Gerry Strickland

Full Name: Gerry Strickland

Date of Birth:

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Home Mountain: Vail, CO

Riding Since: 1992

Sponsors: Bombshell, Fishpaw, Oakley

Board/Stance Preference: Morgan 153, K2 Juju Slim 148

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would you go? Chugach, Alaska and New Zealand

Favorite Terrain: Freeriding, tight trees with freshies, halfpipe, all mountain.

First Time: Cold, icy, drizzling at Crystal Mountain Washington. Groms were gurning me from the lift, so I was more determined.

Is snowboarding ready for the Olympics? Yes and no. Yes. Snowboarders are athletes, they train just as hard as other athletes but it’s more fun. No. Hope competitiveness doesn’t take away stoke from riding with friends from around the world.

If you didn’t snowboard what would you be doing right now? Working in a nightclub I use to own and hating it.

What do you do when you’re not snowboarding? Skate, surf, hang with friends and family. Paint.

Who most influences your style? Cara Beth Burnside, Nicola Thost

Who do you ride with the most? My Vail posse of girlfriends and all the VA beachers in Vail and Summit County. People who have fun but aren’t there to prove something.

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? Skateboard, surfboard, paint, discman, video camera.

My Favorites…

Color: Pink

Food: Real seafood (grew up at the beach)

Month: September

Number: 9

Mountain: Kirkwood on a sunny powder day.

Time of Day: Dusk

Airline: United

Car: 4 Runner

Animal: My 10 year old Rottweiler