We could watch Brandon Davis ride Mammoth all day long. A sick Edit by Mayhem Madness.
As the days grow longer, the temps warm up a bit, and you can finally bring the trash out in a t-shirt without getting frostbite on your nipples. It also means Spring riding is coming in hot. This year we want to see what type of shenanigans you get into with #RIDEclosingDAZE.
When you head up to the hill for some slush laps, document your antics by throwing up a gram and tagging #RIDEclosingDAZE and we will choose a weekly photo to win some RIDE gear until the lift stops turning.
RIDE Like a Pro
Side note: We’re giving away tons of other gear in the RIDE Like a Pro contest. If you haven’t entered yet, do it now > ridesnowboards.com/ridelikeapro
By Brandon Pendergast | Assistant Sales Manager, RIDE Snowboards
This journey starts with a good crew and ends with killer views and LOTS of fresh POW!!! In February 2017, RIDE Snowboards took ten lucky shop riders to Monarch Mountain CAT Operation in beautiful Colorado for a private shred session. And it was a RIDE shop trip to remember.
The crew arrived into Denver over two days, from all across the United States. From New Jersey to Arizona, the gang was ready to get down to business. So upon arrival, we piled them into a van and shipped them up into the mountains.
RIDE Shop Trip: Day One
For the first day of riding on Wednesday, we were joined by Kody Reeves from Clark’s Snow Sports (California), Kenny Good from Tahoe Sports Hub (California), Alex Johnson from Aspen Ski and Board (Ohio), Jared Williams from Colorado Ski and Golf (Colorado), Ellen Kaufman from Boulder Ski Deals (Colorado) and Nick Schuvieller from The House (Minnesota).
And what perfect day we had! We lucked out and got out of the CAT onto a foot of new snow. And the light wind delivered continuous refills all day. Heading out at the crack of dawn, everyone got fresh tracks and there were lots of high-fives. In fact, everyone was having so much fun that we rode hard until after 3pm.
Rider’s choice for the day: Alter Ego & Warpig
RIDE Shop Trip: Day Two
On the second day, the skies cleared and the second group of arrivals started the day with some resort laps at Salida.
The Thursday crew included Andrew Pettis from Erik’s Bike Shop (Minnesota), Mark Roberto from The Ski Barn (New Jersey), Carl Rideout from SKI PRO (Arizona), Trevor Toth from Summit Sports (Wisconsin) and the legendary Bernie Ba from PowderTools (Colorado).
Our three local guides took us out to No Name Bowl for BIGGG POW turns and some super DOG tree laps–which was a real treat at 11,000 feet! The whole crew showed up and represented, slashing carves all day. This day defined true backcountry snowboarding: big bowls and deep tree POW.
Until Next Season
RIDE couldn’t do what we do without the support of our local shops, and this was just a small way of saying thank you to them for all their hard work this season. Also, a huge thanks to the regional sales reps who came out and Monarch Mountain CAT Operations for the expertise some of the best lines of the season! Until next year.
Beau Bishop, Trevan Salmon and the homies are halfway through their season and the clips keep stacking. Check them out in Episode 2 of Turn and Burn: Halftime
Brandon Davis and his squad brought some heat while ripping around Aspen for X Games.
No, you didn’t travel back in time to 1999. Napster really is back–and it’s badder than ever.
Now a global music streaming service, Napster offers millions of songs anywhere, anytime, without ads and without bullsh*t. And its commitment to delivering the best music for every moment is at the core of the 2017 Alpine Music Guide.
For the rest of the 2017 season, RIDE x Napster will release an exclusive playlist every other week so you can get an inside listen into what your favorite pros are rocking on the mountain, at the gym, in the car, or anywhere else. Our team riders are pumped to hand-select each and every track and you won’t be disappointed. Don’t want to wait? Perfect! Tune in RIGHT NOW for Ride Pro Hana Beaman‘s playlist.
RIDE x Napster Photo Contest
And we’re so stoked on this partnership that we’re giving away some custom RIDE x Napster gear by our very own Dave Banks as well. All you have to do is follow @RIDEsnowboards on Instagram and Facebook for contest rules.
Living and breathing snowboarding is what we do. Putting the music of top riders right into your ears is the next step.
Want more info? There’s a press release, but you know how we feel about those…
PS – The people who get our emails found out about this partnership FOREVER ago. Don’t be the last to know. Sign up for our emails today (it’s right over there, on the other side of the screen).