Thursday 7th September
The numbers for traditional snowboarding are down, but the numbers for splitboarding and backcountry riding are up by 28%. Weston wants this number to keep increasing, and the team is working to support this growth by connecting with the riding community on a personal level and by offering their twice monthly backcountry meetups, where the Weston team – all avalanche certified by AIARE – guides riders through impressive terrain in Colorado’s high country. Weston’s signature 1970’s Tucker Sno-Cat, a bright orange beast of a machine, is often along to bring the fun to a new level.
New/redesigned 17/18 boards from Weston:
The Backwoods: The Colorado Rockies offer a variety of terrain, so Weston designed a board for the rider that wants the ultimate one-board, freeride quiver. The Backwoods floats effortlessly in powder and is quick edge to edge for steep, tight tree runs. Images.
The Riva: Named after the iconic Riva Ridge that was stormed by the 10th Mountain Division, Weston’s first women’s specific board was created for those who test the limits of their gear in the same fashion. This board is capable of taking your riding to the next level, whether inbounds or out. More information about/images of The Riva here. Images.
The Logger: The board of choice for 2016 Burton US Open Champion, Kyle Mack, is back with a full update. This unique board carries the longstanding heritage of riding natural features in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The Logger’s new “ﬂat-camber” proﬁle is 95% ﬂat on the base creating a strong locked in feel and consistency that is a necessity on natural and park features. The Logger is designed for those who look at any object and wonders how to jib it. Images.
Solid only: $499
The Big Chief: Made to conquer Colorado’s 14ers while still surfing deep snow, this big mountain profile is the stiffest and dampest ride in Weston’s lineup. The Big Chief is made to ensure complete control in those couloirs above treeline. Images.
Weston Snowboards are available online at https://westonsnowboards.com and in select REI stores.