Hit The Road

Everything you need to pack up, whether you’re traveling heavy or light-what really matters is that you’re finally going snowboarding!

 

Luggage

 

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When the Burton Wheelie Sub (4,271 cubic inches, $200-240) and Wheelie Locker (166 cm or 185 cm, $210) are combined using the SnakeStack system, like transformers, they become the semi-truck of snowboard luggage. The Wheelie Sub can split in two to accommodate airline weight restrictions. Shown in industrial average distressed plaid. burton.com

 

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The DaKine 1K (2,800 cubic inches, $150) is a new carry-on model for light packers and quick trips. dakine.com

 

Board Bags

 

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Bring the whole quiver in the Ogi’o Agent ($150). The bag holds as many boards as you can fit, complete with bomber stitching, plenty of grips, and compression straps to solidify the load. It comes complete with a removable boot bag and a pocket for everything. ogio.com

 

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Sometimes more is less-especially in crowded airports. The DaKine Pipe Bag ($30) will keep you moving at top speed. dakine.com

 

Packs

 

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The Drop MFM pack ($80) is made of good-lookin’ perforated synthetic leather. The pack includes features that are perfect for traveling or backcountry sleddin’ missions. It has ready-for-action features from the vertical board-carry straps and the comfy ventilated foam back panel to the large expandable utility pockets-this pack goes where you do. dropmfg.com

 

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The Gravis A/V Terminal ($60) holds your passport, money, credit cards, and plane ticket. You’ve got the clothes on your back-have fun. gravisfootwear.com

 

Roof Racks

 

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Don’t leave anything behind because of space limitations-put it all up top in the brand-new Yakima Skybox Pro 18 ($540). New features include a fancy finish, 50-percent sturdier construction, and new organizational add-ons. yakima.com

 

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RV Inno Dual Angle-D Raised Factory Rails ($220) are able to angle up for tall bindings and lay flat for better aerodynamics. Fits four snowboards. innoracks.com

 

 

Three Early-Season Road Trips

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Wolf Creek, Colorado-Thanks to its high elevation, the Creek usually gets some of the bigger early season dumps. Twelve-hour road trips for a weekend of early-season shred conditions are common. wolfcreekski.com

 

Mammoth Mountain, California-Hey, everyone, let’s drive the 395. You can only get here by car over and over and over again all winter. Will it be another record-breaking winter? Let’s hope so! mammothmountain.com

 

Grand Targhee, Wyoming-Located just outside of Jackson, Wyoming, the mellow slopes get lots of early-season snowfall-they even guarantee it from November through April. If you’re not stoked on the snow conditions, you can return your lift ticket within one hour and you’ll receive a Snow Check good for another lift ticket on any day during the current season. grandtarghee.com