There have been ten deaths in the backcountry over ten days this month alone in North America. That’s a scary statistic of a death a day, which should be an eye opener to anyone looking to venture deeper, further, and higher in search of untracked powder and lines. Is the quest for powder worth your […]
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Michigan a state that looks like a mitten, houses the U.S. automotive industry, created protopunk music with the band Death, and now the proclaimed snowboarder mecca by the worlds most extreme CEO Eneliko Sean “Liko” Smith. If you follow the happenings of the snowboard world then you will remember he had past dealings with Marc […]
The recent Whitelines piece “In Defense of Shaun White” attempted to answer the question “Why does Shaun White draw the ire of so many in the snowboarding faithful?” There were points and counter points, questions and explanations in the (overall) well-written piece. Still to me it did not really answer the question in as much […]
With months of planning going into what could be called the premier movie premiere of the Northern hemisphere’s shred season, Snowboard on the Block had to fight its biggest opponent, Mother Nature. Luckily for all those attending she decided to hold off for most of the day on douching Denver in more rain and the […]
Vail resorts having to try and preemptively beat Bear Mountain to the preseason rail jam game to kick off the season hosted their second annual Backyard BBQ Rail Jam. The Shreditis was high and many a rider showed up to throw down on the three features. We were there to document it in action.
As it’s summer and snowboard content is typically lacking we’ve been blessed to have the annual Battle of the Brands from mega publication Snowboarder Magazine. In this proverbial battle, video edits from sixteen brands are pitted against each other in a winner-take-all voters choice of who had the best riding and editing set to the […]
Ride a Dinosaurs Will Die? Film in the slackcountry, backcountry, or frontcountry? Here’s your chance to be featured in their Rats edit. More details below.
In Tahoe on the backside of Kirkwood near Red Lake there sits a slice of white heaven known as The Patch. It is here during the non winter months that people can throw down a few rails and get their fix of snowboarding. Three years ago two young entreprenuers set out to create an event […]
The idea of a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee is something that generates a lot of varying opinions depending on who you talk to about it. REI and Backcountry.com have been the two largest proponents of having a program like this to satisfy their customers. In a retail landscape that has drastically changed in the last […]
Earlier this year long time snowboard manufacturer Elan Snowboards declared bankruptcy. This came as a bit of a shocker to people as it has long established roots in the snowboard industry and was a manufacturer of a lot of the top tier brands. With its doors shuttering this caused a bit of a scramble for […]