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.
Always a sure bet for crazy ski action, this year’s Freeride World Tour did not disappoint on the “holy shit did that guy just do that” end of things. Watching the best freeriders in the world face off against one another is always impressive, but considering the consequences of messing up one of these drops makes it all the more worthwhile to watch. Check out the FWT highlight reel of the top 5 cliff drops from this years competitions. In order: Sammy Luebke in Verbier, Ivan Malakhov in
There might be no greater joy in life than skiing/snowboarding with your family and passing on the love of riding to a new generation. And, chances are pretty high if you enjoy sliding down frozen water, your old man is the one who taught you how to do that. So call your dad today and tell him thanks: Without him, none of this would be possible.
Skills translate across sports, don’t they? That’s exactly what Big Wave Surf champions Paige Alms and Billy Kemper set out to discover when they took a trip to Alaska’s Chugach Range to go heli-boarding. Lucky for them, pro snowboarders Robin Van Gyn and Leanne Pelosi, as well as Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso were there to share some knowledge. Sharing skills in the mountains is one of the best parts of being there, and these pros have a lot to share. The surfers learn and feed off the