Articles Tagged: 2011

New Year’s High Resoultion: Laura Austin’s Top 10 Photos

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New Year’s High Resoultion: Laura Austin’s Top 10 Photos

Words & Photos: Laura Austin To bring in the New Year and celebrate the past we are bringing you "New Year's High Resolution" photo galleries from SNOWBOARDER Magazine's senior photographers and staff of their top 10 photos from the 2010-2011 season. There is no point in me trying to write some third-person introduction about myself, so I am going to get right to it. My name is Laura Austin, I am the online editor for SNOWBOARDER Magazine, and I am responsible for posting 99.9% of the content on this very website. Since the internet never sleeps, I have to spend a majority of my time glued to a computer screen, but every now and then they let me out into the daylight. As you click through my photos of my first winter with SNOWBOARDER Magazine, you will notice none of them are really the hard hitting action shots you tend to see in snowboarding. This is because, A - I am normally stuck shooting events, and B - I tend to be drawn to the photos that are a little different with a story or some personality behind them in hopes of giving you an alternative look at the snowboard world. My main goal has been to get out, travel, and experience new things, and a camera has proved as a pretty reliable ticket to do so. Even though a large chunk of my time at SNOWBOARDER is spent behind a keyboard, the adventures this job has allowed me to go on have made it worth it. And you might as well carry a camera around so you can share those experiences with the rest of the world...or at least a few people on Facebook. I suggest you get out and do the same.

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New Year’s High Resoultion: E-Stone’s Top 10 Photos

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New Year’s High Resoultion: E-Stone’s Top 10 Photos

Photos & Captions: E-Stone To bring in the New Year and celebrate the past we are bringing you "New Year's High Resolution" photo galleries from SNOWBOARDER Magazine's senior photographers and staff of their top 10 photos from the 2010-2011 season. The latest top 10 picks comes from SNOWBOARDER Magazine senior photographer, Ethan Stone Fortier, a.k.a "E-Stone". This man knows how to hustle whether it is getting the shot or handling business with Technine. Standing out in snowboard photography isn't a simple task, but E-Stone has managed to develop a style in which you could flip through a magazine and know it was his photo without reading the caption. And for that, our lens caps are off you to Mr. Fortier. Here is what he has to say about his experience last winter: "From being taken in by the people of Tallinn, Estonia and being treated like family to surviving the earthquake in Japan I will never forget this past year of shooting. I recall waking up in a hotel at 4am while the whole building shook and I thought I was going to die. I even texted my good friends to let them know what they meant to me as it might be my last moments on the planet. It’s amazing the places you find yourself and the people you end up meeting along the way. Revo–Estonia’s first rapper to make it on MTV Europe–took our crew in like we were family. I imagined this would be someone I would call a friend for some time. Now, 7 months later, I learned he passed away from skin cancer. Life is short and you need to really enjoy every moment while you still can. Photography puts me in some amazing situations and always introduces me to even more amazing people. It’s not easy, as each shoot has a million variables but when you get a shot you are stoked on it’s all worth it. The riders I shoot with are all some of my best friends and in some cases just as close to me as any family member. Being able to work and travel with them is a dream come true. As I look back at my favorite ten photos of 2011, each one brings me back to the moment they were shot. Some were a couple miles from my house and others were half way around the world. All of them have a great back story and all of them took a lot of work to get. 2012 will bring a new set of adventures and hopefully a new stack of favorite shots. For now, I hope you enjoy my favorite pics from 2011!" –E-Stone

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ReLOONion 2011

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ReLOONion 2011

The Holidays are a time to spend with the people close to you right? Well Loon Mountain hosted their annual reLOONion over the holidays. See how it went with this recap from Avert Guldemond.

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Park City Opening Day 2011

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Park City Opening Day 2011

Words & Photos: Sean Kerrick Sullivan Park City Mountain Resort opened 8 runs and 3 chairlifts on Saturday, November 19th for their official opening day. With approximately 30 features, including a smooth jump courtesy of Jeremy Cooper’s hard working park crew, the only word to use here is solid. 6 inches of fresh snow fell on the preceding evening making conditions prime for cruising, jumping, jibbing, and hollering at cougars. “If this is how good PC is on opening day, then I definitely don’t need to spend a month in Breck” said @SageKotsenberg in between instagram sessions, “I can ride a perfect park here at Park City with all my friends, the rails and the jump are so fun, and its only going to get better.”

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GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE

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GATORADE FREE FLOW TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour today announced the complete schedule for the 2012 winter season. In its third year, the Tour offers up-and-coming amateur snowboard athletes 21 and under the chance to earn a pre-qualified spot in next season’s Winter Dew Tour (2012-13

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Bear Mountain: 2011 Opening Day Video

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Bear Mountain: 2011 Opening Day Video

Fiending for some early season shred? Bear mountain just opened on Wednesday, and here's an edit showcasing the current features. More snow is on its way, and it feels like winter is finally here.

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