With a little special gear and some uphill work, snowboarders can enjoy untracked backcountry powder just like a traditional skier with AT gear
From Quebec to British Columbia, Ontario to the Rockies, here's where you'll find some of the best snowboarding in Canada even before the holidays. The snow is already great, so come on up!
Collaborating with a close group of talented riders and athletes--Mike Hattrup, Byron
Bagwell, Justin Kious, Andrew Hart, Marcel Dolak, Eli
Roberts--photographer Stephen Matera captures the fluid beauty and
gnarly drops of the Cascades' best backcountry and terrain parks.
Bart Donnelly raging down a groomed run at Norquay.
Matt Ride riding a Snowbike down Marmot Basin.
Mild mannered Mike Moynihan tears into a groomed run at Sunshine Village.
Jamie McCulloch making Delirium Dive at Sunshine Village look easy.
What's Christmas without a visit from the fat man himself?
A tribute from his brothers Lowell and Gordy and from his friends in the outdoors including Andrew McLean and Gary Brill. Includes a selection of captivating images by Carl Skoog.
The volcanic domes of the Pacific Northwest seem designed with snowboarding in mind. In addition to great snow, you can expect magnificent scenery, varied terrain parks to tempt beginners through experts, and a friendly atmosphere.
The 2005 Banff Mountain Festivals wrapped up with a display of the winning images from the Banff Mountain Photography Competition.
If you're tired of lift tickets, just launch into the next evolution of wind sports, where human-scale kites take you to places even angels fear to tread.
Finding the right snowboard boot for your skill level is a matter of balancing performance with comfort. Here are some guidelines to get you outfitted.
Whale Tale, Whoop de Doo, Goofy Foot, Snake Run? Not new hip hop dances--just the lingo of snowboarders carving up the slopes.
What to eat to keep you going on the slopes, the trail or the mountain.
Whistler/Blackcomb--a Canadian destination with something for everyone: skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing.
Mt. Bachelor and the nearby town of Bend, Oregon, form the hub of a great wheel of athletic possibilities with summer skiing at nearly every spoke.