Taylor Gold is a renaissance man in the truest sense. Virtuoso guitarist? Check. Kite surfer? Check. Ripping mountain biker? Check. Professional snowboarding halfpipe magician? Check! Taylor has been competing on the snowboard circuit since the age of 9. His snowboarding career blossomed in 2011, when he won three gold medals in halfpipe at the FIS Junior World Championships (Valmalenco, Italy), U.S. Revolution Tour (Mt. Hood, OR), and the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championships (Copper Mountain, CO). Taylor’s 2015/2016 season was cut short by an unfortunate riding accident, that resulted in a broken kneecap. Recovery afforded Taylor the opportunity to further develop his guitar skills and support his sister (and roommate) in her season. This past summer and fall Taylor could be seen riding the endless dirt single track near his home in Breckenridge, CO which helped him fully recover in prep. for the season ahead.
Taylor Gold By The Numbers
In my bag:
I always travel with a guitar for after riding and down days. Playing on a trip is a nice way to unwind and focus on something else for a while.
Why I chose snowboarding:
I was inspired to start snowboarding after watching the halfpipe event at the 2002 Olympics. It was so different from the ski disciplines I grew up watching. The riders had their own style and picked their own tricks. They looked like they were flying, landing so smoothly even after being 20 feet off the ground. Snowboarding looked like so much fun.