Despite frigid winters and a lack of vertical, Minnesota still finds a way to deliver an epic time to shredders of all ability. We caught up with some of our crew to see why they’re pumped to call Minnesota their home.
Jordan getting groovy at Hyland Hills!
Name: Jordan Michilot
Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Home Mountain: Hyland
Why is snowboarding in Minnesota so radical compared to places with ‘actual’ mountains:
I love snowboarding and living here because of the friends and tow ropes! The city is awesome and there is always something going on. Spots are really close and Hyland is always a blast!
When in doubt, going heels first down the stair set is always a good call!
Name: Drew Poganski
Hometown: St. Cloud, MN
Home Mountain: Powder Ridge
Why are you stoked to live in a place and ride a resort with less than 500 vertical feet.
Snowboarding in Minnesota is sick because you can ride the tow rope all day with your homies and session the whole park without missing a trick. And street is always sick because there are so many spots! If there’s enough snow, you can hit a few spots each day you go out an film.
Seatbelts are not only required in Minnesota, they’re also very fashionable. Matt ‘Boody’ Boudreaux impresses some fans at Hyland Hills. Photo by Jake Durham.
Name: Matt Boudreaux
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Home Mountain: Mount Du Lac is on fire right now
What stokes your fire about riding in one of the flattest states in the union:
Rope tows, snaking, getting cut off, small hills, big hills, good rails, and good people.