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Our Backyard – YES Snowboards Team Edit

The YES Snowboards team stepped out into their backyards last winter. And what they scored was ALL TIME. Check Austen Sweetin, DCP, Romain De Marchi and more stomp YES all over the pow, streets and parks of their local hoods…

YES. Snowboards – set up by legendary rippers DCP, Romain De Marchi and JP Solberg when Burton called time on their feted Un.Inc program – has, from day 1, always had a heavily stacked team. With those three at the spearhead the brand was always going to be carrying some serious weight, but they quickly added to the core trio with some new blood to make the roster more well-rounded.

To get their name out there the boys have been no slouches in the movie-making department, having quickly pumped out the memorable YES. It’s A Movie and its sequel – the amusingly titled YES. It’s A Movie Too – in quick succession. Since then they’ve been regularly feeding the YES Snowboards Vimeo account with all manner of YES Missions, webisodes, individual parts from the team and its ambassadors (JF Pelchat’s is a must watch for riders of any vintage), and product spotlights.

But for 2017, they decided it was time to gather the whole crew together and flex the muscles of the team in one, all-conquering edit – Our Backyard is the result.

That day was nice. We got to the backcountry first and it was super quiet - until a crew of sled necks rolled up. Benji was forced to hurry to jump off this step down, tap the branch on his way through, and land in deep pow, before the sledders high marked his landing any further up. Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards
Madison Ellsworth was living in a trailer with his wife at the bottom of the mountain, at the trail head, for a couple months last winter. He 's been killing the pillow zones and loving to discover the Whistler Backcountry with his own eyes. Here he fs 360 into a filed of em. Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards
Austen Sweetin is such an incredible rider. He found time in between filming for Turbo Dojo and Depth Perception to link up with us for some pow riding. His good energy, even while just carving pow, is so incredible and contagious... Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards

For a brand associated with a history of backcountry charging, it’s no surprise when they headed to their backyards they sniffed out epic powder – DCP, Romain and JP cemented their names attacking such terrain, and the new crew with names like Austen Sweetin, Helen Schettini and Ryan Tiene ably continue to carry this torch – but there’s also some solid park and street jibbing, too, to make this a well-rounded affair.

For us, as great as the riding of the newer YES riders is in this (Sweetin’s butter… mmmm), it’s equally rad to see the original bosses still out there sending it, despite being on the ‘right’ side of 30. The three OG YES amigos all stomp some serious hits in Our Backyard and show no sign of wanting to hang up their spurs any time soon.

So grab a brew, hit Play and prepare to say Yes! to YES.

Riders: Austen Sweetin, Justin Mulford, Colin Spencer, Benji Ritchie, Madison Ellsworth, Helen Schettini, Mark Tremblay, Romain De Marchi, JP Solberg, Red Dog, Ryan Tiene, DCP

Sponsors: Gibbons Apres Lager, Whistler Backcomb, Globe Brand

 

What’s there to say about Romain that hasn’t been said? Timeless Method with the Swissman’s patented wild style. Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards
Ryan Tiene was in BC for about a month and it was pretty bad weather last winter, so he maximized his pillow riding. This is from a short hike off the sled trails, a spot we usually zoom past 'cause we are after the alpine features. Bad weather make you slow down and get more creative with what is right in front of your eyes. Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards
Madison and Ryan check out if filmer Trout got the last shot, or if they got buried in powder too much. Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards
DCP dropping YES bombs in his backyard. Photo: Phil Tifo/YES. Snowboards

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