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.
Tosh Krauskopf, a Northern BC boy with big ambitions. Tosh moved to Pemberton BC to train with the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club under coaches Joe Mcadoo and Rob Picard. Not many kids under 15 are pursuing that kind of commitment to the sport. We have reason to believe that snowboarding is part of his genetic makeup. How you might ask? His father Jason Krauskopf is not only an avid snowboarder but considered a keystone of snowboarding for many in Northern BC through his community endeavors and involvement as co-owner of Local Supply Company in Smithers BC.
FAST FACTS: TOSH KRAUSKOPF
WHERE: Smithers BC
HOME MTN: Hudson Bay Mountain
YEARS RIDING: 13.5 years, started at age 1.5 on a Burton Chopper.
SPONSORS: Burton Snowboards, Anon Optics, Skeena Cat Skiing, Hudson Bay Mountain, and of course Local Supply Company.
CLAIM TO FAME: 1st at Baker Banked Slalom, NextGen. 3rd at Baker Banked Slalom Juniors. 1st at DC Hit and Run. 3rd at DC Hit and Run. 2nd at Steelhead Slalom. 3rd at Capita Minor Threat.
MEET TOSH KRAUSKOP’S
MOUNTAIN TO VISIT: Mt Baker
FOOD: Chicken Fried Rice
MUSIC: Rap – Lil Uzi Vert
RIDER: Lane Weaver
STANCE: Regular. 12 and 12. Centered.
BOARD: Burton Paramount 152 and Burton Skeleton Key 150
BINDINGS: Burton Cartel
BOOTS: Burton Ruler
WHY SNOWBOARDING? It gets my adrenaline and creativity juices flowing.
PERFECT DAY? Bluebird in the backcountry with my family and 40cm of blower pow.
WHEN YOU’RE NOT SNOWBOARDING? Having fun and staying active.