Burton Presents : Mark McMorris
Burton Presents showcases snowboarding through the eyes of Burton’s team riders. This episode follows Mark McMorris through his most intense season yet. Injuries, pressure from all directions, non-stop travel – it was enough to level the average rider, yet Mark persevered. It began with a Dew Tour win in December, then a broken rib at X Games just 12 days before Sochi. Despite the pain, Mark pushed on, taking home the first-ever slopestyle bronze at the Winter Games. He celebrated by riding pow alongside a heavy crew at Baldface Lodge, then stepped back into the spotlight with a win at the world’s longest running snowboard event – the Burton US Open. With this kind of experience under his belt, the only question is: what will Mark do next?
Who did you have the best session with this year?
I’ve had a lot of fun sessions this year but two feet of pow after the Olympics in Baldface with Travis Rice and Eric Jackson tops the list.
What was the hardest trick to land in this video part?
Backside triple cork in a snow storm at the Burton US open.
Where did you go on your favorite trip this year?
Revelstoke with Terje, Nico, and Blauvelt.
When did you feel on top of the world this year?
I would have to say after my final run at the Olympics after all the shit I went through. Landing the final run made it all worthwhile.
When did you feel like you wanted to give up?
I never wanted to give up but I felt like it was all over when I broke my rib.
How many flights did you miss?
Why do you love snowboarding?
Because it brings me internal happiness.