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Off Piste: Afterglow
Staying true to a clear creative vision while making films that capture the attention of an audience outside the snow sports world, the team at Sweetgrass Productions has garnered respect with viewers and industry professionals the world over. Helmed...
TRAVEL
Aston Martin On Ice
To show that an Aston Martin has versatility to match its braun and beauty, the British manufacturer has launched a series of winter driving schools. The US program was held last week at Laci Ranch, just outside of Crested Butte, Colorado, on a vast...
TRAVEL
Cool Hunting Video: Porsche Camp 4 Ice Driving
We recently trekked 75 miles north of Montreal to the Mecaglisse motorsport complex in the dead of winter to attend the Porsche Camp 4 Canada ice driving school. On a crisp day that delivered plenty of snow, we put the 2014 Cayman, 911 Carrera S...
CULTURE
Off Piste: Valhalla
A story above all else, "Valhalla" tells of one man's search for freedom—in life and on two planks. Unconventional in their approach to ski and snowboard filmmaking, Sweetgrass Productions created the feature-length film with a deeply philosophical...
DESIGN
ThirtyTwo + Crab Grab
Since 1995 ThirtyTwo has continually produced the lightest and some of the best-selling snowboard boots in the industry. Since 2012 Crab Grab has produced little pieces of foam that you stick on your board to improve foot and hand traction. While...
DESIGN
Nitro Snowboards T1.5
While a mild winter seems to be leaving most regions with a lackluster snowpack this year, the Northwest was blessed with a heavy snowfall over the holidays, providing a more than ample range of terrain to test the limited edition 2013 T1.5 Hyped...
TECH
Homeschool Outerwear
Developed, designed and tested in the Pacific Northwest, Homeschool outerwear makes high performance garments built to handle even the most adverse elements the NW has to offer. To achieve this, Homeschool uses Cocona technology, a natural element...
TECH
Snowboard Gear Guide
Most perennial snowboarders don't buy an entirely new set-up every winter, knowing that nothing fits better than perfectly worn-in gear. To see which pieces have stood the test of time, we polled a group of the industry's top pro riders and editorial...
STYLE
Powderhorn Gunpowder Jacket
Powderhorn has been making premium outerwear for extreme adventurers since the 1960s in Jackson Hole. The tough, performance-focused brand consistently produces stylish and functional garb for the mountains, and their latest innovation, the Gunpowder...
STYLE
A Week at Whistler: Apparel
When tackling Whistler slopes while braving British Columbia winters, wearing the right gear can make all the difference. Find my favorite picks for keeping warm in the final segment of my week-long snowboarding adventure below. On the mountain...
DESIGN
Heavy-Duty Sleds
Sledding really only requires a few inches of snow and a tight grip on a piece of cardboard. But for serious sledders looking for more than an average ride, these three sleds will up speed, stability and wintertime fun. Weighing only 3.5 pounds...
TECH
Wagner Skis
In a former gas station, now powered entirely by wind and sun, Pete Wagner and his team create custom skis one pair at a time. Located just outside Telluride, CO, Wagner has been quietly carving out a name for themselves among enthusiasts and professionals...
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Transcend Goggles
For backcountry trailblazers, Recon Instruments' new Transcend goggles introduce advanced technology for carving your own path while providing essential protection from sun and snow. The GPS-enabled goggles "require minimal interaction" yet boast...
DESIGN
Avant Skis
Ski magazines typically depict stylish athletes gliding effortlessly down tufts of powder, but those who live on the U.S.' East Coast (dubbed the Ice Coast) know a different reality. Growing up on the slopes of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate...
CULTURE
Asymbol Gallery
Breaking out of the conventional mold for successful athletes, snowboarder Travis Rice opened the online art gallery Asymbol early this year with a program of fine art featuring extra love for action sports. One of the most renowned and talented...
TECH
Arc'Teryx Alpha SV Gloves
Given the snowpocalypse going on around us in NYC, killer gloves have become the essential accessory and the Alpha SV from Arc'Teryx is just the item. I've been testing them for a couple weeks now and am thoroughly impressed. The Gore-Tex gloves...
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Line's Eric Pollard and Blend Skis
While we've yet to give them a proper test run, Line's all-terrain Eric Pollard Pro (pictured above, click on image for detail) and Blend maple macroblock core skis (pictured below) have us excited for the upcoming snow season. The extremely...
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Peak Snow Sled
Built by Wolfgang Sirch and Christoph Bitzer, GSelect recently unveiled the new Peak Snow Sled. As fast as it is alluring, the steam-bent solid ash sled boasts stainless steel runners, a comfortable webbed seat and an adjustable cord for maximum control...
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Thule K-Summit Snow Chains
Creators of stylish equipment for the active lifestyle, Swedish label Thule recently unveiled an innovative set of snow chains that will have drivers braving mountain passes with ease. A simple and effective system that's available for a range...
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