Top Five TransWorld Adventures Of 2010

#5. Vancouver Island

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We called this feature in the December 2010 issue, the Misty Mountain Hop. The People film crew including Curtis Ciszek, Eero Niemela, and Shaun McKay explored Vancouver Island’s Mount Cain and Mount Washington. They scored deep pow and found a mountain scene set back in time, just a couple hour ferry ride and a short drive from the chaos of the Vancouver Olympics, proving that you don’t necessarily need to go to the end of the earth to find something completely unexpected.

#4. Snowmageddon On The East Coast

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Feet upon feet of snow pummeled the East Coast cities of DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia last winter. What an opportunity … if you could get there before the melt! Originally appearing in the December 2010 Issue, Snowmageddon features Lucas Magoon, Johah Owen, Chris Bradshaw, Phil Jaques, Luke Love, and more sessioning the biggest dump in recent East Coast memory.

#3. Chile’s Puyehue Volcano



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TWS hooked up with The North Face teamriders Lucas Debari, DCP, Xavier De Le Rue, and guide Shin Campos to conquer a volcano in Chile. With TWS’ Joe Carlino, Ben Gavelda, and Scott Serfas along to document the trip, the crew trudged and splitboarded through mud, horseshit, slush, and snow, then weathered out the bitter Patagonian cold for days before getting a break. And then it came …

Look for the full feature in the February issue, coming soon!

#2. Kyrgyzstan’s Ak Tash Mountain

Kyrgyzstan is incredible—a mountainous territory containing 40 different tribes hailing from a nomadic culture that traces directly back to Genghis Khan. The northwestern Himalayas sweep down onto barren, wind-scoured plains where, outside city limits, people mostly live off the land.”—Jennifer Sherowski


It's just a mellow flights over the ocean, and a mellow drive on some rustic roads through a mellow blizzard to get to Karakol. PHOTO: Eric Bergeri
It's just a mellow flights over the ocean, and a mellow drive on some rustic roads through a mellow blizzard to get to Ak Tash. PHOTO: Eric Bergeri
You don't know the meaning of cold until you've experienced a Siberian winter. PHOTO: Eric Bergeri
You don't know the meaning of cold until you've experienced a Siberian winter. PHOTO: Eric Bergeri
Sylvain Bourbousson rocks-to-fakie on a giant rooftop and upon reentry, slides back into the arms of his many adoring Kyrgyz fans. PHOTO: Eric Bergeri
Sylvain Bourbousson rocks-to-fakie on a giant rooftop and upon reentry, slides back into the arms of his many adoring Kyrgyz fans. PHOTO: Eric Bergeri

From the January 2010 issue—a classic TransWorld SNOWboarding travel feature to the ends of the earth. Leave it to the never-ever-road-weary world travelers Eric Bergeri and Jennifer Sherowski to go deep into this mysterious former-Soviet country bordering China—a place called Kyrgyzstan, and document riders Sylvain Bourbousson, Robin Van Gyn, and Chad Otterstrom experiences with Kok-boru, besh barmak, and Karakol’s sugary slopes.

#1. Alaska’s Tordrillo Range

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We called it ‘The Best Biggest Greatest Trip Ever,’ and we’re sticking by this claim. This is the AK trip that scored the cover of our oversized January 200th issue (yeah, Trice). Riders Travis Rice, Mark Landvik, and John Jackson along with Brainfarm cinemas and our own photographer Scott Serfas spent a month in the Tordrillo Range of Alaska last Spring dropping sheer cliffs and clearing canyon size step-downs locking down footage for the sequel to That’s It, That’s All named: The Art Of Flight. You heard it here first.

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