Subscribe here. I think most snowboarders like to view our culture as progressivea community of artists more than a group of jocks. But how accepting of diversity is snowboarding, actually? Last year, in an effort to refresh my avalanche education, I was introduced to Mike Bortnowski, a guide knowledgeable beyond his 24 years, who helped me continue on the never-ending path that is the pursuit of backcountry knowledge. With this question of the snowboard communitys level of diversity acceptance recently on my mind, I called Mike.
Perspectives: Mike Bortnowski on Snowboarding’s Homogeneity
Ski & Snowboard Show
Keep it up. Embrace it because it is an integral part of being a human being. There are a lot of gay skiers and snowboarders that come to Mt. Hood each weekend. And for those of you that go hatin, remember that the more Gay people hang out in a ski town, the better chances the straights will have with hooking up cause it makes the straight dude to straight chick ratio better than what it actually appears.
Friday, November 9th. Don't miss this one night only screening! Doors open at movie at pm.
Never before at one time had there been a higher concentration of hungry upstarts and humble superstars. Rob is one of the realest people in snowboarding. This interview is a raw account of his path. Through a combination of innovative board design and ideology, snow surfing is spreading from Japan to Europe and North America. The future of progressive snowboard designs is alive and well.