It’s obvious that the term “legend” is thrown around in snowboarding a tad too much. We get that. However, when used properly and in regard to the right person, it’s truly the ultimate descriptor for the deserving party. This year’s Legend Award is being presented to Mr. Todd Richards to celebrate his decades-long career in the snowboard industry. Both as a professional rider, business owner and television personality within our culture, Todd has been a guiding voice and trendsetter within snowboarding. From being a part of snowboarding’s debut in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics to covering the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as a broadcaster for NBC, Todd’s tenure in snowboarding has come full circle and his efforts to remain embedded in our culture’s daily discourse have proven that he’s in it for the long haul and very deserving of this coveted award. Thanks for all you have done, Todd. We look forward to hearing what you have to say more than ever before.