Spirit of Snowboarding: DCP

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Photo: Phil Tifo

Photo: Phil Tifo

French Canadian powerhouse David Carrier-Porcheron forces the rest of us to reappraise how highly we regard snowboarding – he loves it that much. Beyond dedicated, DCP has taken his startling freestyle skills, learned on the icy slopes of his native Quebec, into the backcountry of British Columbia and beyond. With an exceptional fondness for adventure, he is committed to traveling the world and exploring his passion with an open mind, all while sporting his trademark smile.

He has natural talent but so do scores of snowboarders. David is special because he makes every moment on his board count. Whether it’s simply traversing over to his line or cracking off an imitable switch backside 540, DCP has something to say with his snowboard. An avid surfer, along with his wife (ex-pro snowboarder Megan Pishke) and their two young kids, the family spends their time between Whistler and Costa Rica —a lifestyle that is appropriately epic.

“He is the most productive rider I have ever known. I felt like giving up knowing there were riders as good as David.”
– Andrew Hardingham

“People like me are very lucky to have found it. I think they’re a lot of people who don’t believe that they could live by the beach, make a little bit of money and get to surf every day, or live way out [in] the mountains and ride powder every day. People don’t think this is a possibility, but it is. It just comes with a little risk and maybe some sacrifice. The question is: Is it worth it? Most anyone who has taken that chance will give you the same answer – YES!

“I just think with snowboarding every time something works out you have this effortless feeling, it’s so good that it makes you want to go back and try it again, try it better. Sometimes you will even forget about your run or forget about how you even landed that last trick because you were so in the moment. I think maybe that’s why I love it so much, because being in that moment is so pure.”
– DCP