The 5th Annual Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding

by The Editors on March 15, 2009

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Dave Seoane’s Life Sentence lifetime season pass was denied, Shawn Farmer poached the pipe, Tom Burt charged the Palisades on a 25-year-old board, Mike and Tina Basich put another siblings halfpipe win on their resumes, Edgar “Pineapple” Rivera did some spittin’ on the mic, Mike McDaniel sat in the judges chair, former resort owner Norm Sayler hung out at the bottom of the pipe, and Damian Sanders, Keith Kimmel, Amy Roberts, and Joel Gomez were inducted into the Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding and get their names listed on the perpetual trophies kept in the old school lodge at Donner Ski Ranch. (Neither Damian nor Keith showed up to accept their awards. Damian got wrecked on his moto bike, and we think Keith is just shy.)

Throw in Chris Roach, Jeff Brushie, Jim Rippey, Jason Borgstede, Noah Salasnek, Rocket Reeves, Jon Baiocchi, Dave Alden, Bob Klein, and four-time world champion Terry Kidwell on rhythm guitar and you have a rockin’ day on snow with most of the people basically responsible for what snowboarding isy all together on March 14, 2009 for the 5th Annual Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding.

The group congregated at an authentic u-ditch pipe for an old school halfpipe contest, and freeriding on classic snowriding crafts. It was an impressive gathering of snowboarding’s living history that often gets overlooked in the commercial rush to move more units. To those who grew up idolizing snowboarding’s pioneers, The Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding is a chance to remember why we got into it in the first place: hanging out with friends and sliding on snow.

A big thanks to the original Tahoe Legend Don Bostick for making it all happen.

Click here for the entire photo gallery or follow the jump for the results.
Tahoe Legends of Snowboarding Results
March 14

  1. Mike Basich
  2. Chris Roach
  3. Jason Borgstede
  4. Jim Moran
  5. Pauly Johansen
  6. Jeff Brushie
  7. Andy Berendsen
  8. Dave Seoane
  9. Jay Quinar
  10. Tom Burt
  11. Jon Baiocchi
  12. Jim rippey
  13. David Alden
  14. Rocket Reaves
  15. Emile Janicot
  16. Rocker
  17. Bill Olson
  18. Dennis Nazari
  19. Bob Klein
  20. Davide
  21. Jeff Grell
  22. Jeff Krebill
  23. Shigeru Ishihara
  24. Gerardo Luca
  25. Rubini Danilo
  26. Dino Bonelli


  1. Tina Basich
  2. Amy Roberts
  3. Mimi Land

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