Jason Robinson, Leanne Pelosi, Annie Boulanger and the Dakine crew journeyed to Mt. Bachelor in early December for one of the best events in snowboarding’s calendar, the Dirksen Derby. The eighth annual iteration of the event hosted a few hundred snowboarders, splitboarders, and sit-skiers who all joined together to ring in the new season and support Bend local Tyler Ecklund, who was suffered a serious spinal injury eight years ago. The weekend event is filled with tons of laps through the dual, hand-dug Derby courses and on the trails of Mt. Bachelor, but is about so much more than the snowboarding. Through the video made by Tyler Malay, the Dakine crew shows the spirit of the Dirksen Derby: the camaraderie, the celebration, and the shared love of making turns.

Check out photos from the 2014 Dirksen Derby.