Tamo Campos

“Splitboarding has changed things big time. Not having to post hole up in snowshoes and ride with something on your back gives you a lot more energy to make it far into the backcountry on a deep pow day!”

—Tamo Campos
Tamo Campos

Tamo Campos

Ambassador
Hometown: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Currently resides: A converted 1993 bio-diesel school bus

“Splitboarding has changed things big time. Not having to post hole up in snowshoes and ride with something on your back gives you a lot more energy to make it far into the backcountry on a deep pow day!”

—Tamo Campos

Tamo Campos grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where the mountains became a part of his life from the very beginning. At 11-days-old, his dad took him in a backpack and went on an overnight backcountry ski trip, an introduction into a world that would later dominate his life. After chasing backcountry slashes and contests across North and South America for the last ten years, Tamo is now focusing his efforts on both environmental and humanitarian work, founding the organization Beyond Boarding. On tap for 2015/16 Tamo is working with fellow Ambassador, Rafael Pease; and cinematographer, Brian Hockenstein, on a film that will take them to three continents and look at the effects of climate change on different indigenous populations.

Q & A

Years snowboarding?
24 years

Years splitboarding?
20 years

Years splitboarding?
7 years

Favorite Spark R&D binding model?
The Surge

How much splitboarding do you do?
In the past we have done completely fossil fuel free projects  – so naturally I’m on the splitboard a lot of the time when snowboarding.

How has splitboarding changed snowboarding?
Splitboarding has changed things big time. Not having to post hole up in snowshoes and ride with something on your back gives you a lot more energy to make it far into the backcountry on a deep pow day!

For you, what’s a perfect day splitboarding?
Riding pillows, backside attacks and some natural poppers, finishing it off at an old fashioned log cabin.

Why ride Spark gear?
Because I can’t go into the backcountry without gear that I trust is going to get ‘er done.