If you haven't seen or heard of BLISSS Magazine out of Southern California you gotta get with it. I'm stoked to have been contributing photos for a solid year or two now, and am always pleased with how things turn out. These guys do a great job at putting together a monthly magazine covering skate, snow, surf, music and Art. I might add that its a free mag. Stoked to see Doran get an interview too. After almost losing his life, its so good to see him back on the shred!!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I'm very pleased to announce my latest cover, SNOWBOARDER Magazine's 2011 Photo Annual. In the photo world this is kind of the cover of all covers. I couldn't be happier right now. This shot was taken in March 2010 at my cabin in Silverton, the Bonnie Belle. Such a stress free, fun trip! We had easily one of the (at least for me) best days of the year shredding, the shooting was epic, and we even got a few noboard laps in on the side. Easily one of the best trips of last season. Thanks to Scotty for hitting this rock that he actually didn't want to hit (Could have been his boot), and thanks to Huggy for finding a nice spot for it in Volume 23!
So a little back story that goes along with this. If you've ever hung out with Scotty Arnold you know its usually filled with non stop laughter, whether its the things spewing out of his mouth or something that he does or maybe even doesn't do. Well on the last night of the trip, he failed to keep an eye on his boots the night before while drying near the wood stove. The room starting getting super smokey...in a bad way, like I had never seen before. Something was up. By the time we found the problem Scotty's boot was toast, literally. The next day he wasn't even sure if he was going to be able to ride. We convinced him a little duct tape should do the trick. So Scotty bagged his foot in a grocery bag, and then pried the deformed boot onto his foot. Fully taped up, he was locked in and ready for the last day of our trip. So glad in the end it all worked out. Would have been such a bummer to have not gotten this shot. I think Scotty will agree.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
About eight or nine months ago my friend Teddy Hoffman approached me with an idea of starting a splitboarding website. Well eight or nine months later we are getting really close to launching the site, splitboarder.com. We hope to have it up and running by January 1, 2011. Regardless of that, we have been getting pounded with snow the last two weeks here in Breckenridge. Over 50" in the last week alone. It is shaping up to be a great winter and I have been getting out on the splitboard as much as possible seeking out some early season pow turns. I made two trips out on the Breckenridge Ski Area, one time going to peak 9 and one to peak 10. It was almost too deep both days and it is really helping me get the stoke up for the season. I gotta get my days in early because I'm usually too busy in the winter to actually ride. Well I can't say I don't get some good days or at least runs in, but sometimes my snowboard is mearly transportation to and from a said spot. That is why I love a good early season like the one we are having now. Bring on the snow!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Just in time, we got our solar rig set up and running. We have so much power we might just leave the lights on all day! Its going to be a great winter up at the Bonnie Belle Cabin! Its forecasted to snow several feet down there this week alone. Book your trip today....
Friday, November 19, 2010
A few Tear Sheets from the December issue of SNOWBOARDER Magazine....
A seven page Feature Story I did with Cory Smith up in Idaho. All photos by Aaron Dodds unless otherwise noted.
Jeff Kramer, Holiday Gear Guide
Dan Brisse, Holiday Gear Guide
Greg Bretz, US Grand Prix
Chad Otterstrom, US Grand Prix