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Ryland Bell: The Apprentice Becomes a Master

Five years ago, Jeremy Jones invited a young Ryland Bell to join him in Alaska. Since that trip, Bell has traveled to the state with Jones nearly every spring. The two first met lapping Squaw Valley when Bell was sixteen. Not long after, he made first descents in Alaska while filming for Deeper. Bell made these initial descents despite spending most of the trip in awe. As Jones points out, “He was just so wide-eyed and hardly got on his snowboard.”

Through the years, however, Bell’s riding and perspective have greatly evolved. As a result, Jones teams up with Bell for nearly every trip he makes to Alaska. “It’s a no-brainer—if I’m going to Alaska, Ryland is coming with me,” he explains. Often, these trips take Bell to areas with which he is intimately familiar thanks to spending his summers in Alaska working as a commercial fisherman. And each trip both fuels and reveals the evolution of Bell’s snowboarding.

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Video: Man Gets Caught In Chilean Avalanche
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Video: Man Gets Caught In Chilean Avalanche

Video: Man Gets Caught In Chilean Avalanche

This one is scary folks. While snowboarding in Chile, a local man named Manuel Díaz got caught in a slide. In case you haven't heard, Chile has been getting hammered with snow lately. The capital, Santiago, just had their largest snow storm in 46 years.  We're thankful Díaz is okay. It serves as a hair-raising reminder, though, that backcountry adventures are a risk and being properly prepared is essential.  Read about 7 Lessons Greg Epstein Learned From Surviving An Avalanche and explore

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Watch: Winter in Japan Never Looked Dreamier

Watch: Winter in Japan Never Looked Dreamier

If you haven't already daydreamed of skiing "Japowpow," then this edit by Shredbots will definitely have you joining those of us who drool over the endless freshies in Japan. Shot in Honshu and Hokkaido, the short film shows both the snow that never seems to stop falling in the mountains and the cultural excitement of the cities. 

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Kiwi Riders Take Advantage of Early Season Powder Down Under
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Kiwi Riders Take Advantage of Early Season Powder Down Under

Kiwi Riders Take Advantage of Early Season Powder Down Under

After a long wait for the first snowfall, winter in New Zealand has finally arrived in full force. Cardrona Alpine Resort on the South Island is getting pounded with snow in the early season, and riders Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Ethan Cruise, and Nick Brown are getting after it. Watch as they remind us how to enjoy those first turns back on the snow. RELATED: This Is Still The Most Relatable Ski Off-Season Video We've Seen Known as both the training mountain for the New Zealand snowboard team