The Snowboard Asylum, Milton Keynes

  • Graham Hopkins

    Snowboarding Expert

    Store: MILTON KEYNES

    Graham's first experience of snow was on a school skiing trip. After fifteen years skiing he discovered snowboarding and has since completed three seasons, working everywhere from 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Finland to the French Alps. He also recently won a week's backcountry riding including heli-boarding to Steamboat in Colorado to ride with some of the Dragon Alliance pros.

    For Graham snowboarding is all about one thing – powder, though he also enjoys improving his skills in the park at Milton Keynes Xscape. From his own wealth of experience, catch Graham for advice on everything snow, from skiing and snowboarding apparel to snowboard hardware and split board touring. You may even get him to admit to entering the World Mono-ski Championships for fun (twice)!

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Val D'Isere, France. "After the epic Colorado backcountry it has to be Val d’Isere – quite simply the largest and most varied lift accessed off-piste there is!"

  • Lewis Twiselton

    Snowboarding Expert

    Store: MILTON KEYNES

    Lewis has snowboarded for ten years after going to Morzine and has been hooked ever since. For Lewis, snowboarding is all about fast and steep freeride. He has completed a season in the Southern Hemisphere on New Zealand's volcanic Mt. Ruapehu where he gained great experience in selecting the correct set-up for riders as a board technician. He further enhanced that knowledge by attending our Snowboard Test week in Austria where he rode most of this coming season’s new snowboards.

    Lewis also recently won a week’s riding with the Burton UK Team in Avoriaz where he loved hitting the "Burton Stash" with the pros. With all this experience Lewis is the person to see for everything snowboard from hardware fixes to new season kit. You’ll probably catch him riding in the dome at Milton Keynes Xscape too!

    Favourite Place/Resort:

    Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand. "Epic terrain, gullies and natural half pipes!"