2015 South American Shred: Chile Part 1

From left to right: team riders Jacob Hunsaker, Ed Enyart, Anthony Buoscio, Coach Jacob, and team rider Colin Lacy stoked for a sunny pow day at Nevados De Chillan

From left to right: team riders Jacob Hunsaker, Ed Enyart, Anthony Buoscio, Coach Jacob, and team rider Colin Lacy stoked for a sunny pow day at Nevados De Chillan

The original plan for this year’s summer shred was to travel as a large group to Chile together with multiple coaches in order to achieve multiple objectives: Coach Jacob was going to lead the freestyle and freeride group, which would focus on freestyle training, filming on both man made park features and the natural terrain that Chile provided. Coach Lane was going to lead the boardercross group, which was going to both train for their discipline as well as compete in a couple of BX races while they were there. Well mother nature decided that winter in South America was going to take its time arriving, which caused the BX races to be moved on the calendar, and so the freestyle/freeride group wound up travelling separately from the BX group. Today’s post is from our team’s freestyle/freeride group’s trip, and the BX group’s trip will be featured in the “Chile Part 2” post, soon to follow…

The first crew that went to Chile¬†featured Coach Jacob Levine, and riders Anthony Buoscio, Colin Lacy, Ed Enyart, and Jacob Hunsaker. After flying to Santiago we began the trip at El Colorado. We then traveled south and spent the second half of the trip at Nevados de Chillan. The conditions and weather made for some unexpected challenges and adventures, but the crew made it happen every day even when we had to hike for our turns or to session a feature. A big thanks goes out to our Chilean hosts, especially Wyn Brown at El Colorado, Alvaro Silva Zagal our tour guide and driver, and Soledad Chacon with Andeski Chile. The trip also wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Lacy family, thank you Penny and Izzy, for being such good sports on the trip, and living with a crew of smelly snowboard bros for a week and a half.