Welcome to SNOWBOARDER Week in Review for the second week of August, a time when summer snowboarding in the Nothern Hemisphere is winding down, riding in the Southern Hemisphere is heating up, and we’re still just waiting for winter.

BUCK HILL DEFIES MOTHER NATURE WITH YEAR-ROUND SNOWBOARDING.

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The fake snow slopes will open in Sepetmber.

Stoked @zakhale flew from Australia to shred for a day at our @highcascade session! #EndlessWinter #SkyMiles

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NOW THIS IS PROPER OLYMPIC COMMENTARY.

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p: Huggy

SPEAKING OF THE OLYMPICS.

Iouri Podladtchikov has announced his intention to compete in skateboarding in Tokyo in 2020.

ECHO RESORT HAS NEW OWNER.

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p: Echo Mountain

The Colorado former-park haven was purchased casually by a 27-year-old.

FREEBOARDING…?

Skateboarders already think of us snowboarders as kooks, this video further justifies their accusations. (Notice the dude in pajama bottoms straight chillin’.)

Week in Review is compiled by the SNOWBOARDER staff.