Some anti-gang programs send kids door-to-door selling candy bars. Others stress the importance of education. But the Snowboard Outreach Society's message is as clear as it is radical: Ride to live! The ten-year-old Avon-based organization introduces at-risk kids to the joys of shredding -- ride-bys instead of drive-bys. Along with advice on how to carve and achieve big air, SOS stresses five core values: Courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. As the vision statement says: "Be honest, take responsibility and live the dream." Dude! Better shred than dead!


Breckenridge
Set at the bottom of Peak 8, Freeway is the consensus winner among serious riders. With its wide variety of jumps, funboxes and rails, and its nearly twenty-foot superpipe -- not to mention a blasting digital satellite sound system -- Freeway has it all. And unlike some terrain parks, Breckenridge caters to shredders of all abilities, from novice to expert. Even better, if you stick around long enough, you're likely to see a few of the local professional riders stop by to practice their competition moves.
Set at the bottom of Peak 8, Freeway is the consensus winner among serious riders. With its wide variety of jumps, funboxes and rails, and its nearly twenty-foot superpipe -- not to mention a blasting digital satellite sound system -- Freeway has it all. And unlike some terrain parks, Breckenridge caters to shredders of all abilities, from novice to expert. Even better, if you stick around long enough, you're likely to see a few of the local professional riders stop by to practice their competition moves.


Loveland Ski Area
There are plenty of stops on the secret snowrider's expressway, where the general public doesn't even know you can get on board. And we're not just talking about hills at traditional resorts, where you have to hike off the trail in order to drop through some trees. No, we're talking about the special places that windburned vets in tuning shops talk about in hushed tones and never broadcast in public. But let's just say that if you pay the $10-per-person toll to drive the nineteen miles to the top of Pikes Peak (America's most visited mountain!) during prime days in spring, you might find some very happy riders using this 14,110-foot icon as their own private run. And if you did, you might find that those riders have a wide variety of abilities -- from fairly novice to way experienced -- but all are ready to ride.
There are plenty of stops on the secret snowrider's expressway, where the general public doesn't even know you can get on board. And we're not just talking about hills at traditional resorts, where you have to hike off the trail in order to drop through some trees. No, we're talking about the special places that windburned vets in tuning shops talk about in hushed tones and never broadcast in public. But let's just say that if you pay the $10-per-person toll to drive the nineteen miles to the top of Pikes Peak (America's most visited mountain!) during prime days in spring, you might find some very happy riders using this 14,110-foot icon as their own private run. And if you did, you might find that those riders have a wide variety of abilities -- from fairly novice to way experienced -- but all are ready to ride.

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