By Robin Hill Photos by Emma Light Nov. 15, 2014 Late fall in Bozeman, Montana, fires the stoke, but also tests our patience. Every fall, I tell myself I am going to wait a little later to avoid the shark-fin infested slopes of the early season. I was doing well fighting the itch this season,

Trip Report: Ullr’s Playground

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

Trip Report: The Canadian Rockies

  By Clark Corey In the spring, the travel bug can become quite strong. Which got me thinking: A cold and wet spring in Montana surely means it’s looking good up in the Canadian Rockies. With that in mind, we found ourselves cruising down the Trans-Canadian highway towards Lake Louise. I didn’t take long to

Postcard from Kyrgyzstan

British splitboarder Mike Handford and a group of freeride skiers from New Zealand and Australia are currently traveling through Kyrgyzstan riding and skiing the remote mountains that blanket the country. With little information about this former Soviet country, they set out aiming to explore as much of the terrain as possible, while educating local guides
Words By Tamo Campos Our trip has taken quite the detour. We decided to come back through Vancouver instead of taking the ferry to Prince Rupert. The decision was mostly to save our diminished funds and secondly because one of the kids in Alert Bay brought up the point that driving on veggie oil is

A Timeline Of Tahoe Pow Dayz

A Guest Post and Photo Essay by Seth Lightcap, fellow splitter and friend of Spark R&D. The joy ride fired up on October 22nd. That was the first pow day of the winter in Lake Tahoe this season. For the 100 days since then, the Northern Sierra have been firing day in, day out. We’ve

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Along the Runway

Michaela Precourt put together a backcountry snowboard expedition in Glacier Bay National Park located near Haines Alaska this April. They flew out with Drake Olsen, with Fly Drake Planes and camped on the Muir glacier.  Her team was assembled of Iris Lazz, Laura Hadar, KT Miller, Austin Gibney, Dylan Cembalski, and Ben Furimsky. The team