Mt. Baker Opening day, 70″ base, slashing pow, blue-bird skies, and a perfect day where you can forget all your worries. Seriously what more could you ask for!?!?
Check out K2 rider Shaun McKay and friends, Jay Kelly, Lucas Debari, and Patrick McCarthy enjoying this magical day!
The World Rookie Tour is back for the 2009.10 season. This tour will give youngsters the opportunity to become a World Rookie Champion, win some rad prizes, and a chance to enter the professional level of snowboarding by competing in these global junior events from 1Star to 4Star Swatch TTR level.
The competition also features activities to help rookies grow in the field of professional snowboarding, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meeting with photographers and international team managers, parties and big prizes.
International Tour Stops:
Protest Pyrenees Rookie Fest, Vallnord, Andorra – 2Star – 18.20 December 2009
Protest World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 3Star – 16.20 January 2010
Protest Balkan Rookie Fest – Iver Mokra Gora, Serbia – 2Star – 12.14 February 2010
Protest East Rookie Fest – Splinderuv Mlyn, Czech Republic – 2Star – 5.7 March 2010
Protest World Rookie Finals – Ischgl, Austria – 4Star – 7.11 April 2010
Freeride Rookie Fest – Valle Nevado, Chile – 2Star – august 2010 (reserved to the best rookies of the season)
- For the World Rookie Champion: a filming session with Pirate Movie Production, an international photo shooting, a freeride trip to Chile and a ticket to a world class event
-The winners from Livigno, Ischgl and the number 1 of the World Rookie Rank will win an all-inclusive trip to the “Freeride Rookie Fest 2010” in Chile to live a one in a lifetime freeride filming experience with international RedBull pros.
- At every stop, winner will get “Tickets to Ride” higher level events
- Before every event many other amazing prizes will be announced, which will support the career of the best rookies who wish to become professional riders.
Check out the World Snowboard Federation website for a list of details and a complete calendar.
Bright blue skies, 25 degrees and 60+ inches of snow welcomed Mt. Baker into the 2009/2010 season yesterday. While kids around the country may have been stoked on their preseason rail/park riding, those attending Baker’s christening salivated to thigh deep pow turns and enough coverage to bomb cliffs without worrying about snowboard killing core shots.
Opening day at Mt. Baker is a surreal moment where future snowboard legends such as Peter Line and Russell Winfield intermix with Joe Shmoes like my transient friends and me. It’s a time when northwest riders gleam with enthusiasm, all sharing the same goal of riding powder again after a viciously boring summer. The coolest thing about this mountain is how stoked everybody is to ride. It’s not a fashion show here, in fact, it’s just the opposite. Those seen riding gear beat to shit wearing lumberjack flannel are perceived as the “bad asses” and are exactly the type of people who give Mt. Baker it’s exceptional crusty reputation.
I’m stoked and bummed at the same time to admit that yesterday was my first ever opening day at Baker; bummed because I’ve missed it the past four years but stoked that my time actually came. High fives and smiles were a plenty and if I could recommend one thing, it would be to experience Mt. Baker on opening day at least once. However, be aware, Baker is raw and rugged and if given the slightest opportunity, she will eat you alive. Happy white rooms!
Oh, and excuse the lack of quality photos I was too busy riding powder.
Peter Mullenbach Mt. Baker Opening Day 11/12/09
The King of all snowboard magazines is holding a sneak peek for their first edition of their mag!
If your in the Vancouver area tomorrow, head up to METROPOLE at 8PM. Don’t miss out on all the fun and shenanigans at this Launch Party! Did I mention no cover?!
Check out K2′s Norwegian team rider Roger Kleivdal’s sick edit in Factor Films’ “They Came From…” with a cameo appearance from Andreas Wiig. Feel the vibe, dig the song!
Colin and Ben during London Freeze on the latest method TV episode 24.2
colin was banned from entering the contes because of 0,7 missing points. they told him when he was already in London! the traps of FIS rankings.
Title: “Peep Show” & Team Thunder’s “Beauville” Movie Premiere – Seattle
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Description: Join Evo for the premiere of the all Women’s shred flick “Peep Show” and the guys of Team Thunder will be premiering their film “Beauville” also! Don’t miss this opportunity, Evo premiers are always a guaranteed good time!
122 NW 36th St
Door open at 8:00pm
Show starts at 9:00pm
All Ages (Drinks for 21+ w/ID)