PRESS RELEASE – Vans proudly announces the addition of uniquely talented, all-terrain snowboarder Pat Moore to the global Vans Snow Team. Pat joined the Vans team and friends for a chest-deep powder trip to Silverton to celebrate Vans' 20 years in snow earlier this week.
"Being here in Silverton for Vans’ 20th anniversary in snow is such a humbling experience. Vans’ passion and commitment to sick product and the snowboard lifestyle has spanned nearly my entire life. In the last 20 years, Vans has sponsored some of the most influential snowboarders in the world, from Jamie Lynn, Palmer, Sean Johnson to the new legends like Mark Landvik. I’m honored to be a part of a team that holds such a legacy. From your first pair of skate shoes to your all mountain snowboard boot, Vans is the original. Stay classic."
"We're honored to add a rider of the stature of Pat Moore to the Vans roster," said Vans Action Sports Director Peter Dericks. "Not only is Pat sick rider, but his humble, down-to-earth approach fits perfectly with the rest of the team's personality while raising the bar for our entire snow program."
A fixture on the snow scene for more than a decade and described as "an all-terrain destroyer" in the 2013 Snowboarder Rider of the Year issue, Pat placed in the Top 10 for the fourth time. Pat is renowned for his big video parts in films such as That's It, That's All and the Art of Flight that are diverse with all types of snowboarding from urban rail riding to backcountry lines. This year, he is the only rider to compete in both X Games video contests, Real Snow and Real Snow Backcountry. Pat placed 3rd in the Real Snow contest last year.
Although Pat's riding is big it's also unbiased as he prides himself in saying, "I don't care what I'm riding, as long as I'm having a good time with my friends."
In addition to Vans, Pat is sponsored by Volcom, Red Bull, Electric Visual, Squaw Valley, Eastern Boarder, Crab Grab and Haul Ass Wax.
About Vans Snow
Vans celebrates 20 years on the mountain with the Winter 2013/2014 performance-driven snowboard boot, accessories and the Mountain Edition hybrid streetwear collection. With heavy influence in design and rigorous testing of our boots, Vans team members include Jamie Lynn, Pat Moore, Andreas Wiig, Hana Beaman, Eric Willett, Wolle Nyvelt, Markus Keller, Mark Landvik, Darrel Mathes, Zac Marben, Iouri "iPod" Podlatchikov, Cheryl Maas, Arthur Longo and Phil Jacques.