by Seth Lightcap. posted on 3 April
Glorious powder snow fell from the sky all over the world in the month of March. Our team was there, hungry mouths wide open, ready to lap it up...
Canada got pounded by storms in March. Andrew Hardingham caught this wicked selfie shredding in the Kootenays.
Here’s another one of Hardingham ripping a rowdy line in Golden, BC
Claudia Avon has been getting after it in the Whistler Backcountry. Kale Stephens snapped this shot of Claudia throttling a lovely spine line.
Even the east coast of Canada got hammered. Here’s a rad zone in Quebec that got slayed on a splitboard by Fabrice Tremblay. Photo - CDG
The Alps got hit with a solid storm in the beginning of the month, then suffered through a nasty warm-up for a couple weeks. Liz Daley found blower pow in Chamonix after the first set of storms. Photo - @MarqDiamond
Mitch Toelderer, Bibi Pekarek, Ryland Bell and Forrest Shearer went on a powder hunt to the Italian Dolomites mid-month. Mitch snapped this sick sunset shot of the crew setting up camp on an overnight mission.
To no surprise, the crew found a few faceshots in Italy. Here’s Forrest gettin his, as Ryland gets the shot.
Rob Kingwill jumped the pond over to Japan in March. As usual, the Japanese Alps delivered the goods...JA’POW!
Hokkaido powder playground. Photo - Rob Kingwill
Wyoming definitely takes the ’Powder Country’ title for 2014. Jackson Hole continued to get crushed all month. Photo - Alex Yoder
Teton Tube. Photo - Alex Yoder
Mark Carter toured into Mt. Moran with the TGR crew and ripped the Skillet Glacier. Photo - Mark Carter
What a month...here’s to an epic April! Photo - Iris lazz
by Seth Lightcap. posted on 2 April
Ralph Backstrom rode his Carbon Flagship 164 to a second straight win at the Freeride World Tour finals in Verbier! Ralph’s line down the infamous Bec De Rosses included a couple huge drops and wisely avoided some of the variable snow conditions that plagued many of the competitors. It was a huge comeback win and well deserved. Ralph trains year-around to stomp lines like this:
by Seth Lightcap. posted on 24 March
Finnish ripper Miikka Hast makes every move look easy. In his two new ’Stories From Here to There’ webisodes from Protest Outerwear, Mikka, Jonas Hagstrom and Sten Smola shred waist deep pow below treeline in the Swiss Alps.You’ll never doubt the freestyle capabilities of a splitboard again watching Miikka effortlessly toss tricks off of stacked pillow lines riding the Jones Solution.