Try this on for size: “We’re going on a snowboard safari.” No, this is not a play on words–we’re talking about an actual, legitimate snowboard trip to Africa, or the Kingdom of Lesotho, a tiny landlocked country in the middle of South Africa, to be more accurate.
During the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, the majority of pro snowboarders jet set to New Zealand or South America, road trip to Oregon to ride the glacier of Mt. Hood, or just putting shredding aside and live it up on beaches. But Snowboarder magazine recently decided to take pro riders Scott Stevens, Stevie Bell, and Nick Visconti along with Snowboarder’s own Ryan “Huggy” Hughes and John Cavan on an unparalleled summer adventure, one with some snow, some serious wild animals, the highest bar in Africa, and a handful of rowdy nights, according to Huggy’s dispatch for the magazine. Take a look at their antics by clicking the photo above, and stay tuned for the full feature in Snowboarder.