Alex Yoder is one of those snowboarders who transcend even snowboarding itself: he’s a lot more than just that Jackson dude who rides weirdly shaped boards. As one of Patagonia’s snow ambassadors, he recently traveled to Scotland, hopped in a van with Marie-France Roy, and set out to explore the mountains. Along the way, he learns a few lessons about Scotland’s approach to universal land access and how personal accountability allows for people to responsibly enjoy the beautiful mountains in many ways.
As we reported last night, Shaun White nabbed his third career Olympic gold medal with a near-flawless performance in the last run of the men's halfpipe final, snatching the top spot out of the hands of 19-year-old Japanese wunderkind Ayumu Hirano in dramatic fashion. And while White's performance has dominated the Olympic headlines over the past 24 hours, his life off the slopes is also drawing the attention of some media members–which led to a fairly tense exchange during White's
Yesterday was nothing short of pure domination by the American snowboarding team in the Olympic Halfpipe. On her Olympic debut in the women's snowboard halfpipe final, Chloe Kim set the standard early by dropping an impressive 93.75 score on her first run. A score so solid, that none of the other competitors could match it by her final run. Having already won gold, Kim let loose with a victory lap for the ages, one-upping herself, by landing a frontside 1080 into a cab 1080
There are many things about Andrew Muse’s trip to Japan that simply feel otherworldly. Hotel delivery robots, snow removal facilitated by natural hot springs, and the shower/toilet/sink three-in-one combo are definite firsts for us. But despite Japan’s cultural differences, it has one thing that doesn’t need explaining: untouched snow, and lots of it. Muse, who has made a name for himself for traveling the states in his adventure van, chases some of the finest powder stashes in the Land of