It took Scott Newsome a bit to realize what was happening. Dude’s mountain man instincts kicked in, the hair on his neck stood up and looked around like he was picking up the first signs of a 100 km/h storm. Once he ruled out weather, he figured his vasectomy must not have taken and his son (who shreds) would have a baby brother for his seventeenth. Nope– just the cover of Snowboard Canada’s comeback issue, as shot by one of his best friends, on a trip designed to reconnect him with the glory days of jumping out of helis in Valdez.
That was party number 1.
Número Deux was our time to get loose. Between the two parties we’d been at a crazy corporate conference in Calgary, tryn’ to steal secrets from robots so we can keep this thing going. Fortunately we had back-up; Kowalchuk was the Automator to our Del. Homie was painting for Haiti, and we kicked it live on Kicking Horse TV. A few of you chimed in– next time hit us up, that Facebook Live stuff could be fun! But we spent a bit too much time in Virtual Reality and had to get back to the core, so we let the right people know about last Friday’s celebration in Whistler. Thanks to the Longhorn Saloon and Gibbons Whis, we had a good old fashioned throw. Boarders from all crews, eras, disciplines, and what-have-yous showed up to celebrate the return of SBC, threw their hands up, and drank all the beer in the world the way it should be done: together. These shots from Moe Arevalo say thousands of words, so we’ll hold back a bit for the rest of this. Captions only, promise.
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Tyler Nicholson scopes Seb Grondin’s full page in the Wasted Youth feature.
Colter, Kody, Evan, Phil and Harry.
Robjn and Darcy.
Captain Picard, still going from his birthday last week.
Your very own Canadian Paralympic Boardercrosser John Leslie won $500 from Rip Curl.
And we owe Andrew Ede a Grassroots powder surfer.
Someone yelled “Rigged!” when Dave’s friends kept winning, so he started making Donald Trump jokes– that’ll learn ya. Conor’s hyped on the Wizard Stick, thanks Dinos!
Geeves, Sollors, Duncan and Geoff.
Turn and Burn was in the house; Wiley, Wildlife Dave, and Beau.
Cody, Darrah, and D-Mo.
Michal and Adam muse on deep thoughts; Antoine and Dave are still yelling about The Fourth Phase.
Listen to Josh, Keaton.
Chris is one of our guys on the inside, Ben married into Canadian snowboarding.
We had three of these five in the bar!
Packed house, and it was only a pow day for Chris Ankeny!
Leanne hypnotizing the youth through the pages of our magazine.
Darcy looks more like a wildcat every day.
Tim, Brodey, Jon, Bryan, and Harry G.
You wanna win? Finish your drink!
You too, Jamie.
And that’s all for now. Hit us up if your community needs one of these parties and you can pull it off right. Otherwise, subscribe and see what all the hype’s about.
A huge thanks to Kerry Newsome, Eddie Bauer, The Village Idiot, Wasted Youth, Eagle Pass Heliskiing, Mark Kowalchuk, Jen Girardi, Gibbons Whistler, Rip Curl, Dinosaurs Will Die, and Grassroots Powdersurfing, and The Circle.
Issue 24.1 was made possible with support from CASI, Campus Vacations, Horseshoe Resort, Celtek, Holden, Stepchild, Smokin, Nitro, DWD, Grassroots PowSurf, Whistler Blackcomb, and your incredible contributors.