Surfing legend, Laird Hamilton is heli snowboarding at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. We’re psyched the have Laird Hamilton back in the Tordrillo Mountains for some more epic heli snowboarding. Below are pictures from this last week. As you can see, Laird Hamilton is more than a world-class surfer, he is also a very talented snowboarder.
A excerpt from Laird Hamilton’s biography on lairdhamilton.com:
World renowned “waterman” Laird Hamilton is known as the guiding genius of crossover board sports, and is largely considered the primary influence behind many surfing innovations, including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. Surfer Magazine has labeled Laird as, “the sport’s most complete surfer, displaying almost unnerving expertise in a multitude of disciplines, and flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest, and the best big wave surfer in the world today, bar none.”
At 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is a specimen of an athlete. Laird is not just a surfer; he has transcended the sport of Surfing and has become an international Fitness Icon and Nutrition Expert. His first book, FORCE OF NATURE: Mind, Body, Soul, and, Of Course, Surfing (published by Rodale Books in 2008) has become the go-to manual for individuals seeking inspiration for a healthy lifestyle. In just its second week of release, the book appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List top ten. Laird is also a contributing editor to the popular men’s lifestyle magazine, Men’s Journal, where he writes about fitness, health and nutrition. Many professional athletes, such as NBA All Star Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls, look to Laird for training guidance, including instruction utilizing a unique underwater resistance workout he developed. In 2012, Laird was made an honorary member of Puma’s Mar Mostro speed sailing team and lent his fitness and nutrition expertise to his team with a regimen that focuses on building speed, strength, and endurance.
You can read the rest of Laird’s biography on lairdhamilton.com here.
Laird Hamilton also spent time at the lodge last winter. Laird said, “Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is like no other, and my adventures there have provided me with once in a lifetime experiences. The terrain defies description and the mountain range just seems to go on forever. Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is a combination of remoteness, incredible staff and accommodations, and all the adventure and excitement one could hope for. This is a true mountain experience with five star style.”