by David MacKinnon, photos courtesy The Manboys If anyone deserves an elaborate introduction, it’s Rusty Ockenden. His riding is progressive, his style is right, and his work ethic backs up his talent. And yes, it’s tempting to fan accolades on...
by David MacKinnon As expectation sets in, boarding changes. This will be the best season ever, I’m gonna light up the park. That TM is feeling me, my rep’s getting me a deck. With this new glass I’m getting a...
By David MacKinnon Canadian freeriding is as much a part of snowboarding’s resurgence as anything. Developments in gear, avalanche education, and information sharing platforms have made backcountry riding more accessible than ever, and the riders at the forefront of the...
By David MacKinnon, portrait by Derek Weimer Alberta snowboarding has the world’s attention, and the sense of community between riders in the province is stronger than ever. Finn Westbury and Taylor Davies are among the boarders pushing cowtown shredding– Finn’s...
By David MacKinnon, photos by Ryan Pappas and Jack Dobson Two riders, six questions: it’s your Tuesday TwoSix. Brin Alexander and Will Kovacic get it. Dudes have been bringing Blackcomb-honed freestyle to the Whistler backcountry, getting ambitious with their bootpacks and...
Photo: Oli Gagnon Last season, we kicked off our winter filming project with Vans in February. We had a unique opportunity as the Vans girls (me, Mary Rand, and Hana Beaman), to go on a few trips together to make...