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K2 & Ride Have Another New Owner

K2 Snowboards, Ride Snowboards, and the rest of the Newell Brands winter sports businesses have a new owner. This time they’ve been snagged by New York based private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for a reported $240 million. Net sales for the divested business were approximately $330 million during 2016 and annual adjusted EBITDA for […]

Arapahoe Basin announces extended ski season following spring snowfall

One week after a mid-May snowstorm left over a foot of fresh spring powder on its slopes, Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin ski area announced Tuesday that it will add at least one full bonus weekend of skiing and riding, according to the Denver Post. Show More Summary

Bench Pressing Bent Metal

Bent Metal Binding Works is proud to announce the addition of Norwegian creative master shred Fredrik Perry to the BMBW team! What better way to celebrate than the premiere of Freddy’s latest audio visual endeavor Benchpress the movie. You probably should just watch it even though it’s pretty much summer and we’re glazed on watching shred […]

Shaun White reaches settlement in sexual harassment lawsuit

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Olympic snowboarder Shaun White reached a settlement with the former drummer of his rock band Bad Things, after she filed a lawsuit against him last year accusing him of sexual harassment and withholding wages from her. Show More Summary

Following heavy ski season, Mount Bachelor will reopen for July 4

On Monday, following a season in which it pulled down more than 570 inches of snow, the Mount Bachelor ski area in Bend, Oregon, announced that — for only the ninth time in its 58-year history — the mountain will be open for skiing and snowboarding on July 4, as reported by KTVZ. Show More Summary

Could this be the first 1980 ever landed in snowboarding history?

At just 20 years old, Japanese snowboarder Yuki Kadono is already at the forefront of progressing big air and slopestyle snowboarding. And according to TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING, he may have just landed the first quad cork 1980 in snowboarding history. Show More Summary

Windsurfing down powdery Japanese mountains is bliss; video

With the proliferation of social media, clips of Japan and its seemingly endless amounts of perfect, blower powder have spread to every corner of the internet, prompting many an intrepid powder hound to book winter trips there. And the appeal of Japan’s mountains apparently isn’t just confined to the winter sports world. Show More Summary

Snowboarding is sure to be pushed to new heights this week at Superpark

On Monday, the crew from SNOWBOARDER brought hundreds of their closest friends from the snowboarding industry — pros, amateurs, brand reps and media members alike — to Mammoth Mountain for the 21st edition of SNOWBOARDER Superpark presented by Nexen Tires. Show More Summary

Aspen doubles down on tiny homes to solve employee housing crisis

A few months after it launched a trial run to see if using “tiny homes” could help ease the burden of finding affordable housing on seasonal employees, the Aspen Skiing Company announced Friday it was going to purchase nearly three dozen additional tiny homes for workers by next season, according to the Aspen Times. Show More Summary

Shaun White discusses his heart condition with Jimmy Kimmel

On Monday night, late night television host Jimmy Kimmel took devoted 13 minutes during the opening monologue of his show to talk about the emotional, dramatic birth of his son Billy last week, and the open-heart surgery his newborn had to undergo just three days after being born. Show More Summary

Why rest is so important to snowboarder Chloe Kim’s performance

For highly driven, competitive people, it can be hard to realize when not to push personal limits. This past season, snowboarding star Chloe Kim learned that lesson the hard way as she tried to battle through a lingering illness during a back-to-back competition schedule. Show More Summary

Oregon man summits Mount St. Helens by snowkite

An adventurer from Oregon set what he believes is a record last Friday by summiting Mount St. Helens using only a snowkite, a feat he thinks nobody else has ever accomplished. Aaron Sales, a 42-year-old avid snowkiter from Hood River,...Show More Summary

Have an extra $18M? If so, you can buy Shaun White’s three houses

Shaun White is one of the most decorated competitive snowboarders in the history of the sport, with 18 Winter X Games medals and two Olympic gold medals to his name. But judging off his activities over the past month, it seems like White...Show More Summary

Snowboarder Jeremy Jones testifies on Capital Hill about climate change

Big-mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones has long been an environmental activist — Jones founded the climate change nonprofit Protect Our Winters — and on Wednesday he brought his activism to Capital Hill in Washington D.C. to testify in front of Congress about the impact climate change is having on the outdoor recreational industry. Show More Summary

Noah Salasnek, snowboarding icon, passes away

On Wednesday, Noah Salasnek — one of the most influential and iconic snowboarders from the sport’s early days — passed away following a prolonged battle with liver cancer. Sad news about the passing of Noah Salasnek today. Few riders have influenced so many aspects of snowboarding. Show More Summary

Local Knowledge: Ski icon Glen Plake on his love of Mammoth Mountain

A home mountain is a very special thing to skiers and snowboarders. One might even use the word sacred. To put this idea into perspective, we decided to pick the brains of some of the most influential figures in snow sports, asking just how special their home mountain is to them. Show More Summary

Northern Sierra has wettest ‘water year’ ever, ski resorts approach 800 inches

On Thursday, the National Weather Service announced that — following the incredible, drought-busting winter California has just experienced — the state’s Northern Sierra mountain range is currently in the midst of its wettest “water year” in recorded history, per KCRA. Show More Summary

Pro splitboarder Russell Cunningham describes his most memorable descent

In the world of backcountry skiing and snowboarding, many riders view Alaska’s steeps as “the promised land.” To professional splitboarder and Karakoram binding designer Russell Cunningham, his favorite riding is in his own backyard in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Show More Summary

Squaw Valley has so much snow right now, it may not close this year

The California ski season just keeps getting better, with multiple resorts reporting their snowiest seasons in history. And the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows resort in the Lake Tahoe area has now gotten so much snow (it just reached the...Show More Summary

Aspen Skiing Co. & KSL Buy Mammoth, Too

Mammoth has always wanted to be Aspen. And now, it appears they’ve finally made those dreams a reality. Two days after picking up Intrawest for a reported $1.5 billion, the Denver, Colorado based Aspen Skiing Co./KSL partnership has picked up Mammoth, June, Snow Summit, and Bear Mountain for an undisclosed sum according to a Jason Blevins […]

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