What a whirlwind.
Major props to all of the athletes (and especially the Burton Team) for competing at the Olympics over the last several weeks. Between our men's and women's team riders, they pulled in seven medals for their respective countries. Some really good snowboarding went down, there were upsets, surprise finishes, and tricks we'd never seen before. It was inspiring, nerve-wracking, and fun to watch all at the same time.
To recap, here are some of our favorite moments:
4. When Anna Gasser answered back with a stomped cab double ten in Big Air after windy conditions marred the slopestyle competition.
5. When we realized you could add Mark McMorris' face to your Instagram stories.
When the Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, a snowboarder, took first in a skiing event. Take that, skiers.
So now that that's out of the way, what's next for snowboarding? Well, the U·S·Open of course. It's our self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Snowboard Event" and pretty much the most fun contest of the entire year. Be sure to follow along to keep the good times rolling and see all your favorite riders competing again.