Handcrafted in Silverton, Colorado, USA
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Michael Ackerman


Occupation: Edupreneur & Adventurer


Home Town: Silverton, CO


Home Mountain: Kendall Mountain


Snowboarding Since: 1986


Riding Venture Since: Lisa and Klem lived in Bayfield


Board of Choice: Paragon


Bio: An accomplished snow pro, dog handler, mountain guide and backcountry athlete, Ack's love for the natural world and adventures in terrain of consequence continue to shape his being. A child of the fourth season, Ackerman has been riding for 3.5 decades and has devoted his life to sliding on snow. From the powdery steeps of the San Juans to remote expeditions around the globe, snowboarding has fueled Ack's personal and professional journey. When he's not running the Silverton Avalanche School, working with his avy dog or splitboarding large, glaciated volcanoes, Ack enjoys training elite teams, chasing elk and exploring the lesser known parts of the map.


Best Snowboarding Memory: My identity, relationships, wisdom and experiences that have all manifested from this beautiful, gravity fed pursuit.


Why Venture? Rugged authenticity, mindful manufacturing and an indefatigable devotion to the perfect ride.