Inside the Issue: TransWorld SNOWboarding December 2016

While snowboard magazine covers often feature large-scale action, the front of the December issue focuses on a feeling. Peering through a crack in the rock, you can see Nicolas Müller holding onto a perfect stalefish in a snowstorm, shot by Silvano Zeiter.
Captured by TransWorld SNOWboarding senior photographer Andy Wright, this image of Louif Paradis was shot in the heat of the moment. The backstory is explained in December's iteration of Framed.
Former professional snowboarder and TransWorld SNOWboarding's social media manager and video host, Eddie Wall, digs up evidence from the DC Mountain Lab days, which includes a photo of a human pyramid with MySpace Tom.
Scotty Wittlake and his wife, Marissa, are living in an '88 Toyota that's already traveled from Canada to Mexico, with plans to head even further south over the next couple years. Their plan—or lack thereof—is highlighted in December's Adventuremobiles column.
Cody Booth has been visiting Alaska each season, learning more every year about how to get to remote zones and ride unfathomable terrain without spending astronomical amounts of cash. He offers his insights into Alaskan travel on a dirtbag's budget.
TransWorld SNOWboarding's digital content manager, Justin Cafiero, heads to Chile with a crew that includes Ozzy Henning, Brady Lem, and Victor Daviet. Once in Valle Nevado, they link up with Manuel Diaz, who shows the squad how to do it right down south. Their findings are documented in December's Resort Sessions.
We took seven powder boards to Eagle Pass Heli to figure out exactly what each is capable of in its most natural environment—pristine, untracked fields. Whiteroom Ready gives you the details you'll to know before dropping in on a new pow stick.
What happens when the local judge gives you approval to snowboard in the streets free of hassle? The Absinthe crew found out exactly what's possible in this dream scenario, and it's documented by Austen Sweetin and Dean Blotto Gray.
There was once a plan to build a gondola between Mammoth and June Mountain. For better or worse, depending on your perspective, it never became a reality. But a crew of Sierra locals, including Gabe Taylor, Frank Knab, and Jimmy Goodman, slapped the skins on their splitboards and set off to trace the phantom lift route, finding plenty of rideable terrain along the way.
Is it possible for two scientists to change the course of terrain park building forever? Jesse Huffman investigates the controversy surrounding park jumps which has the potential to produce a massive effect on freestyle snowboarding.
The version of snowboarding's history found on Wikipedia doesn't include petranboards, but before Jake Burton or Tom Sims were sliding sideways in the snow, the people of a small middle-eastern village were, and Alex Yoder, Nick Russell, David Cleeland, and Wade Dunstan went to Turkey to experience this tradition firsthand.
What do you get a bunch of snowboard editors? Our staff highlights some of their favorite product this season in our Holiday Gift Guide.

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.