The latest episode of Tailgate Alaska In Short is a blinder! Take a trip in a Black Ops heli and watch as Ralph Backstrom charges the big mountain faces of Thompson Pass near Valdez, Alaska!

Ralph Backstrom is a beast at snowboarding and there's nothing better than seeing him unchained in his element.

In the latest episode of Tailgate Alaska we witness a full-on snowboard onslaught as Ralph attacks the gnarly peaks of Thompson Pass, a stones throw away from the Tailgate Alaska base camp.

From sweeping heli shots to ridge-line descents to crazy POV angles, this is one episode of tailgate Alaska that you do not want to miss.

2015 marks the eight edition of Tailgate Alaska, 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. Dates are 3-12 April 2015 at Thompson Pass, Alaska.

Tailgate Alaska offers multiple on-site rescue teams and free daily snow science classes, nightly seminars given by industry veterans and snow safety experts, who share their experience with participants of the event.

We are honored to invite you to ride the best mountains and snow conditions of your life at Tailgate Alaska, check out or contact

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