Launch – Fever


It’s February now, still midwinter in the mountains. Early-season dumps have become deep bases at places like Mammoth and Kirkwood, and the hurrah of spring break is only a month away.

In this issue, we’ve put together a spring break guide of sorts: events and festivals, tours, camps, and contests. If you’re in the market, it should help you to plan a memorable trip.

Of course, not everyone gets a spring break-it means about as much as “summer vacation” once you’re out of school-but I think most can relate to planning a time to get away with friends, ride, and chase the dream.

We’ve also packed this issue with options: Iceland is a surprisingly affordable five-hour flight from New York, heli-boarding in Alaska isn’t just for professional riders like Jeremy Jones, and switch nosepresses on handrails … well, maybe we’ll leave that one alone.

The world’s largest and longest-running snowboarding magazine has something for everyone-every snowboarder, anyway. From park and urban rails to resort profiles and product reviews, with plenty of powder and backcountry in between, we’ve been covering it all for eighteen seasons.

It seems you’ve already noticed. More people read TransWorld SNOWboarding than all of the other snowboard magazines in North America-combined. Thanks for riding out the evolution with us.

See you on the chairlift,

Kurt Hoy