While Benji Ritchie might be one of the most easy-going guys off the hill, on the snow he’s one of the most tenacious, hard-working shreds in the business, well-known hitting a jump ten or more times until he’s satisfied he’s got the perfect shot.
Growing up minutes away from Mont Tremblant, Que. and cutting his teeth in Quebec’s icy park and pipe scene paved the way for the burly backcounty rider we all know him as today. Now splitting his time between Squamish, B.C. and his hometown of St. Jovite, Que. Benji’s career has spanned well over a decade, and he’s graced the covers of nearly every major mag from Snowboard Canada to Transworld and filmed for Whiteout and Standard Films to name a few. One of the Whistler area’s backcountry sages, he most recently spent last season working on the Get Outta Town web series for Snowboarder. Benji’s sponsors include VANS, Billabong, YES, Shred Optics, Slytech, I-Found and Empire
WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?
WHAT'S YOUR SET UP?
F18 B-15, 25''
WHAT'S THE BEST TRIP YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON?
Japan north island ''hokaido''
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU'VE EVER HEARD?
Hunting stories from my grand father from the old days! There was no regulations back then and its pretty crazy the stuff they were pulling off in the deep woods!
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Mark Landvik is a beast!
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
Got my computer stolen with 5 years worth of traveling photos, no backup!
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?
Surf, Golf, Hunting, Fishing, Hockey…
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
I'm a magazine guy, don't remember the last time I read a real book.