Saturday the 25th of February 2012 at Horseshoe resort in Ontario, Canada, young aspiring pro snowboarders of 18 and under will compete in the first ever North American Stop of the World Rookie Tour, organized by 365 Sports in partnership with Canada Snowboard. With over 12.000 dollars in prizing and a chance to compete in the Protest World Rookie Finals in Ischgl, Austria, from 11 to 15 April 2012. Join us for a great day of snowboarding and meet Snowboard legend Terry Kidwell (the godfather of freestyle).
While the crew continued to wait for La Nina to come back, we loaded up the sleds and made a journey up onto Mt. Baker in search of some freshies. We were able to session some super fun natural hits up high on the volcano and even send the sleds off some hits as well.
Soon after that, La Nina came back in a BIG way, burying the whole state of Washington in that fluffy stuff. While Kitzke made use of the snow that shut down the cities, Tommy, Shaw, and Hiro made a trip up to Red Mountain in Rossland, British Colombia to meet up with the likes of Hana Beaman, Brenden Swanson, Megan Ginter, and Todd Kirby. While up in Beautiful British Colombia the crew found some nipple deep pow and even some fun Urban spots. Thanks to our super rad guide Canadian Mike, aka Mike Cole, the crew had a blast and even came home with a few new tricks up their sleeves!
Meanwhile the snow is still coming down up here in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm gonna stop writing about this episode and go pack my gear and get ready to stack tomorrow in the back country!
- Tom Little, RWU Filmer/Editor/Brotographer
Thousands came out for day one of the milestone 10th anniversary of the RIDE Shakedown today at Mont Saint-Sauveur. The anticipated event delivered again thanks to sunny skies, warm weather and slew of excitement.