[small]Valdez, Alaska – April 10, 2013[/small]
This year was larger than ever, bringing together 500 participants from as far away as Russia, Australia and Chile – 14 countries in all.
Flow Tailgate Alaska continues to forge a new event model, mixing backcountry education, entertainment and direct access to world class terrain. According to event founder Mark Sullivan,
“This year was our most successful event ever. We had more people, great weather, deep snow an amazing group of people – and it never got tracked out.”
Most participants agree. According to Tailgater and Polaris Industries creative director Jon Miller, “I had the best day of my life. Two days in a row.” It’s these kinds of experiences that set Flow Tailgate Alaska apart from all other wintersports events. According to snow safety director Sean Wisner, “Everyone at Flow Tailgate Alaska participates. It is not like other events where people stand around and watch. Here it is about doing it for yourself – and learning something new about riding in the backcountry safely.”
Flow Tailgate Alaska also played host to the fourth annual Flow World Freeriding Championships, which test riders skills in the ultimate proving grounds – Alaska’s Chugach range.
The best part is, YOU are invited to come and participate (at least in 2014) – Flow Tailgate Alaska will return to Thompson Pass in 2014 for another epic season of introducing new riders to Alaska and giving veterans easy access to the world’s best terrain and snow conditions.
Tailgate Alaska was formed in 2008 with the goal of bringing together like minded backcountry riders. Held annually on Thompson Pass (Valdez, AK) at the airstrip, 29.5 mile on the Richardson Highway (The world’s snowiest road).
Tailgate Alaska is brought to you with the support of Flow snowboards, Black Bear Energy, Voile USA, Trew, Dye, Pro Tec, Alaskan Brewing, Arva, ABS and NC Machinery.
For more information, check out tailgatealaska.com