The Snowboard Asylum, Tamworth
Like many snowboarders James got in to the sport through skateboarding. He was already an accomplished skateboarder when he first went on a school ski trip and tried riding a snowboard, and the synergy between the sports meant he'd soon found his feet. He's now been snowboarding for over 12 years, going on as many trips abroad as possible, and using the SnowDome slope at least once a week.
James is keen on free riding and riding powder whenever possible, but the main aim when he's on a mountain is to see as much of it as possible, which is why loves the European Alps with its huge expanses of terrain. Coupled with trips to Canada and the US, he's racked up over 26 weeks on the mountain and Japan is next on the list of places to visit.
Meribel. "This is a resort I know really well, and it's got loads of great terrain combined with a vibrant town. Best of both worlds."
Matt has been riding for nine years, and spent a full season in Mayrhofen. He started riding in UK competitions several years ago, and soon got noticed by the likes of Burton, Analog, Anon and the Snowboard Asylum, all of whom now sponsor him. If you’ve got any questions about men’s boots or boards, Matt’s the guy to ask.
Mayrhofen. “Got to know the resort really well during his season, and it’s a great place for both summer and winter sports.”