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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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Watch Eric Jackson’s New Film: Alignment
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Watch Eric Jackson’s New Film: Alignment

Watch Eric Jackson’s New Film: Alignment

For pro rider Eric Jackson, finding alignment in life incorporates a whole lot more than just riding his snowboard. For him, it includes everything from fly fishing to spending time with friends just taking in the glory of the mountains. In E-Jack’s new film  with Transworld Snowboarding, explore epic mountains and rivers with him, John Jackson, and Curtis Ciszek, as they find the parallels between the tranquility of the river and the raw intensity of riding huge backcountry lines.  RELATED:

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Sam Smoothy Presents The Sky Piercer, A Film About NZ Ski Mountaineering
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Sam Smoothy Presents The Sky Piercer, A Film About NZ Ski Mountaineering

Sam Smoothy Presents The Sky Piercer, A Film About NZ Ski Mountaineering

Even for the dream team of Sam Smoothy, Xavier DeLeRue, Nadine Wallner, and Fraser McDougall, New Zealand’s highest peak Aoraki Mt. Cook proved a formidable challenge. Smoothy grew up staring at the massive peak that rises over 12,000 feet straight off the flats, and slowly put together a plan for climbing and skiing the legendary East Face. When the weather continued to beat down (like it does in NZ), the likelihood of achieving their objective started looking less and less within the time

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This Winter Road Trip Through Europe looks Epic
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This Winter Road Trip Through Europe looks Epic

This Winter Road Trip Through Europe looks Epic

The tiny living craze has always been about #vanlife, but in reality, the future is in school buses. Yeah, we’re talking about those giant yellow beasts you used to ride to school. Much more spacious than those trendy sprinter vans, a school bus proved to be the perfect vehicle of choice for Val Cook and Tim Boffe to chase powder in incredible destinations from Austria to Montenegro. RELATED: Big, Bright, and Blue — Meet Nancy the Mountain Bike School Bus Since they’re already swimming in