Freeriding Crystal Mountain with a Group of North Face Masters Riders
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, WA – Crystal Mountain is hosting the second stop of the North Face Masters of Snowboarding tour. Located only 105 miles from Seattle, the mountain is an amazing free-riders paradise that’s remarkably empty for being so close to a major city.
The snow has been deep and riders are going off in every direction. We were lucky enough to have Ralph Backtrom show us around his old stomping grounds.
Jim O’Connor from Jackson, Wyoming placed 10th in the Masters at Snowbird, look for him to ride strong during the Crystal Comp. The kid needs some industry support, come on he beat Travis Rice at the Bird..
Riders from around the globe have converged on Crystal Mountain, in our room alone we have 6 competitors laid out across every possible bit of real-estate. The snoring, farting, stinky boots and just common lack of sense have become hilarious. ( Thanks for the hookup snowboard-mag, or so I think… )
Huge thanks goes out to Snowboard-Mag, The Entire MSI Crew and Crystal Mountain for hosting this great event!