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Tailgating with A-Rob

Tailgate Alaska just kicked off on Thompson Pass. Aaron Robinson will be there.

Updated: March 30, 2011, 8:07 PM ET
By Mary Fenton

These days, snowboarding might be overrun with Olympic conspiracy theories and energy drink-branded helicopters, but since 2008, scores of snowboarders have gathered at the foot of Alaska's Thompson Pass each spring to provide a counterbalance to seven-figure sanctimony. It's called Tailgate Alaska, and from March 25 to April 10, it is the center of snowboarding's big mountain universe.

That's because, in addition to bringing together some of the sport's heaviest backcountry ...

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