Ron Burgundy said it best:
“I’ve been coming to the same party for 30 years now and in no way is that depressing.”
The British Snowboard Championships have been running for just shy of 30 years, but are still just as entertaining today as they were when they started in Glenshee in 1989.
“These days there are less drugs, more professionalism and the standard of riding is incredible”
Taking place in the first week of April in Laax, the main difference these days is the level of debauchery. High or low points (depending on your moral compass) include Meribel in 1997, when Martin Deeson – the journalist and self-styled British Hunter S Thompson – covered the champs for Loaded Magazine and decided to spice things up by plying competitors with liquid acid; or Mayrhofen in 1999, when an accordion and stuffed ferret were borrowed from the main hotel bar and returned only once the ferret had been shaved, leaving a comedy goatee (meanwhile, the accordion was played by two men holding each end on either side of the room and then running towards each other, creating a sound not dissimilar to a blue whale being inflated with a jet engine).