Occupation: King Salmon Fishing Guide, Bartender, All Around Mountain Gypsy
Home Town: Warren, VT
Home Mountain: Big Sky Resort & Bridger Bowl
Snowboarding since: 2006
Riding Venture since: 2016
Board of choice: Oracle and Union Bindings
Why Venture? I ride Venture because they hold up to the diverse and rugged terrain I ride everyday. I also admire the company for their passion in what they are creating: boards made by riders for riders. This makes me proud to ride Venture and thankful to be part of their crew.
Best Snowboarding Memory: I can’t pinpoint just one - there are too many. My most recent best memory was riding with my dad for the first time in 13 years and showing him what I have been up to. I was just basking in the moment and so aware and thankful for him introducing me to this beautiful lifestyle and that he’s still here with me ripping at 70. What a feat!
Bio: Galen is 29 years old and wildly in love with the art of snowboarding. She splits her time between the beautiful and wild states of Montana and Alaska, and exudes a work hard to play hard ethic. As a child her parents moved her cross country twice a year to follow their dreams of being ski professionals, immersed her in the mountain life and taught her all the lessons that come with it. As she grew her focus on ski racing and big mountain skiing shifted to snowboarding. 12 years later and Galen’s focus and riding are sharper than ever. After numerous podium finishes from Freeride World Qualifiers and the banked slalom scene Galen has set her sights on a new stage, the MT/AK backcountry and developing youth snowboard programs. “I love snowboarding, for me it is like a dance. Every time I strap in there’s a new song playing and so many beautiful ways to interpret and ride down these magnificent mountains. I would like to share this passion (as it was shared with me) to more kids in need. Eventually I would like develop some wilderness snowboarding therapy for the underprivileged kids here in my community.”