Oct
29

Gore-Tex Collection – Robin Van Gyn Takes us through the BackCountry in this Video

Most of us can only dream of gliding down untracked peaks in Alaska and launching off of jumps into fresh powder, but for Robin Van Gyn this is her everyday reality. In fact, most days when Robin clocks into work she sees more wildlife than humans. And when she is out there in the steep and deep, she stays warm and dry in our most technically innovative product to date, the new Roxy Gore-Tex collection. Extremely waterproof performance has never looked so good. With 20k waterproofing, prograde Gore-Tex fabrics, 3M Thinsulate insulation and the best in tech innovation, you’ll stay warm and dry no matter where the ride takes you. And did we mention it comes with a lifetime warranty?!

See Robin in action now, and be inspired to take your own epic snow adventure this winter. #ROXYsnow #DAREYOURSELF.

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Sep
17

Take The Mountain By Storm! #ROXYsnow is officially here

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Winter is back at Roxy.com!  Take the mountain by storm.  See the possibilities. Share the stoke with friends. And have the most fun, wherever the ride takes you. Head over to the new snow site for fresh photos, videos, and snow season must-haves. Curate your winter kit with our new outfit selector tool. Share in the Roxy snow conversation and be featured on our snow site by tagging your own snowy adventure photos on Instagram #ROXYsnow

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Apr
10

Roxy Ride Days: 1st ever Mammoth Mountain stop

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This past weekend Mammoth Mountain, California was host to the first ever Roxy Ride Days stop in the good ol’ U.S.A. For the past few winters our friends to the North have been operating the Roxy Ride Days series to sold-out crowds all across Canada, so it was about time we brought the camp to American snow. Female shredders from all over California and points beyond flocked to Mammoth for the chance to progress their skills alongside Roxy pro riders and an expert all-girl coach staff in a fun & supportive environment. Our pro snowboard team happily took time out of their busy schedules to join in the fun, including backcountry pow(d)erhouse Robin Van Gyn, Transworld Magazine’s Rookie of the Year winner Corinne Pasela, and Roxy legend Erin Comstock.

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After a tasty breakfast and a yoga stretch session the girls broke off into groups and headed up the lifts. The sun shined down on the riders all day as they pushed one another in the soft forgiving snow. While cruising around having fun in the sun, the girls also had the opportunity to sneak-a-peak and demo the future 2013/14 Roxy snowboard line.

In the afternoon everyone participated in games of R-O-X-Y (just like the game H-O-R-S-E), stepping it up on boxes and jumps of various sizes. The winning last-girls-standing included Patty Ho (Beginner Jib Group), Patricia Kent (Intermediate Jib Group), Cassidy Campbell (Intermediate Jump Group), Kaleah Driscoll (Advanced Jib Group) and Janice Spiteri (Advanced Jump Group). The girls rode until the lifts shut down and then gathered at the Roxy base for tunes, hot chocolate, Roxy pro poster signing, and a ton of prize giveaways. Nora Carlsson went home a happy camper as the lucky winner of a Roxy XOXO snowboard and binding combo. Shout out to our friends at Paul Mitchell who helped make the day extra awesome and hooked up the attendees with loads of Paul Mitchell hair products.

All in all the day was a huge success and everyone went home with huge smiles on their faces. If you missed the Roxy Ride Days this year, be sure to join the fun and come ride with us next winter!

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Apr
02

Roxy Ride Days: Last Canadian stop at Lake Louise, AB

The Roxy Ride Days cross Canada tour entered it’s fourth and final stop this past Saturday at Lake Louise, Alberta, to a fourth straight sold out crowd of female riders. Riders gathered from all over Alberta to sneak in a few more new tricks before the season ends and for a chance to be mentored by guest coach, and Roxy snowboard legend, Erin Comstock.

Lake Louise is often a highlight stop on the RRD tour because it often delivers Alberta sunshine and a perfectly sculpted terrain park that has been fine-tuned over an entire season. Our group was lucky again. Barely one hour into the day’s program and snowboard jackets were off and faces were being lubed with a variety of fancy full spectrum lotions. The Women’s Snowboard Federation coaches and guest pro Erin Comstock encouraged girls to take advantage of the slushy park conditions and they sure did. Suddenly the Beginner Jump group was trying 360s and the Intermediate Jib group was doing switch front boards! Alberta’s Wild Rose Country license plate mantra came to life and things were turned up just in time for the afternoon game of R.O.X.Y. (based on the rules of H.O.R.S.E. or S.K.A.T.E.). The four riders that received the “fewest letters” were Karol Zalaite (Beginner Jump Group), Cait Smerechinski (Intermediate Jump Group), Kylie Shaw (Intermediate Box Group) and Kristine Tomlinson (Advanced Jib group).

As with the three other RRD stops, there can only be one winner of a shiny new Roxy Ollie Pop snowboard. Drawing names out of a hat left two girls standing and the winner to be determined by a Harlem Shake-off. With Baauer’s track turned up and plenty of heckling from the chair overhead it made for a great spectacle. Way to have fun with it girls! That is a wrap for the ROXY Ride Days Canadian Tour. Next camp is at Mammoth Lakes, California this Saturday April 6 With team rider Robin Van Gyn and Erin Comstock attending. How quickly can you search flights on Kayak.com!?

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Mar
19

Roxy Ride Days: 3rd Canadian stop at Grouse Mountain, BC

The Roxy Ride Days cross Canada tour entered it’s third of four stops Saturday, March 16 at Grouse Mountain, in North Vancouver, to a third straight sold out crowd of female riders. Roxy Canada riders Joanie Robichaud and Marie-Andree Racine Gagnon and Roxy pro and backcountry boss, Robin Van Gyn, joined the Women’s Snowboard Federation coaches to inspire the participants. The weather was on the heavy side of “dewy” but neither the campers, the coaches nor the Roxy pros were phased and by the end of the day the sun won the struggle and the infamous Grouse city view showed itself. Vitamin D victory!

The welcome visibility upped the trick level for the afternoon game of R.O.X.Y. (based on the rules of H.O.R.S.E. or S.K.A.T.E.). The four riders that received the “fewest letters” were Evelien Langerwerf (Small Box), Vanessa Agonos (Intermediate Box), Tina Chiu (Intermediate Jump) and the super stylish Angelisa Edwards (Advanced Group). Special high fives go to Vanessa Agonos for high-fiving 20 girls, while jibbing, after her box victory.  The photo below does a better job explaining this.

Speaking of winners, there can only be one winner of a shiny new Roxy Ollie Pop snowboard. Drawing names out of a hat left two girls standing and the winner to be determined by a ‘crab race’ and ‘leg wrestle’. Robin Van Gyn played umpire and the room took on a hilarious snowboard-meets-cage-fighting vibe. A fun end to a memorable day at Grouse Mountain! Next camp is at Lake Louise, AB on March 30 followed by Mammoth Mountain, CA on April 6. For more information and to register, please visit RoxyRideDays.com.

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Dec
16

Give The Gift of Shred: Our favorite Snowboarding Spots

Holiday break is fast approaching, and we can’t wait to pack a bag and head to the mountains for warm-hearted adventures with friends and family. We caught up with our snow team riders to see which mountains are their favorites to visit around the holiday time. What’s yours?

Corinne Pasela says “So my favorite holiday resort is Peek’n Peak, nestled up in Findley Lake, NY. My personal connection to the place comes from learning to ski there early on in life. It was a mellow day trip from Ohio, perfect for our family trips. The main lodge, and all it’s retro greatness, is perfect for a place to warm up during the day or chill for the night. They boast a few terrain parks, some bumps and jumps, but the real fun happens through the trees across their 27 slopes (mellow enough to entertain all skill levels). Plus, the snow is always good! In a nutshell, Peek’n Peak is the best place to ride around my neck of the woods for the holidays because it’s family friendly, easy on the wallet, has good snow, short lift lines, and that good ol’ ma and pa feel. Hip hip for winter!”

Robin Van Gyn is “biased to B.C., but Whistler is like no where else during the Holidays. The village is lit up and the snow droops from all the trees, its a winter wonderland.”

Ty Walker says “My favorite place to ride in the holiday season is Breckenridge in Colorado because the town is so pretty and it looks like something out of a Christmas book, But for the actual holiday I always go home to Stowe, Vermont to spend time with my family.” The newest member of our Amateur team, Jordie Karlinski, also loves Colorado, but she prefers Snowmass resort in Aspen, “during the holidays my whole family is in town and its a great mountain to either ride with my dad and brother or take a hike with with my mom and sister. Friends I grew up with are in town as well, so it’s nice to be able to ride with them.”

Erin Comstock and Torah Bright head to Park City Mountain Resort in Utah because as Torah says, “They have it all… parks, pipes and great terrain! My favorite memories are during the holiday with a group of friends just lapping the mountain on a blue bird day. I Ride Park City!”

Nov
27

Wanderlust: Robin Van Gyn full part

The Roxy family is full of adventurous people, but perhaps the most adventurous girl of all is über-talented snow team rider, Robin Van Gyn. She has gone to more places in the last 2 years than many people see in a lifetime, including Japan, Kyrgystan, New Zealand, Patagonia, Austria and just about every sweet snowboard zone in North America. Any given day she can be found hiking her split board out to surf spots in Tofino (yes, we mean split snowboarding and surfing in one trip), snowmobiling into remote corners of the infamous Whistler backcountry to session secret snowboard spots, or riding a bus through South America in the summer months to explore the fruits of the southern hemisphere winter. Even when she’s not on snow, she’s equally adventurous on dry land. Most recently she spontaneously entered and completed a half marathon mere hours after celebrating at a late night surprise birthday party in her honor. To see Robin’s jet-setting adventure life in action, be sure to watch the latest video in our Wanderlust series.

Nov
27

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Oct
12

Presenting Intervals with team Rider Robin Van Gyn

We had the opportunity to sit down with Roxy team rider Robin Van Gyn in the Roxy photo studio this week. Despite her busy schedule prepping for the upcoming  snow season we caught up on all things DIY and her latest film—Intervals.

Roxy: Bucket list for the season (spots, travels, tricks)

Robin: “Travel- Alaska

Snowboarding-more big mountain, bigger terrain

Tricks- more natural tricks— tricks you can do off of whatever is in front of you without built features. I’d like to get some good shots hitting those natural features!”

Roxy: Is fall training any different than regular season training? What is your typical pre-season daily workout?

Robin:  “During the season not a lot of opportunity to train –it’s a lot of go-go-go all the time. In my down days I’m definitely in the gym or hiking…In the fall & summer is when I’m working out the most and making sure my body is ready for in-season…My training consists of a mixture of cardio, plyometrics, and strength-training. It’s really important that all the parts of your body are strong enough for the season, especially for injury prevention.”

Roxy: Does your nutrition change when preparing for the season?

Robin: “My nutrition doesn’t change. I feel like if you’re a healthy eater in general you don’t need to change or diet. I eat well—lots of vegetables, grains, and good proteins like fish and chicken.”

Roxy: Not so typical day in the life of Robin… what do you do on your down days? (non-snow season)

Robin: “I do a lot of gardening! I have a big backyard, so I’m always working in my garden. I also do a lot of biking and hiking on the north shore of Vancouver with my dog Stella, she’s always with me. I also run a lot.  The fall is also a really great time to do surf trips in BC. I try to get up to the coast as much as I can!”

Roxy: Do you have any good DIY projects you’ve been up to lately?

Robin: “I actually built a pallet couch this summer!  There was a construction site next door to my house so we asked for a bunch of those and spray painted them white and made an “L-shaped” couch for my patio. It’s pretty cool!  I’ve also done some smaller DIY projects for my room such as masking tape paint jobs on cork boards..!”

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Sep
18

SNOW SCRAPBOOK: ADVENTURES IN ALBERTA

Every winter our snow team riders go on epic adventures to distant snowy locales, and at the end of the year we have more photos than we know what to do with. So rather than let those photos hide in a hard drive, we are posting scrapbooks of each trip for the world to see. Check out our first scrapbook documenting a road trip that team riders Torah Bright, Erin Comstock and Robin Van Gyn took to the beautiful mountains of Alberta, Canada. On beautiful bluebird days the girls rode snowmobiles out to hidden areas at Fortress Mountain to find some of the Rockies best powder. After riding they cozied up back at the ranch and partook in the local après with the various four legged ranch dwellers. Adventure is out there, so take a spin through the scrapbook and get inspired for your own winter travels.