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Summer snowboarding alternatives

Glynn Osburn Tail

While the majority of people are impatiently anticipating the arrival long days of summer, do you find yourself mourning the loss of all the fresh powder on your favorite mountain? Your snowboarding days may be over for the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the summer.

Stay in shape during the off season so you’re ready to strap in with the first signs of snow. Sure you could hit the gym every day and lift weights to build up your strength, but when the sun is shining you don’t want to hide away in a cavernous gym. Any workout that targets you core and legs will be prime conditioning. Boarding requires strength, flexibility, muscular endurance and balance, so look for activities that do the same. Find some trails and go for a hike or mountain biking. You’ll work in your cardio and all the hills and rough terrain will build up your legs and glutes. You could always try your luck with skateboarding, wakeboarding or even mountain boarding, if it’s available near you.

If you’re really itching to hit the slopes, take an unconventional summer vacation and find some snow. If you want to stay in the U.S., make your way to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area in Mt. Hood, Oregon. This resort boasts year-round snow and excellent slopes. British Columbia also offers some great summer riding at Blackcomb Glacier. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, jump down to the southern hemisphere and visit the mountains in Chile, Argentina or New Zealand. Just don’t forget to pack some sunscreen whatever you choose to do.

Eternal Skate Team Shreds Woodward Tahoe

The Eternal Skate Team loaded up the car with skateboards, cameras and trusty crusty skate shoes, and headed up to The Bunker once again.  It was another beautiful summer day and nice to get up in the cool mountain air of Woodward Tahoe.  A fifteen degree drop in temperature is always a refreshing change from the heat of Reno.

On board for this outing from the skate team was Jake Pierson, Robert Landers, Adam Heywood, Glynn Osburn and Cameron Agundez, with a guest appearance from Wade Godi, who is on our snowboard team.  In order to make sure we didn’t miss any of the days action our friends Edgar “Pineapple” Rivera, Mike Lee Huntsman and Kyle Volland came armed with cameras. Here is a taste of what went down.

Woodward Tahoe BunkerJake Robert and Cameron

There were about 47 campers up at Woodward Tahoe this week.  This is the fourth and newest Woodward camp in the country that gives kids a chance to improve their snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX, skiing, or cheerleading skills in the not so typical summer camp atmosphere.  They also have a digital media camp that teaches the campers how to get the best angle on the shot and put the finishing touches on their video. One of the cool things about Woodward is that campers get access to all of the camp’s facilities, so we see skaters on the trampolines and cheerleaders strapping in and hitting the mega foam ramp on Woodward Tahoes specially designed roller snowboards.  Skiers are shredding in the skate park and everyone using GoPros to record the action.

Most of the Eternal Skate Team started out cruising the park and sessioning the Euro Gap.

Woodward Camper over the EuroWoodward Camper over the EuroEternal Team Skater Adam with Woodward CampersWoodward Camper

Three of the campers were showing the boys what they could do as well.  We saw ollies, shuv-its, kickflips and more.  Campers are required to wear helmets and pads. We saw a couple of good falls, but no injuries.

Adam on the Vert Wall

Adam Heywood was killing it on the vert wall, charging as hard as he could to get to the top of it.   He was dropping in from the other side of the park, pushing as fast as he could and boosting up the wall.  I didn’t get the measuring tape out, but you can see how high it is from the picture.  Each try he was getting a little bit higher and this one was the highest that we saw.


Robert over the Doorway


Robert Landers was blowing up the doorway and put in some good time getting some tricks in.  He was trying a rock to fakie for awhile and did some gap ollies, but eventually started going for this 5-0 over the top.  Edgar was there to get the shot as well.


Jake in the closet quarter pipeJake is our youngest skater, but don’t let his age and small size fool you.  He was throwing down hard and the Bunker at Woodward is a perfect place for him to hone his skills. Check out how high he gets on this hidden quarter pipe.  There is not a whole lot of room to turn in there, but he makes it look easy.



Glynn in the Bunker

Glynn Osburn had  some rad tricks over hip.  He always has a unique style that you know is his.  He was throwing flip tricks, 360′s and more.  This tuck knee with a crail grab is gnarly, and so is the look on his face.




Cam over the Euro


Cameron Agundez was getting nasty over the Euro Gap.  This backside 180 kick flip is not an easy trick to do, especially over an obstacle.



Wade in the bunker

Armed with his Eternal shop deck and custom orange grab rails, Wade Godi showed the new kids all his old school tricks.   He carved up the park with his snowboard style, did some 50-50 grinds on the copings and blasted some bonelesses off of the hips.




Everyone got nice and sweaty, but they sure weren’t done yet.  After dinner and a quick recharge, the skate team along with all of the campers headed over to the mini-ramp and new street course.  Woodward just installed the street course, and there is a lot of fun new stuff to skate. Small quarter pipes, a spine, mannal pads, rollers and a banked manny make this mini shred park a great place to work on the basics and try new tricks. Afterwords, the campers usually scramble to get a seat in the golf cart so they can get a ride back to the bunker. Most of them ended up walking.  But that’s not such a big deal when its at Woodward.

Woodward TahoeWoodward Tahoe outdoor parkCampers at Woodward


Thanks to Woodward Tahoe for giving Eternal and our skate team the amazing opportunity to be a part of the camp.  Also a special thanks to Edgar “Pineapple” Rivera, Mike Lee Huntsman and Kyle Volland for taking video and pictures.


Skate NV iPhone App

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

Eternal Skater Glynn Osburn

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!


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