2012 Top 10: Events

10. The Dirksen Derby

PHOTOS: Abe Blair

If there’s one way to kick off your season, racing the Dirksen Derby is it. You get to go fast, you get to ride good snow, and you get to kick it with good buds. That’s what snowboarding is all about.

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Jake Blauvelt at the Dirkesen Derby. PHOTO: Abe Blair