This season the Tahoe area has been slow to start but snow is on the way. Even with the lack of snow the Eternal Team has been staying busy. Let’s see what Fancy has been up to:
Well what can I say; the snowfall in Tahoe has been less than amazing this year. However I have been making the best of it, riding a lot of park and praying for snow. Without a doubt Boreal has the best park around and have been spending a lot of time up there.
We were invited to make an edit in this year’s Boreal Team Video Challenge. We had a blast filming our movie “Laced” up at Boreal, for which I was awarded Standout Female! In the end the overall winner was Jibles and Bits with Eternal teammates, Jake Devine and Brendan Gerard.
A photo with the boys at the awards ceremony
Thanks Boreal and Snowboarder Mag for all your hard work!
Photographer, Ben Birk, has been at Boreal capturing the action. You can check some shots out on Transworld Snowboarding, where there is some great shots of Fancy, Jake Devine and Brendan Gerard.
January 7th we all headed up to Sierra at Tahoe for the first stop of this year’s Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam. Even with a lack of snow Sierra still managed to build a sweet course that was challenging and fun. The ladies field was really competitive and all the girls were killing it. The event had a really good vibe! I placed 2nd and will be going to Mammoth in April for the $20,000 finals.
Pray For snow !!!!
-words by Fancy Rutherford
So the weather has been pretty bunk in Tahoe obviously. I finished up working on our entry for the Boreal Team Video Challenge, which our team of Jake Devine, Andrew Brewer, Danyale Patterson, and I have won.
I headed down to LA to shoot a new ad campaign for Sabre Eyewear. That went great, we shot it on the beach in Venice, no complaints. Following the shoot I headed over to COMUNE clothing companies’ Drop City artist premiere always a good time.
After a little SoCal sun I headed back north and then a little east over to Colorado to visit the fam in Summit County. We definitely did some family shredding and I struggled to keep up with my 11-year old freakishly good brother Red.
My close friend Ryan Scardigli called me up Christmas day and said he was coming into town to do a story for Method Magazine
and Snowboarding Australia on urban snowboarding around Denver. So we spent the next week really cracking trying to get some content together and had a lot of success thanks to the help of locals Brendan Barry, John Hill, Jackson Fowler, and Billy Mackey. Our productive crew got a little too productive and found ourselves in Clear Creek County Jail for a couple nights. It was a surprisingly hospitable experience.
Brendan's Mom doesn't want her baby in the clink
Anyhow, lots of mischief and mayhem in between and plenty of more to come!
Words by Brendan Gerard
Eternal would like to thank the Reno Tahoe community and everyone who made a donation for all of their support in our “Coats for The Cold” coat drive. We were able to collect 62 coats and numerous other clothing items and toys to donate to those in need in our local community. We would also like to thank our partners the Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. We look forward to continuing support of this great cause!
Eternal team rider Brendan Gerard got a few photos by Kealan Shilling published in Snowboarder Magazine’s 2012 Photo Annual Issue. Check it out!
Come down to the Eternal store on Freeport Blvd to pick up a free copy of this issue while supplies last!
Travis has been skating for and representing Eternal for a while now, but a few weeks ago he broke his arm at a Tahoe skate park. Get well soon Trav!