RICKY BATES

Nationality:  USA
Riding since:  1996
Home resort:  Beaver Creek, CO
Best trick:  Super Cat

RICKY BATES

Why are you drawn to Santa Cruz? Santa Cruz has secured itself as a stylish and trend setting company since the beginning and has grown with the times to keep being one of the only core snowboard companies in the industry! Great companies think alike and you can tell from the list of Collaborators that want to work with them to keep their product fresh as well!

Favorite spots:

 I love to ride the hidden log slides all around Beaver Creek. if you see a random trail leading into the wood there is most likely some log slides in there. There is an extra secret spot where if your going down gold dust run and you get to the catwalk that turns left, duck the rope and you can jump over the creek and ride all the way to eagle vail. from top to the eagle vail golf course is a good 45-60 min ride. do this at your own risk because your out of bounds and far from the resort! When im snowmobiling in Leadville, CO my favorite spot is turquoise lake. if you go up and over haggerman’s pass the bowl opens up and there is perfect pillows to drop on your sled or your board and some good jump spots as well!
Ive recently been exploring the none snowmobile backcountry on my custom made Santa Cruz split-board. Last winter i took the Colorado mountain school’s Avalanche 1 course in Estes Park, CO and found some hidden gems that i plan on checking out more extensively this upcoming year…