Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

Blast From the Past: This 1985 Newscast of Skiers Hating on Snowboarders is Absurd

It's pretty crazy to see a bit of what it was like to be a snowboarder back in the day, before it was fully 'accepted' as a respected snowsports discipline (at least in Canada...). And now, how far it has come. 

RELATED: The Most Challenging Line Jeremy Jones has Ever Ridden

The sport has progressed from being an activity that, according to this newscast, was performed by "a bunch of smart alecs lipping off" to being a valued sport practiced by some of the best athletes in the world (who, let's be honest, still probably 'lip off' from time to time). 

Just another California fad.
Thank You Baby Jeebus for giving us California!

I really loved reading your blog. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well!
- spotify web player

Play
READ THE STORY
THROWBACK: Tanner Hall Gets Stoked on Pringles After Slaying Alaskan Line
Up Next Ski

THROWBACK: Tanner Hall Gets Stoked on Pringles After Slaying Alaskan Line

THROWBACK: Tanner Hall Gets Stoked on Pringles After Slaying Alaskan Line

Watch Tanner Hall hit one of the steepest lines that Alaska has to offer in his continued transition to big mountain riding. Tanner describes it as the sickest run of his life and mentions that no contest could ever bring him joy like that. In honor of some of the tastiest spines they'd ever skied and Tanner's post-shred snack, the guys named the run "Pringles." Sage: "You ever hit anything like this before?" Tanner: "Never dude! Are you f*cking kidding me?" Watch Tanner Hall hit one of the

Play
READ THE STORY
Start Your Monday With Some Untouched BC Spines
Up Next Ski

Start Your Monday With Some Untouched BC Spines

Start Your Monday With Some Untouched BC Spines

Exclusively shot on some of British Columbia’s biggest lines, is a film that celebrates backcountry skiing at its finest.  The film won damn near every award under the sun, and followed Kye Petersen, who cultivated his big mountain skiing in this untamable terrain. The crew from Dendrite Studios just dropped some of their unreleased headcam footage, which pulls you directly into action. If this doesn't raise your heart rate to start the week, we don't know what will.

Play
READ THE STORY
Jacob Wester Explores Some Big Mountain Lines in Chamonix
Up Next Ski

Jacob Wester Explores Some Big Mountain Lines in Chamonix

Jacob Wester Explores Some Big Mountain Lines in Chamonix

Yesterday, we wrote about how this has been one of the deepest seasons Chamonix has ever seen, with the wildest of lines being ticked off on a daily basis. Hadley Hammer and Teague Holmes are certainly not alone in experiencing the French Alps at their finest. Jacob Wester, who at his point calls Cham home for a good portion of the year, shares a weekend he spent with his brother, two-time Olympic slopestyle skier Oscar Wester, exploring the wild side of the mountains above Cham. RELATED: