The latest Tailgate Alaska In Short episode takes a look back at the Redoubt Volcano eruption of 2009. While you’d be forgiven for thinking that a layer of Volcanic Ash would halt the snowboarding, it did cause some minor problems but was far from a disaster. Take a look at some of the archive footage of the event and watch these guys slash the ash out in Alaska.
This year marks the seventh Tailgate Alaska (which went down March 28- April 6, 2014). 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.
Tailgate Alaska offers multiple on-site rescue teams and free daily snow science classes. This year Tailgate Alaska added nightly seminars given by industry veterans and snow safety experts, who shared their experience with participants of the event.