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Rossignol’s Snowboard Team Shows Why Your Next Ski Trip Should be Japan

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 the Rising Sun with his latest edit. Following alongside snowboarding legends Travis Rice, Xavier De Le Rue, and the rest of the Rossignol ski/snowboard team, they hit Hakuba, Nowaza-Onsen, and Otari-Onsen, where they find steep and deep lines just as bountiful as the apres-ski sake. When not on the slopes, Muse and his team crash at quirky spots like a 200-year-old traditional Inn, which just so happens to sit on top of a natural hot spring. The edit is just another reminder that a trip to Japan will not only be rich with fresh tracks, but also with the opportunity to experience a culture steeped with incredible tradition and history.

Plus, relaxing in a 104-degree natural hot spring post-ride doesn’t sound too shabby.  

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12-Year-Old Kai Jones Doesn’t Need Snow To Rip
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12-Year-Old Kai Jones Doesn’t Need Snow To Rip

12-Year-Old Kai Jones Doesn’t Need Snow To Rip

After an absolutely epic winter season, skiing big lines all over the Tetons and winning the U12 North American IFSA Junior Freeride Tour, 12-year-old Kai Jones was nowhere near done. Peeking out the car window on a roadtrip with his family, Kai noticed some sand dunes in the distance, and decided to go explore them, skis in tow. Kai Jones would also like to remind all groms to enter the 2018 TGR Grom Contest The St. Anthony Sand Dunes, situated in Idaho just west of the Tetons, offered

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Singing Park Ranger Will School You On River Safety
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Singing Park Ranger Will School You On River Safety

Singing Park Ranger Will School You On River Safety

Summer is officially here – river rats rejoice! The water can be enjoyed by all, whether your choice of vessel is an inflatable inner tube or an actual kayak. Rivers, however, are ever-changing. They can vary from a dry trickle to a knock-your-Chacos-off kind of current. And as this park ranger reminds us in the best possible way, don’t be stupid. Check the weather, wear a life vest, and perhaps bring a paddle. Happy Friday folks, and stay safe out there this weekend.

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Jeremy Jones Talks About Tom Curren’s Surfing Inspiration
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Jeremy Jones Talks About Tom Curren’s Surfing Inspiration

Jeremy Jones Talks About Tom Curren’s Surfing Inspiration

To Jeremy Jones, snowboarding is a whole lot more than just sliding down big snowy mountains. It’s a way to show off a very unique style, gathered from watching and riding with the best surfers in the world, and emulating their free-flowing yet precise motions. Jones calls surfer Tom Curren one his greatest inspirations, and tells us how this particular ride, from Curren’s 1994 wave at J-Bay, inspires him even decades later. This Wednesday, catch Tom Curren’ show at Jackson Hole’s Pink Garter