Full Name: Michael Beallo

Date of Birth: 2/5/75

Hometown: Oakland, CA.

Home Mountain: Northstar

Riding Since: 1986

Sponsors: Yonex, 224 DaKine, 143 Burton

Board/Stance Preference: 157, 27 degrees front, 12 degrees back

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Argentina, Las Lenas

Favorite Terrain: Freeriding, halfpipe

First Time: In a big storm at Homewood, California with a friend of mine. We were on hardplates. It was probably my most memorable moment ever snowboarding. I rode till they closed.

Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? Maybe. We will find out soon enough.

If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? School or something snow related.

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? Staying active with sports that I really love doing. Diving, golf, skateboarding, etc.

Who most influences your style? John Sommers, Terje, anyone that’s a good athlete.

Who do you ride with the most? John Sommers.

If you were going on a trip and could only take five things with you (other than a change of clothes and your snowboard) what would those things be? A few girlfriends and all of the above.

My Favorites…

Color: Blue

Food: Meat, beef, all that stuff.

Month: February

Number: 5

Mountain: 19 Squaw

Time of Day: When I wake up.

Airline: American, Airlines

Car: Subaru Turbo

Animal: Cats, lions