Ricky Bates


Name: Ricky Bates

Age: 29

Hometown: Avon, Colorado

Current location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Sport: Snowboard/Backcountry Snowmobile

Riding style: ”I would rather snowmobile to a spot where I can ghost ride the whip and shred my snowboard or snurf board by myself than sit in a line any day!"

How did you get your start: “My mom bought me a snowboard for Christmas when I was 7 years old. Then she let me buy a snowmobile when I was 16, but only after I had taken an avalanche safety course. Best mom in the world!"

Favorite TOBE Gear: “Can’t choose one. My favorite is having the whole kit: boots, socks, long underwear, mono suit, gloves and helmet because everything fits and functions together perfectly. No powder goes where it doesn’t belong!”

What makes TOBE the ideal gear for you? "Tobe is functional, mega durable and stylish. Pretty much exactly how I am in everyday life. You could say we go together like pineapple and pizza.”

Favorite zones: "Anywhere with deep snow and friends”

Plans and goals for this season: "Travel somewhere new with my snowboard and, like always, enjoy life with friends and family!”

Biggest Accomplishment: “My biggest accomplishment hasn’t happened yet”

Inspiration: "Jason Rutherford (coach), Timmy Bates (brother), Suzanne Bates (sister), Scott Askins (mentor/friend)"

Anything else people should know about you: "My dog’s name is Bowser and he goes everywhere with me."

Ricky Bates’ Kit

Ricky Bates snowboarding in the Tiro Mono Suit


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