Author: Jill Ellsworth

Jessy Brown Interview

Rip Curl’s Jessy Brown talks backcountry, being a vegan snowboarder, and chasing the dream, in this athlete interview.   Fill us in with the basics. My name is Jessy Brown, J-E-S-S-Y, brown like the colour. I’m 25 years old, born and raised on Bowen Island, B.C., and my home mountain is Whistler. When did you first start snowboarding and what led you to the sport?  I started snowboarding when I was around 6 or 7, because we lived up on a mountain that got a lot of snow in B.C., so it came naturally. As I grew up, I...

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Marie-France Roy’s Full Part from Arbor Snowboards’ Cosa Nostra

Arbor Snowboards is proud to release Marie-France Roy’s full part from Cosa Nostra, Arbor first full-length team video. Marie has been pushing the limits of women’s backcountry freeriding and freestyle for years. With a library of standout parts in some of snowboarding’s most influential films over the past decade, this most recent release from Marie is yet another testament to the timelessness and adaptability of her riding style. From the rarely explored mountains of Vancouver Island to the powder fields of Japan’s Northern Island, sit back and enjoy as Marie travels to remote locations across the globe in search...

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Smartwool Announces New Canadian Sales and Marketing Team

Steamboat Springs, Colo. (June 05, 2017) — Today, Smartwool announced two new hires to the brand’s Canadian team. “The growth of our team is indicative of our recent growth in the marketplace, as the brand has been gaining momentum for two years,” said Smartwool Canada Sales and Marketing Director, Corey Stecker. “Our new team will help us achieve our goal of becoming Canada’s leader in versatile, premium apparel and accessories for outdoor adventures. Our team is one investment among many as we strive to support and boost our specialty retail partners.” In May, Marie-Élizabeth Lajoie joined the team as...

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