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Spring is one of the best times to get out into the backcountry on your splitboard. The days are longer, the temperature is milder, snow stability is generally better, and BBQ’s and brews back at the car after a good session are commonplace. Not to mention, as temperatures warm up many outdoor enthusiasts make a… Read more »

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Chris Coulter is a busy man these days spending over 130 days each season on the snow. His life in the snowboard world has taken him from being a well-known, pro shredder in the early 2000’s to a highly respected, year-round snowboard guide working in some of the most iconic mountains on the planet. He… Read more »

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Words: Clark Corey December, January and February are busy months for avalanche education in North America. As March rolls around, there’s a whole new generation of backcountry enthusiasts who are excited to get out and use their newfound knowledge. But, just because you’ve completed your avalanche course, does that mean you’re good to go? For… Read more »

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My name is Rafael Pease and I’m a 21 year old splitboarder, burgeoning mountaineer, film producer, and student. I go to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder and splitboard as much as I can. I’m obsessed with it. This winter I’m combining my love of splitboarding and my love of film making with… Read more »

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Spark R&D Team Rider Ryland Bell checks in from Tahoe The past couple of seasons in Tahoe have been…rough. Especially in comparison to the first ten years I was here. There were never any questions that this is where I wanted to be, had to be, really.Tahoe had it all, both snow quality and quantity… Read more »

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Dedicated Spark R&D product tester and splitboarder, Frankie Devlin, just returned from a couple weeks in South America adventuring around and getting his splitboard on. He was nice enough to answer some questions for us about his trip. What were the exact dates of your trip? We flew out of Vancouver on Sept 18th and returned… Read more »

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Photo Credits: Jess Oundjian It’s always fun heading into a trip a little blind. Inevitably, best-laid plans always change, which is why my cohort Jess Oundjian and I ended up deciding to set out upon a 5000km road trip through the Balkans to get to our planned destination, the home of the gods, Mt Olympus… Read more »

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By Justin Lamoureux Through a haze of jetlag I hear Miikka Haast say, “…it starts with a 20 meter rappel into a 50 degree, 3-meter-wide couloir…yes, let’s do that…” Sounds like a great first run in Norway! This past May, I was lucky enough to join friends Miikka Haast and Jonas Hagstrom in their adopted… Read more »