Burton Boys: Mikey Rencz and Mikkel Bang's Day Off Up Grouse.

Mikkel Bang & Mikey Rencz hit up Grouse Mountain for some sunny hit runs on their 'off day' from sledding. Mikey Rencz everybody.Altitudes Ceasers

Started the day with some much needed caesars..

Beauty Day

MikeyyMikkel Is 'fascinated' by the Wind Turbine

Mikkel was hyped to take a day off filming Whistler backcountry to ride Grouse Mountain for the first time. He celebrated with first try backflips on all the jumps in the Quik Park.

Burtons Mikey Rencz and MTVs Amanda Scheller

Mikey Rencz and Amanda Scheller are hyped. Mikey lead way on a super fun hit run running from Heavans Sake - Deliverance - Skyline.


MB and CV

Mikkel is 'fascinated' with the wind turbine(commenting on its slight movements in broken English).

Gang Hang



Spring Slush Cruisin'

With the Park dialed and the sun out, it's the perfect time to get those spring laps in. This past Thursday I was lucky enough to get to film with some of the Nomis crew, Simon Chamberlain and Blair McKinney. I also met up with Zac Dolesky just as the clouds were rolling in, and we managed to get some bangers! Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/40503377

PS. Congrats to Ryan Rose and Family Tree the winners of the Quiksilver Filmmaker and Photo Showdown. Also big thanks to everyone who voted for me, my edit won Viewers Choice! You can check out my bail reel here.

That's all for now! -Andrew

Quiksilver Showdown Over The City - View from the Beer Garden.

They Take VISA!

This years Quiksilver Showdown Over the City was an amazing first taste of sunny spring. The new location for the course lead to a perfectly situated spectators area. Knowing that the photographers and videographers showdowns would provide extensive coverage of the event, I took it too the beer garden to see who was hangin'.. Luisa Jeffery celebrates the fact the beer garden takes visa!

 Snowboard Canada - Ralph Dammon

Snowboard Canada photographer Ralph Dammon on the scene getting the shot.

DCs Logan Haubrich

Always nice to see DC's Logan Haubrich

Matts Kuli
 8mile Johnny Lyall & Quiksilvers Dario Phillips

8mile's Johnny Lyall + Quiksilver's Dario Phillips know they have two hands for a reason.


This guy is hyped.

 Street To Slopes
 Chris Dufficy enjoying the sun
DCs Jody Wachniak + Quiksilvers Matt Belzile

Some good lookin spring boardin style. Still got it: Chris Dufficy DC's Jody Wachniak + Quiksilver's Matt Belzille enjoy the day off from filming.

 Jon Versteeg takes the cash

Jon Versteeg wins promising 15% to the after party tab.

peak seasons Steph Weber

Steph Weber at the peak of her season.

 Caley Vanular & Luisa Jeffery

Caley Vanular and Luisa Jeffery date laps.

Chris Brown getting the shot

Jack of all trades: Chris Brown

 quikk bite to eat
 Judging Brad Broughton

Altitudes Apres - Ending the day off right.. Brad Broughton knows how to judge what's good. Beer-utifullll day.


Vote for Santos

[caption id="attachment_5520" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Vote for Santos"][/caption] The Filmmaker Showdown voting is now open. I've watched them all and my vote is with GrousePark.com blog web edit master Andrew Santos. Vote for Santos here.


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The 5th Annual Quiksilver Showdown Over the City

Grouse Mountain hosted it's 5th Annual Quiksilver Showdown Over the City this weekend, and it was awesome! Born five years ago , the event has grown to attract top talent from across Canada and the US with the TTR World Tour 4 Star point designation. Over the past few years the event had been caught in bad weather systems but this year that was not the case. The sun was out, and the beer garden was jumping. Another exciting factor about this years Showdown was the jumps. The Grouse Park Crew built the best course to date. Each of the jumps in the double jump line could have been featured as a stand alone Big Air kicker. With 20' tall wedges and 60' decks these kickers were no joke. Here are a few shots I captured at the event.

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[caption id="attachment_5452" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Unidentified Sender!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5450" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Heli Cam!"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5453" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Judges judge. Darcy Sharpe flying."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5454" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Man Sized Air"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5455" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The top jump was no joke."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5456" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Snowboarding Roayalty - Chris Dufficy Happy about his cookie and riding in the finals with a huge Cab 9 to Double Wildcat."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5457" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="John Versteeg $5,000 richer."][/caption]


1) John Versteeg

2) Darcy Sharpe

3) Craig McMorris


Stay tuned for the Andrew Santos edit for the Filmmaker Showdown.



Showdown over the City Course Preview

I don`t know about you, but I cannot wait for the Showdown over the City. If you don`t know, the Showdown will be taking place this Friday and Saturday at Grouse. The course is pretty gnarly this year with some big features. I thought I would snap some shots of the course exclusively for you, our Grouse Park viewers. Here it is from top to bottom. IMG_1372




For more info check out the official Showdown over the City website here.

See ya there! Andrew Santos


March - Wanted List

Hudson Bay Company – Axe Quiksilver – Mapocho Riding Shirt Quiksilver - Travis Rice Bib Pant The North Face – NSE Tent Bootie III Poler Stuff - The Man Tent Celtek – Trippen Mittens Stanley - Classic 8oz Flask Oakley - Terje Haakonsen Signature Splice Goggle Juniper Ridge - Douglas Fir Sachet

I can't believe its March. All I feel like doing right now is snowboarding, camping and hiking. A feeling that brought on inspiration for this months Wanted List. Mixing in some new stuff and classic stuff - I started it off with a Hudson Bay axe for wood choppin' campfires of course. Next up is the Quiksilver riding shirt, wilderness inspired snow wear to wear under the Travis Rice bib snowpants. After a long cold day on the hill there is nothing better then some North Face slippers to bring up your core temps. If you decide to stay the night, the Poler Man Tent is great for solo excursions. On any solo excursion a classic Stanley flask is a great idea, and a warm pair of Trippen mittens. Next some Terje Haakonsen signature Oakleys and a sachet of Douglas Fir to throw in your bag keeping your gear smelling like the rain forests of the northwest- Man stuff.


New Snow!

There has been a lot of softer snow in the park these days, it's real mellow! Here are a couple shots from last weeks shredding in the Quiksilver park. The set ups and conditions have been prime lately, nice and soft!

Trees looking awesome after some new snow.

The fun Double Shotgun bank at the end of the day.

All of this snow is going to make great conditions for spring riding....cant wait!


Oakley Night Jam!

For those who don't know, the most recent Oakley Night Jam went down Friday, March 2nd! There was a ton of swag given away by Oakley. Zac Dolesky took home a pair of custom Oakley goggles for Best Trick on the C-rail. Props to all the riders who came out for the jam!  Here is my edit from the night. Enjoy! http://vimeo.com/38075213

The next jam will be Friday, March 16th. See ya there! -Andrew Santos

Sun in the Grouse Park

Many students like me got to take advantage of class being out early this week. The sun was out and the park was dialed. My fisheye lens arrived right on time for this and I brought it up to snap some shots. Here's what I came up with while enjoying this wonderful holiday. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Adriano Tongko with a sweet method into the sun."]Adriano Tongko[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="On set of Pocket full of Gnar."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Got to learn some new tricks after the big dump on Sunday night. Photo cred to Kaz Yamamura."]Andrew Santos[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Shawn Greensides rides trees."]Shawn Greensides[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Shawn with the Tank."]Shawn Greensides[/caption]


That's all for now, - Andrew Santos


CV – Grouse Park Playlist 5 – Diet Bones

Take out your trumpet, its March: Playlist 5 – Diet Bones , a mix of slow but.. upbeat tunes. Perfect for all the sunny miracle march fast laps that are about to go down. Sip on some diet dew and shake some bones, its go time.

Stream or share here: Playlist 5 – Diet Bones by Caley Vanular. Look for more Grouse Park Playlists coming up on the Grouse Park Grooveshark page.



  1. Dead mans bones - loose your soul
  2. Lana Del Rey - Diet Mountain Dew
  3. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
  4. First Air Kit - When I grow up
  5. Thee oh sees - Warm Slime
  6. Fitzgerald and The Tantrum - Money Grabber
  7. Grimes - Vanessa
  8. Beirut - Santa Fe
  9. Animal Collective - My Girl
  10. The Joy Formidiable - the greatest light is the greatest shade
  11. Flight Facilities - Crave you ft. Giselle




Throwback - Jamie Lynn

Jamie Lynn is a bowse. He was one of the first guys to push it in freestyle snowboarding. He has one of the best methods out of any rider who has ever strapped in. Check out this these clips of some of his first snowboard movie parts in Project 6, Meltdown Project and TB2. I had Project 6 on VHS tape and played it over and over until it didn't play any more. I was studying his method to try and figure out how to do one as good as him. I still am. Short clip from Jamie's part in Project 6 circa 1994 - check out the headcam shots... he had to wear a back pack with the recorder in it!

Jamie in Melt Down Project circa 1995 - check out the dope method at 0:40

Jamie in TB2 circa 1992 - Jamie was known for shredding without gloves - look for 270 on at 1:19


GPC (Grouse Park Crew) Reveals February Photos

You all know the GPC (Grouse Park Crew) is busy maintaining the parks day and night. You probably also know that the crew rips. I mean no one spends more time in there then they do. The crew took some time off of shoveling and raking in Feb to get a some photos for you viewing pleasure.  Check it out! #likeabowse Grouse Park Crew: Snowboard - Edwin Poulsten , Greg Le Patourel , Robert Morrison and Marcus Cartwright. Skier - Liam Mullaly

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A Couple New Quik Park Features

Went up recently to the Quiksilver Park to check out some new features that have been moved around and added. Here is a taste of whats new up there! Looks as though snow is in the forecast this week which is a promising sign!

This rail is set up with mellow banks on both sides - Tom ollies a 360 over it into the new C-rail set up:

I think the C-rail could be my favorite feature these days...

One of the other big features added was this launch box - You can take it to a jump style landing or just hop into the transition early to save you knees!

The 3 jump line on the side cut is looking very promising in the coming days, looking forward to that! A new Quiksilver park edit coming very soon!