Gerry and Alex Lopez | Sharing Snow Waves and Stories From Mt. Bachelor

Gerry Lopez snowboarding

Gerry Lopez. Photo: Tyler Roemer

“The greatest moments on the mountain are spent with family and friends. It’s finding that private little space in time that makes living so special.” – Gerry Lopez

Although skateboarding is surfing’s first born offspring, younger sibling snowboarding is closer in feel, vibe, and aesthetic.

Gliding upon a large powder-covered mountain is just about as close as it gets to riding the face of wave. Gerry Lopez has been living in Oregon for some time now with his family and the initial move was prompted by his son Alex’s love of snowboarding. It might be odd for some to imagine the original Pipeline Master moving from Hawaii, trading warm water and waves, for cold weather conditions, snow, and the mountains. Yet the two practices share many similarities.

Not only has Gerry mastered the ferocious tubes of the infamous Pipeline, he has also mastered the art of big open mountain snowboarding, and he did so with a love for his family in his heart.

Here is the short film ‘Why I love Mt. Bachelor’ featuring local inspiration from Gerry and Alex Lopez. Feel free to share with those you would love sharing time with on the mountain.

Video: Gimbal Productions

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Growing up in New Jersey, Shawn discovered and quickly immersed himself in the sub-culture of surfing and skateboarding in the mid 80’s. With a diverse and eclectic background, Shawn has walked the path of a competitive surfer, Hare Krsna monk, action sports industry player in NYC, DIY theology and religions major, and a touring punk rock musician. Now a father and self-proclaimed seeker of the “soul” of surfing, Shawn enjoys sessions with friends at uncrowded peaks along his home state’s shoreline and writing about his surf related experiences.

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