JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
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20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
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THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
Read More

DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
Read More

AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
Read More

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
Read More

UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
Read More

20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
Read More

THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
Read More

JEFF KEENAN BUILDS A BRAND ON HUMP DAY

Photo: Joel Fraser Over the past few seasons, Dinosaurs Will Die has seemingly exploded. The boards are popping up in shops, edits and more importantly, under the feet of actual snowboarders everywhere. Building a snowboard brand was never an easy feat, but in a changing world with a changing climate and a dubious economy, it seems impossible. Don’t tell Jeff Keenan that though. The Vancouver-based pro snowboarder turned business man has a plan, a vision, and an army of rats ready to help DWD flourish. We sat him down to find out more. Brooke: We were talking earlier about how we’re sort of at the age where normal people stop…
Read More

NINE REASONS RIDING POWDER SUCKS

Cole Karow, somewhere at Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana. First of all, sike! Riding powder does not suck at all. It’s pretty much the best way you could spend a day snowboarding or otherwise. But since we’re stuck on the snowless East Coast while our friends are gloating over getting shacked as fuck on social media, we need some reminders of why it’s not totally the end of the world to miss out. If you’re in a similar boat, read on for our list of the minor inconveniences and annoyances that come along with riding powder. 1. You could die. This is a very real factor in the powder game. Whether…
Read More

WHY THE HELL DID I MOVE TO BOISE?

Via www.theknowlesgallery.com This winter, through the questionable decision making process that is how I live my life, I find myself residing in the North End of Boise, Idaho. With its 215,000 residents, Boise is a bit of an island in the middle of a very red state. And while I already miss the comforts of Oregon – legal weed, no sales tax and the fact you don’t have to pump your own gas, specifically – I am determined to make the most of my time in the Treasure Valley. Since the short answer is I moved here to snowboard and it is the question I am asked the most, I feel…
Read More

KYLE MILLER AND SARRIS MCCOMB WIN SMASH LIFE BANKED SLALOM – BIG SKY

Kyle Miller. For the past five years, Shane Stalling has labored tirelessly to bring the people the Smash Life Banked Slalom at Big Sky. Held in honor of fallen comrade Aaron Robinson, the event raises money for the Plant a Seed Foundation and brings together the Montana snowboard community like no other. This year the runs went down from Jan 9-10, two mellow days with plenty of time for course inspection and smashing beers, as well as a metal show from local band Scavenger on Saturday night. The course was conveniently located next to the terrain park under the Swift chair, in the Big Sky version of the Stash, with 12…
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DAMIAN SANDERS HUMP DAY

Before the Internet. Before the X Games. Before snowboarding was firmly wedged in the mainstream consciousness between rollerblading and football, a bunch of rogues in California were doing it and wondering when every one else would catch on. Damian Sanders was one of those rogues, a kid who managed to shape his own image, and got to go on the ride of his life. 20-plus years later, he’s still living the life in So Cal (albeit a bit more subdued) and has nothing but fond memories of those good old days. In the early ’80s, it was phenomenal just to see another snowboard, and you couldn’t believe somebody else did…
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AN ODE TO BOGUS BASIN

This season I spent a few months in Boise, a hidden gem in the gem state with some very excellent snowboarding potential. I got it and got it good while I was there. Thanks to El Nino, it turned out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory, but it wasn’t just the pow days that won me over. Bushwhacking Bogus Basin is special, and here’s just a few reasons why. Phil Damanaikes off the clock.  -It doesn’t open til 10 am on weekdays. You can get up at 8:30 and make first chair on a pow day. -Corey McDonald and Preston Woods’s park crew, including heavy hitters such…
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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS FROM THE 30TH MT. BAKER BANKED SLALOM

When you’re Ken Achenbach, you don’t do anything without two GoPros following you.  The Legendary Mt. Baker Banked Slalom made its triumphant return after a year off due to that bitch mother nature on February 18-21, 2016. The event was super sized for its 30th year, spanning four days of rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, sun and just about everything else you could throw at a massive group of snowboard-types. But you know what they say about the weather at Mt. Baker: if you don’t like it – leave. And it’s hard to complain after a day like Saturday when competitors awoke to the requisite 8 inches of new snow and…
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UNDER REVIEW: THE SEASONS COLLECTION – THE BOOK

The Seasons Collection is an impressive coffee table book from an even more impressive project, a 150 hardcovered-page recap Matt Alberts’ inspirational journey. Sponsored by Cadillac, Matt traveled in luxury (brand new Cadillacs and and airstream is hardly “camping”) to visit some of the coolest people in the world, in some of the best and most beautiful places, and capture it all on not just film, but wet collodion tin types that will last forever and ever. The book was actually written by Bonfire founder Brad Steward. Though it is mainly photos, the short version of the journey (we’re sure there are many, many more tales of amazing things Matt got to do over…
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20 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP SNOWBOARDING IN THE 90S

Snowboarding was simpler in the 90s. Fewer people did it, the Internet hadn’t ruined it yet, and the popular consensus was to keep shit punk rock. Snowboarding was turning mainstream, and depending on who you asked, it was the beginning, or the end. For the riders who grew up in this magical decade and are still at it, there’s a bit of nostalgia floating around these days. Maybe because it hurt a lot less back then (getting old sucks) but mostly because that’s just kinda how things work. So, for you, my fellow 30+ board brethren, here’s 20 things that will remind you how old you are. 1. You’ve answered…
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THE ON-HILL MAKE UP: HOW TO TURN YOUR LOVER INTO A BOARDER

It’s been said that you should never snowboard with your significant other. But what if through some miracle of chemistry or internet dating, you’ve found “the one.” The only problem? He/she doesn’t snowboard. Trust us, this will lead to nothing but heartbreak and Christmas-powder-day guilt if you just let them remain a non-shredding member of society. But who the hell really wants to teach someone to snowboard? No matter how much you love them. Never fret formerly-single person: we’re here to help. 1. Get them a lesson Seriously, let someone else spend that miserable first day of falling with your partner. Maybe the “pros” will even be able to prevent them…
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