How easy is it to switch from skis to snowboard? Or how about a snowboarder on skis for the first time? May be harder than you think.
Pro rider Austin Visintainer (friends call him “Vizz”), from Spokane, gains greater recognition and stars in new major snowboard movie.
Ski the NW Rockies affiliated mountains made big updates and improvements for Winter 2021-22. Here are 16 changes to look for when you visit.
Every time I’m on the mountain, witnessing the next generation of skiers and snowboarders tearing it up, I feel hopeful and excited for the future. These kids—thanks to their parents, instructors, and coaches—are daring, brave, and strong, from the bunny hill toddler snowplowing S-turns to the pre-teen blazing down a black diamond. Here are four
The Wenatchee Valley, in central Washington, is the perfect shoulder season destination, with opportunities for spring skiing, hiking and trail running, rock climbing, kayaking and river sports, and mountain biking.
“Challenging spring conditions include the rapid transition from slick snow to grabbing snow, which pushes the rider forward,” says John Batchelder, pro patrol director at Lookout Pass. “Proper stance and balance is a key to staying in control. Knee and shoulder injuries are common in this situation.” Be mindful of the “freeze-thaw-freeze effect,” according to
By March, the urgency of the ski season has passed. First chairs, perfect lines, shin-deep tree runs have been scored. But the season is not done by any means. The mountains are still calling, and there are many ways that spring takes skiing and snowboarding to a higher level of bliss. 1. Powder Dumps: Sometimes
Ever wonder about the life of a pro snowboarder? Get your questions answered with Davey Baird, rider for Jones, Mons Royale, and Backcountry Access. Hear about Davey’s tiny house, camper trailer and his travels to engage the snowboarding community and compete in the Freeride World Tour. This self driven snowboarder has placed top three at