Author: David MacKinnon

Wrangle the Chute 2017 and Competitive Freeriding in Canada

By David MacKinnon On March 11th, the Freeride World Qualifier Wrangle the Chute went off at Kicking Horse, BC. Along with qualifying events at Revelstoke, Red Mountain, and Crystal Mountain in Washington, Wrangle the Chute is among the best opportunities for riders in Canada to compete in a big mountain contest, and earn points towards a spot on the Freeride World Tour. Wrangle the Chute has drawn the participation of interior BC riders for years, with the top names in the rankings often including powder highway locals like Chris Shook and Ave Perry, and past winners such as Jonathan...

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BENCH HEAVEN 2017: Video

Bench Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens– except a pack of the world’s most creative snowboarders making magic from nothing in the streets of Oslo, Norway, and a public session at Vinterpark that gave locals a  three hour taste of the Seymour lifestyle.  Rumour has it the Dinos turned Fredrik Perry pro, too.  Missed the fun?  Don’t worry– when this session’s over, it will start again… From Bench Heaven: The Bench. A beautiful, naturally occurring global phenomenon. Recently, a group of friends new and old gathered in Oslo, Norway to celebrate this wonder of the modern world....

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Alternative Snowmission with Patrick Trottier: Interview

by Zach Aller Patrick Trottier is the King of Rimouski and founder of the holy grail of East Coast snowboard events: SNOWMISSION. Situated deep in the lower Saint-Lawrence region of Quebec, Trottier has been receiving the province’s “crème de la crème” snowboarders and industry reps at his local mountain, Mont-Comi, since the event’s inception 12 years ago. The event features both competitive elements and participation drivers, such as splitboard clinics, Riglet parks, and product demos, and puts industry professionals in the same venue as new and returning consumers. It seems like only yesterday, Quebec snowboarders had rail competitions nearly...

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Freeride World Tour 2017 Fieberbrunn: Results

Fieberbrunn is in the books, and Freeride World Tour has reached the first stage of eliminations.  Wednesday’s competition marked the last chance for riders to qualify for the tour’s next stop in Haines (March 18-25), the last before its final in Verbier (April 1-9).  Canadian athletes Logan Pehota (men’s ski) and Audrey Hebert (women’s snowboard) made the podium, with second and third respectively, and Logan making the cut for Alaska.  Audrey, unfortunately, did not qualify for Haines, though she rounded out her rookie season with a very strong performance.  Her run showed fly-on-the-wall board control, fluid turns in steep...

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Complete Coverage of the 2017 Burton U.S. Open Airing on FS2, Red Bull TV &

Vail, CO (February 27, 2017) –The 35th annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships announce a packed programming schedule covering five days of halfpipe and slopestyle competition February 28 – March 4. This enhanced coverage includes seven hours of event finals programming on FS2, all event finals streaming live on Red Bull TV, plus live webcasts of semi-final and final events and, new for 2017, the addition of the Junior Jam on The 35th annual Burton U.S. Open is set to include an exciting field of the world’s top riders including Shaun White (USA), Mark McMorris (CAN), Kelly Clark...

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