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Santa Fe Adventure Pro

This is Santa Fe

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Lured by good skiing, green chile and a dose of sun in the Land of Enchantment, we headed to Santa Fe, New Mexico. And that’s exactly what we found. A weekend getaway in this centuries-old capital city is like taking a trip around the world, just 45 minutes from Albuquerque. Mild winter temperatures…(Read More)

Every spring bands of snowboarders converge on a tiny Rocky Mountain town in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to explore the backcountry opportunities that abound. But they’re not you typical snowboarders. They’re split boarders. It’s called splitboarding: a genre of snowboarding that relies on boards that split in two to be used…(Read More)

Snow business revenue

Despite a low snow totals across the western mountains, the dollar totals are there. It seems the love for getting out and playing in the mountains is making it rain. Here’s a look. Rocky Mountain High Colorado closed its second-busiest ski season on record in 2016-17, with more than 13 million skier…(Read More)

Give'r Gloves

 Give’r Gloves: Burly gear made for life in the mountains. Words and photos by Brandon Mathis After a winter season of shoveling snow, mega frigid alpine-start mornings and some bewilderingly cold days riding Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area, we fell in love with this retro-leather glove. A tiny startup out of…(Read More)

Franco Snowshapes

Franco Snowshapes

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Franco Snowshapes: how one man in Jackson Hole, Wyoming turned adversity to advantage while making some killer snowboards along the way. When Mikey Franco got derailed from his dream ride with a major snowboard company due to an injury, he got another run-in, this time making snowboards not just riding them. Franco Snowshapes was…(Read More)

To get you psyched for winter, we picked some out the best places to ride in the Southwest, so get those boards waxed and grab your snorkel. This winter is going to be good. Purgatory This mountain north of Durango, Colorado, is ranked among the best of the Southwest for experience and setting. Ample sunshine…(Read More)

Purgatory Snowcat Adventures

When we rolled up to Purgatory Snowcat Adventures on a foggy morning in February, we weren’t sure if it was the day for a cat skiing. Lucky for us, things at the Southwestern Colorado-based business were about to change. A lull in winter storms had the best of the Southern Rockies getting tracked…(Read More)

snowboard camber and rocker

We dropped in to The Boarding Haus in Durango, Colorado, to learn about snowboard camber and how it can affect your ride. (Camber refers to the arching of a horizontal surface, like a ski. It helps turn, but when other shapes are applied, more benefits can be achieved.) Owner and lifelong boardsports lover John Agnew…(Read More)

snowboard stance

In snowboarding you’re locked in place on the board, unlike surfing and skateboarding where you can change the position of your feet – your snowboard stance – at any time. But that’s part of the fun. Becoming one with your board is perhaps the very essence of snowboarding, and it all begins with where you…(Read More)