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If you haven’t geared up for snowboarding season yet, head over to our Snow Shop—and start jotting down favorites for your holiday wish list.

A couple weeks ago, we took a look at original extreme skier Scot Schmidt. Today, let’s check out two of Burton’s top boarders: living legend Terje Haakonsen (known for his fluid style in the most unforgiving terrain) and young gun Shaun White (whose historic perfect-100 score from the 2012 X Games is documented below).


A dominant boarder of the early ’90s as well as today, Terje Haakonsen, accompanied by up-and-comer John Jackson, waxes philosophic on the art of slicing up a mountain.
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More Haakonsen, including some pulse-quickening first-person footage.
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Shaun White at Northstar-at-Tahoe, in California. (Shop items from Burton’s White Collection.)


Shaun White five-peats and scores the first-ever 100.00 in SuperPipe at the 2012 Winter X Games.

 

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[Videos courtesy of Burton Snowboards and X Games. Individuals featured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

Excited to hit the slopes this ski and snowboard season? Look no further: From jackets and hats to gloves and boots, our new Snow Shop has everything you need—including mind-blowing winter inspiration via the world’s preeminent outdoor brands. Check out Scot Schmidt—godfather of extreme skiing, and the sport’s first-ever endorsed athlete after The North Face got a hold of him in 1983—in the video above, as well as the vintage ski pics below.


L: Photo by Gary Brettnacher, 1993 | R: Photo by Scott Markewitz, 1990


Photo by Hank de Vre, 1985


Schmidt (L) with fellow freestyle skier Glen Plake (sans-mohawk)
in a still from Greg Stump’s 1988 ski film The Blizzard of AAHHH’s.

 

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[Video courtesy of The North Face. First three photos courtesy of Powder Magazine; fourth photo via Skinet/Warren Miller Entertainment, courtesy of Greg Stump Productions. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]