Rhythm Board Shop presents the Superior Banked Slalom at Mont Ripley in Ripley, MI. Don’t miss your chance to win cash prize and plenty of gear from CG. Registration is at the Ski Chalet between 9-10am and the race starts at 11 am. $10 entry fee and all ages and abilities are more than welcome to compete. Discounted lift tickets available for competitors. Visit the Superior Banked Slalom Facebook page for more info and details.
TransWorld Snowboarding announced today they are closing the doors after 32 years of absolute stoke. We are sad to hear the news. We would like the thank TransWorld for everything they have done for snowboarding. Pumping out the best content decade after decade from the magazine, videos, social media, and everything in between. Before the era of mobile devices and social media, TransWorld Snowboarding Mag was a go to for stoke and great content through out the season. We will always remember the history of TransWorld and everything they have done. They will be missed…
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Photo: Chris WellhausenTWS 3/7/19 – “For over three decades, TransWorld SNOWboarding maintained a steadfast commitment to curating of the sport’s culture. From evangelizing the legitimacy of shredding in the outlaw 80s, to broadcasting snowboarding’s place within the angsty counterculture of the 90s, to providing an authentic portrayal of the riding life even as the sport gained Olympic heights, we’ve been right there in print, online, and across social media. No matter the channel, we evolved to inform, inspire, and spread the stoke to millions. All good things, unfortunately, must come to an end, and effective March 6, 2019, TransWorld SNOWboarding has closed; the 32nd volume of magazines will be our last, and Kamikazu will be our final film. Over the coming weeks on our site and social channels we’ll publish tributes and reflections from the photographers, editors, filmers, and riders who defined the title over the years, so please check back regularly. Ultimately, the entire site will be archived online, available via search for the next generation to reference. From everyone here at the magazine, past and present, we want to thank you, the readers and viewers who supported us since 1987. Take some turns for us; better yet, keep an eye out and take some turns with us. We’ll see you on the hill.”
Ryland Bell is always traveling in search of the best snow and terrain. From big lines in Russia to powder packed mountains in Tahoe. His 2018 season was one for the books. LET IT SNOW.
Arapahoe Basin announced that they are pulling the plug with vail resorts. Reactions from epic pass holders has been quite interesting to say the least. 934 comments and still growing on their instagram post above. With early season riding and one of the first resorts to start turning the lift each season in North America it will make pass holders realize how good that access was. When all the other resorts stop turning their chairs in April, A-Basin will continue to stay open, some times as late as the Fourth of July. Nothing beats some spring riding and grilling along the beach while enjoying the sun and park laps on the Pallavicini chair. We respect their decision... Now their will be parking for everyone, lift lines wont be bad and the restaurant and bar will be able to accommodate everyone with seating etc. We would ride just A-Basin for an entire season no questions asked. We're sure a lot of locals will appreciate an affordable pass for just A-Basin and take advantage of it. The one currently offered for Keystone and A-Basin has been a popular choice, especially among some locals, who get access to the ski areas for less than $400 a season. This will definitely put a dent on Keystone's pass sales. Keystone/Vail resorts probably feel different about that as they announced they will try to compete with A-Basin and Loveland to be the first chair turning in North America. A-Basin's chief operating officer Alan Henceroth talked about how Arapahoe Basin has invested $40 million in on-mountain upgrades over the last 15 years. He also cited the "tremendous growth" in skier and snowboarder traffic the ski area has seen over the last several years. While problems with parking have been frustrating A-Basin's guests for some time now, the situation hit a boiling point earlier this year when A-Basin was warning drivers that cars illegally parked over the white lines on Highway 6 leading up to the ski area were getting towed. The question of the day is are they going to partner with Icon pass in the future? "If we were to enter into a partnership with another place, we're months and months away from that," Henceroth said. "I think it would be before the next ski season, but it won't be in time for spring pass sales".View this post on Instagram
“Arapahoe Basin and Vail Resorts will not be renewing their pass partnership for the 2019/2020 season. We are very proud of how wonderful Arapahoe Basin has become from the unparalleled skiing and riding to the incredible scenery. With diverse ski runs including some of the most intense terrain in North America and a culinary operation that is regularly listed among the top ten in the country, the ski area has developed a very special community that feels like home. This decision will allow us to continue to build on this spirit and the experience we have created,” said Arapahoe Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth. For more information follow the link in bio.