We guarantee that its not always pretty, but when you’re snowboarding with your friends its always a blast! Mt. Baker “Bails and Fails” with Ben Lynch, Nick Dirks,Tim Eddy, Max Warbington and Ninja Suit rider Tucker Andrews!
On Sunday, February 26, 2012, The Mt Seymour Progression Team welcomed K2 Rider Jordan Mendenhall as a guest coach who spent the day riding with our team, offering insight, coaching and inspiration to our young riders.
Mt Seymour is all about providing young, up-and-coming skiers and snowboarders with a way to naturally progress their skills on freestyle and mountain terrain. With the incredible support of K2, our progression team comprised of freestylers between the ages of 10-14 has been working hard this season learning fundamental techniques to build a strong foundation and excel in future skiing and riding.
There’s tons of snow, but It’s a race to beat the inversion in Whistler! Robin, Annie and Hana end up finding some good snow and the jumping begins. Plus, a bonus pillow day with Leanne Pelosi, David Melancon and Claudia Avon.
It’s time to learn your new favorite trick—the backside 180. Jordan Mendenhall takes a break from filming with the Videograss crew to teach you BS 180 basics: start small, focus your gaze on the nose, and don’t force the 180 around—trust that it’ll come around. This is a trick you can make all your own just by adding personal style. You got this!
Gretchen Bleiler finished off the winter Dew Tour season with an impressive run that earned her a 94.25 and a second place on the podium. Kelly Clark managed to squeak by for the win with a 95 score. So the battle between Bleiler and Clark continues as they head off to Norway for the World Snowboarding Championships.
Gretchen’s Drew Tour Run
After winning the qualifier, beating out Kelly Clark, Gretchen Bleiler got back on the podium in the finals with a 2nd place finish. Her run included; a frontside crippler, backside 540 mute, frontside 720 tail grab, Cab 720 Indy, and frontside tail grab. Check out the vid…
Snowboarding is much more than just banger after banger; It’s a journey, it’s euphoria, it’s pain, it’s excitement, it’s fear, it’s meeting new people, it’s sending it, it’s SNOWBOARDING.
Aaron was always the driving force behind this project. When it seemed like things weren’t gonna work out he always found a way to make it happen. He loved a challenge! I spent this last winter traveling around to many of his favorite places, meeting up with friends, and making some new ones along the way. I feel so lucky to have been able to share such great times with such an amazing person.
When Aaron passed away in Chile this last July it was hard to even think about the movie, let alone sit down and edit hours of his footage from the winter. It wasn’t until Blake Paul sent me an email highlighting the fact that one of Aaron’s goals all season was to get everyone down to Chile and film a segment for the movie that I came to realize something that should have been so obvious. We had to head South and finish what he had started. Although we were physically missing the one person who really should have been on that trip I feel like he was actually with us more than ever. We’ll miss you A-ROB!
P.S… If I Told You, I Would Have To Kill You
The girls have set off from Whistler and landed in the deep forests of interior BC to meet up with friends at the GT memorial NoBoard race, then out to a little cabin in the woods for some dreamy pillow riding. First rule about T^*#+ L@&%, don’t talk about T^*#+ L@&%!!
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by New Day Producers
A new documentary shines the spotlight on a unique winter sport. It’s called “splitboard mountaineering” and it uses a special board that can be used as a snowboard or split into skis as needed! Kyle Miller, a local splitboarding pioneer and the focus of the documentary called “FreeRider,” joined Margaret to talk about his love of the sport and the documentary. He also revealed a secret: he’s afraid of heights!
The FreeRider documentary will have its US premiere in Seattle on Friday, February 3 at 7:30pm, at the Mountaineers Program Center in Seattle. The event benefits the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center.
For more information about the documentary, please click here.