Zabel Parrott

What is your nickname? If you have one?
“Z” or Zshredz

Where do you primarily ride?
Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Pass backcountry

What made you start snowboarding?
My dad, he has shared his passion for the sport and now share the same passion for snow, winter and the mountains.

What’s your favorite board to ride?
Origin and GromCo snowboards, both handmade locally in Colorado

Favorite riding story if you have one?
From the 2016/17 season I had a great time in my first competitive season in the USASA Rocky Mountain series. Qualifying for nationals and competing at Copper Mountain was a fun experience.

Why do you love to snowboard?
I love it because I get to hang out with my dad, brothers, family and friends. It’s super fun just cruising the mountain, hitting kickers and jibbin with friends.

When you aren’t snowboarding what are you most likely finding yourself getting into?
I love gaming with my brothers! I also love to practice and play soccer. I also got a motorcycle this summer and that has been fun to learn.

What is your favorite area on the mountain? Jumps, rails, natural terrain?
I love it all, I tend to spend time in the park because I like the jumps a lot, my favorite thing is cruising and hitting the side hits at Keystone, they are everywhere. Another favorite is riding the backcountry on pow dayZ.

Where do you see yourself in five years snowboarding wise? Traveling to another country?
Just progressing to bigger jump, more tricks and spending more time exploring the backcountry.

Do you have a pre-boarding ritual or something you need to have on you at all times on the mountain?
My ritual would be stopping by my local hangout in the village and see who is there and who wants to go tear it up with me, I usually grab a pancake some Mountain Dew and pickup my stash of pocket bacon which I keep with me at all times.