In the shadows of Washington powder magnet Mt. Baker is the small town of Glacier, the home town of Lucas DeBari, athlete for The North Face.
First strapping into a snowboard at the age of four, DeBari’s undeniable talent was first noticed in his early teens. After several successful years competing in the halfpipe, he grew jaded and decided to cut back - preferring sessions with friends in the backcountry powder to the cutthroat competition circuit. His undeniable park talent had an obvious influence on his riding in the powder
2008 saw DeBari, receive the prestigious ‘Rookie of the Year’ award in Transworld Magazine Rider’s Poll and it saw him fulfill a childhood dream by winning the Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom.
Hometown: Glacier, Washington
Where’s the Best Pow You’ve Ever Ridden: Mt. Baker
Words to Live By: If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.
Favorite Destination for Your Sport: AK and BC
Favorite Movie: Oceans Eleven
Favorite Magazine: Snowboard mag
Favorite Piece of Your Sports History: Craig Kelly switching from halfpipe to backcountry and changing the sport
3 TNF Products You Always Pack: thunder down jacket, blue kazoo sleeping bag, triumph anorak
Cause: POW—Protect Our Winters
Proudest Moment of Your Career: winning the Baker banked slalom
Theme Music: Iron Maiden
How do You Prepare for a Day in the Backcountry? black tea in my thermos, lots of exta food and warm clothing
What Advice do You Have for Staying Safe Out There? Don’t be stupid, follow your gut feeling
Favorite Place to Travel: anywhere I have never been before. I love seeing new places and meeting new people whose lives are vastly different from mine