As TransWorld SNOWboarding’s December issue hits newsstands and mailboxes, we’re no longer waiting for winter to arrive in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re waxing our boards, thinking about our next day on the hill. Within, we discover a facet of snowboarding’s history not found on Wikipedia, investigate the impact science and litigation could have on park jumps, and provide insights on powder boards actually tested in powder, among pages of other words and and photos we hope inspire you to heat up your iron and put it to P-tex before heading to the mountains. It’s that time.


– Hidden in Petran: Turkey’s unlinked snowboarding heritage
– Key to the City: The court grants Absinthe unrestricted access to the streets of Nelson, BC
– Safety in Numbers: Two scientists seek to standardize jump design, and resorts are listening
– Phantom Lifts: Following a mythical gondola from June to Mammoth
– Holiday Gift Guide: Stuff for giving and getting
– Whiteroom Ready: 7 powder boards tested in the backcountry
– Resort Sessions: The lowdown on Valle Nevado

– … and whole lot more.

Peruse select pages from the magazine above for now, then head to your nearest newsstand to grab a copy. You can also subscribe to the print or digital version and have TransWorld SNOWboarding delivered directly to you.