While Colorado is traditionally overrun in December with pros training for, and competing in, the season's first contests, this year's Olympic qualifying events drew more snowboarders than ever. But early-season parks and pipes aren't the only playgrounds Colorado has to offer. When the winter's first storms roll in, local snowboarders also like to head to the streets.
Here's a full picture of what snowboarding in the Rocky Mountain state is really like in December. We'll begin with Brendan Gerard, who -- with a little help from his friends -- laid down this front blunt to start the street sessions off this month in Denver.