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2018 Editor’s Picks: Snowboard

Those snowboarders are always getting up to impressive stuff, and luckily for us they like to film it too.  We've assembled the most inspiring and/or goofy snowboard videos and news of the year for your convenience and entertainment.  


1: Urban Snowboarding Jerry Almost Proves Natural Selection on Film

Watch the video here.

This snowboarder got a little overzealous in pursuit of early season turns and narrowly avoided falling to his likely death.  Worth it?  We don't think so.


2: Snowboarder Jumps Through Ring of Fire, Doesn't Make It

Watch the video here.

Knuckling on a jump sucks, but smashing into a ring of fire seems like it might be even worse.  While I haven't done it myself, an educated guess indicates that it's not ideal.  


3: How Amanda Hankison Beat Mental Illness and Addiction to Join Splitboarding's Elite

Read the story here.

This one isn't wacky.  Mental illness and addiction suck, but they are surmountable, as proven by Amanda Hankison.  Take a gander at one of the year's most powerful stories in snowboarding.  


4: Ryland Bell's Season Edit Will Blow Your Mind

Watch the video here.

Enough of these snowboarding Jerrys, let's see some genuine shredding!  Ryland Bell scratches that itch in this edit, slashing through deep pow and ridiculous spines.  


5: This is One of the Most Painful Creek-Gap Fails You'll Ever See

Watch the video here.

Back to the Jerrys.  This was shaping up to be pretty cool, but a missed transition torpedoed the whole operation into near-disaster.  Yikes.

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​6 Pieces of Invaluable Backcountry Technology
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​6 Pieces of Invaluable Backcountry Technology

​6 Pieces of Invaluable Backcountry Technology

The topic of technology comes up again and again between backcountry travelers. Nowadays, with our daily lives revolving around computers and electronic devices, it is understandable that we wish to escape the pull of our devices when we are out in the mountains. However, certain pieces of technology are undeniably helpful to safe backcountry travel. Beacon/Shovel/Probe The holy trinity. It’s as simple as saying, DO NOT go into the backcountry without a working avalanche beacon, shovel, and

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What’s In Your Pack: Lessons Learned From A Night Out
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What’s In Your Pack: Lessons Learned From A Night Out

What’s In Your Pack: Lessons Learned From A Night Out

On the afternoon of Jan. 20, 2002, newly-minted Jackson local Craig Benjamin’s father received the phone call any parent dreads. Benjamin had failed to return from a casual ski tour with a friend on Teton Pass, and a massive search and rescue operation was underway. Darkness had fallen and a snowstorm was rolling in, obscuring tracks and making travel increasingly complicated. Almost two days later, Benjamin and his friend would be found deep in the Mosquito Creek Drainage far south of

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Whistler Got 151 Inches of Snow in December, Check Out the Action
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Whistler Got 151 Inches of Snow in December, Check Out the Action

Whistler Got 151 Inches of Snow in December, Check Out the Action

It’s been a historically white December in Whistler, so white in fact that the 151 inches of snow that fell last month have beaten out the previous record of 149 inches that fell in 1994. Whistler Blackcomb spokesman Marc Riddell had this to say about Snowcember: “It was a phenomenal holiday period and we’ve got a great base to start the season, particularly given the snow we’ve had in the first days of January.” He added, “It took some time to arrive this season, but it’s not letting