Spring is around the corner, but before another notch goes onto the proverbial riding belt, there are a few things to do.
If you’re a Southern California local, riding powder may still need to be checked off. It’s not always as easy as it was last year, when our crew hit seldom-shredded spots in the San Bernardino mountains on one deep day after another. There is hope, and proof of it starts on page 104.
“Alaska 4 x 4″ will help you take the next big step, regardless of where you’ve been riding or how good you’ve already had it. Nowhere else in the world can you ride lines like you can in Alaska. The stability of a maritime snowpack and a lifetime of terrain make a trip north the perfect way to end a season.
Then again, where there’s a will, there’s a winter, or at least some snow. Why not buy yourself some ride time by going back-to-back at least once? When the North American winter ends, ship off to the Southern Hemisphere and do it all again. Ushuaia, Argentina may be more than most riders want to bite off, but the scenery alone is worth the travel time-check out page 92.
For those who don’t own a down jacket (or don’t want to wear one in August), there are always the summer snowboarding camps of Oregon and British Columbia, Canada … or Europe. CAPiTA’s team of misfits opted for the latter, toting along a photographer/co-conspirator and a tolerant writer. Their story is also in this issue.
I’ve still got a few things to check off my own list.
Editor In Chief
Savor this issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding-the next one doesn’t come out until August. In the meantime, twsnow.com will keep you up to speed with shred-related news and riding conditions from around the world.
Ride switch for a day
Hike for powder
Spend three nights in the backcountry
Visit five new resorts
Ride 100 days
Ride at least one day during every month of the year