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Snowbasin Teams

 

Freeride Team

The Snowbasin Freeride Team is comprised of many of the most talented snowboarders, skiers and telemarkers in the local Utah area. All up an comers they are participating in local and national events and carry editorial coverage both regionally and nationally. Though some of our team riders are not originally form Snowbasin they all call it their home mountain now. Our athletes work alongside with terrain park and events crews to make sure Snowbasin is seen as the industry standard of how terrain parks should look and run.

Alex Romashko

Age

29


Hometown

Madison, WI


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

Jackson Hole/Powder Mountain


Center Mount/Traditional Mount?

Telemark mount


What is your favorite run at Snowbasin?

I absolutely love Party Chute and The Fingers #2; they're short, fun, slightly techie runs with a good pitch.  And other than that..... well, I'll keep those runs to myself.


Music?

I jam out to a ton of different genres and bands, essentially whatever gets my flow moving on a given day: Blink-182 to Wick-It to Bob Marley, Lupe Fiasco, Beastie Boys, Tribe, Zion I, O.C.M.S., Edward Sharpe, Jimi, etc


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

I love skiing with my friends that comprise a good group of differing yet complimenting styles, mountain vision, humor, and those that just love to really enjoy what the mountain has to offer.


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Definitely a private/empty "everyday is a pow day" mountain with tons of steeps, cliffs, chutes, and long long runs.

What do you do off the hill?

Other than work, work, and more work, I can be found playing hockey year round, mountain biking in the off-season, ice climbing, 70 feet up in a tree cutting it down, behind a video camera, canyoneering, and finding some new spot to enjoy life.

Sponsors?

Snowbasin, Grace Skis, Rack N Road Store - Salt Lake City, Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, and Free 2 Be Productions. Plus I get a lot of help and love from Flylow Gear. Thanks for all of your support.


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Jared E. Allen

Age

33


Hometown

Brigham City, Utah


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

Utah


Center Mount/Traditional Mount?

Not quite core center, but usually forward of traditional mounting lines. Depends on the ski.


What is your favorite run at Snowbasin?

You can't make me pick just one. Demoisy Cirque, Needles Cirque, MB Cirque, The Fingers, No Name, The Sisters…. Hell's. I like cliffs and they tend hang out at the top of the mountain.


Music?

Radiohead, The National, Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, TV on The Radio, Grizzly Bear, Sigur Ros, Royksopp… Too many to name, but Radiohead has held down the #1 spot for probably a decade now.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

Anybody who's having a good time and pushing themselves. It's always cool to see how excited someone gets when they progress or learn a new trick. That gets me more stoked than anything (and inturn pushes me). I like skiing with people who are positive and know how to play it safe while still pushing it.


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Everywhere. I need to travel more, but leaving Utah to go skiing is like leaving the desert to go find sand. There's a reason so many great skiers call Utah home. I'd like to get back to BC this season and I'd like to get back to AK in the spring.


What do you do off the hill?

Paint, draw, write, design, restore, invest, create, run. I've gotten pretty excited by the revitalization efforts/potential of downtown Ogden and tend to spend most of my time and money working towards that end.

Sponsors

Salomon Ski, Boots, Bindings, Smith Optics, Groe Clothing Streetwear, Snowbasin. A big thanks to all of you for the support.


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Cody Lee

Age

22


Hometown

Idaho Falls, ID


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

Grand Targhee, Wyoming


Goofy or Regular?

Regular


Why do you ride Snowbasin?

Super close and fun with consistent snow and the mountain has the perfect blend of freeriding and park.


Music?

Rebecca Black got us Youtube famous, so I guess I’m obligated to choose her.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

Watching videos of Travis Parker and Scott Stevens always gets me hyped. But I’m always stoked to ride with Tristan Sadler, the whole #lickthecat crew in Utah, and everybody at Windells.


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Honestly no matter where I choose to go I’d end up coming back to Utah, I love it here.

What do you do off the hill?

Stay busy! Skateboard, rock climb, work at the funnest place on earth (Windells Camp), road trip, and I go to school full time at Weber State University.

Sponsors

DC snowboarding, Arnette, Snowbasin, Windells, Gether Clothing Co., Buffalo Skateboards, The Nayborhood, #lickthecat



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Marshall McGonegal

Age

17


Hometown

The 745 Eden Utah


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

I learned to ski at Snowbasin before I could remember, I proudly hold 17 Snowbasin season passes.


Center Mount/Traditional Mount?

I like to ride Center Mount on my park ski's, -2 on my Powder skis.


What is your favorite run at Snowbasin?

My favorite run would have to be Dans, it's always a good time to cruise the rollers.


Music?

I like to listen to Lil Wayne, Blink 182, Hawthorne Hieghts and Kesha, but I have just recently started skiing to Black Violin, they have a lot of really fun stuff.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

Probably the weather man, ha always stoked to hear clear skies and no wind.


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Well I have really been trying to hit a new hand rail on the Weber State campus but security always kicks me out as soon as I get it set up, so it would be really cool to get a window of opportunity and ride there without security on my case, Otherwise I'd have to say Snowbasin, there is no other place in the world where you can shred steeps and cliffs, get high speed on a groomer and then ride a perfectly shaped park in one run.

What do you do off the hill?

I like to hangout friends a lot, hit the ladys up, go long boarding, Downhill Mountain biking, really whatever I'm feeling that day. I just like to have a good time.

Sponsors?

Elan Skis, Dalbello Boots, Hot Chillys, Rossignol apparel, OSBE Helmets and Monster Energy.


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Tristan Sadler

Age

25


Hometown

Somerset, PA


How long have you been Skiing/Snowboarding?

18 years


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

Hidden Valley And Seven Springs


Goofy or Regular?

Regular


Why do you ride Snowbasin?

I love riding Basin because there are so many options for every type of boarding. Basin has the best Pow days. Steep and Deep! And the park is always on point and so much fun to ride.


Music?

Rap and Rock, anything that sounds good to my ears. Andre Nickatina, Atmosphere, and Underoath style of music.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

My homie Cody Lee. Always hyped to board with Cody. My boys Evan Drage, Jordan Noe, Bryden Bowley, Madison Goodman, and all the other homies in our crew. Also of course any video part in the VG films.


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Hmm, I have always wanted to board in New Zealand. So I am going to say New Zealand cause it would be such a rad experience.


What do you do off the hill?

Skateboarding, Fly Fishing, Film, Photography, Hang with my friends and my dog Gus. Anything exciting and fun!

Sponsors

Snowbasin, Zion Snowboards, Me.Glad Clothing, Varsity Shades, Crossroads Boardshop.


Garrett Bright

Age

25


Hometown

Layton, Utah


How long have you been Skiing?

On and off since I was 3. But seriously since I was 14. Park since college.


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

I first skied in Austria, but racing for the Snowbasin Ski Team is when I really learned to ski.


Centermount/Traditional Mount?

Centermount


Why do you ride Snowbasin?

Because of the Middle Bowl Cirque > Strawberry Traverse > Coyote Bowl Terrain Park, combo run. Best run in the world!!


Music?

I usually listen to some pretty heavy stuff when I ski to get me pumped up: MyChildren MyBride, Erra, Parkway Drive, In Hearts Wake, & Maylene and the Sons of Disaster were on repeat last year.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

Giray Dadali, Sam Hurst, Khai Krepala, Nicky Keefer, Phil Casabon, Marky Mark, Snakes, and Jon Uda.


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Ski every continent in the world is on my bucket list.


What do you do off the hill?

Fly planes, hang with friends, and work my butt off so I can buy all my equipment to ski

Sponsors

SShout out to the Pit Viper crew, radest dudes in the Industry. And Jon Uda for continuisouly hooking me up so I can afford to ski year after year.


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Maja Löfvenmark Keefer

Age

24


Hometown

Åsele, Sweden


How long have you been Snowboarding?

I got my first snowboard when I was 8, nobody in my hometown was snowboarding at that time, they didn’t even have snowboardboots in my size, so during my first year I used normal snowboots. Poor ankles.. but it was totally worth it!


Goofy or Regular?

Goofy


Why do you ride Snowbasin?

It’s the most well-rounded mountain in Utah!


Music?

Oldies and goldies, with a hint of indie and dubstep.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

My awesome husband!


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

A never ending mountain with endless powder.


What do you do off the hill?

I love to surf, skate, take photos, graphic design and travel the world. Sponsors?

Sponsors

Nitro Snowboards, CLWR, Ema Lifewear, Absolut Park, Eivy.


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Nicky

Age

22


Hometown

Huntsville, Utah


Where did you learn to ski/ride?

Snowbasin and Powder Mountain


Center Mount/Traditional Mount?

Center Mount (gotta ride switch!)


What is your favorite run at Snowbasin?

Hmm so many to choose, maybe some stuff on No Name :)


Music?

I love classic rock like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and I also love my hip-hop/rap it just gets the blood pumping for scary new tricks.


Who gets you excited to ride/ski?

My wife Maja :) and other skiers with great style and people who just plain have fun!


If you could ride anywhere, where would it be?

Japan


What do you do off the hill?

I like to play PS4 read awesome books and practice math and physics equations. So I can someday be an Astrophysicist!

Sponsors

Atomic skis boots and poles, Saga Outerwear, Dragon Eyewear, and Bern helmets.


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Snowbasin Alpine Team

The Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation (OVWSF) sponsors the Snowbasin Alpine Team and houses its winter operations at Snowbasin. OVWSF provides area youth the opportunity to achieve their ski racing potential through:

  • Competition and training excellence
  • Supportive team environment
  • Caring, qualified coaches
  • Athletic and academic success
  • Community service
     

Seasonal and year - round training and racing programs are available for elementary aged children through elite high school racers. Program fees vary depending on athlete participation level, age, and ability.

For additional information visit the OVWSF website at www.ovwsf.org or contact Jen Leininger, Program Administrator at 801-589-6869 (jleininger@ovwsf.org).

"The Flying Kangaroos"

The Australian Women's Aerial Ski Team, also known as "The Flying Kangaroos," has made Snowbasin their North American Home Resort since 2003. Snowbasin is proud to welcome "The Flying Kangaroos" back! The team returns to Snowbasin once again from the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, located in Melbourne.

The team of young women includes World Champions. These women will be working on their technical skiing skills, aerial jumping, and simply skiing different types of terrain at Snowbasin.

When the team is at Snowbasin they will be easy to recognize in their Australian ski team uniforms. Our guests are invited to watch these athletes perfect their skiing skills, as well as say hello.

  • On the podium through all World Cup Competitions 95% of the time.
  • Medaled in past three Olympic Games: Utah - Torino, Italy - Vancouver, Canada
  • Australian Teams earned two gold medals and a silver medal in Vancouver 2010

 

"One of the most impressive experiences I enjoyed during the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Games was the opportunity to ski at Snowbasin, which was the alpine skiing speed event venue for the Games. As a FIS Councilor, I have seen a lot of resorts, and I must say I have rarely seen better terrain or facilities.
 Snowbasin has hosted the VIS National Aerial Skiing Development program for the past 7 years, providing warm and welcoming hospitality to the fledgling athletes who have skied there. The program makes its home at Snowbasin for three months, under the guidance of Steve Rogers, the OWI's North American Operations Manager. Development Program Manager Belinda Price supervises the team, which last year included six young women.
Apart from the terrain, Snowbasin boasts mountain facilities second to none, huge snowfalls and great snow and weather conditions.The local community also welcomes our team with open arms, which is very important for young athletes living away from home for such a long time, some of them for the first time.

Snowbasin provides a critical element in the development pathway for Australia's emerging aerialists, and on behalf of the OWI, I wish to thank the resort management and staff of the 'jewel in the crown of US ski resorts' for providing such great support."
- Chairman Geoff Henke -