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ON THE PHOTO ANNUAL COVER:
“This shot is what I like to call a big ol’ bag of firsties. It was my first day shooting with Mikey Rencz and the “Get Real” crew, and everyone’s first time in this sled zone. For Rencz, it was his first hit of the day, his first time ever hitting this feature, his first stomped backside seven of the year, and finally, his first cover of SNOWBOARDER.”
R: Mikey Rencz, L: Revelstoke, BC, P: Ashley Barker/”Get Real”

ON THE RESORT GUIDE COVER:

Longtime contributor Mike Azevedo snapped this photo of former World Industries über-grom Tanner Pendleton at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire during a late afternoon session. Though he’s currently the youngest washed-up pro turned washed-up filmer in snowboarding history, Tanner proves that he’s still got it, and Azevedo snags his first cover with this publication. Nice work, chowdaheads. NHD.
R: Tanner Pendleton, L: Loon Mtn., NH, P: Mike Azevedo

SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILES

E-Stone

ETHAN STONE FORTIER

(IT ALL BEGAN) In Mount Snow, Vermont.

(TOP 3 PEOPLE TO TAKE A QUAD WITH) MFM, Shane Charlebois and Cole Taylor.

(DREAM DAY) 2 years ago, I rode in AK with no packs with MFM, Kurt Wastell and Shane Charlebois.

(SNOWBOARD HEROES) Jeff Brushie, MFM, Tarquin Robbins, Mikey LeBlanc, J2, Scotty Wittlake and Lucas Magoon.

(REASON YOU STARTED SHOOTING) Snowboarding.

Oli Gagnon

OLI GAGNON

(IT ALL BEGAN) On a yellow GNU Chaos with Kemper bindings.

(TOP 3 PEOPLE TO TAKE A QUAD WITH) Gabe Authier, DCP, and my brother Charles.

(DREAM DAY) Heli day in Haines with Nicolas Müller, Wolle Nyvelt and Gigi Rüf! Just doing laps.

(SNOWBOARD HEROES) Tarquin Robbins, Bryan Iguchi, Jamie Lynn, Ingemar Backman, Mike Ranquet, Johan Olofsson, Cardiel, Terje.

(REASON YOU STARTED SHOOTING) Passion.

silverton

AARON DODDS

(IT ALL BEGAN) Gunstock, New Hampshire, but it really happened at Purgatory in Durango, CO.

(TOP 3 PEOPLE TO TAKE A QUAD WITH) Oli G, E-Stone, Blom and Espen. Yes, you can fit 5 people on a quad.

(DREAM DAY) AK with Absinthe crew, but riding instead of shooting.

(SNOWBOARD HEROES) Terje, Rice, Dirksen, Wolle.

(REASON YOU STARTED SHOOTING) To ride more. Or so I thought…

best-of-test

ESPEN LYSTAD

(IT ALL BEGAN) December, 1987.

(TOP 3 PEOPLE TO TAKE A QUAD WITH) Old friends at home.

(DREAM DAY) Powder in Norway with friends, just riding.

(SNOWBOARD HEROES) Craig Kelly.

(REASON YOU STARTED SHOOTING) Shooting came first.

Daniel Blom

DANIEL BLOM

(IT ALL BEGAN) On a 170cm Kemper with hardboots back in 1993.

(TOP 3 PEOPLE TO TAKE A QUAD WITH) My buddies from back home.

(DREAM DAY) AK heli in deep fresh with Müller, Rice, Gigi and Wolle and a small point-and-shoot around my neck.

(SNOWBOARD HEROES) Backman, Olofsson, Haakonsen, Line.

(REASON YOU STARTED SHOOTING) The passion for shred.

2010 RESORT GUIDE

The resorts showcased in this guide have routinely gone above and beyond the basics for being considered “snowboard friendly.” They actively cater to snowboarders, with high-quality terrain tailored to the specific needs of riders. Here we have amassed relevant information on each spot to help you decide where your much-coveted days on snow will be spent this season.

East Coast

EAST COAST

SEVEN SPRINGS

LOON MOUNTAIN

WATERVILLE VALLEY

SUGARLOAF

STOWE

Mid West

MID WEST

BOYNE MOUNTAIN

BOYNE HIGHLANDS

Rocky mountains

ROCKY MOUNTAINS

KEYSTONE

PARK CITY

west coast

WEST COAST

SNOW VALLEY

SUMMIT AT SNOQUALMIE

BEAR MOUNTAIN

MT. HIGH

MAMMOTH