Thanks to the sponsors of VertFest 2008: W.L. Gore, Pro Guiding Service, Marmot Mountain Works, MSR, Osprey, Black Diamond/Diamir, Off Piste Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, Garmont, and Lazy Boy Brewing. Without them VertFest can't happen.
I appreciate that, I have done a couple of the Powder Kegs over the last 5 years. So many people have mixed feelings about creating a sport out of what we feel is our art. I enjoy setting goals and setting a goal to be in descent shape at a certain time of the year to represent splitters has always been enjoyable for me. Fact is we are at a major disadvantage compared to our brother skier, so it is nice to get that recognition. I think this will draw a lot more splitters.