November 9, 2011
Travis Rice appeared as a guest on the Conan O'Brien show last night to promote his latest snowboard documentary "The Art Of FLIGHT." He was also there to pump a new video game that he is featured in called SSX.
It's rare for professional snowboarders to appear on late night talk shows and it's rare to have a snowboard movie promoted on such a level.
Jackson Hole was represented twice on the show. O'Brien's first guest was Julie Bowen, the star of the ABC sitcom "Modern Family." The show recently shot an episode here in August and she mentions it in her interview.
Then Jackson Hole native Travis Rice hit the stage to explain his movie and the sport of snowboarding to the masses. They showed a few clips and O'Brien seemed a bit confused about snowboarding. Rice tries to explain and brings up the old school rivalry between skiers and snowboarders and the snarky slogan used by Bluebird Wax, "Snowboarding ... It was better when you hated us."
It's pretty classic. Watch the clip above.
But let's not forget that the last Jackson Hole snowboarder to be on the Conan O'Brien show was Stephen Koch in 2003. Koch appeared on the show before heading off to attempt to snowboard Mount Everest from its summit. Watch the clip below.
Read more about Koch's experience here.