You read it right. Pro skier. At Snowboarder’s Superpark.
The past few year’s Snowboarder Magazine Editor Pat Bridges has extended an olive branch to the once-arch enemy of snowboarders by inviting a select few freeskiers to participate in Snowboarder Magazine’s Superpark. It is a strategic move out of respect for progression of snow sports and park building everywhere. Sammy Carlson has had the honor the past couple year’s of attending and the edit the Poor Boyz crew put together from last weeks Superpark 15 does more than justify Sammy’s presence.
Newschoolers.com put up a great interview with Sammy about his time at Superpark. Give it a read by clicking here.
What better way to end a week of Superpark other than a classic method from Bjorn Leines. Photo’s courtesy of Snowboarder Magazine (P) Mike Yoshida
The final day of Snowboarder Magazine’s Superpark went off without a hitch, despite the absence of The House Boardshop crew (we had to dip out a day early). The Snowboarder Magazine editorial crew put together a great recap here– be sure to check it out and watch the Day 5 video edit from them below.
Snowboarder Magazine Editor Tom T-Bird Montessoro- keeping it classy on day five. (P) Kyle Beckmann
Stay tuned later this week for an edit of The House Boardshop crew’s time at Mt. Bachelor and a full week recap.
Huge thanks to Pat Bridges, Mt. Bachelor, Gatorade and the Snowboarder Magazine crew for having us out to witness Superpark 15 history live and in person.
Day four of Snowboarder Magazine’s Superpark 15 at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon was, in our opinion, the most progressive day yet. Tricks that most wouldn’t even think possible were had, and Mother Nature most of liked it because it stayed bluebird despite the forecast of a cloudy day.
It’s pretty much safe to say that Arbor rider Scotty Vine didn’t strap in his back foot the entire week. Between one-footing the hip channel, the mega-downrail and an (almost) impossible frontside seven on the boreal booter it would be a safe bet to say that Scotty rides better with one foot strapped in than most anyone with both feet strapped in.
Scotty Vine, the man, the myth, the legend. Superpark standout of the year?
House Boardshop team rider Brennen Swanson got some upside-down time in coming off the cannon booter.
This guy was seriously popping off the Boreal jump. Wish we knew his name…
Day three of Snowboarder Magazine’s Superpark here at Mt. Bachelor wasn’t as kind as day two, but riders got down nonetheless. Fighting bursts of wind throughout the day kept most of the riders off of the big jumps but didn’t stop them from getting nasty on the massive wall ride and nearby hip booter that was sheltered from mother nature’s wrath.
Oh snap! Sneak peek on the wall ride sesh.
The weather started to get iffy towards the end of the day.
Each year our friends over at Snowboarder Magazine host the ultimate girly get-together and invite all of the best female riders from around the world to take part in Women’s Superpark, a spin-off of the widely acclaimed “Superpark” event the magazine put together years ago that boasts the biggest park features and the best riders. The riders all get a chance at one-upping each other by making the most of the unique features in hopes to get a shot in the annual feature that the magazine runs covering the get together. It is an elite honor to be one of the riders that is invited to these events, male and female.
This year Keystone Mountain, Colorado was the host resort for Women’s Superpark and House Boardshop team riders Bev V. and Gabi Viteri were both in attendance. Aside from the feature that will run come next winter, Snowboarder Magazine posted daily updates photo and video updates with sneak peaks at the features and the girls throwing down. Check out all the action here or by clicking on the photo below of our own Ms. Viteri gapping over a massive up-down-flat rail.