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.

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.

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 PT 3…

Flow's Tailgate Alaska 2012

TGAK 2012

 

Flow Basecamp View

Basecamp view from Gully 3

 

Flow Snowboarding Sarka Pancochova & Celia Miller

Sarka Pancochova & Celia Miller

 Down days are perfect for sightseeing the town of Valdez or there is plenty of other interesting things to do up at basecamp.  But Thank Goodness we only had 2 down days out of 12!

Flow Down Days

"Good Morning Tailgaters" Opie is a character, that's all I can say.

Mornings look for this dude making announcements about whats going on at camp like snow science clinics, man games or  I suggest make your own adventure as everyone that knows what’s up does.  That’s what’s up…

Flow's Micah Hoogeveen

Micah on a down day just down the road from Tailgate at the pillows, Micah knows what's up.

 

Flow Shooting Range

Gentlemen take your pick...

 Down days you could skeet shoot with Joey Weber’s shotgun or a partake in a little target practice with a hand cannon… 50 cal hand gun that is.  AK resident Chris True brought all the Big Guns for this show…

Flow Axe throwing event

Axe Throwing?

Axe throwing go’s down all the time, but during down days you can’t just walk past the set up without throwing it… nice double exposure from my i-Phone as Brett chucks the axe.

Glacier tour

Or on a down day you could go for a Glacier Tour, Flows Donnie Denton, EVO’s Joseph Nataro and Flows Kevin Addy at Worthington Glacier

Camp One Love

At night once all the old washed up good for nothing campers go to sleep you might get board, remember you can always walk across the street to Camp One Love for a good time.  Named that after the Bob Marley One Love Flag perched above their camp, it’s where all local kids from the city of Valdez set up basecamp.  Each year they get creative with their set up, this year was no different; they had a snow-cave built next to their fire pit.  Quite a good time and definitely a must if staying up at the Pass.  Respect the Locals!!

Only in AK

Only in AK

This 18 yr old kid (Jens) was more worried about scratching his Dads Suburban then getting his sled out and back into the rig.  Yes that is a 145 track snowmobile inside there…  Only in AK

Flow boys on their way out

Mornings you gotta get going and get out, here some of the boys take off, eh…

Jason Gretzinger Flows Tailgate Alaska 2012

Jason Gretzinger Flows Tailgate Alaska 2012

 

Scotty Lago Flows Tailgate Alaska

Scotty Lago Flows Tailgate Alaska

 

Mike Basich at Flows Tailgate Alaska

Mike Basich at Flows Tailgate Alaska

 

More to come soon…

 

 

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…