Well the season that never was is finally coming to an end. We had a very late start to winter, but we made the best of it. Thankfully we had a good March and early April. The snow started falling hard here in Tahoe. Good thing too because we got the bulk of our snow for the entire season right at the end. In fact one of the best powder days of the season was on April Fools’ Day, no joke.
The Eternal team riders made the best of what snow we had. Chas Guldemond had a banger competitive season. He made his mark by being crowned 2012 World Snowboard Champion Slopestyle in Oslo. This was a big win as the World Championships are only held every four years. Chas picked up top spot at the 2012 Toyota Big Air and 2012 Burton Canadian Open. Chas has also started working out and training with the US Snowboard team in anticipation of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It has been a busy year for Chas in fact he is just coming back home after filming with Standard Films.
Andrew Brewer has been non-stop filming with Technine and FMF for what I am sure will be another super progressive part. He started off the season gracing the cover of Transworld, as well as our own 2012 catalog. We are also excited for Brewer as he is getting an entire pro model line from Technine including snowboards and outerwear. But just because the snow is melting does not mean he is done, Brewer will be a coaching at the all new Camp Woodward Tahoe located at Boreal Mountain here in Tahoe, with the first ever summer snowboard camp at Boreal scheduled for June.
So now it is time to dust off the skateboard, bike, golf clubs, surfboard, or roller-blades, because the days are long and the weather is warm. And by the way if you need to look good this summer we still carry all kinds of the latest and greatest summer gear and styley skateboard shoes from DC, DVS, Vans, Emerica, Lakai and more.
Our friends over at Skate NV have put together a fun iPhone app that is available for free at the App Store. The app features a bunch of local Reno skaters, including some Eternal team skaters. Glynn Osburn, Jeff Ward, Tyler DeWitt, Dean Christopher, Alan Chou, Samuel Lemley, Joel Wilkins, Glenn Medrano, Darren Starkey, Jevelle Wiltz, Tanner Frano, Chanez and Jacob Young are all featured in this spot the difference game.
Keep your eyes open for some Eternal logo wear that you can get today at EternalSnow.com.
Eternal Skater Glynn Osburn
This app also gives you a tour of the Nevada skate scene. Pick up it up at the App Store today!
Well for most of us around the country this was a rough winter. Here in the Tahoe area we certainly had a dry winter, but thankfully it started snowing in March! We had a handful of healthy storms and there is even some coming our way this week in the middle of April. Eternal team rider Jake Devine was able to get out and enjoy this Miracle March!
Jake Devine Cliff Drop
Jake Devine Pow turns
Jake Devine Method
With blacked out passes and tourist invasions, President’s Day Weekend leaves many snowboarders in the Reno/Tahoe area with limited riding options, often stuck at home waiting for the long weekend to pass. This year however, good friend and Reno’s own build-to-shred expert, DJ Minsart and team member Wade Godi gathered the team and friends to build a mini park of their own to shred. Loaded with 4 rails hand-crafted by DJ himself, a BBQ and a few cameras, the crew met at the Summit to set up a park run for everyone to ride.
After a quick hour of set up, the rest of the day was open to shred the hand-built park.
Niko’s Gap to Tap Muscles…He’s a free agent
Brandon Sorel Windin’ Up Eternal Employee Hank Le Master
Ryan Stephens Pressed Out Wade’s Back Flip from Pole Jam
In the midst of a banger session, Ranger Rick stopped by to admire the set up and check on us. After a quick reminder to clean up after ourselves, we had the go ahead to keep riding.
As the sun grew further West, it was time to pack it up. With 20 to 30 heads to help, the area was packed up in minutes. If you’re looking for features like these to have at your own disposal, DJ is the man to contact, willing to make any custom feature you can think of. Turned out to be a very successful day where no one had to spend money or battle long lift lines to shred!
Photos by Freddy Sanchez and Gency Warren
Eternal’s very own Chas Guldemond was crowned TTR Slopestyle World Champion in Oslo, Norway this past weekend. The TTR World Snowboard Championships were held for the first time this year and will not be held again for three more years. “That’s the first time I’ve landed a switch back 1260..” Chas on his winning run. Chas through down a pretty heavy winning run which started with a frontside blunt 270 out to a frontside boardslide 450 out, switch backside 1260, backside 1080, tailpress to backside 180 and ended with a huge Cab 1260. Check the winning run out here.
This was a big win for Chas. Chas’ contest season got off to a slow start. He had some board issues at the X Games and was unable to make the finals. But he kept his head in the game and headed to Calgary for the 5 Star Burton Canadian Open where he turned the page for his contest season and took home the win and a big confidence boost. This is his winning run.
Chas then headed straight to Sapporo for the Toyota Big Air in the Sapporo Dome where he battled through the rounds taking home 2nd place in front of wild crowd of 35,000 screaming Japanese fans.
From Japan Chas got straight on a flight to The World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo missing a few days of practice and having to go straight into competition. Chas made it through qualifiers and semi finals and ended up winning the first ever World Snowboarding Championships!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS CHAS!! All Hale The World Champ!!!!!!!!
Eternal Am Teammates Tilghman Wendel and Niko Nakamura along with their crew of Roger Post and Ryland West had a nice little “Monday and Wednesday in the Park” at Northstar. Peep it!
Filmed by Stacey Alonzo.
Take a look at Snowboardermag.com this week and you will notice Eternal Team Member Andrew Brewer holding down the background. FDOT has taken over Snowboardermag.com to announce the release of Familia 2 on itunes, so if you haven’t picked it up yet go cop one!