A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climbs
“In my five years of climbing, I’d gotten the sense that there were really only two kinds of climbers in California — the ones who were good enough to climb the Nose and the ones who weren’t.” So says Hans Florine in the early pages of his new book (co-written with Jayme Moye) about his  [...]
Weston Big Chief Splitboard Review
The Weston Snowboards Big Chief cuts like the sharpest hatchet but approaches like a loping fox. A masterful tool, Weston’s board dedicated to the rowdiest riding delivers in all alpine conditions that the brave dares to explore. Weston Big Chief Review Weston’s been around for years but, outside Colorado, not many had been talking about  [...]
Store Your Board Snowboard Rack System
I love my gear. What’s the best way to show your gear you love it? Take care of it. Keep it safe; give it a nice place to sleep. And to keep your sanity when the storage piles up, keep it simple. That’s where a nice rack comes into play. Storeyourboard.com’s got you covered. Their  [...]
2018 Rossignol Sushi Splitboard Review
Sushi is delicious dead fish. And delicious dead fish float deliciously. So it makes sense that Rossi’s newest pow split is a flotation master, starving for deep, fluffy white stuff to roar through. This may not be the most versatile split in your quiver — but when the conditions are right, Rossi’s 145cm wonder is  [...]
Kelly Canyon Ski Resort Review
RIRIE, ID – Between the old rickety wood and metal lift with its jerky turns and creaks, the sign reminding us to wear snowboard leashes, and the crowd rocking old boards and not-quite-waterproof outerwear, one thing’s for sure — Kelly Canyon is nothing like Jackson Hole or even Targhee. I mean, tickets cost $40 for  [...]
2017 Ride Helix Snowboard Review
Fun. That’s been one of my main goals for this season. After a few years of 3 AM wake-ups and 8-hour approaches, this deep, erratic snowpack has led me to a rediscovery of something that those of us who take riding too seriously seem to have forgotten: Snowboarding is supposed to be fun. The guys  [...]
Patagonia Snowshot Pant Review
The Patagonia Snowshot Pants are possibly my favorite piece of new gear this season. And that’s despite a simple fact: Pants are the Rodney Dangerfield of snowboard gear; they don’t get no respect. I can usually tear through pants in a few hard weeks but I put these through the Teton ringer and they never  [...]
Kohla Splitboard Skins Review
At 19, on my first international snowboard trip, to Innsbruck, Austria, I discovered what big mountains truly are. So it comes full circle that now, 16 years of hard big mountain riding and backcountry evolution later, I would discover the best skins I’ve ever used in a green and white striped pair of mixed-mohair skins  [...]
Showers Pass Utility Backpack Review
The Showers Pass Utility Backpack is just the next stage in the evolutionary blending of the hardcore road cyclist and the commited pedal commuter, a lightweight style-heavy monster ready for whatever mother nature throws at it. Not that I’m a roadbiker. I mountain bike a bit; townie cruise when I can. But otherwise I’m usually  [...]