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: Pat Moore
For over a decade, Pat Moore has been a staple in the modern era of professional snowboarding by way of pow, park and street avenues, and, as a result, landed himself on this list and cemented himself as a first ballot Hall of Famer. In his early years as a Forum Youngblood, Pat stood out among his peer group, and once he stepped up to the big leagues his offerings in films like That, Forum Forever, and Vacation added to his rapidly-growing legacy as a superstar in every genre of snowboarding.
Then he was hand-selected by Travis Rice to star in and session with the king himself in films like The Art of Flight and The Fourth Phase, furthering Mr. Moore's lore. However, it was after Forum went under for good that Pat was granted an opportunity only gifted to living legends like Gigi Rüf, Terje Haakonsen, and Travis--filming his own signature project, titled Mr. Plant. Alongside a roster hand-picked by Pat, Mr. Plant showcased his vast roots in snowboard culture while also portraying one of the most talented riders alive by way of famed lensman Jake Price and it certainly solidified Pat's status in snowboard lore.
Plainly put, snowboarding's favorite redhead has never stepped gingerly, choosing instead to stomp everything in sight and power his way through the upper ranks. He will be around for the forseeable future, so cheers to you, Mr. Plant, and don't worry, we won't soil this esteemed accolade with a cheesy pun like we usually do.