Pro skiers and snowboarders are interesting creatures. They spend their days traveling the world, searching for pow and stomping insane tricks. Aside from being amazing athletes, we wanted to get inside their heads and see what they are really like.
20 Things You Don't Know About Me gets personal with pros by letting them reveal intriguing factoids about themselves. In our first installment, Scotty Lago dishes on everything from fears, foods, and favorites.
So what you didn't know about Scotty Lago- Now you know.
1. I have a fear of 2012... I don't want to be stuck overseas at some signing, I want to be with my family.
2. I used to work construction with my dad, paving, selling firewood and any other random tasks he made me do, I used to love it.
3. When I had my mouth wired shut, I mostly ate blended up SpaghettiO's.
4. I like a lot of asian food. My favorite sushi is uni (sea urchin). I also like pickled eggs, they make my farts smell though.
5. I really like to chill and focus before contests, either that or hang with the Frends crew.
6. I hunt whenever I can and whenever the season is open. I just got into coyote hunting which is open year round. Duck hunting, deer hunting, inland bird hunting- I really hunt anything that's legal. Sorry PETA. I'm from New Hampshire, I'm a hunter, and I'm proud of it.
7. I believe in karma. I think that karma is God's justice.
8. I have an alligator named Tebo, 9 happy chickens (RIP the 3 that got eaten by foxes) and I raised 2 pigs named Charlie and Larry. I'm eating them now though.....deliciousssssss!
9. The Frends are pretty transparent, what you see is the truth!
10. When traveling there are a few things that I can't travel without- nowadays it feels like it's my girlfriend, and as far as objects it's my iPhone.
11. I check Frendsvision.com all the time- it's my favorite site.
12. Once when I was in Chile, I ate cow intestines- They were strange to eat.
13. My favorite trick to pull in contests or while filming is a switch double rodeo.
14. I don't really cook. I'm working on it though. One time I put so much pepper on something I was cooking and people were choking so much that the whole house had to evacuate.
15. I've broken over 21 bones, but the collarbone, jaw and sternum are about tied for being the worst.
16. If I wasn't a pro snowboarder, I haven't the foggiest idea about what I'd be doing. Snowboarding is my life, couldn't picture my life without it.
17. I'm into country now a days.....I know, weird, but Josh Turner rips it.
18. When I was in school, my favorite class was history.
19. My favorite memory at the Olympics was seeing my family right after winning bronze.
20. I would rather be called Scottyyyyyyyyy than Scott.
Scotty is currently filming in Aspen with Brain Farm Cinemas for their upcoming film, The Art of Flight.
Check out the teaser here.
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Sierra-at-Tahoe is the featured resort in SNOWBOARDER's latest "SPT Certified" episode and the Flow team cruised up there for a photoshoot for their 2010 film, "Witness the Sickness." If you've ever ridden at Sierra then you know that it's impossible not to have an epic time. If you haven't ridden there, you're blowing it - end of story. Quit attending amateur hour and check it out.
This resort is loaded with super fun tree runs that are easily accessible, tons of powder stashes out their backcountry gates, groomers for days, and terrain parks that are so all-time, your grandma will want to drop in.
For Flow's team photoshoot, Sierra's park staff teamed up with the riders to create an entirely rider-driven set up. Scotty Lago, Brandon Reis, and Jeremy Thompson share how it all went down - watch full video...
This is the one we've all been waiting for. The most enticing teaser for the most epic shred film to date has just hit the internet, and it's absolutely incredible.
Travis Rice, Brain Farm Cinema, and Red Bull Media House dropped the big kahuna on everyone last night by releasing the first teaser for their newest project, The Art of Flight.
The full length feature shred film is a follow up flick to Rice's last production,That's it, That's all. Thankfully that title did not hold true, as the Art of Flight proves there's much more shredding to be done, and Rice and his crew have been busy uncovering new terrain all over the world.
If this teaser doesn't give you goosebumps, then we don't know what will.
From the producers of That's It, That's All comes a new breed of snowboarding entertainment exceeding all expectations: The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Müller, Gigi Rüf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport to unimaginable levels. Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive filmmaking technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more, FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action.
Get your eyes on over to SNOWBOARDER to watch the teaser. Do it now.
Scotty Lago is a badass. Plain and simple. After suffering a terrible accident in the Wyoming backcountry while filming for Travis Rice's upcoming movie, many thought our favorite Olympian would be out of the X Games. Reports surfaced that Lago crushed his jaw, had surgery, and was recovering quietly at home.
Apparently, Lago had enough of his doctor's prescribed 'bed rest' and is ready to get back on his board. In true Lago fashion he's going for it this year and is the only athlete confirmed for an astounding four events at the X Games. We'll see Scotty sending it in Snowboard Big Air, Slopestyle, Superpipe, and Best Method.
If competing a solid four events isn't badass enough, Scotty is doing this all with his mouth wired shut. That's right, his jaw is still recovering from surgery and will be wired shut for a few weeks. Scotty's diet consists of foods he can slurp through a straw. Yum.
In honor of Scotty and his tenacity, we dedicate him this Kanye West song.
Shredding through wire.
On Tuesday, Scotty Lago broke his jaw in the Wyoming backcountry while filming with Travis Rice and Mark Landvik for next year's feature film "The Art of Flight."
The three pros were hitting a massive backcountry kicker that took the crew over a week to build when Lago took the nasty fall. The Olympic Bronze medalist was attempting a switch double backside rodeo 1080 when he under-rotated 90 degrees. This unfortunate miscalculation coupled with the hard impact of the landing sent Lago's knee directly into his jaw.
The impact shattered his jaw bones, broke a few teeth, and chipped a bone in his cheek. A medic was on scene, but Lago reportedly had to drive his snowmobile over hilly terrain for around 20 miles until he reached a location where he could be picked up and transported to the hospital. He underwent emergency surgery and was released the next day.
The injury has left Lago in stable condition, however his jaw remains wired shut. At this point it's very unlikely that Lago will be able to compete in the Winter X Games at the end of this month.
We wish Scotty a fast recovery from this unfortunate accident.