OUR SNOWBOARDING EXPERTS ARE IN-STORE AWAITING YOUR QUESTIONS
Ellis Brigham's sister company The Snowboard Asylum was set up when snowboarding first exploded on to the UK scene over 20 years ago, and since then we've built one of the most knowledgeable teams of experts in the industry. As well as employing some of the best snowboarders in the UK, and sponsoring many new riders, we send all of our snowboarders on an annual board test, so they get to try out new hardware before it's even hit the stores. So if you're after a new set up, find an expert near you from the list below and drop in to the store for help and advice.
Matt has been snowboarding for 9 years, and spent a full season in Mayrhofen. He started boarding in UK competitions several years ago, and soon got noticed by the likes of Burton, Analog, Anon and the Snowboard Asylum, all of whom now sponsor him. If you’ve got any questions about men’s boots or boards, Matt’s the guy to ask.
Mayrhofen. “Got to know the resort really well during his season, and it’s a great place for both summer and winter sports.”
Amongst the snowboarding community, Steve needs no introduction. One of the most celebrated riders in the UK, he’s been snowboarding for 23 years, and as a professional for 21 years, during which time he has been caught in an avalanche, and won 10 British titles.
Needless to say Steve is a font of knowledge on all things snowboard, he’s visited most resorts in Europe, the States and Canada, and he features annually in the Snowboard Asylum catalogue.
Chamonix. “I lived there for 10 years, so this has to go down as my favourite place to snowboard.”
With almost a decade's experience on the slopes including two full seasons and and a BASI instructorship under her belt, Sarah Martin is well versed on all things standing sideways.
Sarah has been a part of the industry since she took up snowboarding and has been a part Ellis Brigham and The Snowboard Asylum for years, joining the team on the annual board test for the past three seasons, getting to know every women's snowboard we stock. She's a tough nut to crack, spending our last board test with an appendix on the verge of exploding!
Her aim this winter is to get her dad on a snowboard, and she's crossing her fingers for some snow closer to home so she can ride in Pontefract Park!
Cardrona, New Zealand. "I've spent two seasons in Cardrona, it's got such a great terrain park and it beats spending the UK summer at home!"
Store: WESTFIELD LONDON
Westfield London’s resident Kiwi has been snowboarding for over 10 years.
Learning at his local skifield, Mt. Hutt at 15, he progressed in the park before discovering the joys of backcountry riding. He prefers quality over quantity, and likes to ride smaller skifields with good terrain rather than bigger, busier resorts.
Caleb’s favourite part of snowboarding is helping others with their riding and seeing them progress. He broke his wrist just before last year’s Southern Hemisphere winter got underway, and is now itching to get back on the slopes this season.
Broken River, New Zealand. "Broken river is a favourite due to its great back country access and super relaxed vibe of the place. I tend to ride the smaller club fields in New Zealand now as they’re smaller, less busy and the terrain is awesome."