Growing up in the deserts of Western Colorado, Mark learned how to ride at a small mtn called Powderhorn. Mark’s crew started hustling their full-length ski/snowboard DVD’s in high school and then moved to Breck when he was 17. He linked up with Stept Productions and got shots in their next 5 films. Mark can be seen in the park sending double corks on the daily or out in the backcountry filming a video part. Mark now lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA with his wife and kids, exploring new terrain and filming new video parts. Mark has the attitude of a true viking and is never afraid to go bigger!

  • AKA: Griz,
  • Born: 89 late 80’s baby!
  • Instagram: @markghoyt
  • Hood: Born and raised in Colorado, now in South Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Contests: 3rd Place US Grand Prix, 3rd Place Ride Shakedown, 1st Place Dew Tour Semi-Finals, 1st Place Aspen Open, 2nd Place KickAspen Big Air, 1st Place Burton Am
  • Silver Screen: Stept Productions: Chronological, How We Livin, Network, The Eighty-Six, Weight. Now-And-Then, Cuff Ryders, Slope Tricktion, Liquid Courage, Sup Bro.
  • Published In: Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboarder Magazine, Snowboard Colorado Mag, Snowboard Canada.
  • Hobbies: Spearfishing, surfing, skating, frisbee golf, snowmobiling, traveling, software.
  • Biggest Challenge: Balancing time with the kids, shredding, and finishing the never ending project: my house.
  • Quote: ‘Get Rad don’t tell Dad’
  • Favorite Type of Riding: Anything with my friends, usually out in the backcountry with White Claws and no Laws.
  • Why Virtika? Cause they make not only the steeziest but best quality outerwear in the game. Nothing holds up to the elements when shredding or sledding like Virtika!

Mark’s Skills

  • PARK 95% 95%
  • URBAN 87% 87%
  • SNOWMOBILING 78% 78%
  • BAKING 25% 25%
  • BACKCOUNTRY 90% 90%

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