Our Chief Instructor Lotti had a chance to put some question to GB snowboarder Sam Turnbull:
Q1) What’s your perfect breakfast to set you up for a big day on the mountain?
My go to breakfast before a big day on the mountain is a sausage, bacon & egg sandwich, followed by fruit and some porridge if I’m really hungry.
Q2) What’s your favourite song to ride to?
Surprisingly I don’t actually listen to music while I ride. But If I need that little bit of motivation and drive my usual go to is AC/DC , Camo & Krooked or a cheeky bit of Jess Glynne on the way up the mountain.
Q3) What’s the most epic moment of your snowboarding career, so far?
There’s has been so many epic moments throughout my career from landing a trick for the first time to winning contests it’s hard to choose. I think the best thing about my career though is the opportunity I’ve had to travel the world and experience things not many people have had the chance to do.
Q4) How do you think dry-slopes influences the snow industry, and do they have a place on the ‘big scene’?
I think that the dry slope has massively influenced the snow industry and has helped the scene grow to what it is today, I believe it also gives the younger generation a platform to start from and to showcase their skills and not have to spend excessive amounts of money travelling to the mountains to train. It definitely has a place on the big scene, I mean some of the best UK skiers & snowboarders have all grow up riding the dry slope including myself.
Q5) What’s your favourite mountain day, hot park laps or powder days?
As much as I love Powder days it’s got to be Park Laps for me.
Q6) What’s your favourite set up: board, bindings and boots; and why?
My snowboard I ride is the Space Echo 154, it’s such a good all round board from smashing out park laps to cruising the deep powder of the back country. For my boots I ride the Judge boots because they do exactly what i need them to do, they are a super comfy for riding and hold my foot and heel down nicely when cruising around the mountain and doing what I do. And Salomon defender bindings as I’ve ridden these for years and have never faulted me yet, they seem to last forever.by