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Owner Operator, Snowboard Outerwear Made in the USA
At its inception, snowboarding was beyond a fringe sport—it was forbidden. While corporate sponsors, TV deals and tail grabs on Wheaties boxes are now a part of the sport, the early days were marked by rebellion and inventive pioneers who went against...
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Jones Snowboards' Mountain Surfer
It's safe to say no name is as linked to backcountry snowboarding as Jeremy Jones—so much so, his name is rarely seen without "Big Mountain" preceding it. Under his eponymous brand, Jones Snowboards, he has designed and released a wide array of heavy...
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Trew Gear Backcountry Button Up
Oregon-based outerwear company Trew Gear’s new Backcountry Button Up is the latest addition to their line of water-resistant snow apparel that travels from the city to the mountain with ease. The shirt is styled as a classic heritage work shirt...
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Jeremy Jones and TGR present Higher
Pushing the limits is human nature; progress is driven by surpassing what was done previously. This is the case in every field, from art to sneaker design to snowboarding. And, when somebody at the top of their field continues to push the limits...
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Sundance Resort, Utah
Just a short drive through the mountains from Park City lies the namesake of the international film festival that descends upon the mountain town each year: Sundance. While the name alone may evoke the parties and exclusive screenings, the actual...
DESIGN
2015 Lib Tech Skate Banana
Known worldwide for their innovative approach to snowboard design, ecologically-minded construction techniques and distinctly heady graphics, Lib Technologies might very well be responsible for the most radical changes in snowboard design over...
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Interview: Lance Hakker of Ashbury
In snowboarding, style matters above all else—or at least it should. And whether we like it or not, each rider (be it a pro, am or just another weekend warrior at their local hill) is defined from afar by how baggy their clothes are, who they ride...
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Off Piste: Neon Daze and Winter Waves
Four years ago, burnt out on the way mainstream snowboarding was headed, artist and professional snowboarder Corey Smith turned to his Lake Tahoe garage/studio for refuge. Here, he founded Spring Break Snowboards, an art project aimed at bringing...
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Missoula Pants by Causwell
There's nothing quite like hitting the mountain in state-of-the-art Gore-Tex technical outerwear, but when it comes to rough and tumble durability, these moisture-wicking wonders often fall short. The Missoula Pants from Salt Lake City-based Causwell...
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Opedix KNEE-Tec
Getting older isn't all "silver fox" gray hairs and acquiring sage wisdom; running up the years has a few downsides. Staying healthy enough year-in, year-out to do the sports we love—from charging backcountry powder in the mountains to simply taking...
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Smith Optics Archive Collection
In 1965 Robert Smith—an orthodontist by day and hardcore skier whenever he could get out of the office—changed the goggle game forever when he invented the first double-paned, foam-insulated lens. His new lens protected the inner layer from cold...
DESIGN
2014 Snowboard Setup
CH HQ is in NYC, but we're big fans of hitting the slopes. Whether it's riding the local toe rope in Minnesota or exploring some side country in California, having the right gear can make all the difference. While early season snow conditions run...
TRAVEL
Nikon 1 AW1
With the advancement of camera technology within mobile phones—like Nokia's astounding 41-megapixel sensor in the recently released Lumia 1020, for example—the need for a separate everyday point and shoot camera is dwindling. But Nikon is proving...
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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...
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ThirtyTwo Hood Rat Collection
Each year around this time a sleepy mountain town in Oregon explodes with snow deprived youth with one thing on their mind: snowboarding. As the only lift-serviced ski field open year-round in North America, Mt. Hood hosts thousands of boarders each...
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Punch The Camera Issue 03
Adventure, exploration and open spaces are of interest to photographer Justin Parkhurst and that's reflected in his bi-annual photo magazine,"Punch The Camera." More like a miniature coffee-table book than a glossy journal, the newly-released Issue...
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Snocru
While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each...
DESIGN
Scott & Scott Architects Alpine Cabin
Having grown tired of life in established firms, Vancouver-based architects Susan and David Scott ditched their digs in favor of the road less traveled, founding Scott and Scott Architects to focus on designing projects in more challenging environments...
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Jones Ultracraft Splitboard
The core snowboard industry continues to mature with more and more innovation and development in backcountry tech. Whether it's due to an aging demographic looking for a peaceful alternative outside resort riding or a newfound interest in powder...
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2013 Snowboard Gear
While it may not entirely feel like it in certain cities, winter is in full swing, dumping snow in many regions and offering temps low enough to fire up the snow guns in others. After introducing the Nitro T1.5 and ThirtyTwo + Crab Grab collaboration...
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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...
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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...
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