Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Austin realized pretty early on that snowboarding was what he wanted to do.
Originally from Bellingham, WA, Austin moved with his family to Bend, Oregon as a teenager and has been calling Mt. Bachelor his home mountain ever since.
When he’s not riding professionally, filming snowboarding movies or traveling the globe searching for the best snow, you'll find Austin promoting Drink Water, which he co-founded with good friend Bryan Fox. Together they encourage people, especially kids, to ditch the energy drinks they don’t need and grab a glass of water, then donate the proceeds to water.org.