Originally published in the 30th Anniversary Issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine, Mountain GOATS celebrates the most influential snowboarders of the last thirty years (1987-2017), otherwise known as the Greatest Of All Time list. With over 70 men and women riding into the ranks of the Mountain GOATS, check back as we release their bios and celebrated accolades over the course of the next few weeks!
Mountain Goat: DCP
One of the easiest ways to make a name for yourself in professional snowboarding is quite literally to make your name synonymous with a feature. For example, say your name was David Carrier Porcheron, and people called you “DCP.” Then, say you were filming for Kingpin Productions 2003 release Back In Black and you found the biggest cliff that anyone had ever hit. Then say you chose to spin a backside 360 off of it, stomp the shit out of it and forever make that feature “The DCP Cliff.” That would pretty much do it.
Hailing from Quebec, Canada, DCP was the frontman for the famed 418 crew that migrated from the French-speaking region of Canada to Whistler after making their names known via the competitive circuit. In doing this, DCP and company opened the floodgates for Canadians from the east who wanted to get out of the streets and into the backcountry, and dozens have followed in his footsteps.
Upon DCP’s arrival to the Whistler scene, he seized his audience with a barrage of some of the most explosive and aggressive snowboarding the world had ever seen. DCP quickly caught the eye of famed filmmaker Whitey McConnaughey, who invited him to film with his company, Kingpin Productions and the rest, as they say, is history, as David went on to produce parts with Kingpin, Mack Dawg, Absinthe and a multitude of other famed film crews. DCP has remained one of the most dominant riders of all-time still to this day, and while he isn’t putting out game-changing video parts as frequently as he used to, he is now the frontman for YES. Snowboards, which is putting out game-changing board design and technology, ensuring that David’s legacy will always be one of forward thinking, progression and aiding the sport of snowboarding in whatever he chooses to do.