Filming: Sean Fithian, Mark Rainery, Andrew Schummer
Edit: Andrew Schummer
Every year – riders flock to SLC to become pro boarders. What they usually find is that they aren’t ACTUALLY that good at snowboarding and whatever gimmick they were banking on in the Midwest stopped being “cool” a few years back. But for those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains – the actual snowboard skills are the easy part – and Tyler Morton is a prime example of what growing up in the middle of the world’s best snow-mountains-sweet-pro combo, can do. Now he’s hit the “big time” with sponsored trips to global destinations and nearby powder-meccas. In the off season, he surveys land to make maps and pay his bills, in the pre season he organizes Snowboarding/Lumberlack events in Utah, and he also maintains a adult relationship. All in a year’s work, really.
If you just wanna drool over powder, hate other people’s ideas, you can click play above. But if you wanna know his opinions on things he experiences in his day-to-day boarding, read on!
Photos lifted from Facebook.
Love: Dropping and not stopping Hate: Falling in between the pillows
Snowmobiles Love: Quick access to zones Hate: Slednecks, getting stuck and breaking down
Cooke City Love: Terrain Hate: Montana Nosebleed (a beer, whiskey, tobasco, raw egg, menthol chew concoction)
Ja-POW! Photo: Homeschool Snowboarding
The Northwest Love: Culture and deep snowpack Hate: Rain
Montana Love: Wide open spaces and mountains Hate: Sub-zero temperatures
Love: Sense of appreciation for the work I put in Hate: “You spons’d bro?”
Perks. Photo: Ian Wood
Splitboarding Love: Fun exercise that ends with snowboarding Hate: Sticky skins
Car Camping Love: Cheap rent Hate: Smelly car
The Sustainability Movement Love: That it’s a movement people seem to be excited about Hate: Leaders who are not committed to the movement
Photo: Google image search
Contacts Love: Seeing better Hate: Putting them in