It should be considered a small cultural victory that Bear Mountain – snowboarding’s most hallowed grounds as well as center of goofy summer/winter hybrid fashion – has come out with its own dedicated ski web series. In years past, outside of Craig Coker’s annual War of Rails event, you would scant remember that skiers existed if you were a Bear local. After all, this was the home court of Chris Bradshaw, the most badass mini-park-rippin’-Dad-who-lives-in-the-most-methed-out-corner-of-the-California-mountains. Yet, in possibly a first for the ‘BOMB, we have the ability to put two entire ski edits from Bear head to head in our Armed Pro Edit Battle! Huzzah!
Get ready to trip your face off with some soft focus, snowboarding, Quebexican Whalers fans, and Doritos. Jeremy Veilleux is apparently headed off to Bear for the season and did a final good-bye ski with Chompton, so with Kieran McSlay going to Pomona and shredding Bear on the reg as well, we can only hope that one of their friends owns a camera and we get a season’s worth of Bear footy out of those two shreds. Please?
How did you like living in Summit County this year? What was your take on the scenes at Key and Breck?
I enjoyed my season living in summit, with that being said I definitely wouldn’t do it again. There’s definitely a lot of good things about summit county, like the abundance of fast food and outlet malls. No I jest, I mean summit is home to some of the best parks in the world so you can definitely learn a lot and really improve your park skiing there, and another really sick thing is so many people pass through there at one point or another during the year so you get to meet a bunch of people. On the flip side its kind of known as the training center, that vibe weirds alot of people out but I didn’t find it to be that big of a deal, just cause some people were training super hard, it didn’t effect my ability to go out and ski how I wanted to ski and have a good time. Overall though one year was enough, even if I weren’t going to school next year I wouldn’t live in CO.
How did you end up on Nordica and what is that deal with that team? Everyone has noticed how many good ams they’ve thrown on the team. What do you say to the kids who say ‘it’s still Nordica?’
I got on Nordica in the beginning of the season, I was looking for a new ski sponsor and Luke Hagearty had just got on Nordica in the summer and was adamant that I at least get in contact with Evan Williams. So I gave Evan a call, and he got pumped on the idea of me skiing for Nordica, and I was stoked on everything he had to say about where Nordica is going, so I got on Nordica. As to the people saying “it’s still Nordica,” I don’t think it really warrants a response, haters gonna hate.
At the end of the calendar year, we here at BroBomb like to recap all the rad dads, moves, and movies that we’re paid witness to over the past twelve months. We’ve seen a host of ams come up this year and put out incredible edits with discernible style. We’ve seen bigger names changing the game, and new companies that are doing the same (I really don’t know why this rhyming thing is coming so naturally today. Just go with it). It’s time for us (Jon Hartley, Matt Barber, and Ryan Dunfee) to recognize our favorite people and crews from this past year. In no particular order, it’s the Top 10 of 2012.
Solely because of The Creep, which is undoubtedly the biggest leap in skiing urban in years.
His tech skills and finger flips were the most original tricks last season. Moment should put everything into this kid. He’s also probably the most posted dude on BroBomb in 2012.