In episode 22 of the Tailgate Alaska In Short series, snowboard pros Tobias Strauss, Marco Smolla and Claudia Avon explore just how large Alaska is from their perspectives.

Don't just take it from us, Alaska is a whole different kettle of fish when it comes to the sheer scale of the terrain. In the latest Tailgate Alaska, Tobias Strauss, Marco Smolla and Claudia Avon give us their perspectives on why Alaska is one of the gnarliest places on the planet to snowboard.

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.

Tailgate Alaska has wrapped up now but for more information, check out or contact