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  • #566715
    KK
    36 Posts

    pulled from http://skipressmag.com

    May 5, 2005

    Jeffersonville, Vermont (Ski Press)-Backcountry Magazine announced the addition of three snowboarding-focused writers, Mike Harrelson, Chris Van Tilburg, and Dan Kostrzewski, to provide added firepower for this coming season’s first ever Snowboarding Annual to debut in October.

    “From its roots, snowboarding was born in the backcountry, just like skiing,â€Â

    #582193
    Matt
    77 Posts

    Sounds good to me. This has caused a stir over on the T-tips forum, and triggered the classic “Snowboarding sucks”/”No it doesn’t” knee-jerk reaction. I don’t miss that.

    #582194
    mtnrider
    740 Posts

    Yeah, I started reading that thread @ TTips. Pretty funny…

    …never mind the fact that the guys might actually have something to offer, and maybe, nah, do they have some writing talent?

    From the article above they seem pretty credible to me.

    I figured I’m getting a little old to be a heathen on the hill. Guess since I’m a snowboarder I’ll always have the droopy pants and colored mohawk 😆

    #582195
    powderjunkie
    1667 Posts

    Good for us, eh. Congrats to CVT. Why hasn’t Chris come over to this forum?

    #582196
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    Congrats to CVT. Why hasn’t Chris come over to this forum?

    He’s here. 🙂
    http://www.splitboard.net/talk/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=240

    PS. Congrats to CVT and Backcountry mag! Can’t wait to see the results.

    #582197
    Greydon Clark
    3 Posts

    The TTips thread was a little strange. Peeps seem more interested in reading about the latest bindings than backcountry skiing.

    #582198
    powderjunkie
    1667 Posts

    docwild, good to know.

    ttips thread was more than a little strange. Why did it turn into sematics of skiing and snowboarding? typical.

    #582199
    Greydon Clark
    3 Posts

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    docwild, good to know.

    ttips thread was more than a little strange. Why did it turn into sematics of skiing and snowboarding? typical.

    What do you expect, peeps have a six page thread debating the music in the Powder Whores video, somehow missing the fact that this is some of the best tele skiing ever posted on the inter-web. OCD reigns supreme.

    #582200
    Treeliner
    6 Posts

    @kk wrote:

    Chris has been riding since 1984 and authored Backcountry Snowboarding (Mountaineers Books, 1998)

    This is a little off-topic but…

    I was almost going to buy this book but decided against it as it probably discusses snowshoeing/hiking rather than skinning up with a splitboard. Can anyone confirm my suspicion or recommend a different book?

    #582201
    docwild
    24 Posts

    Yes, published in 98 (thus written in 96) splitboarding was still new, but I do cover splitboarding. I also write about avalanche safety, mountain safety, first aid, riding techniques, clothing, and such (it’s a compact version of Freedom of the Hills for Snowboarders). CV

    #582202
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    I read Backcountry Snowboarding by CVT last year. It’s a great book. It’s not supposed to be mode of ascent specific (he describes all of them), rather backcountry snowboarding in general–as docwild suggests above. It’s not for the advanced bc guru but for someone who in interested in starting or has some experience but wants an experts view.

    #582203
    Treeliner
    6 Posts

    @docwild wrote:

    I also write about avalanche safety, mountain safety, first aid, riding techniques, clothing, and such (it’s a compact version of Freedom of the Hills for Snowboarders). CV

    Sounds good, Chris. Definitely what I’m looking for, think I’ll go pick it up.

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