Snowboarding with friends sounds pretty normal right? Get your homeslices, skillets and girls together, go for a cruise and shred the proverbial gnar right? Well, sometimes it doesn’t always work out that way. First lifts, broken down cars and hot laps soon separate the rookies from the amped riders. Then, when you turn pro, you crank it up a notch with competitions, shoots and course inspections.
‘Break out the world smallest violin’ we hear you think. Yes, we understand that being a pro does mean you spend your entire life on the hill – as much as 300 days a year in some cases. In those 300 days though, it’s easy to loose sight on snowboarding with all the press conferences, interviews and airport lounges.
So when riders come together to ride away from the judges and crowds, they’re normally the sessions to remember. In that honour, we’ve rounded up some of the best example of just riding with friends. In the infamous words of The Rembrants “I’ll be there for you”. (Friends that is, not us. That’d just be strange).