Arguably the greatest legend in snowboarding, Terje is the rider who most others look up to. The master of amplitude and style in the halfpipe and on quarterpipes, he is also one of the fastest riders in the world. In '04 he won his 6th Mt. Baker Banked Slalom (a record). He rarely competes, but when he does he is still the one to beat, if only for bragging rights. With a trick named after him (the Haakonflip), his own event (The Arctic Challenge) and his hand in the design of multiple boards in the Burton line (Fish, Malolo and T6), Terje remains one of the most important and influential riders in the world.
Terje Haakonsen has left an indelible mark on snowboarding. He is arguably the world's best rider with enough prestigious contest wins to back him up. He has boycotted the Olympics and seen his call-out of the OIC come true (he likened the committee to the mafia). An international snowboarding legend, Terje brings the depth of the field to the deepest level ever.