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_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]

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1) John Versteeg

2) Darcy Sharpe

3) Craig McMorris


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



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

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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February - Wanted List

Recently returning from touring America I was inspired to make a 'Wanted List' for men. February brings unpredictable weather and usually the last burst of cold winter and snow in BC. With the weather in mind I am starting it off with next seasons Volcom camo outerwear paired with a full face mask from Brixton. Keep your hands warm with the innovative reusable heat bags from Poler Stuff and some good looking black leather gloves from Celtek.  Next is a Capita X Volcom Dan Brisse all terrain colab board and Union DLX bindings - Travis Rice rides Union bindings, why don't you? Then some Drink Water stickers to slap on your board as a  friendly reminder to... drink water. Pack everything else into a locally designed Herschel backpack and your good to go.




Grouse Park Playlist 4 - Paparazzi

Stream Grouse Park Playlist #4A playlist is like a recipe. You need to put in the right ingredients and the right amount of each ingredient or else whatever you are cooking is going to come out tasting like crap. I listen to music every time I ride. The tracks a play depend on what I'm riding. When I am riding rails in the park I am more likely to listen to Hip Hop and Remixes. If it is a powder day I will probably put on some Indie or Classic Rock. I put this playlist together for riding Grouse Park to keep you moving. I worked on the recipe simmering a bunch of Electro Pop and Indie sounds, adding some new and old tracks for flavour and a dash of Remixes to give it the right texture.

  1. Heartbeats (Extended Mix)  - Grum
  2. Devil's Work - Miike Snow
  3. Strictly Game (Kid's at the Bar Remix) - Harlem Shakes
  4. I Want You - Summer Camp
  5. Oh Yeah (Nighty Max Remix) -  Housse Da Racket
  6. Shuffle on a Dream - Little Dragon
  7. Fail Forever - When Saints Go Marching
  8. Not In Love (ft. Robert Plant) - Crystal Castles
  9. Staring At The Sun (TV On The Radio - Diplo
  10. The Drummer - Niki and the Dove
  11. NY Is Killing Me - Gil Scot-Heron ft. Jamie xx
  12. Embrace - Pnau ft. Ladyhawke
  13. Heartbeat (Chase and Status Remix) - Nneka
  14. Household Goods - Totally Enormous Dinosaur
  15. Little Girl (MSTRKRFT Remix) - Death from Above 1979
  16. Gothstar - Pictureplane

Listen, stream and share the Grouse Park playlist #4 - Paparazzi here.

Our next playlist will be songs that we play in the park. You asked for it on Facebook and we will bring it to you here on grousepark.com. Have fun at 24 Hours this weekend!


Straight from the Quikpark

I have to say that both the Cut Line and Quikpark are prime right now. Did a couple laps yesterday and I was having way too much fun. I brought out the camera for the last run. Here are the results.

These are only three of the many features that are up right now. Come up and check it out! Photo creds to Kaz Yamamura and a big shout out to the Park Crew.

Later! Andrew Santos

Roxy Ride Days: Coming to Grouse Mountain!


Saturday, February 4th. 2012

Come on out and have some fun with Roxy Ride Days Canadian Tour at Grouse Mountain! Learn new tricks, meet new friends and have a blast spending the day snowboarding with the WSF Roxy coaching team. Join in on a fun progressive day on the hill filled with park coaching sessions, mini jam comps and prize giveaways!

Open to all ages & abilities!

  • Learn new tricks
  • Receive a gifts from Roxy
  • Tons of prizes
  • Demo the latest snowboards from Roxy
  • Ride with friends
  • Lunch included


Saturday, February 4th. 2012

9:00 – 10:o0 am: Registration & Warm Up

10:00 – 10:30 am: Group Coaching Session: Intro to Freestyle Riding

10:30 – 12:30 pm: Coaching Sessions: Jumps, Rails, Boxes

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Mini Jams: Game of R.O.X.Y. – JIB JAM

4:00 – 4:30 pm: Prizes & Wrap up


$50.00+ Lift Ticket.

Includes Lunch & Roxy Gift Bag!

REGISTRATION LINK: http://shredsisters.com/blog/roxy-ride-days-events/roxy-ride-days-british-columbia/register

For Roxy Snow info, visit: www.roxy.com Twitter: @roxy #RoxyCanada


See you out there!

- CV