By and large fixed rates have always applied to lift tickets. There’s the preseason ticket, peak season ticket, and then regular season ticket prices. You go in knowing that at resort X you will pay price Y and it’s been that way consistently. Well earlier this month Mammoth Mountain in Southern California has started the […]
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There are two things that are pretty hot in the older snowboarding demographic these days: pow surfing and vintage snowboards. Looking at the fact people are reverting to binding-less snow sliding devices and trading relics of snowboarding’s history it was only a matter of time before snowboarding brought back its roots.
Kickstarter has been a great source of bad ideas that we’ve mocked. From the small and simply stupid to the million dollar idea that went no where, we’ve had a field day pillaging their pages coming up with a steady stream of content. It’s become a daunting task to find a project that deserves recognition […]
Going to snowboard movie premiere in a real theater is one of those treats that needs to be savored. It’s nice to see snowboarding on a big screen and not in some poorly lit bar on a flat screen or through a crusty projector beaming images onto a white wall. The whole experience is something […]
It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in snowboarding where originality is praised above all else it shows a complete lack of authenticity. Now when someone copies a written article it’s called plagiarism and shows that the author has no originality. Snowboarding is a relatively small industry, regardless of […]
Nike wants you to believe they’re Never Not Snowboarding; but the truth is there was a time they weren’t snowboarding between the last time they went snowboarding. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s they entered the snowboard market and tried to gain some clout and market share. They failed and left. Sure they’ve come […]
Park City Mountain Resort’s opening for this winter has been up in the air as the season is fast approaching. This has had many people wondering not only about if the resort would be open, but also how this would impact the town. One of our sources was able to obtain an internal memo from […]
Sponsorship; the culmination of hard work and exquisite marketing to attain free product so as to not have to pay to do something you love. There used to be a time when sponsorship meant you really worked to get it and to make it out of the relative obscurity of a regional rider to the […]
This past weekend the Northwest snowboard institution that was Snowboard Connection or SnoCon as it was also known shuttered its doors and turned off its website. 24 years of servicing the snowboarders of Seattle, gone over night. As per usual in instances that traumatize the core of snowboarding; the statement of “another nail in the […]
No matter where I’ve lived there’s always been a snowboard scene. It’s something that I’ve learned to expect in my travels whether being on the East Coast or the Pacific North West. These scenes become little microcosms of the snowboarding world and whether you choose to become a part of them or not, they’re there […]