50 years of snowboarding
Words cannot do justice to an event that had to be experienced to be truly understood. What went down January 13-15 at Powder Mountain, Utah was an unforgettable collision of forces that cemented snowboarding as a colossal force in the lives of so many and secured Winterstick’s legacy as the founder of modern snowboarding.
50 years of family
From our forefathers who first built these snow-surfing freedom machines, to the next generation of groms who are lucky enough to have mothers and fathers that are legends in the sport. Winterstick is a tribe. A family. And it’s open door results in a cross pollination of cultures from various segmented inside of snowboarding as whole. Over the weekend we had multi generational families riding together. Young olympic athletes teaching legends about modern binding systems and legends sharing stories about inventing the high back. Our history would not be as rich without the cast of characters to color outside the lines and make a lifestyle out of what was a moonshot idea. Welcome to the tribe.
Ride with the legends
We are fortunate to have riders in each generation who are legendary in their own right. Tom Burt, an on snow athlete for over four decades is our north star in this regard, and a major part to the 50 Years of Snowboarding event was providing our snowboard family with access to our pro-team and those lesser known Winterstickers responsible for birthing aspects of this sport before a method had a name.
Big Thanks: Tom Burt, Rob Kingwill, Mikey Marohn, Noah Elliott, Mark Winkelaar
Mob the Powder Mountain
Our history in the Wasatch runs deep, but there’s no resort partner whose history is coupled as deeply to ours than Powder Mountain.
Also founded in 1972, Powder Mountain was one of the first lift access mountains Dimitrije Milovich used to test his various prototypes.
For the Winterstick 50 Years of Snowboarding event, Powder Mountain did not disappoint. With 24 inches dropping the day before kick off and another 12+ inches over the course of the weekend, we were all jockeying for the 183 Swallowtail demos.
The weekend culminated with the entire posse of Winterstickers riding together, channeling our tribe’s shared stock into one cohesive snow sliding MOB.
Rewriting 50 years of history
With our first patent in the snowboarding industry dating back to 1972, Winterstick Snowboards has the unknown history of sparking a snow surfing revolution. While most core snowboarders know this fact, what, or who rather they don’t know are the characters who developed the brand. At our gala event, we heard from a small selection of legends who paved the road for the rest of us within the snowboard industry. Shout out to:
- Dimitrije Milovich
- Don Moss
- Rene Session
- Mark Winkelar
- Tom Burt
- Roger Baird
- Dave Lundquist
- Marty Bodell
And then there was snowboarding
50th EVENT SPONSORS
Lucky Slice Pizza
OG RIDERS AND FACTORY CREW
TRAILS OF GLORY FILM
VINTAGE BOARD COLLECTORS
50th EVENT MUSIC
50th EVENT PRODUCTION
THE ORIGINAL WINTERSTICK COMPANY 1972-1988
Renee Sessions Evanhoff
WINTERSTICK SNOWBOARDS INC. 1994-1999
Matt “Ox” Maloley
BIGELOW MOUNTAIN PARTNERS LLC
WINTERSTICK SNOWBOARDS 2000-Present
Troy and Kisty Lindquist
POWDER MOUNTAIN CREW
Jamie Lythgo VanMeter
WINTERSTICK TEAM RIDERS
Winterstick tribe members
Ben Shanks Kindlon
Alexandra Mcllath Allard
Jim and Vicky Fitlow
Respect the past, inspire the future
In the past half-century, a Winterstick shred down every epic line on planet earth. From our roots in the powdery backcountry of Utah, we’ve grown to welcome thousands of new Winterstickers to the family. As we’ve grown, we’ve always stayed true to our core — and today, that’s you.
See you on the mountain.
50 Years of Winterstick
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50th Anniversary Swallowtail® Snowboard$1,800.00
50 Years of Snowboarding Mug$40.00