Plainly put, SNOWBOARDER Magazine’s events wouldn’t be worth hosting without two things: First, the riders. Were they not there to send it off of seemingly impossible terrain park features, then we would simply be a magazine staff standing around with out long lenses in our hands. Secondly, the contributors. Without the loyalty and diligence of our most-trusted contributing photographers and videographers, there is absolutely no way that the staff of SNOWBOARDER could cover all of the action that goes on at an event like The Launch. This year, over 150 up-and-coming superstars stacked the slopes of Bear Mountain to take to one of the best and most unique park setups ever seen, and with only four staff photographers on the hill at any given time, capturing all the incredible feats that were happening throughout The Launch was an arduous task to say the least. That’s exactly why we’ve compiled this gallery, to give you a first-hand look at the extra action that went down, and a unique perspective straight from the eyes of our contributors. Sit back, relax, and have a fresh look at The Launch 2016 presented by Volcom.