Skip to main content »
Igorotage

Igorot Man Snowboards while Wearing Bahag

Watch as an Igorot man challenges winter norms, snowboarding in a traditional bahag on the snowy slopes of Canada, breaking stereotypes like a pro.

Watch
Bahag on Snowboard - See an Igorot man in action, mastering snowboarding on the snowy slopes of Canada in a traditional bahag, challenging winter norms and breaking stereotypes with finesse.

In a winter narrative that challenges norms, Igorot vlogger Ruzzen Neil Tino, popularly known as "Ibaloi Be Like," made a daring move by opting for traditional bahag over typical snowboarding gear at Powder King Mountain Resort, BC, Canada.

This unexpected blend of culture and extreme sports not only turned heads but initiated a conversation about defying stereotypes and embracing heritage in unconventional settings.

Igorot Pride on the Powder: Breaking Norms with Style

In the video posted on his social media channels, you'll see Ruzzen Neil Tino skillfully riding snow-covered slopes despite rain and snow. The stark contrast of his traditional bahag against the snowy background challenges the usual ideas about what to wear for extreme sports.

Despite the weather challenges, the Ibaloi even cracked a joke, calling the snowy conditions "hot." His choice, showcased in this unique snowboarding video, stands as a symbol of pride, proving that cultural identity can smoothly blend with modern activities, even in unexpected weather-demonstrating that, if you're brave enough to challenge norms, you can shred stereotypes in any climate.

Defying Winter Stereotypes: Bahag as a Symbol of Resilience

Ruzzen's decision to snowboard in a bahag is a direct challenge to winter sports stereotypes. It presents a winter enthusiast finding strength in cultural roots. The bahag, emblematic of Igorot identity, symbolizes resilience and adaptability, gracefully overcoming the challenges posed by the snow-covered terrain.

Cultural Celebration in Unexpected Places: Ruzzen's Unique Venture

In the video titled "Winter ka lang, Igorot Ako | Bahag On Snowboard," Ruzzen initiates a dialogue centered around the bahag. Interestingly, it was his followers who challenged him to wear the bahag while snowboarding, turning this unique cultural celebration into a viral sensation at Powder King Mountain Resort.

This endeavor prompts individuals to reconsider the boundaries between tradition and contemporary pursuits. Ruzzen's journey becomes a testament to the power of individual expression in the face of societal expectations.

Community Triumph: Inspiring Followers with Cultural Pride

While Ruzzen's unconventional snowboarding venture at Powder King Mountain Resort, BC, Canada, may not have reached a global audience, it became a triumph within his community. The video, sparked by a challenge from his followers, resonated deeply with them, inspiring conversations and fostering a sense of pride within the Igorot community.

This impact is a testament to the potency of celebrating cultural heritage in unexpected settings and the close connection Ruzzen maintains with his dedicated followers.

Conclusion: A Celebration of Heritage on the Snow-Covered Slopes

Ruzzen Neil Tino, through his unique snowboarding feat at Powder King Mountain Resort, stands as a symbol of cultural pride, challenging stereotypes, and celebrating heritage in unexpected settings. As he skillfully maneuvers down the slopes in traditional attire, he invites us to reconsider the ways in which we express and embrace our cultural heritage.

This story is a celebration of diversity, an assertion of pride, and a reminder that tradition can gracefully adapt to new horizons on the snow-covered canvas of the slopes.

In the broader context, amidst Ruzzen Neil Tino's remarkable snowboarding feat, other Igorot individuals in Canada have also proudly embraced their cultural identity in distinctive ways.

Seph Telino Organo, an Igorot man from the Philippines, left a mark on the Canadian landscape by raising the Philippine flag in Banff National Park, adorned in the traditional bahag.

Additionally, in Alberta, Canada, another Igorot man showcased winter resilience by shoveling snow in his underwear and bahag, paying homage to his Igorot heritage.

These instances provide intriguing glimpses into how the Igorot community challenges perceptions and celebrates cultural identity in unexpected ways.


Sharing is caring, kailian!

We do hope you find something great in this story. If you find this helpful, please do share it with the people you care about.


Igorotage is a platform for people to share their thoughts and ideas. The views expressed on Igorotage are the opinions of the individual users, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Igorotage.

Comments

Sign in to share your thoughts. No account yet?

What to learn next?

You might also like to read more related articles filed under Pop Culture — or jump to a random article!

Pop Culture Surprise me

Igorot Man Raises Philippine Flag in Canada, Celebrating Heritage in Banff National Park

Seph Telino Organo, an Igorot man from the Philippines, proudly raised the Philippine flag in Canada's Banff National Park wearing traditional bahag.

Jul 20, 2023 · 3 min read

The First Igorot woman to graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada

Ensign Carrie Faith Banglag Magannon is the first yKalinga and the first PMA female cadet who graduated at the Royal Military College of Canada.

Jun 2, 2021 · 3 min read

Igorot Mom crowned Mrs. Philippines EuroAsia 2021

Cesdon Joy Liddle, proud Igorot mom crowned Mrs. Philippines EuroAsia 2021 and Mrs. UK Philippines Universe 2021.

Feb 4, 2021 · 4 min read

Rabiya Occena Mateo, First Miss Universe Philippines 2020 crowned in Baguio City

Rabiya Occena Mateo, 24, who represents Iloilo City was crowned as the first Miss Universe Philippines 2020 in Baguio City.

Oct 25, 2020 · 2 min read

Khianne Orteza: From UP Baguio to Canada's Prestigious McCall MacBain Regional Award

Khianne Orteza, a graduate of UP Baguio, has been awarded the prestigious McCall MacBain Regional Award in Canada.

Feb 6 · 2 min read

Tristan Sannad Chatoy: Igorot Math Genius Ranks No. 1 in Canada

Tristan Sannad Chatoy, a Genius Igorot, ranks number one in math in Canada. He is also a member of the prestigious Canadian Mathematical Society.

Aug 1, 2023 · 2 min read

Cleciaflor Shermuel Balabag: Igorota crowned Ms. Homeland Philippines - Culture International 2023

Cleciaflor Shermuel Balabag has made history by becoming the first Igorot woman to win the Ms. Homeland Philippines - Culture International title.

Jul 11, 2023 · 4 min read

Igorot graduated Magna Cum Laude from York University, Canada

Shayla Reyes, an Igorot lady from Sagada, Mountain Province, graduated Magna Cum Laude from York University in Canada.

Jun 25, 2022 · 1 min read

Miss Earth Philippines Roxanne Baeyens answers FAQ: "What is your edge?"

Representative of the Philippines in Miss Earth 2020 Roxanne "Roxie" Baeyens answers frequently asked question: "What is your edge?"

Nov 19, 2020 · 2 min read

Al Christian Agngarayngay: Cordilleran Graduates Magna Cum Laude at UP After 12 Years

Inspiring story of Al Christian Agngarayngay from Apayao who graduated Magna Cum Laude at the University of the Philippines after 12 years of college.

Nov 30, 2023 · 5 min read