On February 4th a ten-minute helicopter ride north of Nelson BC (just a couple of hundred kilometres from my hometown, incidentally) Red Bull made a course for a competition dubbed ‘Supernatural’ that will change the face of competitive snowboarding (and hopefully the way slopes are designed).
My brother and I both started skiing at the age of 3. When I was 12 and he was 15 we both started snowboarding. The first couple of years we snowboarded together, but in our teens we began to hang out in different circles and rarely went to the ski hill together. The last time I spent a good day snowboarding with my brother was probably when I was 16, which was 16 years ago.