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Life Of The Snow Carny: The Trap

Life Of The Snow Carny: The Trap

So you want to pack it all in and move to a ski town to chase “the dream”. You told yourself something about how your life will become better than the vacation of everyone else or whatever cliché seems justifiable. Unfortunately it’s now the middle of November and you just haven’t secured yourself a job […]

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Ski Resorts Delay Opening, Pagan Gods to Blame

Ski Resorts Delay Opening, Pagan Gods to Blame

It’s that time of the year again when resorts across the world fire up their snow guns, higher elevations see snow, and the stoke to ride is at an all time high. Unfortunately it seems the U.S. is fighting a warm spell that is not facilitating snow making. Some say it’s global warming, but the […]

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Life Of The Snow Carny: The New Freshman Class

Life Of The Snow Carny: The New Freshman Class

In 2009 the world was introduced to the highly popular phrase Snow Carny, used to describe the transient seasonal workers of ski resorts world wide. Snow carnies are the flywheel of the resort machine, without them who would bump our chair lifts, clean up our trays in the cafeteria, and generally make questionable decisions of […]

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The Jersey Shore: Ski Town Survival Edition

The Jersey Shore: Ski Town Survival Edition

The title of snowboard bum is something that the snowboard culture covets and loathes all as one. It’s the representation of someone that shirked the ideas of social constructs to live the life less ordinary. Love them or hate them, they are a part of our society and fit a key niche of the world […]

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The Ultimate Solution to Surface Lifts

The Ultimate Solution to Surface Lifts

If a problem can be envisioned then so can a solution. This seems to be the mantra of inventors who feel snowboarding has too many faults. They’ve created poles for pushing across flats, rotational disks so you can skate easier, and a slew of other bad ideas. The new problem that needs to be solved […]

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Mammoth Mountain Jealous of Vail, Buys Bear and Snow Summit

Mammoth Mountain Jealous of Vail, Buys Bear and Snow Summit

It’s true jealousy is not pretty. In fact it’s just downright ugly. Well Mammoth Mountain that once epicenter of snowboarding in the early 2000’s was not pleased that Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort and further made their cheap season passes more enticing. In a fit of jealous rage and a wish to capitalize […]

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The Million Dollar Kickstarter Idea No One Wants

The Million Dollar Kickstarter Idea No One Wants

There once was a time when crowd funding sites like Kickstarter didn’t allow every person and bad idea the chance to pan handle to the Internet masses, sadly those days are gone. This leaves us with a plethora of bad ideas seeking non traditional funding. Earlier this week we were given the opportunity to fund […]

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Turn Pavement Into Powder, The Worlds Worst Faceshot

Turn Pavement Into Powder, The Worlds Worst Faceshot

With snowboarding being seasonal there always seems to be someone out to invent some new form of off season activity to satiate the thirst for sliding sideways on snow. While most are content to ride a skateboard or cruise around on a longboard, that just doesn’t always work for the non mechanically inclined. Which is […]

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Grenade Gloves Proud to Expand into the 2 Wheel Board Market

Grenade Gloves Proud to Expand into the 2 Wheel Board Market

When Danny Kass announced he was retaking control of his brand most everyone believed this might be what would right the sinking ship that is Grenade Gloves. We on the other hand had some concerns as there were vague references to various action sports communities. Well it seems in the latest round of press releases […]

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Four Decades To Attempt To Reinvent The Snowboard

Four Decades To Attempt To Reinvent The Snowboard

Over four decades and 28 years have gone by for this bad idea to come to fruition, but finally it has arrived and the world now has to deal with the proverbial reinvention of the wheel. This reinvention comes in the form of someone believing they have the next genesis of the snowboard that will […]