Snowsurf: The Movie Trailer
From Hokkaido, Japan, comes "Snowsurf," a full-length feature documentary on the snowsurf subcultural revolution taking place in the waves, mountains and deep, deep snow of Japan's northernmost island...
Josh Dirksen and Thomas Delfino "Lost in the Alps": A Video Short from the Chamonix Backcountry
In late April, Josh Dirksen and Thmoas Delfino went to Chamonix to get lost in the Alps. They found some fun lines, spent a few nights in the backcountry, and Dirksen dropped some wisdom.
Welcome to Alaska: Turning the Pages with H2O Guides
“Welcome to Alaska,” Dean Cummings said.
I was halfway down a chute in an iconic Thompson Pass, AK zone known as “The Pages.” He was tucked in behind a rock, hardly visible as I slid by, cautiously navigating in an out of a ribbon of slough and waist-deep snow on the toeside wall. An hour prior, we’d been sitting on the couch at the Valdez Best Western...
Pat Moore's Blueprint 2.8: Valdez, AK with Jamie Lynn and Bryan Iguchi
In Episode 8 of Pat Moore's second season of "Blueprint," he heads to Valdez, AK to shred with the legendary Jamie Lynn and Bryan Iguchi at Alaska Snowboard Guides and they score prime conditions. Need we say more? This one is a must-watch.
The 2015 Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge: A Photo Gallery from Mt Bachelor, OR
Alternative snowboard events are on the upswing--inclusivity trumps the unnatainable cheese wedge three pack when it comes to bringing the community out to ride. And nowhere is this more on display than at the Gerry Lopez Big Wave Challenge at Mt Bachelor, OR, which went down this past Saturday, April 25. A photo gallery from Mt Bachelor local Jon Tapper.
Freq Week 2015: A Decade of Positive Vibrations
From the top of Mt Grohman, one can see a good chunk of Baldface Lodge’s 32,000-acre tenure. Ridges roll in every direction from its 7,000-foot summit, steepening through the trees, past the ladders and 45-degree face of Supernatural, to Baldface Peak and the burn in the north zone. It’s an expanisve view of the seemingly endless glades and pillows for which the lodge is famous. And off the backside, a steep face of fins rolls into the trees, a line that Craig Kelly pioneered over a decade ago, one of many that Craig rode before anyone else...
High Tide or Low Tide: A Gathering of the Tribe In Glacier, WA
Sometimes it snows—sometimes it doesn’t. It’s out of our control. But you know what is in our control? A party. A gathering of the tribe. A celebration of snowboarding, because it’s so much more than just deep powder days with friends, although those are nice.
Such was the case in Glacier, WA this past Saturday. As the spring equinox rolled past and hopes of an abridged version of the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom came and went, a dedicated crew of PNW boardsports lifers moved forward with a legendary gathering at Glacier’s Chair 9...