07/03/2014 | by Sam Oetiker
We’re stoked to be kicking off Tailgate Tuesday’s: a weekly behind the scenes look at what it’s like to camp and shred in Alaska as part of Tailgate Alaska.
In this first episode, host Andrew Hardingham finds out what it is like to camp out for ten days in a tent at Tailgate.
According to series producer Mark Sullivan, “Our goal is to give people a week by week look at what goes down during Tailgate Alaska. In addition, we want to show what riding in AK is really like, between all of the epic shots in traditional snowboarding videos.”
We’ll be dropping new episodes here on Onboard every Tuesday so you can get a grasp of what it’s really like being out in AK. Event director Rasmus Ostergaard had this to say, “Tailgate Alaska In Short video series is a brilliant look into the amazing shenanigans happening at the largest freeride gathering on the planet. With weekly releases covering all angles of the event and the beauty of Alaska. This is a must watch. Period.”
This year marks the seventh Tailgate Alaska (running from March 28- April 6, 2014) and tickets are available now online. With 10 countries, six provinces and 15 states already representing, the event is the annual pilgrimage of dedicated recreational riders, professional athletes and the industry to ride the world’s best mountains and deepest snow on the planet.
Tickets have been selling rapidly and are expected to sell out shortly. Among other benefits, Tailgate Alaska offers multiple on-site rescue teams and free daily snow science classes. This year Tailgate Alaska will add nightly seminars given by industry veterans and snow safety experts, who will share their experience with participants of the event.