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Introducing GLCR Advocate - Alex Rozman

Alex Rozman is a 21 year old photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota with a unique point of view. Adventurous and determined, Alex continues to test the limits of his capabilities through hiking trips and outdoor adventures. We are excited to announce Alex as an addition to the 686 family and the GLCR Project.   How long have you been shooting photos/video? I've been taking pictures and videos for a few years now, but I really became passionate about it when I bought my Sony a6000 about a year ago. What got you into what you're doing? I've always loved outdoor adventures ever since going to summer camp when I was 10, but moving to Boulder, Colorado for school has really deepened...

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Mary Rand's Ride Day at Steven's Pass

Rain pours from dense Northwest clouds and cascades a symphony of melodic taps across the cabin roof. Conditions that make for an anxious ride to the mountain as that precipitation is inevitably snow in the higher elevations. It's perfect for a day built around the reasons why we started snowboarding in the first place. March 3rd, 2017 686 and Steven's Pass hosted Mary Rand's Ride Day. Mary has been riding at Steven's the past four seasons and with her recent addition to the 686 team, she decided to celebrate by spreading her joy of riding at her home mountain. With a the grill fired up Mary, Melissa Evans, Danika Duffy and others served food and took laps with the always upbeat crowd drawn to the...

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Matt Belzile’s Playlist

Matt Belzile, you may be familiar with him from his "Man Boys" parts over the past couple years. Take a listen and get inside our resident Poutine loving Canadian's headphones when he's out there raising hell in the BC backcountry.  Pink Floyd - "Wish You Were Here" Faces - "Oh La La" Chris Isaak - "Wicked Game" Billy Joel - "Piano Man" David Bowie - "Rock N Roll Suicide" David Bowie - "Starman" Gold & Youth - "Time To Kill"  Starfucker - "Isabella of Castile" Post Malone - "Go Flex" College - "I Think About It" Young M.A. - "OOOUUU"  

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Welcome to the Family Mary Rand.

After months of Mary wearing 686 outerwear, 686 made it official this week with the announcement of the addition of Mary Rand to its global team. To celebrate, 686 is throwing “Mary Rand’s Ride Day” at her current home mountain of Steven’s Pass, Wa on Friday March 3rd. Mary’s Ride Day is open the public and will give the public a chance to ride with Mary and 686 team riders as well as have tons of giveaways, prizes and free on-hill BBQ served up by none other than the 686 Team Manager Patrick McCarthy.  When asked about the ride day, Mary explained. “It’s going to be so fun. We (Mary and the rest of the 686 women’s team) are excited...

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686 at The Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom

Feet of snow, ice, downed trees and power lines resulted in the closure of Mount Baker’s Resort just days before industry pro’s, legends, desk jockeys and other various characters were poised to gather for the 31st year of the Mount Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. Those tasked with the setup were put in a crippling position with an event that carries such a heavy bag of history right on the horizon. With tireless hours that core group of Mount Baker’s finest managed to exceed expectations and open the resort. Even while being stuck on the mountain for multiple days with limited assets and manpower they managed to weather the storm and also prune the course into pristine condition for the start of...

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