All-time powder photos.Read More
With Superpark 16 presented by Gatorade coming up next week at Mt. Bachelor we are getting you prepared with highlight videos from Superpark 16.Read More
Perfect Moments of Shred – a photo fundrasiers for the A-Rob Plant a Seed Foundation – March 15, 2013Read More
Jason Robinson, Todd Kirby, Lucas Debari, Kyle Miller, Micah Hoogeveen, and friends have been busy getting wild shredding pillows in honor of Aaron Robinson. The two zones they shredded were among ARobs favorites. Watch out for Episode 1 coming the week of January 28th. Directed/Filmed/Edited By: Eli WeinerRead More
The first part from "Of Life and Love" features Gray Thompson and Curtis Woodman as they surf their way through Cook City, Stevens Pass, and Baker. Curtis and Gray are seasoned powder-hounds who are equally experienced in finding the goods and enjoying them to the fullest. Filmed in January 2012, this part features cameos by Matt Edgars and Austin Hironaka.
Of Life and Love is a video project following a tight group of friends' adventures throughout last season. Brought to you by The Aaron Robinson Plant A Seed Foundation. Watch the "Of Life and Love" intro.
words and photos: Jeff Hawe
The Second Annual Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky Montana went off on January 5th in proper fashion. Created last year to commemorate the late Aaron Robinson, it is a fundraiser for the ARob Plant a Seed Project. The race brings together snowboarders and friends of Aaron from across Montana and the west, in a celebration of his life and to kick off of the winter season. The vibe on the top of the course is friendly to say the least. It’s a mixture of old friends hugging hello, then heckling each other in good humor, combined with some PBRs and good general snowboarder-tribe revelry. Last weekend, the course itself started out in the typical slalom rhythm of banked turns, but as the pitch steepened, it turned into a flat-out super G slalom course with a wide-open, straight-line finish. The most common description of the course was “scary.”
With eighty-five registered racers this year, all the divisions raced on Saturday and the day was capped with awards and a screening of “Of Life and Love”, the movie that was the brainchild of ARob. Event organizer Shane Stalling’s band, Riot Act played a show for late night entertainment, a fitting cap to a fun-filled day.
Sunday was another special day. A smaller group of friends gathered in the morning and headed out to ride a stash of pillows, the secret spot where ARob would ride a lot. We spent the day smashing life and pillows in his name. One of Aaron’s old boards was brought out and toward the end of the day, it was hung in a tree at the top of the pillow field in commemoration of his life and spirit. The board hanging was followed by all twenty-four of us dropping into what was called the “best powder run” of the season so far. The energy among the group was glowing, electrified love for what we’re so lucky to have as part of our lives: snowboarding and the friends and experience that come with it. Thanks to everyone who made it happen, Big Sky Resort for hosting us, and all the great riders and friends who came out for it. See you next year.
Men’s Top Three:
1. Todd Kirby
2. Jason Robinson
3. Chad Dalman
Women’s Top Three:
1. Sarris McComb
2. Tanya Simonsen
3. Galen Bridgewater
Wax your snowboard and ring in the New Year by heading to Big Sky Resort in Montana for the Smash Life Banked Slalom to celebrate and benefit the A-Rob Plant […]Read More
Words & Photos: Kyle Mccoy The Flow Tailgate Alaska started off day one at full speed, with a first morning waking up to blue bird skies and fresh pow in […]Read More
The project that Aaron Robinson and Sam Tuor started on last winter has come to fruition though the help of many riders Aaron has influenced. The product, "Manifest", a celebration of life and snowboarding.Read More
Photos & Captions: Mike Yoshida
To bring in the New Year and celebrate the past we are bringing you "New Year's High Resolution" photo galleries from SNOWBOARDER Magazine's senior photographers and staff of their top 10 photos from the 2010-2011 season. The next "Top 10" gallery comes from the most recent addition to the SNOWBOARDER Magazine staff, associate photo editor, Mike Yoshida. During the summer months when not out in the field shooting some of the top pro snowboarders, Yosh is in the SNOWBOARDER offices shooting some of the top product for the magazine. Here is what he has to say about last season:
"People always ask me throughout the entire season 'Have you been having a good year?' and I usually reply with 'I don't know'. The reason why I never have a clear definitive answer is because, after all is said and done, what really makes it good? Is it the experience of traveling somewhere new? Or is it how many covers you bagged? Or is it your favorite photo you ever took, that never made it to print? Or is it simply doing what you love for a living? I guess for me, it's all of the above, and so I've answered my own question, 'yes, it's been good, and I can't wait for more!' - Mike Yoshida