fsh pound in the lobby
that was only like two feet
deep and she was swimming
with her head under in like
gross brownish green water
with hundreds of huge fish,
haha! So funny. I love that girl!
Good times to be had when
you’re snowboarding with good
friends is the moral of the story.
R: MARIE-FRANCE ROY
P: DAVID LANG
“I THOUGHT
I COULD
DRAW A
BETTER
PORTRAIT
OF MY
RIDING
THROUGH
FILMING...”
“THERE ARE A LOT OF
GIRLS OUT THERE THAT
CAN HANG WITH THE
DUDES, SOMETIMES YOU
JUST GOT TO GIVE THEM
A CHANCE...”
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DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
ALTITUDE SICKNESS
BY JAKE OLSON-ELM
D.O.B.: 02/01/88
RESIDES: St. Cloud, MN
HOMETOWN: St. Cloud, MN
SPONSORS: Signal, Elm Company, Celsius, Ashbury, House of 1817, 7/9/13, Howl, The
Youth Shelter Supply
STANCE: Regular
varies varies 151 cm.
R: JAKE OE
P: AARON BLATT
JAKE IS DOWN WITH UNCONVENTIONAL. MOST
WOULD SAY HIGHBACKS ARE A NECESSITY.
JAKE DISAGREES. ONE MIGHT ALSO SAY THAT
MIDWEST SHREDS SHOULD MOVE FURTHER
WEST TO PURSUE A CAREER. JAKE HAS PROVEN
MINNESOTA TO BE JUST FINE. THOUGH HE’S
MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE STREETS,
JAKE MIXES IT UP AGAIN, DROPPING SOME
THOUGHTS ON THE BACKCOUNTRY AND
OUTDOORS IN GENERAL FOR THIS MONTH’S
ALTITUDE SICKNESS. -MIKE GOODWIN
When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, I thought that if
you were a shredder, you were supposed to move to Colorado
when you get out of high school. That’s what all the tops dogs
were doing back in the day. Among the top ranks were super
G’s, Chad Otterstrom, Jim Langer, Austin Julik-Heine, The
Russian, Erich Dummer, Mike Casanova and Pat Milbery, just to
name a few. Langer and Justin Gunson were making Role Model
Production videos at the time, which I thought and still think
are the coolest videos.
One day at Wild in Minnesota, I was shredding and Austin J.
came up and we started hitting this gap together. I was super
hyped because I didn’t know many shredders back then. Then he
introduced me to Langer. We all went out one day together to
flm street. It was my frst time, I was super hyped. I think I was
14 rolling around with these guys smoking pot and hitting rails. I
was way hyped on the situation. The next winter I went out and
visited them in Colorado for the frst time. The frst thing we did
was climb this mountain to hit a back country jump. First off, I’m
from Minnesota where it’s zero altitude and we were in Breck.
Secondly, it was my frst time in the backcountry and ever seeing
powder. When we got to the top of the jump I was super winded.
I mean super winded! I laid down for an hour and I couldn’t stop
the deep breathing, but it was my frst time with the super G’s
in the backcountry. I didn’t want to ruin the day so I didn’t say
anything. I think I started passing out or something and that’s
literally when I thought I was going to die! When they realized
my condition, they helped me down the mountain back to the
cars. I remember for sure that Austin J. and Langer were there
to help me. I was so fucked up I couldn’t even sit up. They had
to carry me through the powder back to the cars. I didn’t know
what was gonna happen, but I felt better about an hour after
being at a lower altitude.
That was my frst day in Colorado and backcountry. Not hyped.
But the rest of the trip was awesome, as you would imagine
being 15 and hanging out with 20-year-olds showing you the
ropes. After that trip I hated mountains, hated powder and hated
jumps. I guess I didn’t understand it because back home I could
drive ten minutes to Hyland, get out of my car, walk 20 yards to
the tow rope and snowboard all day with my friends. In Colorado
you had to wait for good weather, get up early, build a jump and
snowboard a little bit, but still with friends.
I thought Minnesota was the best place in the world for
shredding. Now that I’m a bit older, I see it way differently.
Powder is the best thing in snowboarding by far, which I hope
everyone knows. Looking back at it all, I think I may have picked
a different path for me growing up shredding. I can see myself
growing up a powder hound. I’m a big outdoorsman, so I have
this vision of growing up in Colorado shredding, hunting and
fshing. I’d live in a shack in the middle of the woods, shredding
pow in the backcountry, hittin’ all natty stuff and coming home
to cook fsh over a fre, like Wyatt in that movie Blood. Because if
you think about it, that’s really snowboarding. I listen to this song
all the time called “Snowin’ on Raton,” by Townes Van Zandt, and
it makes me think of living that lifestyle, which I think would be
the coolest thing ever.
Anyway, I never ended up moving to Colorado when I was
18 like the rest of the guys because I hated mountains and
wanted to do street stuff. Thinking about it though, places like
Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are where the roots of
snowboarding are at. One day I’ll fgure it out, go move out there
and shred pow.
JAKE OE
ONE DAY I’LL FIGURE IT
OUT AND GO MOVE OUT
THERE AND SHRED POW.
R: JAKE OE
P: AARON BLATT
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DECEMBER
2011
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For my shot at Just Sayin’ I thought it would be cool to tell you
a story about one of the most nerve-racking and stressful times I
have ever had while traveling.
This happened when I was on my way back home from staying in
Europe for two weeks competing in the Oakley Arctic Challenge
in Norway and the Burn River Jump in Italy. It was the day after
the competition, and in order to get to the airport I had to take
a bus and four different trains. I had it all planned out, woke up
early, hopped on the bus to the train station and bought my ticket.
It was a Friday, and the only way out of town was through a
one-way, two-mile-long tunnel. Come to fnd out, on Fridays, the
tunnel is closed to outgoing traffc midmorning to late afternoon
due to a high volume of people coming in for the weekend. It
stressed me out, but I knew there were trains running into late
hours of the night.
I fnally made it through the tunnel, hopped on a bus and made
it to the train station around 6pm. I fnd out that the train station
is closed and the only way to buy a ticket is from a kiosk, which
had no English print anywhere. That’s when I started to worry.
I didn’t know how to get a ticket, didn’t have a map, and didn’t
know what times the trains were coming. Luckily I had my old
ticket stub where it had the names of the stations I needed to
get to. I went into a restaurant and asked a lady who understood
very little English if she knew which train I needed to take to get
to Saglans (the name of the next train station). She of course
said no. Awesome.
I went back out to the train station, with my board bag, a
suitcase and a backpack. I stood there trying to fgure out this
stupid kiosk, when a voice over the loudspeaker that was very
hard to understand, said something in Swiss German about
Saglans. A train pulled up fve minutes later, going the direction
I needed to go, I was like “screw it I’m getting on.” I get my
luggage onboard, which is tough and awkward enough, and fnd
a seat. At this point it was dark and I thought, “alright I gotta be
paying attention otherwise I’ll miss my stop, my next connection
and will be heading to someplace random in Switzerland.” I
couldn’t sit still, I was sweating and my mind was racing.
About 20 minutes later, they called my stop. I got off, walked
straight to the next train and got on. If my decision was right, the
next train was an hour long, so if I was on the wrong one, I was
going an hour in the wrong direction. By this time I was stressing
hard. Not only could I get lost in Switzerland in the middle of the
night, but even if I make it by the next day I was still going to
miss my fight. Crap like that just kept running through my head.
There was a guy going through the train checking tickets, he
got to my seat and I told him I didn’t have time to get one, but
I needed to get to the airport and asked I if I was on the right
train. He looked at me and said “yes,” took my credit card and
printed me a ticket. After two more train connections and about
two and a half hours later I made it to the hotel where I was
staying for the night.
That was by far the most stressed I have been in a while. It’s all
a part of traveling and going to different countries, most of the
time it goes smooth, but you get those few times where you feel
like you could end up in a horror movie. Like the time I randomly
hopped in an unmarked cab in China because a guy said he
could take me to the airport, but I’ll save that for another time.
JUST SAYIN’
BY ERIC WILLETT
WIN BIG AND GO HOME.
SOMETIMES THE LATTER IS THE
HARDEST PART.
R: ERIC WILLETT
P: AARON DODDS
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There’s a lot riding on that landing. Mainly, you. Luckily, Boa lets
you fine-tune your fit, eliminating pressure points. And it’s
guaranteed for life. So you’ll always have the fit you need to
stomp it, without the added pressure.

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DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
JOURNEY WITH JJ
BY JJ THOMAS
BRECKENRIDGE, BACKING
SNOWBOARDING SINCE ‘85
As I was flling out the paperwork for my season pass at
Breckenridge, a friend asked me, “how many seasons have you
been riding at Breck?” I did the math and realized that this will
be my 18th season snowboarding at Breckenridge Resort. That
immediately got my head spinning, and I started to look back on
the history of the resort. At that moment I experienced a food of
memories. It was then and there that I realized there is no other
resort like Breckenridge.
You have to ask yourself, what other resort has annually hosted
one, if not two or three, of the biggest snowboard events every
year since snowboarding has become a competitive sport? I
know of none. Sure some other resorts are known for hosting
big events, but they have only held contests for ten or so years.
There’s no place that I can think of that has a track record
like Breckenridge. I decided to call the resort management at
Breckenridge, and ask them questions on the history of the
resort and why they’ve stayed so dedicated to snowboarding for
over 20 years without a hiccup!
DO YOU KNOW WHEN THE FIRST SNOWBOARD WAS RIDDEN
DOWN A RUN HERE AT BRECKENRIDGE MOUNTAIN?
Breckenridge frst allowed snowboarding on our hill in 1985. We
don’t have an exact date, but wow, that was nearly 27 years ago!
WHAT MADE BRECKENRIDGE DECIDE TO START HOSTING
WORLD CLASS EVENTS, ESPECIALLY IN THE LATE ‘80S AND
EARLY ‘90S WHEN SNOWBOARDING WAS YOUNG AND IN ITS
RENEGADE PRIME?
When Breckenridge allowed snowboarding, we embraced the
youth culture and invested in events like the Snowboarding
World Championships. It is hard to get in the minds of folks who
were here to make that decision at that time. We’ve always had
a propensity to try new things here in Breck (from lifts, to events
and more) this was no exception.
LOOKING BACK ON ALL THE EVENTS AND SEASONS THAT
HAVE GONE BY, IS THERE A PARTICULAR EVENT OR EVENTS
THAT STANDS OUT TO YOU?
I think having one of the frst World Championships in 1986
was a key event. They dug the half-pipe out of the snow, like
a ditch. That defnitely was a message to the world, you can
snowboard here! I also think the current Dew Tour is a stand
out event. We host the frst stop of the tour, and it is an open
event, so the next big rider in the sport could come right out
of this event here in Breck. Local spectators can also get an
up-close look at Olympians and international stars of the sport
from around the world. In addition, the live, network exposure
snowboarding (and freeskiing) gets from NBC is unprecedented
in other winter events – and the vibe here all week is fantastic.
WHAT HAS CHANGED THE MOST FROM WHEN
BRECKENRIDGE FIRST STARTED HOSTING EVENTS TO NOW?
Technology and innovation in the industry. We started with a
hand shoveled pipe in the Snowboarding World Championships
in 1986 to a 22 ft. super pipe showcased on live TV during the
Winter Dew Tour.
LOOKING AHEAD, DO YOU SEE BRECKENRIDGE RESORT
CONTINUING TO HOST MAJOR EVENTS, OR ARE YOU GUYS
GETTING A BIT TIRED OF THE CIRCUS COMING TO TOWN
EVERY SEASON AND MAKING A MESS OF YOUR NICE TOWN?
Breckenridge will continue to host major events and stay on the
forefront of the action sports industry. Plus, it is a fun experience
for visitors, locals and riders during those competition weeks. We
love it!
R: BENJI FARROW
P: JEFF BROCKMEYER
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DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
BACKCOUNTRY OPS
BY CHAD OTTERSTROM
SPOT GPS SYSTEM
POCKET SIZE BACK UP PLAN
FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY
AS LONG AS
YOU HAVE
A HALFWAY
CLEAR VIEW
OF THE SKY,
YOU WILL
BE ABLE TO
GET RESCUED
BECAUSE OF
THIS THING.
I read a quote the other day, it went something like this, “good
decisions come from experience, experience comes from bad
decisions.” This describes a lot of my life, which is why I plan
on getting a SPOT Personal Tracker. Even though I don’t plan
on making any bad decisions, chances are, it’s gonna happen
whether I like it or not.
The SPOT Personal Tracker is the world’s frst Satellite GPS
Messenger providing location-based communication to friends,
family or professional services. Basically, you can get stuck pretty
much anywhere in the world, as long as you have a halfway
clear view of the sky, you will be able to get rescued because of
this thing. The Tracker has four basic modes. SOS or 911, if your
situation is life-threatening, you can use this mode to notify the
GEOS International Emergency Response Center which will alert
the appropriate agencies worldwide. Help is the second mode,
you can use this in the event of a non life-threatening emergency
to notify your personal contacts that you need assistance. Then
there is the Check-In/OK feature which allows you to notify your
friends and family that you are safe with a pre-programmed
message along with your GPS location. The last mode is the
Track Progress mode, this feature allows you to send and save
your location and allow contacts to track your progress in near
real time using Google Maps.
This tracker is basically a get out of jail free card, especially if
you are out by yourself. If you’ve ever seen the movie 127 Hours,
about the guy (Aron Ralston) in Canyonlands National Park, Utah
who had to cut off his own arm because he was hiking by himself
when it was horrifcally smashed under a fallen boulder you will
know why everyone needs one of these.
P: CHAD OTTERSTROM
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DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
YES
VIDEO STASH
IT’S A MOVIE
BY MACK COLLINS
YES. SNOWBOARDS, DESTROYING
TERRAIN WORLDWIDE
IT IS HARD TO FATHOM HOW YOU
CAN GET THAT MUCH POWDER
RIDING IN JUST ONE SEASON.
YES it really is a movie, and no, it does not suck! If you
had to sum up the debut flm from YES. Snowboards in one
word, it would be powder! This is undoubtedly one of the top
backcountry flms released this season.
Packed with behemoth sized sections, what makes the heart
beat of the flm go is the magnitude of heavy snowboarding, and
the variation of how the flm is broken up. Rather than sticking to
the usual uniform rider segments, the video transitions between
location driven segments with ensembles of the team, as well as
individual rider’s parts, all combined to yield a dynamic pacing.
YES is truly a rider driven company; the main team riders of DCP,
JP Solberg, and Romain De Marchi not only ride for the company,
but are also key to its operations.
The roots of YES lie in British Columbia, so it is no wonder that
this flm has some of the best Whistler footage to date of any
snowboard flm. With an endless amount of pillow riding and
AK infuenced lines, it is hard to fathom how you can get that
much powder riding in just one season. The YES crew literally
pioneered new terrain in the Whistler backcountry, having
to scout it the summer before last, cut down trees to clear a
pathway, and snowmobile the still sketchy access to their new
zone. If you watched YES’ Transworld Team Challenge video, you
will already have an idea as of what the scale of the mission was.
In addition to the Canadian snowboard mecca of Whistler and
the Kootnays, the YES crew ventured out beyond the motherland
to get the goods. Tadashi Fuse has long been a Japanese
snowboard superstar, and he has not lost his awesome style.
Clear proof lies in the Japan segment complete with his surfy
turns, light feet, and playful riding in the distinctive Japanese
wooded backcountry of Hokkaido. Other stand out segments
include the team trip to Kamchatka, Russia, Chris Coulter &
Wyatt Caldwell’s AK assault, and the juxtaposing - break out
urban section of Frank April. For the Brain Farm fans out there,
DCP also has a segment of all his unused footage from The
Art of Flight; all of which is anything but throwaway. Although
Benji Ritchie and Mikey Pederson didn’t have their own riding
segments, the young bucks have some of the most standout
riding in the entire video with their massive pat-down jumps, and
pillow lines. Available both on DVD and iTunes, YES. It’s a Movie
is well worth the buy! So this winter when the early AM powder
wake up calls come, this movie should be right next to your
coffee regiment to get motivated for a day of hard riding.
Sponsors: Yes. Snowboards, Snowboard, Snowboard Canada,
Onboard, Globe Shoes, Rusty, Oxbow, The North Face, Whistler
Blackcomb.
Riders: Romain De Marchi, JP Solberg, Frank April, Helen
Schettini, Wyatt Caldwell, DCP, Stian Solberg, Tadashi Fuse, Benji
Ritchie, Mikey Pederson, Chris Coulter.
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DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
WE’VE GOT COMPANY
BY ADAM QUEEN
NIGHTMARE
SNOWBOARDS
MOMS HATE IT, KIDS LOVE IT:
NIGHTMARE SNOWBOARD
COOPERATIVE
Remember that feeling you got the frst time you walked into
your favorite shred shop? That’s exactly the feeling you’ll get
walking into the offce of the Nightmare Snowboard Cooperative.
Skate decks on the walls and desks covered in graphic art is
what you’ll fnd right away. There is a mini ramp and a DJ booth
upstairs, used for the parties and skate nights that Nightmare
throws regularly. The vibe is nothing but friendly and fun.
One of the coolest things about Nightmare is how it came
about. “Nightmare, everything started literally, out of us just
bullshitting,” says Joe Suta, one of the company’s three founders.
The company started out as a close group of friends that
rode together. Somehow they ended up running a snowboard
company and Nightmare is about as DIY as it can get. They can
put out new graphics as soon as they get them, not confned to
the typical fall only release that is the norm in the industry. It’s
more of a skateboard company vibe and structure.
Nightmare does everything from scratch. They even built some
of their own machinery. Tom Schneider, company founder and
an experienced welder, tells me, “I was sourcing the steel for all
this stuff (board presses) and I ended up fnding pretty much
an entire tune shop in a storage unit.” The equipment was
purchased, machines welded together, and Nightmare was about
to start making snowboards. “That’s the hard part. To break into
this industry, there’s so many outlets,” says Schneider, “It’s more
than just building a snowboard. We’re not an OEM that’s building
the product and someone else is taking care of all the branding
and marketing. We’re doing everything ourselves.”
Nightmare wants to make dope snowboards that are fun to ride.
They can pretty much custom build anything you could ever
want in a board. Any shape, size, no matter how weird or crazy.
Suta says, “we’re providing the coolest thing in snowboarding. A
snowboard. How many times do you see a board and you’re like
‘aaagh, I can’t get this because they don’t have my size or shape
or whatever?’ One of our goals is to eliminate that. What better
way to get to know your snowboard and be stoked on it than
to have it built for you, the way you want it?” Hell, customers
are even encouraged to help out in the actual building process.
And the boards won’t cost you three paychecks like some of
the bigger brands out there. All of Nightmare’s snowboards
are priced between $275 and $350, even for custom boards.
Nightmare will also fx or replace any board they make. That’s
their warranty. “When someone comes to get a board,” Suta
says, “the last thing Joe, Greg or I says to them when they leave
is ‘go break that shit.”
While a lot of companies in the industry will have a certain look
or image, Nightmare is all over the place, and that is exactly
how they want it to be. Everyone involved in the cooperative is
so different. “We get the thug kids that come in here, and the
tight pants crew, all kinds man. And nobody gives a shit about
that when they’re here. That’s why we call it a cooperative, not
a company. We wouldn’t be able to do what were doing without
cooperation.
When Nightmare started to form, Suta tells me he called all of his
infuences within the snowboard industry, including companies
like Solid and Smokin, to tell them that Nightmare isn’t here
to compete or step on anyone’s toes. They just want to do
something real in the snowboard community. Suta says, “We’re
not trying to be transparent, we don’t have to hide anything.”
After all, snowboarding is a lifestyle, and we as riders are not
billboards.
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DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
IF YOU CAN’T SEE, YOU
CAN’T RIDE, PLAIN AND
SIMPLE. THIS FUNDAMENTAL
CONCEPT MAKES GOGGLES
A CRITICAL PIECE OF GEAR,
GIVING YOU THE VISION
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EVEN THE MOST CHAOTIC
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NIGHT OR DAY, BLUEBIRD OR
BLIZZARD, THE RIGHT PAIR
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ON THE OTHER HAND, LENSES
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Hinged strap attachment ensures a
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16 available color ways to meet
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Fit: Medium
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Fit: Large
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WORDS: JUSTIN LESNIAK
PHOTOS: CHRIS GARRISON
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DRAGON
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NEED A GOGGLE TO GO
EVERYWHERE AND DO
EVERYTHING? OF COURSE
YOU DO. MEET THE ESPI,
DOWN NO MATTER WHAT.
Supreme Fit, feece covered
memory foam for a familiar ft
everytime.
Supreme Air Valance and Flow to
prevent fog and moisture.
Supreme Spherical, optically
correct and distortion free lens for
true vision in critical moments.
Fit: Medium
FILTRATE - KOGEN
STYLE, FUNCTION AND
AFFORDABILITY ALL IN A
KILLER PACKAGE.
Anti-Scratch lens increases
longevity.
Anti-Fog lens keeps your view clear.
Tri-Density feece lined foam is
good to your face.
Fit: Medium
ELECTRIC - EG2
WITH ENORMOUS VISIBLE
RANGE, THE EG2 IS LIKE A
NIGHT LIGHT, ILLUMINATING
YOUR MOUNTAINOUS
ENDEAVORS.
Ergonomic frame design and
Thermo-Plastic urethane frame for
an advanced ft.
Oversized dual spherical lens
opens up the entire mountain.
Super A/R coating Anti-Refective
Technology creates a glare-free ride.
Fit: Large
KOGEN
(Lime Green/Persimmon)
EG2
(Peter Line/Grey Gold
Chrome)
ESPI
(Iron/Clear)
DROP
ELECTRIC
FILTRATE
2011/2012
GOGGLES
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
42 SB
CO
MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
ZEAL Optics is more than just a goggle company. We are built by the
people that ride. Day in and day out, we strive to define ourselves
through our product. Hard-charging and no turning back, we help give
Austen the ability to go bigger, see better and enjoy the journey.
FOLLOW us AnD AusTEn AT ZEALOpTics.cOm Or
FAcEbOOk.cOm/ZEALOpTics
AUSTEN
SWEETIN
WELcOmE TO THE FAmiLY
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GORDINI - TRIUMPH
NEW TO THE SNOWBOARD
GAME AND DON’T WANT
TO BREAK THE BANK FOR
A PAIR OF GOGGLES? THE
TRIUMPH WILL TAKE GOOD
CARE OF YOU.
Fog has met its match with Air
Flow Design (AFD).
Spherical lens.
Designed to ft a variety of helmets.
Fit: Medium
OPTIC NERVE - SAWATCH
EMBODYING WHAT
COLORADO VALUES
MOST; PERFORMANCE,
AFFORDABILITY AND STYLE.
Cylindrical, double polycarbonate
lens gives maximum feld of view
and impact resistance.
Active lens venting keeps your
goggles clear inside and out.
Triple density foam designed to
feel like your favorite pillow.
Fit: Medium
OAKLEY - AIRBRAKE
OAKLEY, THE INDUSTRY
JUGGERNAUT DID IT AGAIN,
CHANGED THE WAY WE
LOOK AT GOGGLES.
Revolutionary SwitchLock
Technology is the industry’s fastest
and easiest method for changing
lenses.
Fix-O-Matter creates a balanced ft
with interchangeable outriggers.
F3 Anti Fog technology eliminates
fog concerns.
Fit: Medium-Large
SAWATCH
(Finelines/Clear)
AIRBRAKE
(Highlight Gold/Fire Iridium)
TRIUMPH
(Met/Red/Grey Gradient)
GORDINI
OAKLEY
OPTIC NERVE
2011/2012
GOGGLES
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
ZEAL Optics is more than just a goggle company. We are built by the
people that ride. Day in and day out, we strive to define ourselves
through our product. Hard-charging and no turning back, we help give
Austen the ability to go bigger, see better and enjoy the journey.
FOLLOW us AnD AusTEn AT ZEALOpTics.cOm Or
FAcEbOOk.cOm/ZEALOpTics
AUSTEN
SWEETIN
WELcOmE TO THE FAmiLY
ZEALOpTics.cOm
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44 SB
CO
MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
QUIKSILVER - HUBBLE
TRAVIS RICE SPENT TWO
YEARS MAKING ART OF
FLIGHT. HE ALSO SPENT TWO
YEARS DEVELOPING THESE
GOGGLES.
160 degree peripheral vision offers
an unbeatable view of the world.
Low profle padding brings the
frame closer to your face for an
amazing ft.
Reduced weight helps you forget
you are wearing goggles.
Fit: Medium-Large
SPY - ZED
GET A SWEET PAIR OF
GOGGLES to HELP DCP AND
YES. SNOWBOARDS SAVE
THE WORLD. PRETTY GOOD
DEAL.
Polycarbonate cylindrical dual lens
for a solid viewing platform.
Anti-fog and anti scratch
protection to save your lens from
the elements.
Dri-Force feece wicks moisture
away from your face in unforgiving
conditions.
Fit: Medium
SMITH - I/O
LESS FRAME MORE FUN,
EXACTLY THE WAY THE
PEOPLE AT SMITH SEE
THINGS.
Quick Release Lens System for
on-the-go adjustments during the
unexpected.
Carbonic-X Lens with TLT Optics
creates a distortion free sight.
Vaporator Lens Technology with
Porex Filter keeps your lens bone
dry.
Fit: Medium
ZED
(DCP and YES Colorway/Blue
Spectra)
I/O
(White Jungle/Sensor Mirror)
HUBBLE
(White/Blue)
QUICKSILVER
SMITH
SPY
2011/2012
GOGGLES
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
45 PRODUCT SHOWCASE SB
CO
MAG
ISSUE
2.4
ARNETTE - SERIES 3
SAME ARNETTE STYLE AND
FUNCTION THE GUYS GET
WITH BETTER COLORS.
Dual vented Lexan lens means
great vision with no fog.
Hinged strap attachment ensures a
solid ft with any and all helmets.
16 available color ways to meet
every style.
Fit: Medium
ELECTRIC - EG1S
WITH A COLOR WAY
INSPIRED BY CHERYL MAAS,
THESE GOGGLES WILL MAKE
YOU LOOK LIKE A LEGIT
RIDER, EVEN IF YOU AREN’T.
Ergonomic frame design and
Thermo-Plastic urethane frame for
an advanced ft.
Dual spherical lens opens up the
entire mountain.
Anti-Fog and Anti-Scratch coating
protects your investment.
Fit: Medium
BOLLÉ - MONARCH
THESE GOGGLES ARE
PRETTY, PRETTY BAD
ASS. LOADED WITH THE
FEATURES AND STYLE YOU
DEMAND.
Modulator lens changes shades
to offer optimal sight in various
lighting conditions.
Equalizer vent eliminates moisture
and fog altogether.
Wide feld of vision allows you to
handle anything the mountains can
throw at you.
Fit: Medium
EG1S
(Cheryl Maas/Blue Chrome)
MONARCH
(Threadstripe/Aurora)
SERIES 3
(Grape Hard Candy/Aqua
Chrome)
ARNETTE
BOLLÉ
ELECTRIC
2011/2012
GOGGLES
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
46 SB
CO
MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
OPTIC NERVE - COLUMBINE
COMING STRAIGHT OUT
OF COLORADO, THESE
GOGGLES ARE AN INDUSTRY
CONTENDER.
Spherical, double polycarbonate
lens gives maximum feld of view
and impact resistance.
Active lens venting keeps your
goggles clear inside and out.
Triple density foam designed to
feel like your favorite pillow.
Fit: Medium
SPY - BIAS
I LOVE BOOBIES, C’MON,
WHO DOESN’T. HELP FIND A
CURE FOR BREAST CANCER
BY COPPING THESE SICK
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Polycarbonate cylindrical dual lens
for a solid viewing platform.
Anti-fog and anti scratch
protection to save your lens from
the elements.
Dri-Force feece wicks moisture
away from your face in unforgiving
conditions.
Fit: Medium
ROXY - MIST STARDUST
SERIOUS SHREDDING SHOWS
ITS GIRLY SIDE.
PVC injected frame with built-
in ventilation system to keep
moisture out.
Distortion-free shatter resistant
lens cause safety matters.
Orbicular lens with anti-
scratch coating keeps things in
perspective.
Fit: Medium
BIAS
(I Love Boobies/Silver Mirror)
MIST STARDUST
(White Print/Gray)
COLUMBINE
(Dish/Violet)
OPTIC NERVE
ROXY
SPY
2011/2012
GOGGLES
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
introducing
the platoon.
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OVERSIZED FOR
YOUR PLEASURE.
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OVERSIZED FOR
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WOLF CREEK
LAST RESORT
By Jeff Aguilar
CAN YOU IMAGINE A RESORT FREE OF LIFT LINES? A PLACE FREE OF LITTLE SHIT
HEAD PARK RATS? AN OASIS OF AWESOME WHERE THE SNOW FALLS FASTER,
AND MORE OFTEN, THAN FAT CHICKS ON FIGURE SKATES? DOES A PLACE LIKE
THIS REALLY EXIST? YES, IT DOES. IT LIES MILES AWAY FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF
CORPORATE GREED, CAPPUCCINOS, GPS SEASON PASSES AND GONDOLAS. DOWN
NEAR THE HEART OF GNARLY SHRED-LAND KNOWN AS THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAIN
RANGE. FRIENDLY LOCALS AWAIT TO GREET YOU AS YOU EMBARK ON AN EPIC
JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF PRISTINE PILLOW LINES, WIDE OPEN BOWLS
AND TREE RUNS TIGHTER THAN A DUCK’S ASS. WHAT IS SUCH A PLACE CALLED
YOU ASK? THEY CALL IT WOLF CREEK.
P: AARON DODDS
50 SB
CO
MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
NESTLED IN THE RIO GRANDE
NATI ONAL FORREST, I T’ S I N
BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF PAGOSA
SPRINGS (POP. 1,591), AND SOUTH
FORK (POP. 604), ON WOLF CREEK
PASS. THIS QUAINT LITTLE SHRED
ZONE ACCUMULATES OVER 460
INCHES OF SNOW EACH YEAR.
THAT’S MORE THAN ANYWHERE
ELSE IN COLORADO! WITH ALL
THAT SNOW, YOU’D THINK THAT
THIS PLACE WOULD BE PACKED ALL
THE TIME WITH EAGER POWDER
HOUNDS, BUT THERE’S NEVER ANY
LIFT LINES. HELL, THERE’S HARDLY
ANY LIFTS! WITH ONLY FIVE LIFTS
RUNNING, YOU MIGHT EXPECT THIS
PLACE TO BE PRETTY DAMN SMALL.
I MEAN, IT’S NOT HUGE BY ANY
MEASURE, BUT WOLF CREEK HAS
1,600 ACRES OF RIDEABLE TERRAIN,
45% OF WHICH IS ADVANCED OR
EXPERT, ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS LIKE
WAY MORE WHEN YOU’RE THERE.
WOLF CREEK IS ONE OF
COLORADO’S BEST KEPT SECRETS.
R: CHARLIE MORACE
P: AARON DODDS
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Alberta Peak 11,904’
Base Elevation1 0,300’
Terrain - 1,600 Acres
Vertical Drop 1,604’
200’
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If you bought new gear in the past decade, prepare to get looked
at like you’re a friggin’ alien when you get here. Being so far out
of the tourist traps of I-70, Wolf Creek doesn’t see a whole lot of
trends in snowboarding. Which is cool, because it really is about
the riding, not the fashion show that so many Summit County lift
lines have turned into. But the base area will hold some of the usual
suspects that you’ll fnd at any resort, families including, old dudes
and fat ladies who ski with their purses over their shoulder (true
story). But as you get off at the top of the Alberta Lift and hike to
the summit of Alberta Peak, you’ll forget all about the fat lady in
tights with the shiny silver purse who was wearing the sunglasses
with leather “blinders” over the temples. Only the gnarliest bros
and broads make their way to this side of the mountain. There’s
one hell of a run ahead of you if you strap in anywhere along the
ridge from Alberta Peak to the Horseshoe Bowl. Untold amounts
of powder turns, tree runs and cliff drops await you and your crew.
Some of Snowboard Colorado Magazine’s favorite terrain lies within
these boundaries. Comin’ in off of Big Cornice and blastin’ down
the Knife Ridge Chutes never sucks. Personally, I like smashin’ in
the Waterfall area, short but sweet; this area can make or break
your day, or your face if you’re not careful. The best challenge in
this area is bombing straight down the Waterfall gully, a defnite no
fall zone. And you can even scrape up a good little side-hill booter
from either side of this area, with the landing putting you down
where the trails converge.
If you’re feelin’ froggish, go ‘head and leap over the Knife Ridge
Staircase while everyone below you sings your praises. I’m not
sure how ski patrol would feel about you doing this, but just do it
quick and you’ll have one hell of a unique story to tell when you
get home. Don’t forget the Montezuma Bowl on the other side
of Alberta peak, snow seems to stick in this area pretty well. If it
seems like there’s a lot of awesome shit here, it’s because there is.
You could run the ridge all weekend and not cross your own tracks
at Wolf Creek, this place is fucking epic.
UNTOLD AMOUNTS OF POWDER
TURNS, TREE RUNS AND CLIFF
DROPS AWAIT YOU AND YOUR
CREW.
I’M NOT SURE HOW SKI PATROL
WOULD FEEL ABOUT YOU DOING
THIS, BUT JUST DO IT QUICK AND
YOU’ LL HAVE ONE HELL OF A
UNIQUE STORY TO TELL WHEN YOU
GET HOME.
WOLF CREEK
MORE SNOW
THAN ANY
OTHER
MOUNTAIN IN
COLORADO
IF IT SEEMS LIKE THERE’S A LOT OF
AWESOME SHIT HERE,
IT’S BECAUSE THERE IS.
YOU COULD RUN THE RIDGE
ALL WEEKEND AND NOT
CROSS YOUR OWN TRACKS AT
WOLF CREEK
R: RYAN THOMPSON
P: AARON DODDS
54 SB
CO
MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
The summit of Alberta Peak is 11,900 ft., and the base of the
Alberta Lift has an elevation of 10,300 ft. You do the math jerk,
even if you funked third grade you know that makes for a long
ass run. Do that shit a few times in a row and we’ll see who’s really
bad. But don’t get stuck riding the same zones over and over at
Wolf Creek, there’s a ton of awesome advanced/expert terrain to
keep you busy all day. One of the best things about this place is,
almost all of the real rad shit is hike-to only. So you won’t get any
idiots looking for their lost ski, trampling down your once fuffy
landing zone under a cliff. Usually, the only people who hike the
ridge are those that are good enough riders to make it down,
because it can defnitely look a little intimidating to a novice. Even
if you’re not ‘Billy Badass,’ you can still catch a good powder day
at Wolf Creek. With no hiking involved you can still hit wide open,
untracked runs that are defnitely worth writing home about. But
if you are a badass and it just fnished puking snow, but you wanna
get as many runs as possible without hiking, there’s still stuff right
off the lifts here that’ll make your knees wobble.
ALMOST ALL OF THE REAL RAD SHIT
IS HIKE-TO ONLY. SO YOU WON’T
GET ANY IDIOTS LOOKING FOR
THEIR LOST SKI, TRAMPLING DOWN
YOUR ONCE FLUFFY LANDING ZONE
UNDER A CLIFF.
PHOTOS: JON PACIARONI
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MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
If you and your crew are gonna make the trek down here, make it
worth your while and stay a couple nights, there’s always gonna
be some spot on the mountain that you wanted to ride and just
didn’t get to. With Wolf Creek being so far away from Denver,
you never know when you’re gonna get another shot. While you’re
doing yourself favors here, you might as well not stay in some
serial-killer crap-shack just to be a little closer to the mountain.
Check out the Mountain Landing Guest Quarters, located just
outside of Pagosa Springs, this place has everything you need
wrapped in an affordable, friendly package. There’s a pool, game
room, cable, kitchens, barbecue grills, fat-screen TV’s and comfy
ass beds waiting for you and your crew to come get crazy in, on,
around, and with. Get hella chiefed before your arrival, because
it’s got a trippy little airport theme as you pull in, making you feel
like you’re Doug Masters in Iron Eagle or some shit. They’ve even
got movies for rent at the front offce, so you can probably rent
that crappy movie along with some other classics to enjoy in your
rooms. Keep in mind that Wolf Creek is between Pagosa Spgs and
South Fork, since South Fork is a little closer to Denver, it makes
pretty good sense to crash here if you get out of town a little late
and don’t wanna drive over Wolf Creek Pass at 3 AM. The place to
stay in South Fork, is The Spruce Lodge. This family owned and
operated establishment is the perfect spot to crash, especially if
you don’t leave until after work on Friday and roll in late. Dee and
Rob always welcome late check ins. If you’re still hungover from
the last Snowboard Colorado Magazine Release Party, they even
have an oxygen bar to ease your hangin’ blues.
Unless you hate yourself and want to torture your friends with only
each other’s company the entire trip, then you may wanna go out
on the town for a bit. If you’re gonna go out in Pagosa Springs you
UNLESS YOU HATE YOURSELF
AND WANT TO TORTURE YOUR
FRIENDS WITH ONLY EACH OTHER’S
COMPANY THE ENTIRE TRIP, THEN
YOU MAY WANNA GO OUT ON THE
TOWN FOR A BIT.
better go to the Bear Creek Saloon and Grill. Not only is this the
best chance you’ve got at pullin’ any tail on your whole trip, but
they’ve got a bunch of big ass TV’s, pool tables, awesome beers
and killer food selections. No literally, I mean killer food. The Bear
Creek Saloon and Grill is home to the biggest, most American meal
I’ve ever seen; the Monster Burger, a 32oz patty on a 12” bun! Eat it
all in under an hour, and you will be in the bathroom the rest of the
week attempting to purge you body of the shame and selfshness
that come as a side with this meal. You’ll also get a t-shirt to sport
around Southern Colorado letting all the yeti-betties know that
you can handle two pounds of beef like a pro. For real though, if
you want a normal sized gourmet burger, this is the place to get
‘em, check out the Hawaiian and the Pagosa burgers. They’ve even
got veggie burgers for those of us who give a shit about ourselves.
Wash it down with one of the Colorado Micro Brews they have to
choose from, and then go broke trying to beat my high score on
Ms. Pac Man, and I’d say you’re well on your way to the perfect
night out.
R: PAUL GEMIGNANI
P: JON PACIARONI
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN THIS
CORNER OF COLORADO IN THE
WINTER, AND YOU DON’T RIDE
AT WOLF CREEK; YOU MIGHT AS
WELL START CROSS-COUNTRY
SKIING, OR MAKING OUT WITH
YOUR COUSIN, OR WHATEVER
I T I S PEOPLE WI TH POOR
JUDGMENT DO WITH THEIR TIME.
YOU CAN HI T WI DE OPEN,
UNTRACKED RUNS THAT ARE
DEFINITELY WORTH WRITING
HOME ABOUT.
R: PAUL GEMIGNANI
P: JON PACIARONI
60 SB
CO
MAG
DECEMBER
2011
snowboard-colorado.com
The next morning, wake up and tear that mountain apart all over
again. But if you managed to lose a glove or your goggles in the
copious amounts of powder that you’ll most likely be riding at
Wolf Creek, you’re gonna need a kick ass board shop to gear you
back up. Well, the Ski & Bow Rack is the place to be in Pagosa
Springs for all things outdoors. I know, it doesn’t have anything
about snowboarding in the name, but they do carry gear from Ride,
Arbor, and Burton. Killer deals on waxing, and a good selection
of boards, boots, bindings and outerwear. Plus, the staff is super,
super friendly, and eager to help you in any situation.
If you read November’s ‘Last Resort’ then you know that there
is another sick ass mountain down in the southwest corner of
Colorado. If you plan it out, you can have the most epic weekend
of your life down here in the San Juans. I’m not gonna tell you how
to plan your trip, or which mountain to hit frst, or whatever. But if
you fnd yourself in this corner of Colorado in the winter, and you
don’t ride at Wolf Creek; you might as well start cross-country
skiing, or making out with your cousin, or whatever it is people
with poor judgment do with their time. All I’m saying is, a place
like Wolf Creek doesn’t come along very often, and neither does
the opportunity to ride there for some. For the rest of us, we know
what secrets the San Juans hold, we know that it’s well worth the
drive to ride at the best kept secret in Colorado, Wolf Creek.
IF YOU PLAN IT OUT, YOU CAN
HAVE THE MOST EPIC WEEKEND OF
YOUR LIFE DOWN HERE IN THE SAN
JUANS.
WE KNOW WHAT SECRETS THE
SAN JUANS HOLD, WE KNOW THAT
IT’S WELL WORTH THE DRIVE TO
RIDE AT THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN
COLORADO, WOLF CREEK.
P: AARON DODDS
R: PAUL GEMIGNANI
P: JON PACIARONI
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Ah, methods, the cornerstone of the freestyle snowboarding
experience. Double corks, triple corks, backside rodeos and
spins of all degrees are possible because of the majesty of the
method. Not only do methods ooze style in ways few tricks
do, but it’s also a tribute to snowboarding’s history with each
and every grab. In the end of the day if there was one trick that
represented the feeling of snowboarding it would be a method,
hands down.
With all of my praise in mind, it’s a no brainer that this month’s
Style Points acts as a canvas for the art of the method. The
beauty of the trick lies in the fact that it is equally as elegant
regardless of where it’s thrown; pipe, park or backcountry it
always proves a wise decision. Take these photos, rich with
masterful methods and use them as inspiration to huck your
best offering yet.
Words: Justin Lesniak
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P: AARON DODDS
ASPEN, CO
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P: AARON DODDS
ASPEN, CO
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P: AARON DODDS
ASPEN, CO
SB CO MAG PAGE 78 DECEMBER
WRITTEN BY: COLIN BANE
TO GOLD
COLORADO BECOMES THE
CENTER OF THE SNOWBOARD
UNIVERSE EVERY YEAR
AT THE END OF JANUARY,
WITH SNOW DUMPING AT
ALL 26 OF OUR BELOVED
SKI AREAS AND ON
ALL OF OUR FAVORITE
BACKCOUNTRY POWDER
STASHES IN BETWEEN. IT’S NO
ACCIDENT THAT THE ENTIRE
SNOWBOARD INDUSTRY WILL
BE SETTING UP CAMP AT THE
COLORADO CONVENTION
CENTER, JANUARY 26-
29, WHEN SNOWSPORTS
INDUSTRIES AMERICA BRINGS
ITS SIA SNOW SHOW TO
DENVER FOR THE THIRD
YEAR IN A ROW. AND WINTER
X GAMES 16, CELEBRATING 11
YEARS OF X GAMES HISTORY
AT BUTTERMILK MOUNTAIN
JANUARY 26-29, WILL BE THE
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MOST
KIDS ARE
TWEAKING
SUITCASE
GRABS
BEFORE
THEY HAVE
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SIDE TURNS
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Unfortunately, Colorado snowboarders have a score to settle with the X Games:
Not a single Coloradan made the podium in any of the snowboard
events last year.
It wasn’t for the lack of trying: Breckenridge team rider Eric Willett made fnals
in Slopestyle, but fnished in eighth place before going for it in Big Air, where he
couldn’t hang with Torstein Horgmo hucking triples, Sebastien Toutant throwing
backside 1260s, and Sage Kotsenburg going Cab double cork 1260. Matt Ladley,
from Steamboat Springs, made the Superpipe fnals but ended up in eighth
place, far behind the Shaun White/Scotty Lago/Louie Vito podium. Aspen’s own
Gretchen Bleiler made fnals in Women’s Superpipe, but fnished in sixth place.
Colorado competitors missed the podium in all of the Boarder X events, too, and
we couldn’t even make a showing in the new Best Method competition, a sad state
of affairs in a state where most kids are tweaking suitcase grabs before they have
their toe-side turns down.
What would it take to return to the glory days of local pride? Since the Winter
X Games is an invitational event, the key is to get noticed. Fortunately, Colorado
offers plenty of opportunities to do just that. If you think you’ve got what it takes,
then stayed glued to this article. Here’s a fve-point plan for world domination.
1. Start at Woodward at Copper,
because those triple corks aren’t just
going to throw themselves
“Our programming is geared toward terrain park
and pipe progression, for athletes looking to
take those next steps towards building the body
awareness and aerial awareness you’ll need to
start getting noticed in some of those bigger
events, like the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix
here at Copper, December 7-10, Dew Tour the
following week at Breckenridge, and, ultimately,
the Winter X Games,” says Woodward at
Copper spokesman Morrison Hsieh. “All of the
facilities we offer for pro athletes training for
these events are open to any kid who comes
here ready to learn and ready to progress.”
Hsieh suggests starting with the One-Hit
Wonder indoor intro session ($29.99) in
the Barn to try out the Snowfex jumps and
jibs, become comfortable with getting some
hang time over the Olympic-grade Flybed
trampolines and foam pits and get some basic
coaching. Then check out the indoor/outdoor
Winter Camp Days ($149.99, daily through April
15, 2012) the 4-day Holiday Camp ($699.00,
December 27-30, 2011), or the Park Rats
seasonal program (starting at $699.99) with 4-week, 6-week, and
12-week program options.
“The ideal scenario is to spend the morning in the Barn working
up to some new tricks, then let us take you out to the parks in the
afternoon to work on those same tricks on snow so you’ll be able
to feel your own progression over the course of a single day,” says
Hsieh. “And as an added bonus this year, thanks to the new Union
Creek quad, we’ll have the fastest park laps in Summit County.”
Ready to show your stuff? Join the United States of American
Snowboard Association (www.USASA.org) and sign up for some
contests in the the USASA Rocky Mountain Snowboard Series
(www.RockyMountainSeries.com) -- like the USASA Halfpipe event
on December 17, the X Games Rail Jam Qualifer on December
31, and the Burton Pro Am Halfpipe event on January 1, all at
Copper Mountain -- to work your way up to the USASA National
Championships, also at Copper, March 31-April 11.
“Woodward at Copper is now completely integrated with the U.S.
Snowboarding and USASA events,” says Hsieh. “If you’re looking
to get into slopestyle, halfpipe, boardercross, or even alpine
snowboard racing competition, Copper is your place.”
Other events in the USASA Rocky Mountain Series this season
include a slopestyle competition at Keystone (January 8), a rail jam
at Ruby Hill in Denver (January 26), halfpipe and slopestyle events
at Breckenridge (January 28-29), and a slopestyle contest at Winter
Park (February 5).
“IF YOU’RE
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PLACE.”
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TO GET NOTICED AT AN OPEN
EVENT YOU’LL HAVE TO BATTLE
YOUR WAY UP FROM THE BOTTOM,
THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY
In other words, try not to worry about the
fact that she nearly landed her frst 900 in her
second run of the GFFT fnals at Snowbasin. “I
just barely fell,” she says. “Still working on that!
The pipe at the fnals was defnitely the best
pipe I’ve ever ridden, which is another great
thing about riding in these kinds of contests.
Actually, the best part was getting to ride that
pipe all day and taking fast laps with the sleds
pulling us up.”
Geer, now a student at CU-Boulder, says a girl
could get used to being treated like a pro. She
is fnishing up her Fall semester and says she’s
taking the Spring semester off to train in Breck
for the rest of the season to make a go of it on
the Dew Tour and other competitions.
“This was just an amazing opportunity,” says
Geer. “I’m really stoked to compete in the
Winter Dew Tour.”
2. Go with the Flow
The 2012 Gatorade Free Flow Tour kicks off January 14-15 with
park and pipe contests at Vail and another seven events across the
country leading up to the Winter Dew Tour’s Toyota Championships
at Snowbasin in Utah, February 9-12 (tune in to www.AlliSports.
com/Winter-Gatorade-Free-Flow-Tour for the what’s what on the
amateur series). Win big at Vail or any of the other Free Flow Tour
events and you could be competing with the pros in the big show
on the Winter Dew Tour by next season, just like Natalie Geer. The
young ripper from Steamboat Springs won a Free Flow Tour event
at Vail in 2010 and went on to win the 2010/2011 Free Flow Tour
Women’s Superpipe Finals at Snowbasin in Utah. As a bonus perk
she will now be competing on the 2011/2012 Winter Dew Tour,
beginning December 15-18 at the Nike Open at Breckenridge.
“What’s really cool about the Gatorade Free Flow Tour is it’s a
really great way to introduce the younger up-and-comers into the
competition circuit,” says Geer. After winning the Free Flow Tour
fnals, Geer also got a taste of snowboard celebrity, including an
interview on The Daily Habit for Fuel TV. “My advice to anybody
looking to step up their riding on the Free Flow Tour or any other
competition is just to have fun, focus on your own riding, and try
not to worry about what everyone else is doing.”
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3. Open some doors
Didn’t get that X Games invitation this year? Invitation only events will
keep you waiting, the keyword you should be watching for is “open”
-- as in the Nike Open at Breckenridge (December 15-18) or the Aspen/
Snowmass Open at Buttermilk (February 23-26). The latter will be held
on the same superpipe and slopestyle courses as the Winter X Games
so you can see how you measure up.
“People come from all over the country for the Open because
everybody wants to compete on the X Games courses,” says Aspen/
Snowmass spokeswoman Meredith McKee. “I’m always stoked to see
the local die-hard kids out there killing it.”
Mark Hoyt, Snowboard Colorado’s April 2011 cover killer, won the Men’s
Slopestyle competition at the Open last season, and Molly Wilson,
from Basalt, won the Women’s Slopestyle. Clair Bidez, from Minturn,
won the Women’s Superpipe.
To get noticed at an Open event you’ll have to battle your way up from
the bottom, the old-fashioned way, but it could be worth your while.
“It seems like the year after people come here and blow up at the
Open we tend to see them go on to the Dew tour and X Games,” says
McKee. “It happens all the time. You’ll have about a month between
the X Games and the Open to get up here and get some practice runs
in on the world’s greatest pipe and slopestyle courses, so you can
show them what you’ve got when the big day comes.”
McKee also suggests coming up for the
weekly Big Air Fridays contests on Fanny Hill
at Snowmass, which start on February 10,
2012. “We see a lot of local up-and-comers
start with the Big Air Fridays contests, which
will help you get noticed for the KickAspen
Big Air Invitational on March 17 and will give
you a taste of what it takes to throw down in
the bigger contests.”
Other open Colorado contests worth
checking out this season include the
Vans King of the Groms at Winter Park
(January 21) and the Colorado Freeride
Championships at Snowmass (February
17-19). Just about every ski area in Colorado
has rail jams and terrain park competitions
going down throughout the season; if you’re
serious about winning some contests there
are plenty to enter. For some more laid back
contests, try Loveland’s Tall T’s and Tacos
Terrain Park Competitions (March 26 and
April 23), the Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail
Jam at Keystone (March 31), and Arapahoe
Basin’s late-season Huck, Rattle, and Roll
(May 5).
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4. Get a Ticket to Ride
All those contests are good practice, but to get noticed by the
folks at the X Games, it helps to rack up some serious points on the
Swatch TTR World Tour. The big points come from the TTR 6Star
events -- Oakley Air & Style, O’Neill Evolution, Burton European
Open, Billabong Air & Style, Burton U.S. Open, and the inaugural
World Snowboarding Championships -- and 5Star events like
the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, which are likely out of your
league, so frst you need to put in some work. Try the U.S. Ski and
Snowboarding Association’s 2012 Revolution Tour, which comes to
Copper Mountain December 18-22 with a TTR 4Star event (you’ll
need both a USSA National Competitors Membership and a current
FIS license, so come correct).
“The events at Copper Mountain this year are going to be the
frst time snowboarders are going to be able to get both FIS and
TTR points at the same event, so it’s a big opportunity,” says TTR
spokesman Matt Johnson.
Half the spots will be reserved for pre-qualifed riders, but the other
half will be up for grabs through open registration: We’re telling you
there’s a chance. For the full TTR World Tour schedule, including
some 1Star, 2Star, and 3Star events in the U.S. to help you fnd your
legs, visit www.TTRworldtour.com. For a full schedule of USSA and
FIS events in the U.S., visit www.USSA.org.
5. Buy a video camera
If you’re not getting the recognition you
deserve on the contest scene but feel you
have something to show the world, then get
it on video and show it. We don’t know that
there’s ever been a single athlete invited to the
X Games solely on the basis of a sick video
clip, but a few million YouTube hits for a trick
nobody’s ever seen can’t hurt your cause.
Worst-case scenario, you’ll spend the season
shredding with your friends in pursuit of fun
and killer footage, which, after all, is what all
your X Games heroes wish they could be doing
anyway. Enjoy!
Plan B: Stay in school
By the time I fnally realized my dream and
made it to the Winter X Games, I was welcomed
with open arms by all my snowboarding peers...
in the media room. Whatever path you take, get
out there and get your grind on.
WORST-CASE SCENARIO YOU’LL
SPEND THE SEASON SHREDDING
WITH YOUR FRIENDS IN PURSUIT
OF FUN AND FOOTAGE
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WHATEVER PATH YOU
TAKE, GET OUT THERE
AND GET YOUR GRIND ON.
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TRICK TIPS WITH ZAK HALE
BACKSIDE 360 GAP TO 50-50
WORDS: ZAK HALE
PHOTOS: DEAN BLOTTO GRAY
CHANCES ARE YOU DON’T SHRED AS
HARD AS MR. ZAK HALE HERE. THAT’S
OK, NEITHER DO WE. LUCKILY FOR OUR
FREESTYLE FUELED FANTASIES WE
HAVE THE TEENAGE SENSATION HIMSELF
TO BREAK DOWN A BACKSIDE 360 GAP
TO 50-50, A TRICK THAT IS ALL THE
RAGE, IN PRO VIDEO PARTS.
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LUCK!
First thing you need to learn
before working on this trick is
backside 360s on fat ground.
Then try them with the goal
of staying in the same spot
and not drifting so you get
comfortable with the feeling.
Next you want to take them
to a jump and try the same
thing, again without drifting,
that’s the hardest part about
this trick is staying centered
through the air.
Next step is to learn gap to
50-50s and get comfortable
with landing centered on the
rail, along with the speed
needed to make the gap,
because the last thing you
want to happen is to come
up short. If you’re feeling
comfortable, try some
frontside 180s to 50-50 in
order to get used to spinning
onto a rail as well.
Once you get these dialed,
the next step is to work on
some backside 270s and
getting the feel for spinning
backside to a gap rail. This is
where the drifting part comes
into affect, as you want to pop
off the lip with a fat base so
you don’t drift and miss the rail
altogether.
The next level of
progression is all commitment.
With the last 90 you can
pretty much spot the rail once
you get passed 180, so you
already have an idea of where
you are at, and where you will
be landing. You want to make
sure you are in a good spot
in the air so you land evenly
over the rail and don’t catch
your heel or toe edge. It’s also
important to make sure you
get all the way around before
landing so you don’t land 45
and again, catch your edge on
a high speed trick like this. Be
aware to stop yourself from
spinning more the 360, which
will lead to catching your back
edge as you get off the rail.
When you fnally fnd a
good spot to take off from and
your landing on the rail feels
solid, the rest is pretty much
cake. All that’s left is sucking
up your knees, landing on the
rail square and riding out the
50-50. This trick is all com-
mitment once you pull it off
and get over the initial fear. So
just let that sack hang and go
for it.



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ART INSTALLMENT
BY PAT MILBERRY
Let me take you back to the year of 1988. Snowboarding was in
its infancy stages, the gear consisted of makeshift homemade
bindings, Sorel boots and snowboards that weighed half your
weight. Not to mention they were way too tall for the average
rider, so conveniently you would fnd your saw and cut them
down yourself. The revolution was here, and the era represented
counter culture at it’s fnest. One of the epicenters of this
movement was the sunny slope of Snow Summit, California
where youngster, Carl E. Smith, began on his snowboard quest.
Carl, born and raised in Laguna Beach, California recalls sawing
down his Avalanche 165 snowboard to accommodate his height.
He also remembers being in the sixth grade and spending some
of his frst days with this new profoundly painful, yet fun reality
of living the snowboard lifestyle. Carl has been highly involved
with the culture of snowboarding since 1994. The snowboard
community was frst introduced to Carl through some t-shirt
designs he submitted to Volcom. After Carl landed his frst t-shirt
graphic, he went on to create another 80 additional Volcom
t-shirt graphics as a freelance artist over the next seven years.
Carl’s next project became designing graphics for Nitro
Snowboards and around the same period of time, Carl linked
up with Nidecker Snowboards, to help infuence the graphics
for their line of snowboards as well. He was proud to admit, at
that stage of his life, he was strictly paying his bills through his
freelance t-shirt designs and snowboard graphic work. To Carl
this was an incredibly fulflling reality.
Life continued to get better and Carl grew as an artist. He spent
the years of 2001-2004 moving his career into the community
of fne arts and exhibitions. In 2004, Carl landed the art director
position at Electric Visual and maintained that position through
2010, where he created awesome ad campaigns, goggle
designs and lots of other infuential graphic direction for the
brand to become a world leader in eyewear. Throughout the
past ten years, Carl has been creating graphics for Lib Tech as
well. Carl’s collage style designs have been used on The TRS
(Total Ripper Series) snowboard for the past few seasons, and
currently he teamed up with friend and fellow artist Mike Parillo
for the 2012-2013 Travis Rice snowboard graphic. Carl said that
the recent creation of this graphic has been one of his favorite
design creative processes. Carl also contributed to the Art Of
Flight through his design of the interface on the DVD case, the
Asymbol Gallery ad campaigns, as well some of the movie’s
promo pieces displayed at premieres while on the world tour.
Carl has always loved to travel and experience the world that
consistently inspires him, which in some many ways has opened
up these industry doors to Carl’s enthusiasm and artistic talent.
He has spent close to a decade in Prague, Czech Republic, and
he still visits twice a year and splits his time between his studio in
Laguna Beach and Prague. Carl has focused his career path with
a very healthy amount of design work, which makes up CES-
Design. About half of that work is focused on the action sports
industry, while the other half consists of a mix of brand identity,
art direction, website revamps and production, specializing in
aesthetic work for creative clients. CES-Fine Art is based on
Carl’s passion. He is an art advocate, art consultant, and works
to develop greater relationships with local galleries and the
communities surrounding them. He also represents fve artists on
an international level including Mike Parillo, with bookings and
gallery representation. Check out Carl’s new international project
SLASH, which is open this month and is his largest curated
show to date. This is a must see if you happen to be in Southern
California.
Thanks for the inspiration Carl, safe travels, keep the collages
coming and thank you for putting forth the effort. It speaks
volumes that you have built a worldwide community outlet for
other artist to showcase their skills and passion!
To check out his work, please visit carlesmithart.com or
ces-design.com or cesfneart.com or ar4t.com.
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MUSIC
FLOBOTS
BY TIM WENGER
“In the beginning, we found that the only reason we made
it is because we’re from Denver,” says Jonny 5, the animated
front man of Colorado’s hip hop heroes, Flobots. Since their
song “Handlebars,” blew up radio stations and iPods around the
country in 2008, this collective of Denver-based activists has
taken the social mindset of our community and country by storm.
From playing on Barack Obama’s election day in Washington
D.C. to leading an emotional march through downtown Denver,
to forming Flobots.org, the group has imprinted their name and
their message.
Flobots’ message is rooted in the mind of the listener. While they
strive to motivate the masses to work for change and to fght for
their rights, the group is not on stage preaching at you to believe
exactly what they believe. “Right away, when ‘Handlebars’ went
big, we found ourselves at this crossroads,” he says. “Either we
can pick one issue and tell everyone what to think, or we can say
that it is important to think, and to learn how to think.”
“Originally, we were trying to think of how to help with a non-
proft,” he says. “We considered running our band as a non-
proft.” They decided instead to head into the Denver Children’s
Home to see what they could do to help. “We got some funding,
so the band members went in and did some workshops,” adds
Johny 5. “When we got a record deal and had to go tour, we had
to get a staff that could go in and do it. That was kind of how the
whole organization got started.”
Flobots.org came together in 2008, a non-proft organization
that provides middle school and high school kids with access to
music and the arts. The kids then use the tools provided by the
non-proft to become a positive member of their community.
“For anyone who is an artist or musician, we put (them) into
classrooms with young people,” he says.
Flobots.org has become the band’s baby, it is the helping hand
that reaches into its pocket and feeds local communities that are
hungry for the nourishment only music and positive infuence
can provide. “Think for yourself, make a difference in your world,”
he says. “That message is more what we wanted to do. The
organization is based on that idea.” Flobots.org has three major
programs as well as the Flobots.org Community Space in Denver.
You can read about what they are doing, as well as how you can
help, at Flobots.org.
Their 2010 album, “Survival Story,” continued the same quest for
social change, but was an entirely different experience for the
band compared to their breakthrough album “Fight With Tools.”
“Fight With Tools” we made completely on our own, and it was
the success of the album locally that got us a record deal,” Jonny
5 says. Each member had to work around their day jobs while
making that record. “With ‘Survival Story’, suddenly we had this
big hit, and our full time job was to write these songs. We got to
really dive in and have it be our main focus.”
The band is currently writing a new record for you to rock on
your iPod when you ride. Until then, check them out at Flobots.
com and Flobots.org and learn how you can get involved in their
movement.
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Anything left outside the blue box may be cut o during trimming.
TRIMMING ZONE:
Please allow 0.375 inches cutting tolerance around your card.
We recomment no boarders due to shifting in the cutting
process, borders may appear uneven.
BLEED ZONE:
Make sure to extend the background image colors all the
way to the edge of the red outline.
FILE TYPES:
Prefered: PDF/X-1A
Accepted: Illustrator 8.0+ EPS
TIFF/IT-P1
-HIGH RES / CMYK
Final Sizes:
With bleeds
Full-Page: 8.5 inches x 11 inches
Half-Page: (Horizontal) W 8.5 x H 5.5 (Vertical) W 4.25 x H 11
Quarter-Page: W 4.25 x H 5.5
Without Bleeds:
Full-Page: W 8.375 x H 10.875
Half-Page: (Horizontal) W 8.375 x H 5.4375 (Vertical) W 4.1875 x H 10.875
Quarter-Page: W 4.25 x H 5.5
FULL PAGE QUARTER PAGE HALF PAGE: OPTION 2 HALF PAGE: OPTION 1
SAFE ZONE:
All critical elements (text, images, graphic elements,
logo ect.) must be kept inside the blue box
Anything left outside the blue box may be cut o during trimming.
TRIMMING ZONE:
Please allow 0.375 inches cutting tolerance around your card.
We recomment no boarders due to shifting in the cutting
process, borders may appear uneven.
BLEED ZONE:
Make sure to extend the background image colors all the
way to the edge of the red outline.
FILE TYPES:
Prefered: PDF/X-1A
Accepted: Illustrator 8.0+ EPS
TIFF/IT-P1
-HIGH RES / CMYK
Final Sizes:
With bleeds
Full-Page: 8.5 inches x 11 inches
Half-Page: (Horizontal) W 8.5 x H 5.5 (Vertical) W 4.25 x H 11
Quarter-Page: W 4.25 x H 5.5
Without Bleeds:
Full-Page: W 8.375 x H 10.875
Half-Page: (Horizontal) W 8.375 x H 5.4375 (Vertical) W 4.1875 x H 10.875
Quarter-Page: W 4.25 x H 5.5
FULL PAGE QUARTER PAGE HALF PAGE: OPTION 2 HALF PAGE: OPTION 1
SAFE ZONE:
All critical elements (text, images, graphic elements,
logo ect.) must be kept inside the blue box
Anything left outside the blue box may be cut o during trimming.
TRIMMING ZONE:
Please allow 0.375 inches cutting tolerance around your card.
We recomment no boarders due to shifting in the cutting
process, borders may appear uneven.
BLEED ZONE:
Make sure to extend the background image colors all the
way to the edge of the red outline.
FILE TYPES:
Prefered: PDF/X-1A
Accepted: Illustrator 8.0+ EPS
TIFF/IT-P1
-HIGH RES / CMYK
Final Sizes:
With bleeds
Full-Page: 8.5 inches x 11 inches
Half-Page: (Horizontal) W 8.5 x H 5.5 (Vertical) W 4.25 x H 11
Quarter-Page: W 4.25 x H 5.5
Without Bleeds:
Full-Page: W 8.375 x H 10.875
Half-Page: (Horizontal) W 8.375 x H 5.4375 (Vertical) W 4.1875 x H 10.875
Quarter-Page: W 4.25 x H 5.5
FULL PAGE QUARTER PAGE HALF PAGE: OPTION 2 HALF PAGE: OPTION 1
start your adventure at sassglobaltravel.com
The Bonnie Belle Cabin stands on a ridge at 12,000 ft. in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains just outside Silverton,
Colorado. With over 2,000 feet of unreal tree riding directly of the back porch and limitless backcountry terrain surrounding
the cabin in every direction, the Bonnie Belle Cabin guide team and SGT ofer clients access to the best backyard on earth.
Accessible by helicopter, snowmobile or split board, the opportunities are endless.
sassglobaltravel.com
start your adventure at sassglobaltravel.com
The Bonnie Belle Cabin stands on a ridge at 12,000 ft. in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains just outside Silverton,
Colorado. With over 2,000 feet of unreal tree riding directly of the back porch and limitless backcountry terrain surrounding
the cabin in every direction, the Bonnie Belle Cabin guide team and SGT ofer clients access to the best backyard on earth.
Accessible by helicopter, snowmobile or split board, the opportunities are endless.
sassglobaltravel.com