Bryan and Austin go to Big Bear

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Around mid January Austin Smith, Bryan Fox, Per-Hampus Stålhandske (director of HYPED!), and myself (Knut Eliassen) went down to Big Bear Resorts for a couple days of sunny park riding.
If you are an avid snowboarder and you appreciate a good park, you know how excited we all were to be able to go snowboarding at Big Bear. Big Bear is located about 1.5 hours outside of LA - so you know it will always be sunny and warm. Bryan Fox flew down from Seattle and Austin flew in from Bend, OR. They were both excited to get a break from the cold and foggy winter boarding they were having in the Northwest.
Per-Hampus has a good friend named Hjalmar, who is a big honcho over at Activision, and he was kind enough to let us stay at his cabin. This is the perfect cabin for a group of dudes, it is an A-frame cabin, fireplace, deer heads hanging from the walls, bow - and - arrows everywhere, and a hung deck for grilling food. Austin found himself passing out the first night in his Poler Napsak on the couch in front of the fireplace - Classic Austin! 
The next morning we woke up early and got some breakfast on the way to the resort. Austin and Bryan mounted their Quiver 152 Rail boards up and met with Rio (marketing guru at Big Bear). Rio hooked us all up with a parking pass, line cutting pass, and tickets - we were as excited as a 12 year old going to Six Flags!!! (Thanks for making a grown man´s dream come true Rio). We spent the next two days riding and filming the Big Bear park. I think we all had a smile on our faces from 9:00 am to 12:00pm everyday.
Check out the video above to see Austin Smith ride through the Big Bear park (One Run straight threw one of the lines). 
The trip was a blast and we will be making a video about it - which will be released next fall - so stay tuned!
Thank you Big Bear, Rio, Hjalmar, Bryan, Austin and Per-Hampus for an amazing trip!