Is this the alternative Olympics? For anyone who didn’t know, Tuesday this week was April 20th. Now that might not mean much to us in the UK, but to stoners all over North America it’s basically the best day of the year. See April 20th is 4/20 if you’re a yank – the unofficial “weed day”. Seriously, a lot of people treat it like a holiday for herb-a-holics over there (not that most stoners really need holidays…)

For Danny Kass, a rider who’s famous for indulging in a spot of herbal relaxation from time to time, 4/20 means it’s time to kick-start the Grenade Games. The gathering, which takes place every year, is basically an informal snowboard contest, but it involves all sorts of other events as well – as these videos show. It’s basically a sort of alternative snowboarder Olympics – one where no-one trains too hard and the athletes are encouraged to get involved in doping.

This year, Danny and his crew decided to move the event to the actual Olympic venue, Whistler in British Columbia – which is also widely reckoned to be the home of the best bud in the world. You probably don’t need to watch the videos of the first two days to know that the event is pretty funny… I’m guessing they’ll get round to kicking off the actual snowboard comp sometime erm… soon. Perhaps. We’ll keep you posted anyway.
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