As late blooming snow progresses on the East Coast, we reflect back on what was a very funky 2nd Annual Winter Get Down! Big love to all the alumni who made it back and extra love to all the amazing new riders who joined the Shred Class of 2023!!
The Winter Get Down family takes a ton of pride in bringing key music and cultural players from the NYC creative industry landscape, Upstate to the mountains to focus on the main pillars of our gathering: snowboarding, wellness, food & bev, and of course, getting funky on the turntables + dance floor.
We were blessed to return to the epic & cozy Glen Falls House resort that featured the perfect audiophile sound system tavern to host our DJ dance party + the youngest Michelin star chef, Joey Elenterio, who crafted us 3 days of mouthwatering cuisine, geared towards a professional snowboarders diet.
On the music tip, this year’s edition saw us welcome NYC Radio/DJ Legend, Stretch Armstrong, highly sought after industry DJ’s + multi media artists, Quiana Parks & Niara Sterling, Parliament Funkadelic associate, Eli from Soul Clap, and respected reggae vinyl digger/DJ + hot sauce queenpin, Queen Majesty.
Returning music alum included world touring eclectic producer & selector, Quantic, legendary turntablist/party rocker, Skratch Bastid, wonder twins Angel+Dren, deep record digger, Fly Hendrix, and our resident DJ/Curator Willy Soul.
It was so beautiful to see everyone hit the mountain and progress together as a soulful unit. Hunter Mountain, provided us with the shredding terrain we needed to put a grin on everyone’s face : ) We had some of the hottest DJs learning a new sport on the bunny hill, to experts cruising along with riders from the Burton Snowboards family. This year we were joined by underground snowboarding favorites, Alex Caccamo & Brett ‘Wilky’ Wilkinson, who led the momentum, teaching new riders how to shred + popping off a backflip or two in the terrain park as a demo for our more advanced riders.
Special shout out to Angel + Dren and Willy Soul, who started on the bunny hill last year and are now leveling up from NY to Colorado, shredding world class mountains while garnering heart sign emojis from their favorite gold medal Burton pros! A new passion has been gained by many through the Get Down!
None of the overall vibes of the Winter Get Down would be achieved without the love and support of the riders, dancers & our incredible brand partners. We have so much love to show our family at Burton Snowboards, Fat Tire, Hudson Whiskey, Aperol, Campari, Espolon Tequila, Montelobos Mezcal, Appleton Estate, Bhang Chocolate, RAMONA Wine Spritz, Top Seedz, and Oscity Labs CBD, for not only supporting us, but blessing us with their high quality products that elevated our experience.
Take a deep dive into our official Winter Get Down 2023 photo recap, with photography by Justin Oppus & Akira Ruiz that will give you a frame by frame perspective of some of the shredding and boogie that went down this year – we look forward to coming back higher and flyer next year!
The bar was set at our Burton NYC Meet-Up Party and Sam was ready to serve it up!
Refreshments were served! Extra special thanks to Fruit Smash, RAMONA + Fat Tire for keeping us hydrated!
Time to load up!
Nothing but welcoming smiles at check in!
Valentine’s Day chocolate hearts to spread warmth courtesy of Bhang!
Hudson Whiskey Welcome Kits got us settled us in every room to get us started!
What a beautiful welcome!
Jacob from Hudson Whiskey was on hand to educate us with some whiskey knowledge.
Top Seedz charcuterie platters were very proper!
Jessamine McLellan from the Campari Academy educated us on the Mexican spirits we featured and enjoyed, Espolon Tequila, Montelobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes.
The drinks were flowing…
We were about to get transported to Mexico through a culinary journey prepared by Chef Joey Elenterio!
Quantic took us on a Cumbia Cruise!
Salud! To TheGoodLife!
Domino Tourney was in full effect!
Willy Suave Rico on the wheels of steel!
Morning Stretch with Miriam Parker & Oscity Labs.
Load em’ up!
The squad was up early and ready to get their shred on!
The Hunter Mountain crew was turning beginners to intermediates real fast!
Quiana was shredding!
Style & Grace was all it took…
Sasha was Shreddy!!
We Stay Lifted!
Y’all earned it!
Bishop & Madison were enjoying the warm and sunny vibes!
Farnum got skillz!
Pat was sending it!
Wilky & Alex Caccamo were showing us how its done!
Aperol Apres Time!
Yasmin truly embodies TheGoodLife!
Bhang Chocolate fountain for the WIN!
Campari fountains set the bar even higher!
We were grateful for our friends.
Thank you Chef! Plates were cleaned!
Niara turned up the vibes in the Tavern
Roller Disco Queen Genesis got the dance floor moving.
Quantic took us to outer space!
Soul Clap Eli dug deep and spun 45’s for us all night!
We were Groovin’!
Sweat it out!
Sippin’ on some RAMONA!
Bastid’s BBQ Jerk Chicken was FIRE!
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce in the house!
Nothing but heat from Skratch Bastid!
Akira always living it UP! Thanks to Wray & Nephew for the delicious drinks!
Set it Off!!
Stretch Armstrong lit up the dancefloor!
The vibes were electric!
We couldn’t get enough!
Fly Hendrix shut it down!
And to all a good night…
Thanks to everyone who came out to groove with us! Til’ next time!!