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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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Here are the Top 5 Cliff Drops From This Year’s FWT
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Here are the Top 5 Cliff Drops From This Year’s FWT

Here are the Top 5 Cliff Drops From This Year’s FWT

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

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Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day
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Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day

Jeremy Jones, Sage and Tommy Moe on the Importance of Family Skiing for Father’s Day

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.

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What Happens When Pro Big Wave Surfers Go Heli Boarding?
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What Happens When Pro Big Wave Surfers Go Heli Boarding?

What Happens When Pro Big Wave Surfers Go Heli Boarding?

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