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KETCHUM, ID (March 20, 2012) – MTNAPPROACH is proud to announce their first team of Professional Snowboarders. This group of 10 riders represents the wide diversity of uses that the MTNAPPROACH System is designed for, accessing backcountry jumps, long distance touring, 55 degree couloirs, or just some side country at your local resort. "We're stoked to have these riders on our team to help us evolve this system into the most useful tool available for backcountry snowboarding." said Cory Smith, Founder of MTNAPPROACH. Partner and Ops. Director Kaiser said, "It's rad to put some young guns known for jibbing in the same yurt as an Olympic halfpipe medalist, some staple backcountry shreds, PLUS, some all-time snowboard legends. They are all stoked on the backcountry experience and loving the product." Brian Iguchi summed it up best, "I'm stoked to go bag some couloirs that I've been looking at for years. I wouldn't take a split up there, but this is perfect, now I can ride 'em on my snowboard."

MTNAPPROACH Snowboard Team:
Wyatt Caldwell
Mark Carter
Laura Hadar
Bryan Iguchi
Scotty Lago
Desiree Melancon
Chad Otterstrom
Neil Provo
Austin Smith
Austen Sweetin

Launched at the 2011 SIA show with its award-winning foldable approach ski, MTN Approach is a Backcountry Snowboard brand by and for snowboarders.  Based in Ketchum, Idaho, MTN Approach is dedicated to designing and manufacturing tools for backcountry snowboarding that are innovative, lightweight and reliable. Find more info at