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Galen Bridgewater

Galen Bridgewater Venture Snowboards Ambassador

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.”

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