There's more than one snow flex place in the U.S. so might want to be a bit more specific.
Here's a lesson for you in snowboarding sponsorship status.
1. Get hooked up by the local shop, meet reps, get a regional flow sponsorship through reps, film a regional movie, win regional contests. Have a real job.
2. In house sponsored regional rider, film regional flicks, compete in some contests outside the region, get a hump day interview on YoBeat or in some other publication of that sort, get product from the corporate office, still deal with the rep from time to time. Have a real job.
3. Man Am meaning you're full in house, maybe a few photo incentives, film a movie that's a bit bigger than regional status, do some more notorious contests, get a spotlight in TWS or Snowboarder maybe Snowboard Mag, might get invited to be a tester in the good wood test, definitely have a job lined up at one of the summer camps, photo incentives are a step in the right direction. Have a real job.
4. Sponsored rider meaning you have a small travel budget, photo incentives, contest incentives, spend your time mixing between contests and filming. Have a summer/mud season job. Definitely working at at a summer camp. Getting shots in magazines, product catalogs, competing in bigger high profile events, maybe doing web edits.
5. Big Time status this means you're like number 4 but your sponsors pay you to ride with a full salaried position. Chances are you're riding for Redbull, Monster, or some lame ass energy drink on a big level as well as Oakley. You film banger parts, get covers, do high profile interviews, and people on the fringe of snowboarding near the mainstream have heard of you.
6. Shaun White status you fart and it makes you a million dollars. You hide from society and might have killed a hooker once.
Seriously to get anywhere in snowboarding you need to know how to market yourself, talk to companies, promote their product while promoting yourself, know how to be stern and effective in asking for a budget, salary, incentives. If you can't do that thats when you want a manager. They're the one that does all your grunt work so you can ride. But just remember no matter how good you are there's a kid in a t shirt shop in Breck, Park City, Tahoe that's better than you that doesn't give a fuck to be sponsored.
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