5 Ways To Stay In Snowboarding Shape

Mario Wanger mountain climbing for his #FlowRituals

Flow Snowboarding wants you to stay in shape this off-season so you will be ready for the hill this winter. We can all agree that it is easier to stay in shape in the winter… we can just go snowboarding. We are at our best on our snowboards when we maintain a steady workout, healthy(ish) diet and stay in shape, here are a few ways to stay in shape in the off-season.

1. Cardio:
Go mountain biking, climbing, hiking, kayaking, running, play soccer, stand up paddle, surf… enjoy the outdoors. Strengthen those leg and core muscles. Maintaining your mental and physical stamina will help your ability to breathe and function at high elevation. Keep up with an active lifestyle in the off-season and you primed and ready for the winter.

Urska Pribosic climbing for part of her off-season #FlowRituals

Urska Pribosic climbing for part of her off-season #FlowRituals

2. Yoga:
Yoga is widely used by top athletes of all ages and disciplines. By incorporating yoga into your daily training regimen, you will be more connected to your body and mind. Yoga increases flexibility as well as mental health. Yoga poses and stretches are one of the top ways to prevent injuries. It keeps you loose, strong, and flexible on and off the mountain. (Resist the urge to hit on your yoga class mates until after your sessions.)

Julianne O'Neill practicing yoga for her #FlowRituals

Julianne O’Neill practicing yoga for her #FlowRituals

3. Healthy Diet:
We are not denying the fact that most of us on the hill like to indulge in a beverage or several Apres Ski. But a healthy diet does cancel out the not so healthy choices we make, but we would like to think it can’t be bad for you to eat healthy in between those binges at the lodges and villages. Resist the gut bomb breakfast with a simple Acai bowl. Pack some water and a few power bars or some fruit in your jacket. Hold on getting the mountain chili burger and grab a salad for lunch. It will help replenish that much needed energy on the hill, along with save the cash in your wallet while visiting the resorts.

4. Cross-Training Board Sports:
Surfing, Skateboarding, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Wakeboarding and Snowboarding are each their own separate discipline, but all share core board sport fundamentals. Each of these sports help you increase balance, core strength, reaction time, all the while allowing you to lose yourself in the act of having fun. Even having an Indo Board at home would help with training. There is something about having a board under your feet that makes exercise a little bit more fun to do.

Sarka Pancochova surfing for her #FlowRituals

Sarka Pancochova surfing for her #FlowRituals

5. Go Snowboarding:
Of course the best way to stay in snowboarding shape is to keep snowboarding. Just because your local hill stopped spinning the lifts months ago, open up a map and broaden your horizons. A quick google search and some planning and you could find yourself chasing the winter to the southern hemisphere in the summer. Going after one of the glacial camps here in North America or Europe. For the park rats, maybe you’ll visit the indoor slopes and fridges in Europe. There are even dry slopes that can be found for the hard core jibbers. Your snowboarding season ends only if you let it.

Frits Rijpers lapping the park at Skidome in Holland. Photo: Andy Troy

Frits Rijpers lapping the park at Skidome in Holland. Photo: Andy Troy

Flow Snowboarding wants to know your plans for the next couple months. Are any of you chasing the snow to the southern hemisphere or the glaciers and indoor parks abroad? Have you placed your snowboarding gear in storage until winter? What kind of summer toys do you lose yourself in? Bikes, skateboards, surfboards, SUP and wakeboards? Engage with us on social media and let us know what your #FlowRituals are. Post the photos & videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FlowRituals #FindYourFlow & #FlowSnowboarding

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Sarka Pancochova Keeping Up With Her Flow Rituals

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Flow Snowboarding had a chance to catch up with Sarka Pancochova to see how her summer travels have been treating her. Sarka has been a busy lady this summer filled with taking home a medal in a European surf championship, teaching kids at Woodward East along and of course getting back to nature with some mountain and rock climbing.

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Julianne O’Neill Wintering In New Zealand

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Julianne O’Neill at Millford Sound, New Zealand Photo by Kevin O’Neill


Flow Snowboarding ambassador Julianne O’Neill and her husband Kevin decided to chase the winter south of the equator and spend our summer (their winter) down in New Zealand. We took the time to check in with O’Neill to see how the New Zealand came together, the FIS competitions she has been competing in, as well as her plans for the rest of the season, before returning home.

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The Frozen Chase: Self Portraits by Mike Basich


Flow Snowboarding Global Professional Mike Basich recently pieced together The Frozen Chase, his self portrait book The Frozen Chase bounces between classic action shots, fun loving lifestyle pics and unique points of view. What really makes this book special is the front seat view of a life lived on the snow and Basich’s lo-fi, organic take on photography.

“I started taking portraits for a few reasons,” explains Basich.

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“I wanted my two imaginations to work together. I wanted to capture how I truly wanted to be shot, and to be the rider. I wanted to share what snowboarding was to me. It wasn’t accepted as a cool or legit thing back then.”

Click HERE if you would like to order The Frozen Chase. The book is available via Asymbol.


What are your #FlowRituals when the snow melts Are you chasing the snow or turning the page to your summer activities? Flow Snowboarding wants to know your plans for the next couple months. Are you heading to any summer snowboarding camps or chasing the snow to the southern hemisphere? Have you placed your gear in storage and starting to break out the summer toys like your skate, surf and wakeboards? Learn more about #FlowRituals click this link HERE: http://bit.ly/flow-gp-bl-flowrituals

Engage with us on social media. Post the photos & videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FlowRituals #FindYourFlow &#FlowSnowboarding

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Flow Rituals: What Are Your Off-Season Rituals?


Flow Snowboarding wants to know what your Flow Rituals are.

During the winter all of us run to the hills to go snowboarding. But just because winter is winding down in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t mean your active lifestyle goes into hibernation. Active people crave active lifestyles. For some of us we chase the snow. We hit up the summer camps in the Pacific Northwest. Some of us find work or study in the southern hemisphere or Europe’s glacial resorts.

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Julianne O’Neill 2014-2015 Season Edit

Here is Flow Snowboarding Ambassador Julianne O’Neill in her winter 2014-2015 video edit from California & Colorado. The edit is a compilation of O’Neill park riding at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone Resort, Mammoth Mountain Seven Springs Resort & Sierra at Tahoe. The video was edited to the music The Wolves by Ben Howard.

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For more on Julianne O’Neill, please check out the interview we did with here earlier in the year HERE: http://bit.ly/flow-gp-bl-joneill

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Lydia Silber Takes 1st in USASA Halfpipe, Rail Jam & Slopestyle

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Flow Snowboarding team athlete Lydia Silber has been slaying it in Colorado taking three National titles in 2 days, winning gold in Halfpipe, Rail Jam & Slopestyle at the USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain.

“It was such an amazing week,” said Lydia Silber. “When you want to reach a goal, a dream… anything… you must go work your butt off because it most surely will not get handed to you.”

“Every day before practice I thought of how cool it would be to get on top of that podium three times.” Lydia continued. “That encouraged me to go out that day and learn new tricks, have fun, and get to work. Also, that fact of knowing that 30 or so girls are coming from all around the U.S. to compete, really gets me motivated to work hard. I couldn’t have done it without the help from each wonderful individual at the Flow Snowboarding family. Everyone working at Flow made a huge impact on how I looked at my snowboarding!”

“It’s amazing,” said her father Jay Silber. “She won the halfpipe and rail jam on Monday. This was a 12 hour day of riding that didn’t end until 9 pm. Then won Slopestyle on Tuesday (after only getting 5 hours sleep) in the Breakers Girl Division at Nationals. She said at the beginning of the season that she was going to try to win all 3 this year. She worked her butt off 5 days a week this season and made it happen. We are very proud of her and the effort she put in to reach her goals.”

Lydia’s brother Freddy Silber also had a strong showing at the USASA event at Copper Mountain.

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“Freddy had a great season too,” Jay Silber added. “He had 4 top 3 finishes out of his 5 competitions and then he placed 16th out of 70+ riders in slopestyle this week at Nationals.”

Have you had a chance to read our interview with Jay Silber, Lydia and Freddy’s father yet? It is a great story about how snowboarding has now spanned three generations in the Silber family. We have all been become part of the snowboarding tribe for various reasons. We here at Flow Snowboarding want to hear your story? Engage with us on Social Media. Post the videos, tag us and use the hashtags #FindYourFlow & #FlowSnowboarding

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Flow Snowboarding Athlete Sarka Pancochova Shark Tales Trailer From Austria

Flow Snowboarding Athlete Sarka Pancochova was travelling through Austria in search of some backcountry and of course… a little fun. Pancochova has been finding her Flow travelling the world this season shooting for her upcoming film Shark Tales, which is expected to be released this fall.

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Flow Snowboarding is Giving Away a Canvas ABT Snowboard

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Flow Snowboarding is Giving Away A Darwin ABT Snowboard
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Continuing with Flow’s monthly snowboard giveaway, Flow Snowboarding is giving away a Canvas ABT snowboard this month. The winner will be selected on March 31st. Consolation prizes of other Flow Snowboarding gear will also be given out to the second and third place winners. In order to enter the contest, please use the link found in the header in the blog section of Flow.com or the Win a Snowboard tab located on Flow Snowboarding’s Facebook page.

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Jay Gretzinger in Wildlife Season 3: Episode 1

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Jay Gretzinger has returned from the Central Interior of Canada after filming with the Nuulife Cinema guys for the film Wildlife Season 3. Watch episode one of Wildlife Season 3 featuring Gretzinger. In this clip, Gretzinger gets swallowed by an avalanche. Be safe out there in the backcountry.

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