Scouted, it’s where we showcase talent that might be flying under your radar for no good reason. Instead of ream you out for not knowing who these impressive up and comers are, we’ll share a bit about them with you nicely – but you better remember them gosh darn it.
Not every thirteen year old is dropping roofs. Toan Krauskopf is doing that and more. This young gun is surrounded by snowboard stoke, but certainly not living in his brother’s (Tosh Krauskopf) shadow. Nope, he’s carving a well-deserved name for himself in the world of snowboarding. Get to know this Smithers born and raised shredder.
FAST FACTS: TOAN KRAUSKOPF
WHERE: Smithers BC
HOME MTN: Hudson Bay Mountain
YEARS RIDING: 11.5 years, started at age 1.5 on a Burton Chopper.
SPONSORS: K2 Snowboards, JRH Agencies, Volcom Snow, Heat Seeker, and of course Local Supply Company.
CLAIM TO FAME: 3rd at Baker Banked Slalom, NextGen. 2nd at Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom. 1st and 2nd at Steelhead Banked Slalom.
MEET TOAN KRAUSKOP’S
MOUNTAIN TO VISIT: Silverstar
FOOD: Sushi and steak.
MUSIC: Rap – Jufu.
RIDER: Travis Rice.
STANCE: Goofy. 15 and 15. Centered.
BOARD: K2 World Wide Weapon and K2 Party Platter.
BINDINGS: K2 Line Up
BOOTS: K2 Boundary
WHY SNOWBOARDING? I love snowboarding because it’s outdoors and there’s nothing like riding on an endless wave.
PERFECT DAY? Bluebird day with endless powder.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT SNOWBOARDING? Mountain biking, fishing, hanging out at our cabin on Babine Lake, and swimming.