Tailgate Alaska and King Of The Hill (now named "World Freeriding Championships") are a "Shreg-grola" for riders who are fed up with the saccharine state of modern snowboarding. For fifteen days weekday warriors camp out in Valdez, Alaska to celebrate a side of snowboarding that is anything but packaged and predictable. In other words, if you are a tourist who still finds comfort on the groomers instead of off the grip... watch, learn and start clearing your schedule for Tailgate 2012.
To see more updates from Tailgate Alaska check out the posts from photographer Jeff Hawe:
Tails From A Tailgate Crasher #1
Tails From A Tailgate Crasher #2
Tails From A Tailgate Crasher #3
Tails From A Tailgate Crasher #4
King Of The Hill