Meet Owen

Date of Birth: July 29, 2001

Hometown: Rossland, BC

Occupation: Snowboarder

Sponsors: YES Snowboards, NOW Bindings, TheShop Castlegar, RED Mountain Resort

Accomplishments: 2020 Second Place Lake Louise The North Face Big Mountain Challenge, 2020 Second Place Michael B Young Big Mountain Championship Boise Idaho

Bio: I grew up in Rossland my whole life skiing and snowboarding at RED. My aunt and uncle started teaching me how to ski when I was around 4 years old but transitioned to snowboarding around 12 and fell in love with it. I spent time competing on the junior IFSA circuit but always just liked filming and taking photos with my friends more at the best ski resort in the world, RED Mountain Resort.

How old were you when you started riding?

I started skiing when I was 4 but transitioned to snowboarding at 12

Who are your mentors/influencers?

My mentors growing up were the managers of the local boardshop Jesse Cox and Dave Cashen

Any Nicknames?

Close friends call me Obar

What’s your favourite thing about RED?

That there is little to no line ups and you can ride pow for a week after is snows

What movie/video gets you most amped for the winter?

Anything from the man boys

What’s your favorite run at RED?

Links line

Do you listen to music when you shred? (what’s your go-to?)


When not skiing/riding, what else do you like to do?


What’s the best trick name?


Do you have any preseason rituals leading up to the winter?

I like to skateboard and go in hikes

If you could be any animal, what would it be?

A bird so I can fly

What’s your favorite saying?

Don’t really have one

Describe your perfect apres.

Chicken wings at rafters after a pow day

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Still riding pow

Gallery of shred!

Photos: Ashley Voykin