Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Backcountry Magazine: new focus on snowboarding Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) Author Posts May 9, 2005 at 4:24 pm #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. Ã¢â‚¬Å“From its roots, snowboarding was born in the backcountry, just like skiing,Ã¢â‚¬Â May 9, 2005 at 4:33 pm #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. May 9, 2005 at 5:23 pm #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 😆 May 9, 2005 at 6:38 pm #582195 powderjunkie 1669 Posts Good for us, eh. Congrats to CVT. Why hasn’t Chris come over to this forum? May 9, 2005 at 7:00 pm #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. May 12, 2005 at 5:55 pm #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. May 12, 2005 at 6:08 pm #582198 powderjunkie 1669 Posts docwild, good to know. ttips thread was more than a little strange. Why did it turn into sematics of skiing and snowboarding? typical. May 13, 2005 at 4:42 pm #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. June 12, 2005 at 11:41 pm #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? June 13, 2005 at 2:50 am #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 June 13, 2005 at 2:37 pm #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. June 13, 2005 at 7:47 pm #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. Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.