Team Thursday: 2015 Winter Plans
Once you strap back on your board for the first time each season, the possibilities seem endless. Early season is a great time to set goals, make travel plans, and decide where you want winter to take you. We knew that our team riders had some big plans and dreams for this winter, so we asked them, “What do you want to accomplish this season?” Find out what our team riders hope to accomplish through their snowboarding for winter 2015!
This season “accomplishment” has taken on a new meaning. Pushing my riding to the next level and stacking clips for a full part, are the obvious answers. But this year, it is all of that and so much more. To create, establish, and grow with this group of girls I’ve surrounded myself with. Create beautiful media, establish our strength and unity as women dedicated to this sport, and to grow as people and as snowboarders.
Learn more about the crowd-funding campaign for Stephanie’s ground-breaking women’s snowboarding film project from Outta’ the Kitchen and find out how you can help: http://www.shredbetties.com/articles/story/shred_betties_partners_with_outta_the_kichen_for_a_crowdfunding_campaign/
I plan to do a lot of filming this year. This is a much different approach as I am usually at a contest a week. But I am looking forward to getting back to the organic roots of snowboarding and why I really started riding all those years ago in Montana, back before any thoughts of contests, the Olympics, or being a pro. You can find me coaching with the Shred Betties at Snowbasin and Mammoth, as well as filming with the Outta’ the Kitchen crew. I also have a solo film project that I am working on with my filmer, but I can’t divulge all those details just yet
I plan to shred and film as much big mountain stuff as I can. I’d also like to compete in as many big mountain comps as my schedule and budget will allow me.
I am super excited for this upcoming season. We just started getting snow here in Oregon and I have been getting out on my splitboard to take some turns. I have plans to travel as much as possible. I want to see places and ride in spots of my home state that I never have been. So I plan on spending a lot of time here in Oregon. I am going to race in some banked slaloms. I plan on just going with the flow and hope to film and possibly travel to Washington, Idaho, Tahoe, Wyoming and maybe Montana. My Boyfriend just built us a gypsy wagon to to tow behind our truck and camper. It will service as a hangout room, extra sleeping for guests, and a portable glass shop to work in while we are out on the road. I hope the #outtathekitchen lady’s also come to visit me in Bend and at Mt. Bachelor. Ideally have an amazing story to tell by the end of the season.
You will most likely be able to find me in my home-base of Lake Tahoe, this season, splitboarding around it’s dozens of epic peaks and making some well-earned pow turns! I will also be chasing good snow conditions, wherever Mother Nature chooses to bless, and I’d also like to get my foot in the door for some Freeride World Tour qualifier events and of course, create some amazing adventures with quality friends!
This will be my first season in years not riding park or competing. I will be living the dream in Revelstoke. Hopefully I’ll get out on my splitboard and learn the ropes of touring a bit. I’ll also spend many days riding the resort here, as the terrain is endless. I want to explore as much as possible and learn more about riding a mountain and getting out in the backcountry. I am still healing from a concussion so my season might have a late start but, I hope some of my Shred Betties team mates come visit me this winter in Revy!
Floating the east coast as per usual. Couple contests like Rails 2 Riches, Carinthia Open Mega Plaza, VT Open, and PBRJ. Headed west in January to link up with the Outta’ the Kitchen Crew. Hoping to put in enough work for some street shots this season. And of course you’ll see me riding Sugarbush Parks too!
This season I plan on riding on the east and competing a little, and then head west to Utah to work on a video project with the Wasatch Project. I also will be competing out there when I can. I want to ride more big mountain and powder jumps.
I am planning to work on a solid season edit and getting myself more into slopestyle events this year.
Posted by Gabby Rainville on 12/04/14