WIN 5K FOR FLOWS TAILGATE ALASKA…

Ticket to Flow's Tailgate Alaska

SNOWBOARD-MAG teamed up with Flow Tailgate Alaska and the Alaskan Brewing CO. to give away the shred trip of a lifetime. From now until February 28, upload your best backcountry (or sidecountry) edit to our “Ticket To Tailgate” vimeo group and $5,000 could be yours for a trip for two to Flow’s Tailgate Alaska.

How To Enter:

1. Upload a minute long video of you ripping the backcountry or sidecountry and upload it to vimeo. Footage must have been shot in 2012/2013 – let’s keep it relavent here…

2. Title your video “Snowboard Magazine’s Ticket to Tailgate: (Your Name Here)” along with a description of your video including rider and filmer names.

3. Join Snowboard Magazine’s vimeo group “Ticket To Tailgate” and add your video to the mix.

4. Share your video with your freinds to score (facebook) likes.

Judging:

1. A panel of judges will pick the winner based on overall impression and the total number of likes your video received.

2. Each person (rider/filmer) must be 21 years of age or older in order to be eligible to win.

Prizes:

1. One team will win $5,000 toward a trip for two to Flow Tailgate Alaska.

2. The winning team will also score a brand new kit from Flow Snowboards.

3. Win a year’s supply of product from Clif Bar for the most remote entry.

AREA-241 UPDATE…

 

Area-241 update with Flow's Mike Basich

Area-241 Lake Tahoe, California.  September 2012:

Mike Basich has reported a few flakes here and there nothing much but the progress on the chairlift at his 40 acre ranch on Donner Summit is going pretty good.  A few glitches here and there but nothing that’s going to stop them.  Concrete has been poured, towers have been put in and the job is getting done.  Stay tuned about the progress and a chance to be there for opening day…

FLOW REGAINS SPONSORSHIP TITLE…

Flow Tailgate Alaska 2013

Flow Tailgate Alaska will return to Thompson Pass next season from March 29 – April 7, 2013 for its sixth straight year and flow Snowboarding is the Main Sponsor!

The event brings together dedicated  recreational riders, professional athletes and the industry to ride the world’s best mountains and deepest snow.

Participants access the mountains through helicopter services, snowmobiles, snowcats and by foot, while getting discounts on lodging, local amenities and terrain access. It’s no wonder Flow Tailgate Alaska has grown into one of the most popular wintersports events in the world.This year, due to high demand by professional athletes and media,  The Tailgate AK Organization will limit the number of tickets available to the public to 150. According to event founder Mark Sullivan, “Our goal is to ensure deep, untracked powder for every participant. Limiting tickets will ensure fantastic snow conditions for everyone who makes it.”In addition to free snow science classes, an on-hand rescue crew, and a free daily beer garden, this season, each ticket includes a pair of limited-edition goggles built by Dye Snow with Flow Tailgate Alaska branding. “We are excited to work with Dye again to make a really high-end, functional goggle. Even better, every participant will get a pair.” Tickets for the event went on sale September 14th, and they have sold 68 tickets since.

Flow Tailgate Alaska also plays host to the Flow World Freeride Championship – which carries on the tradition of competition in pristine mountains and conditions, that ended in the 1990s. Set for April 1-2, 2013. Look for details soon.

For more information, check out www.tailgatealaska.com or contact mark@tailgatealaska.com.

GARDNER INVITED TO WORLD HELI CHALLENGE…

world heli challenge

Flow Team Micron Drayden Gardner

BIG Props to Flows 12 year old Micron Drayden Gardner for receiving Straight A’s in school and for being invited to Compete in The World Heli Challenge in New Zealand August, July 31st thru August 16th. Congrats Drayden we are all very proud of the good person you are growing up to be, it shows in your attitude, grades, riding and progression. Keep listening to your parents and continue being a respectful little dude.

More on Drayden’s Trip here:

http://www.facebook.com/events/340907045981227/

SPEED RIDING UP AT FLOWS TAILGATE ALASKA…

I tell you what… if I ever ski again, it will only be speed riding with my boy Pryce.

Notice at 3:15 he flies over Jason Gretzinger, as Jas is about to hit his massive near death gap…

UPDATE WITH MAX ZIPSER…

STEEP & NARROW:  BY MAX

Coming back from Alaska, conditions turned to be really good again here in Austria. As most of the ski resorts closed already, decision was easy: let`s go and hike some nice stuff!! Together with Alex Hoffmann I could realize some very interesting couloirs – steep and one was super narrow. Felt little bit like a canyoning excursion… but no rappelling! Little turns, some mandatory drops, good snow!!
Flow Snowboarding
“4er Loch” couloir
Flow Snowboards
 

going fast…

Flow Snowboarding
“jAMm” couloir
Flow Snowboards
YES, we did it!!!

FIGL SESSION – so much fun!!!!!!!

Flow Lessons
Flow Lessons
Flow Bindings
There is always someone trying something NEW…

 

 

More on Max HERE:  http://maxzipser.blogspot.com/

FLOWS TAILGATE ALASKA PT2…

Chugach Mountains from Flows Tailgate Alaska

"The Valley of The Tusk" in the Chugach Mountains from Flows Tailgate Alaska

Mike Basich on his 12-13 Flow Solitude Snowboard from Flows Tailgate Alaska

Mike Basich on his 12-13 Flow Solitude Snowboard from Flows Tailgate Alaska

 

Tailgate Alaskas Founder Mark Sullivan

Tailgate Alaskas Founder Mark Sullivan and Python behind him

Jordan Zdanek

If you choose to stay up on the pass during Tailgate Alaska, you might not get to take a shower until the next time  you drive down into town.  Here Jordan shows the tech how we took showers in our RV:  take three parts cold water and mix one part boiling water into a bug/weed sprayer.  Get in the pictured plastic tub in the actual shower of the RV and spray away.  Shampoo and rinse…

Flow NW Rep Donnie Denton and Flow Sales Manager Kevin Addy

Flow NW Rep Donnie Denton & Flow Sales Manager Kevin Addy

 

Flow's Mike Basich

Rob Kingwill, Mike Basich & Shin Biyajima

Most days in AK you leave in the morning and don’t return till around 9:30ish.  Here Basich and his boys just returned around 9:40 under the Full Moon with his newest Go-Pro Creation, Look for his newest edit to drop soon.

If you need ice up at basecamp you either drive into town or hop on your sled, go up to the glacier and grab a chunk of Ice.  Break off a nugget and add to your Soda, Drink or what ever you need ice in.  And yes it’s clean, the ice is over 10,000 years old!

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

In AK you need to have $120 USD to have a Heli drop you off at one of the millions of peaks around Flows Tailgate Alaska Basecamp or you hop on a Snowmachine take it up about 4000 vertical feet then climb up another 500-1000 more and when I say climb I mean climb!  It’s literally a like you are climbing a step ladder up to a narrow scaffolding to grab a bag of money, you want it but you don’t want to die, man my hands are sweating just writing about it!  A Bitter Sweet…  but once atop the Peak you realize the near death experience was worth it!!  Sometimes…

Death Hole

Death Hole

Once at the top hidden dangers exist every place around you, you really need to be on your A-Game.  No effin around, Weather could come in, Avalanches could pop, dips could be Crevasses or example as we were walking to our drop in point one of our guys happened to step to the left of the trail and exposed a death hole.  “TIAK” = This Is Alaska, that’s the saying around those parts, kinda like the saying “Murphy’s Law” anything that can go wrong will and can.

Flows Tailgate Alaska 2012

Flows Tailgate Alaska 2012

Coming down the mountain from another long but amazing day to TGAK Basecamp… priceless

Flows Tailgate Alaska Jason Gretzinger

Smores anyone?

Nights are fun in AK and you pretty much stay up late and get hungry so to suppress your late night munchies you get really creative.  Here Jason Gretzinger makes himself a Smores Sandwich while Jordan coaches him, just as any kind hearted Merikan would do for his up to da north neighbor from Canada.

Nights at the Flow Tent

Nights at the Flow Tent

 

MORE TO COME SOON…