As of late, it's just been barley spitting here. Took the suby up on the hill for some turns...



Anticipation of the upcoming season is always exciting; how much snow will there be, how many trips will I take, where will I go, who will I meet? Snowboarding takes commitment, and this year I am fully committed to being in the mountains.

I'm committed to getting up early; very early on POW days. I am committed to going to new places, and putting shredding first. From this, I shall grow.

"Well, she's walking through the clouds,
With a circus mind that's running wild,
Butterflies and Zebras,
And Moonbeams and fairy tales.
That's all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind.

When I'm sad, she comes to me,
With a thousand smiles she gives to me free.
It's alright, she says it's alright,
Take anything you want from me,
Fly on little wing." Jimi

I can't wait to take this walk.



February & March / Lake Tahoe from Mountains In The Backyard on Vimeo.
First time going on some long hikes to do some bindingless snow surfing, I also found out you can surf on Lake Tahoe when winter winds are rolling in from storms so I shot some friends doing that. Been sitting on this footage since February now… between living in the woods, work, computer memory problems, power inverter issues, and snowboarding too much.. I finally got it done and onto the next few films!
hope you enjoy the surfing & snow surfing with a little snow boarding in the mix.


Sol Food.

"Sol Food" Official Teaser from Aaron Hooper on Vimeo.

Feed your soul with "Sol Food" the second shred flick from WillFilmForFood and a search for slashing pow. "Sol Food" is what we all get when we do something for ourself's! It's just Snowboarding, if you like shredding pow and going for "Sol" laps then "Sol Food" is for you! Now go Snowboard.


The North Face: Lucas Debari in Mica, B.C.

A little ragdolling can go a long way. Team snowboarder Lucas Debari shares on exploring the tall and complex pillow stacks of Mica, B.C. backcountry. This backcountry camping and riding trip to Mica was the brainstorm of Debari. It's the prequel to his current Greenland expedition - another trip that incorporates skiers and snowboarders, camping, hiking, and filming (by a team from Sherpas Cinema) to illustrate the common denominators that everyone shares regardless of their niche or experience level. Stay tuned for more from the Greenland expedition, coming fall 2014.


If you get a chance to read Annie Fast's article...

Here's an excerpt. 


Brian Fox :: Powder and Pillows Part

So.... It's been a while. I had the job interview of a lifetime at K2 Snowboarding as a graphic designer and didn't get it - so I haven't posted in a good while. I was pretty bummed I didn't get the position, but what's meant to be is meant to be. FINALLY, cold smoke has arrived here in the NW! BCB

Thought we'd kick it off with this Brian Fox part. Shredding. PURE. THIS IS REAL SNOWBOARDING.


Scott Studach.

Snow Reel from Studach on Vimeo.

Some of my favorites & some new ones.

The snow cinematography of Scott Studach

Featuring the riding of Joe Bosler, Tim Humpherys, Patrick McCarthy, Scotty Vine, Fredrik Evensen, Andy Bergin-Sperry, Shaun McKay, Ethan Morgan, Jake Blauvelt, Nick Ennen, Austen Sweetin

Music by Dexter Britain



Another dreadied brother bites the dust. Who's next Mizl? Jahn J? Hemphill? I don't think so.



Full Q & A with JEFF KEENAN

He's always grinning... What is he smiling about... ? What is he not saying... ? If you've ever met Jeff Keenan, you get the sense that he knows something that you don't. The sense that somewhere along the way he was introduced to Sinatra's, 'My Way', and decided those would be the lyrics that he would live his life by. What is his way? And how is he so confident in it? As it turns out, Keenan's 'way' is with friends and in the mountains, continually pursuing his love for snowboarding. As an owner and co-founder of DWD, it's plain to see how Keenan's influence and confidence has kept the brand on it's current course, handling it's growth while maintaining a firm grasp on it's roots. Whether it's the day to day at Dinosaurs Will Die, fine tuning the next version of his pro model (The KWON), helping out friends and fellow team riders, or stacking clips for his next video part... Keenan's got it handled... smiling all the while, letting his actions speak louder than his words... and letting his riding speak for itself.


DWD - As a kid, there is TONS to do growing up in Vancouver... what was it about snowboarding that hooked you?

JK - I came from a HUGE Hockey family and the cost of hockey programs were to much for a family of 3 boys. Skiing was less expensive at the time, so my parents took that route. We were all on the slops as soon as we could walk, and the
first time I went snowboarding was 1990. I was 10. I remember watching old Burton movies and they would be at Lake Louise jibbing garbage cans and hitting picnic tables. I remember my eyes bugging out of my skull at the sight of that. It changed everything, I was embarrassed of skiing, I would wear my ski suit and ski in the morning (because I had to) and at lunch I would run to the car and change into my Wide leg pants and Oversized Plaid Jacket before my friends
could see me. I did this for a season and that was it. Skiing was passé and Snowboarding has
been my life ever since.

DWD - Is that what still stokes your love for it today?

JK - To me Snowboarding is my life, it’s a true lifestyle, being out in the mountains with my friends and family, filming and progressing. I’m old in snowboard years,
but I don’t feel it, every time I go out and ride I want to do something that I have never done before. That’s the thing with it, the options are limitless, you can follow the pack and get bored or you can steer your own course. I used to think it was the backcountry that held all the creativity, then I came back to Seymour, Heneghan and all the young guys were riding park like I’ve never seen. Ollieing over rails to quick turns into down-bars and having ideas to ride closeout rails with wooden banks behind them. It was so fresh compared to the basic FSBS down a 21 stair that I was so over seeing. Now, I look at Larson, Hupp, Brewster and so many of the young creative riders hitting street stuff, and I’m so inspired by it.

DWD - How has your perspective on snowboarding and the snowboard industry changed since you were first introduced to it?

JK - I was sponsored when I was 16 and I’ve seen the money come and go within the industry. The financial situation is one thing but the participants are another; those who stick out the bad times are truly the ones that reap the benefit of
the good times ahead. I feel we are in a great position with snowboarding right now. It is coming full circle and the industry is once again in the hands of true snowboarders. Our “Industry” is no different from any other, every industry in the world goes through growth and strategic cycles, and we are a youthful, experimental and innovative group. It took us as snowboarders to revive the ski industry, with sidecuts, twin tips, powder specific boards, camber profiles all come from the brains of snowboarder. If we stay on our path we keep snowboarding alive and strong.

DWD - Is turning something that you love into your livelihood a benefit or a burden?

JK - Burden is pretty strong word, it’s not a burden but a stress. All you want is the best for everything and everyone around you, to balance this is the true key to success. What I loved when I was young is what I love today, there are massive ups and massive downs but in the end you are doing it your way and not answering to anyone other then those who surround you.

DWD - If we were to find you on a 'perfect day'... where would you be?

JK - At 6am already on top of the mountain watching the sunrise with a group of friends. All ready to work and ride, trading off filming and riding cliffs, lines, jibs, and building a jump in the afternoon. Hitting our last feature at sunset and coming home healthy (with a couple of clips) to a bunch of cold beer and positive emails. Haha that would be perfect!!!!

DWD - What influences you?

JK - My Surroundings, I never really put anything on a pedestal when I was young. You see, growing up on Seymour you would see guys like Kevin, Devun and even Peter Line, ripping around. I’d watch what they did and pull little tweaks and styles from what I saw. Seymour was a teaching ground it taught me that nothing is perfect and you can only create with the tools you have. For me these tools are the mountains, ocean, friends and family.

DWD - What are a few of the things that you knew you needed to have in your board (The Kwon) when you were designing it? How does that set the KWON apart from the
rest of the DWD line?

JK - I had the pleasure of riding with Tyler Lepore for two years. He is a tiny guy and rides wide boards. When I stopped riding Option boards, Tyler hooked me up with a couple of his pro model Capitas. They floated in powder like no other board I had ridden before, however it was too stiff for the quick maneuvering I like. I wanted the Kwon to be a little wider for Powder with a more forgiving flex pattern for tree riding. I like to compare the Kwon to an Anti-Hero or
Creature bowl board. It is made to rip fast and strong with a slight forgiveness.

DWD - What are some rad things that you're seeing on the horizon for snowboarding?

JK - Innovation in board technology is insane. The ideas and visions that have come to life and the resurgence of past ideas made better are truly shaping how we will perceive Snowboards in the future. As for snowboarding itself, the paths that one can take are growing year to year. From seeing the streets as a blank canvas to the allowance of split boards into where only helicopters could go, we are pushing into the unknown. As we explore deep into these areas progression endures.

DWD - What advise would you give your younger self now?

JK - To stop going big and save your body, wait I need to tell that to present day me. Ummmm, Don’t take things to personal and don’t hold grudges. Your time will come, and you will be stronger once you know this.

DWD - The people wanna know... when can they expect that next J-Kwon video part?

JK - Well the last one took a couple of years, the next one will take quite a few, lets say 10-20 years.


Follow Keenan on instagram and on facebook, and go get your DWD Kwon board are your local DWD retailer before they're all gone! <w>



Let it Storm :: Stevens Pass

Let it Storm. from matt Wainhouse on Vimeo.


40 sec preseason gigi and nico from Pirate Movie Production on Vimeo.

enjoy 40 sec of mellow low tight boarding with Gigi Rüf and Nicolas Müller

Opening day at Mt. Baker

Opening day at Mt. Baker from Brydseye Productions on Vimeo.

Baker is the undisputed Mecca for all real snowboarders. I am lucky enough to live in Washington and go to opening day at Baker most years. Today was an awesome way to kick the season off. Enjoy!!!




I've had my White EG2's for 6 seasons or so now, and LOVE them. The foam is starting to crumble off though and it's time for an upgrade. I think this will be my next pair of EG's.
Also check out Gnarly's fleece hoody designed by TheCPDC. Killer design Chris!


I'm not usually a supporter of Nike having their hand in snowboarding, but these boots are sick. Style for dayyyyyyys! Nice work Poler.

"The Nike x Poler Vapen Premium QS Snowboard Boots are the first collaboration boots between Poler and the one and only Nike Snowboarding. Boasting a mid-flex feel for all around riding and a camo tongue and interior liner, this boot will gain you much deserved recognition on the hill with all the performance you expect. The design is inspired by the Mogan Mid 2 with the superb fit and feel of the Kaiju."



"Dance to the beat of your own drum..."

Because of Snowboarding - Jake Blauvelt - Episode 6 from Ride Snowboards on Vimeo.

You can describe Jake Blauvelt in many ways, but two words that resonate with the dynamic rider are: Well Balanced. From his aggressive riding to everyday life, Jake focuses tons of his energy on being well balanced. Yes, Jake kills it on the board, but to be able to consistently perform at such a high level demands dedication and hard work. Jake eats well, unplugs from everything by going fly-fishing, and knows he's super fortunate to be able to do what he does.


Scotty :: @ Stevens Pass

Arbor presents The Postcard Series With Scotty Vine: Episode 4 - Washington from Snowboarder Magazine on Vimeo.

In the final installment of The Postcard Series with Scotty Vine, the Arbor Snowboards crew heads to Washington to hit up Stevens Pass. Scotty is joined by fellow Arbor riders Mike Gray, Ryan McLaughlin, Blake Axelson, and Ian Wood as they go from huge backcountry lines, to killing it in the park, to a firey urban spot. Postcards has been a great series to get everyone stoked on winter and we look forward to see what Scotty Vine and the rest of the Arbor team has planned for this year.


Mark Carter and Sammy Luebke Shred Turkey Head Lake from smith optics on Vimeo.

Where the hell is Turkey Head Lake? Well, we can't tell you that. We will, however, show you what it looks like. Sammy Luebke and Mark Carter get lucky with some fresh pow and blue skies in this edit that is sure get you jonesin' for the white stuff.