Ride Snowboards Pro Team rider, Austin Hironaka is living the dream. Based in Seattle, the witty, energetic, and scrappy dude charges hard on and off the snow doing what he loves to do. Austin is authentic to the core, loves to drive fast cars, and expresses his individuality in all aspects of his life. In the fifth segment of Ride’s six-part video series Because of Snowboarding, Austin brings us into his world of riding and exploring untapped backcountry stashes in his backyard – while having fun and loving every minute of it. Austin’s larger-than-life character and amped approach to snowboarding is what make him one of the best at what he does.