Season’s Miracle: Recovering Snowboard Star Kevin Pearce Hits Slopes For First Time Since Accident


The snowboard world was hit with a Holiday’s miracle today.

It’s been almost two years since Oakley Star Snowboarder Kevin Pearce strapped into a board. Displaying truly amazing resilience and hope after sustaining traumatic brain injury from a heavy accident while training for the Winter Olympic Games in Utah, the inspirational Oakley Team rider did what many said would never happen again.

He dropped in.

Appreciating the small things on his very first ride back from recovery in Breckenridge, Colo. this morning – the lift, the snow, the riders and the overall environment – Kevin shredded to the cheers and shouts of his fellow boarders on the slopes.

A touching moment. Check it…


Andrew De Lara


December 14, 2011