From sunrise shoots to sunset sessions, Seth Hill rode his hardest all day, every day at Snowboarder Mag’s Superpark 16. His relentless riding coupled with his stoke for the sport earned him the prestigious Gatorade Driven From Within award.
We got in touch with Seth for insight into what fueled him through the week at Mt. Bachelor, what the Gatorade Award means to him, what’s next for this up-and-coming ripper.
Did you go into Superpark with the goal of winning the Gatorade Driven From Within Award?
Not going to lie, it was definitely in the back of my mind. But truly I was just super stoked on the setup, had great people to work with, and just wanted to make the most out of such a fun week.
What does winning Gatorade Award mean to you?
As far as I’m concerned, it’s my greatest snowboarding accomplishment. It really makes me feel like I have a strong chance of making it in the industry we all care so much about.
What was your favorite feature at Superpark and the best trick you stomped?
My favorite feature has to be the big Seven Springs true table that was next to the chair-lift. It was the first feature I really went for and it was just a perfect jump. Favorite, and hardest trick for me was the backside double rodeo over the Boreal step-up. Not only did I work the hardest to get a good landed one, but it was the last thing I did at Superpark, as well as a new trick in my bag.
What is your best memory from Superpark?
Hard question, but best personal memory is breaking my binding off my board at 5:30 am, rushing back to the car, mounting another board, then still getting shots at the sunrise shoot. It was the biggest adrenaline rush ever, and I just didn’t even have a second to think from 530-8am.
What are you goals for the next season?
I am always trying to push my riding, contests and exposure. I think the Gatorade Award will definitely help push my exposure level, so I can hopefully shoot more with some of the great photographers. But really I’m just going to keep working hard to do as much as possible in snowboarding, filming, contests, and giving back to the snowboard community. I’m currently headed back up to Baker to finish my video part with Wildcard Movies which is releasing next fall. Then I will be back at Mt. Hood coaching at HCSC with all the awesome staff, as well as last year’s Superpark standout, Scotty Vine!