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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“From its roots, snowboarding was born in the backcountry, just like skiing,Ã¢â‚¬Â
Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 10:27 am Posts: 5 Location: Watts
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.
Post subject: Re: Backcountry Magazine: new focus on snowboarding
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:41 pm
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:21 am Posts: 8
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?
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:10 pm Posts: 34 Location: hood river, or
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
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:42 am Posts: 2392 Location: California
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.