Skateboarding and snowboarding have always enjoyed a close relationship, with skateboarding heavily influencing the development of snowboard tricks and style in the late-’80s and early-’90s.
Now Mountain Dew’s SuperSnake is merging the two sports in a way that’s never been done with a 1,075-foot skate snake run winding its way through custom snowboard features at Sierra-At-Tahoe, California. All told, the invited snowboarders—Danny Davis, Scotty Lago, Jeremy Jones—and the skaters—Sean Malto, Trevor Colden, Chris Colbourn, Jordan Maxham, Nick Tucker, Micky Papa—got to session 24 unique features including jibs, hips, quarter-pipes, volcanoes, and gaps at the same time.
"It's really awesome to have skateboarders and snowboarders come together on one course," said Danny Davis. "Building on the momentum that Mountain Dew has created through my vision of Peace Park, SuperSnake pushes creativity and stylistic riding through the athletes' visions and the course builders' innovations and expertise, but most importantly, it's always about progressing the sports and having fun."
"I never thought I'd ever be skating on a course on snow," adds Sean Malto. "The coolest part was skating a snake run on top of snow and having the insane views of the mountains. Being able to skateboard alongside the legendary Danny Davis snowboarding was an experience I’ll never forget."
Tune in to ABC on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, or catch a digital encore via the Mountain Dew YouTube channel on October 17, and join the conversation at #DewSuperSnake.