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Splitboarding the Mammoth Backcountry

After the last seven years it has seemed like Feast or Famine in the Sierra. Right now it's time to eat! Here's Erik "Curly" Thomas, Dave Faustini, and Jimmy Goodman digging in near Mammoth, CA. Editing by...
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Discovering Hakuba

Words by Leon Butler Japan is a a tale of two stories when it comes to the backcountry.  Its a country with some of the most forgiving and generous people I have come across, they can never do enough to...
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Higher Latitude – Episode 2

In episode 2 of Higher Latitude, the sun has returned to the arctic in Northern Norway and the longer days allow for bigger objectives in cold snow. If you don't already have the desire to go to Northern...
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Steelhead and Spines – Volume 3

Neil and Ian Provo deliver another installment of their classic Steelhead and Spines shorts. This latest piece offers picturesque scenes from glacier camping to rainforests. Arriving in Haines, Alaska, in...
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This is Cascadia – Part 3

Gaining momentum after their successful summit of the Middle Sister, the Cascadia crew pushes on. With a fresh dose of motivation they tackle two more volcanic peaks within three days, each new mission fuelled...
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This is Cascadia – Part 2

Leaving behind the grandiose scenery of Crater Lake the Cascadian Reprobates find themselves exploring terrain within reach of Bend, Oregon. A spell of inclement weather forces them into town where they sample...
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This is Cascadia – Part 1

Spark R&D team rider Mike Handford, assembles a crew to experience Cascadia. The Cascadia crew gathers in Santa Cruz, California to plan, prepare, and set the precedent for the following weeks. Loading...