Leo Tsuo - USA

Born: July 14, 1981

Hometown: Golden, CO

Favorite Stomping Grounds: Backcountry zones: Mostly I-70 Corridor. Berthoud Pass, Loveland Pass, Dry Gulch, Vail Pass, and Jones Pass, and Stevens Gulch. Resorts: I love Beaver Creek, Keystone and Telluride.

Stance: Goofy

Years Snowboarding: 21

How did you get into snowboarding: Started skiing when I was 5 and started snowboarding on my local hills with my friends at 12 and never turned back. Worked all summer to buy a season pass at Loveland.

What do you love most about snowboarding: Being out there with my friends and just being out in nature. Stopping for a moment after slashing some deep pow just to soak in the serenity and calmness of the mountains before dropping in for some more pow turns. Getting into skiing 14ers in the spring too. It opens up a whole new aspect of the riding. Getting out on the sled at Jones Pass and Vail Pass has been a blast too. Honestly can’t say I there’s a single thing I love about snowboarding because I love it all!

What are you most excited for this season: Exploring more of the Gore Range and Vail Valley. Hoping to get the sleds out to Rabbit Ears/Buffalo Pass.