Dog Days of Summer

After the 4th of July, it’s easy to fall into an ongoing summer haze of swimming bbq’s and keeping the brews cold. It addition to those activities, we headed up to Mt. Hood for the 4th annual Rat Race and stayed for a few extra days to get some boarding in while the snow still exists. If the opportunity presents itself, we highly recommend a visit out to the glacier. It was so nice to get on the board and rip some turns. 

Jake Durham put together this video short of Jake Blauvelt and Danimals ripping the banked slalom course with style and ease.

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Despite poor snow conditions, the High Cascade Park has been insanely fun. They have moulded the pre historic glacial ice into jumps, hips and quarter pipes like this one where Danimals felt very comfy blasting a frontside ollie.

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Hana joined in on the  QP session with some stellar plants.

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Jake Bluavelt took some time off from waist deep pow to show us he’s still got it and so much more. This frontside invert should explain it. 

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Global Am Alex Sherman has been cooking up weiners at Cobra Dogs right at the bottom of Mt. Hood all summer long. This gets him up the hill and on his hands quite a bit which has shown with some crispy new hand plant variations. 

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We went to go check out the rat race the day after the event to rip some turns and slash some berms. As soon as we hiked up to the course, a heavy rain storm came in sent all the boys hiding under a tent. Hana said fuck it, and kept ripping the course in the downpour. 

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Just as quick as the storm rolled in, she was out with the clouds and the session was on. 

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The Rat Race course is no joke. As soon as you think you are calm and collected linking turns through the berms, an unexpected rut can send ya flying! 

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We doubt anyone can look this good after eating shit. Hana Beaman ladies and gents. 

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Global AM Camp Winner!

We had so many great entries the choice was hard! But on the long drive to Whistler the team chose  Colin (@collimaynar on Instagram) as the winner! Congrats Colin, your’re going to Global Am Camp aka High Cascade Snowboard Camp! Spencer Schubert called Colin personally to tell him he had the winning entry and was heading to camp! Not only is he heading to High Cascade Snowboard Camp but he’s also flying there courtesy of Alaska Airlines!

Congrats Colin, thanks for staying true to the cause.

– RIDE

Congrats from Spencer

WOW! So many amazing entries into the#GlobalAmCamp HCSC session giveaway. After our esteemed judging panel closely examined every entry, a winner has been decided…💥💥 Congrats to @collimaynar the official winner who will be going to @highcascade this summer on a brand new Ride Crook snowboard!!!💥💥 We would also like to give a shout out to @samstillman for posting the winning video. Congrats gentleman. @highcascade @alaskaair #globalamcamp #ridecrook #whatisaglobalam #samwillwinsomethingtoo #collinyouowehim

Colin’s Winning Edit:

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Win Free HCSC Session!

WHAT IS A GLOBAL AM?

How do you become a Global AM? Where do Global AM’s come from? Many have wondered, but very few actually know. We are going to debunk the mystery behind the Global AM by awarding one lucky winner a very special trip to High Cascade Snowboard Camp, the birthplace of the Global AM.

You’ll wear what they wear (tee’s and bucket hats), You’ll eat what they eat (mostly Cobra Dogs). You’ll sleep where they sleep (bunk beds) You’ll ride what they ride (RIDE Crook). At the end of this 8-day intensive Global AM training you’ll possibly, just maybe, sorta kinda, become a proud member of the RIDE Global AM team!

 

ENTER VIA INSTAGRAM

1. Post a photo or video of your friend snowboarding and a caption stating why they deserve a free session to HCSC AKA RIDE Global AM Camp.

2. Tag your friend, #GLOBALAMCAMP, @RIDESNOWBOARDS, @HIGHCASCADE, and @ALASKAAIR

3. Contest Starts 9am PST 4/20/15 and runs until 12am PST 5/2/2015

 

PRIZE DETAILS

–   The HCSC Session 5 (July 26th – Aug. 6th 2015) Signature Session™ featuring Hana Beaman and Danimals.

–   You win Free Air Travel from Alaska Airlines to PDX (Portland, Oregon) Airport. Where a HCSC van will pick you up and take you to camp.

–   Crook Snowboard

–   Global AM Starter Kit (mysterious I know)

 

THE RULES

–   You’re responsible for your transportation to a U.S. airport that Alaska Airlines flies from.

–   A RIDE Team member will pick the winner. (The winner will have 1 week to accept or reject prize)

–   Winner must be age 13 or older and have parents permission if under 18.

–  Camp session expires August 15, 2015. Valid for one, youth or adult camp tuition. High Cascade reserves the right to assign a specific session or lodging option. Can not be used for BKPRO or Photo Workshop. Camp session is non-transferable and has no cash or retail value.

–  Read Official Rules and Regulations, Void where prohibited.

 

 

#GLOBALAMCAMP CONTEST ENTRIES

 



 

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S-Games 2015 at Revelstoke Resort

Lowtide snow conditions at Revelstoke Resort did not deter the guys from Society Snow and Skate, from throwing down a fun contest for S-Games 2015. Half the town turned out 2 days in a row to build the course, then rebuild the course after the rain washed away the in run.

Jeff Keenan, Jess Kimura, and Jake Blauvelt pleased the rowdy crowd with huge methods. Local ripper Dozer, Andrew Geeves, and Ride Snowboards Tech Rep Erik Gelling were pushing the limits with jaw-dropping airs. Master shaper, Ben Bilocq, was on point all day, with textbook backside spins and super smooth style. Another Local, Benoit, greased his way to top spot in the hip jam with tons of style and consistency.

Photos by Stephen Hare – Stephenhare.ca

Read more/see more at Snowboard Canada

Jake Blauvelt lays out into the biggest method legally allowed in Canada. This is what yoga can do for you!

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Alaska Airlines x RIDE Snowboards Sweepstakes

Alaska Airlines and RIDE Snowboards teamed up give you one great prize package!

Alaska Airlines is sending you and friend to a great shred destination, while RIDE is giving you a full setup of new gear! The gear package includes a snowboard, boots and bindings for your riding pleasure!

The contest starts 3/1/2015 and ends 3/15/2015. Winners will be notified by email. Enter to win below!

Alaska Airlines RIDE Snowboards Sweepstakes

You’ll receive two tickets to any of the amazing snow destinations that Alaska Airlines flies to as listed below. 

You can fly from an Alaska Airlines served city to any one of these shred destinations:

Anchorage (ANC), Juneau (JNU), Cordova (CDV), Mammoth (MMH), Reno/Tahoe (RNO), Kelowna (YLW), Steamboat Springs (HDN), Sun Valley (SUN), Bozeman (BZN), Kalispell (FCA), Albuquerque (ABQ), Redmond/Bend (RDM), Salt Lake City (SLC).

RIDE Prize Package

Along with the flights you’ll also receive a full hardgoods setup from RIDE Snowboards including a Berzerker snowboard, Lasso boots, and Revolt bindings. Choose between a men’s or women’s prize package. (Men’s package shown above)

Sweepstakes Rules

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The Crew Hits The 2014 Dirksen Derby

Danimals laying into a turn feeling the difference between being clipped or unclipped on the Alter Ego

 

Excerpt from Snowboarder Mag
This past weekend beginning on December 12th, far from the triple corks and linked combos that are de riggeur for the opening of the contest season at the Dew Tour in Colorado that was going down simultaneously, a few hundred people migrated to the town of Bend, Oregon for three days of making turns with no intention of ever leaving the ground, save for errant sidehits and berms that populated the edges of Mt. Bachelor’s trails that led toward the race course. The Eighth Annual Dirksen Derby had arrived. – Read the full report on the Dirksen Derby from Mary Walsh at Snowboarder Mag

 

Danimals was a smooth criminal as he navigated the more technical red course at the derby.

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Team Coordinator, Tanner leads the charge

Watch Tanner and Carson’s run 45 mins in.

Danimals, Derek Lever, Tanner and Beau Bishop popping off on the Alter Ego

 

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