Blue Mountain Athlete Jack Daniel Bernstein wanted to do something to give back to the snowboard community this winter. He came up with the idea of a Youth Ride Along Day, and enlisted the help of fellow Blue Mountain team rider Kevin Konings and Blue Mountain Terrain Park Manager Matt Konings. With the support of Blue Mountain and all their sponsors, these three made a huge impact on some young riders' winter.
We're happy to congratulate Blue Mountain team rider Cameron McGregor on his U14 Provincial Championship! Cam was competing at Camp Fortune in the Sporting Life U14 Provincials, and has qualified to represent Team Ontario at the U14 Can-AMS at Mont Tremblant later this month. Cam sent us the following blog post earlier this season about the variety of competition.
Although we like to keep up appearances, skiing and snowboarding have always been locked in a battle for winter sport supremacy. For years the war has been waged out on frozen battlefields, but we’re pulling back the curtain, bringing it to your computer screen and giving you the power to decide the outcome. When the snow settles, one photo will be left with glory, bragging rights and a sweet prize pack from Blue Mountain Resort and its sponsors.
When you get knocked down, you have to get back up again. Blue Mountain team rider Joel Dalacker has first hand experience with this. After getting knocked out early this season with a knee injury, he has put in the work and come back into the Ontario snowboard scene with a fire under his board.
When you're competing at the top level, you have to get on snow as early as possible. Every year you'll find Canadian athletes heading down to the States to get ready for the winter and competition season. Blue Mountain Team Riders Derek Livingston and Reid McEachran headed down this year to get some early-season training days.