words and photos: T. Bird

I don't get to shoot with the VG dudes very often, mainly because they always have a photographer with them, and for good reason. They're just as fun to hang with on the hill as they are off of it and they're just as much about fun times are they are about filming. In April, I had the chance to head up to Bear Mountain, California with SNOWBOARDER Senior Photographer E-Stone, VG boss Justin Meyer, filmers Sam Fenton and Sean McCormick, and riders Joe Sexton, Scott Stevens, Chris Bradshaw, Jake Olson-Elm, Johnny Miller, and Keegan Valaika (with special guest appearances by Bear locals Lucas Magoon and Castro) for two days of shooting, heavy beer drinking, and even heavier tricks. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I did taking them, and make sure you go out to your local shop and buy VG's 2013 release, "The Last Ones". It's going to be really awesome.