December 8 Opening Day no doubt brought some great conditions to RED Mountain. Throngs of riders showed up to greet winter with their weapons of choice waxed, sharpened, and ready to go. What we didn’t know though is that not just excellent conditions would be brought upon RED – a pretty epic story also made its way to Rossland, B.C. – a group of guys from Montana doing whatever it takes to arrive at RED the morning that first chair started up…even if it meant doing a couple of barrel rolls in their car in the process.
We had the awesome experience of meeting these incredibly cool guys and hearing their pretty unbelievable story first hand. Being not only excellent skiers and boarders, but superb photographers and videographers as well, we were fortunate enough to have them document their trip to share with us – so that we can share with you. Just another story that makes RED the adventure it really is. Enjoy.
Busted, Broke – Keeping the Stoke: The Story of 4 Dudes from Montana Making their Way to RED
Excerpt by Reid Morth
“Finding myself upside down hanging in my seatbelt, I wondering how the rest of the trip would go. Climbing out of my friend’s overturned Pathfinder, the scene began to unfold with a crushed rocket box laying near a set of tire trenches along with some mirrors and broken glass. Our group of travelers, Kyle Taylor, Axel Peterson, Micah Hoogeveen and myself left from Bozeman, MT and headed to Rossland B.C. for their best opening conditions in 28 years for Bomb Snow TV and had just stuck a 1 1/2 roll after hitting a patch of black ice.
Rolling the vehicle back onto it’s wheels, it fired right up and we spent the next 5 hours making repairs. Somehow all of our gear remained unscathed. Quickly realizing positivity was the most important thing everyone had packed, we continued on our journey to RED Resort more crammed than ever before. After reaching RED and cooking breakfast in line for first chair our story quickly spread and even caught the attention of Canadian TV. Focusing on what we had, our passion for shred had brought us to a new location, welcoming Canadians, and great ski conditions during opening weekend at RED Resort.”Photo Credits: Reid Morth