It’s clear from the varied, multi-cork contest runs and corresponding plethora of metallic hardware that Mark McMorris is far from a one-trick pony. But the label, “contest kid” doesn’t merely apply either. This past winter, the Canadian wunder-rider not only dominated the competitive circuit but also logged hours off piste as he took his consistent snowboarding ability into the backcountry, stacking powder turns instead of hitting park rail lines and sending natural hits into fresh snow instead of touching down on man-made landings. The deft display in the mountains of BC, Australia, Aspen, Japan, and Austria serve to further solidify Mark’s place not only in bounds on groomed runs, but wherever he chooses to drop in, because there’s plenty more terrain on which McMorris is clearly able to showcase his mettle. Enjoy this episode of Burton Presents.


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