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.