A living legend whose career is constantly evolving, the Sprocking Cat’s swift and pioneering domination on snow is sure to make his Viking ancestry proud.
From his debut as halfpipe’s wunderkind, to his progression-fueling contest and magazine appearances, along with groundbreaking films like Subjekt Haakonsen, Terje has been enshrined as a true mountain master. Never straying from his roots, Terje’s historic boycott of the IOC-run Olympics, and role in founding the Arctic Challenge signaled his commitment to championing a rider-controlled ethos throughout the most visible and lucrative aspects of the sport. Add in his work developing game-changing powder boards like the Landlord and Fish, ongoing competitive accolades including all-time high quarterpipe airs, and seven Mt. Baker Banked Slalom wins, and you’ve got an influence that is both sprawling and stalwart. Look for Terje’s freeride flow in the new Burton Presents – BACKCOUNTRY (Snowboarding) video.Age: 39 Home Town: Stovner, Norway Home Mountain: Tryvann Winterpark, Norway Stance: Regular, 22” wide, 21° front, 6° back
Inner Net – US Open Powder and Rails Part 2
The 2012 US Open might be over with but part 2 of Vice's Powder and Rails about the history of the US Open just launched. Do you remember "The Cage"? The mid-90's were a wild time in snowboarding, and this episode is just further proof how so.