Because of Snowboarding

We’re digging the “Because of Snowboarding” series that Ride is producing this year, especially these segments from Hana Beaman and Jake Blauvelt.

Venture’s Secret Sauce

Silverton is an awesome place to ride, and apparently a great place to build snowboards, too. Here’s how they do it deep in Colorado’s San Juans.

Jeremy Jones’ HIGHER Official Trailer

This will get the heart pumping: Jones’ HIGHER documents hairball, human-powered shred experiences in places near and far, from the Sierra to the Himalaya. We’ll be counting down the days until HIGHER hits the big screen.

DCP – Into The Mind

DCP is one with the hypnotic rhythms of water and snow, as displayed in his awesome ability to shred waves of all kinds. Be sure to check out Colin Whyte’s full-length DCP profile in the Winter 2014 edition of Kronicle.

Getting Elevated with Powderwhore Noah Howell

“Our job is mixing business with pleasure and the tour is the blender.”

Yeah yeah, we know, there are skiers in this movie. But there are some rad snowboarders ripping it up in Powderwhore’s new flick “Elevation” as well. We caught up with Noah Howell in between tour stops to get the lowdown on the new film and the riders who lit it up for the camera.

Kronicle: What’s life like on tour?

Noah Howell: With our trailer loaded down with swag and A/V gear we set out for 20 days and show the film every night. Then we get a week off and do it again. In total we show the film over 40 times in the greatest towns in the west. From coffee shops to yoga studios, bars and local retailers, we set up wherever we can and it becomes a blur of good beers and great people. Our job is mixing business with pleasure and the tour is the blender.

Kronicle: Are you guys raising hell or what?

The tour is a marathon so we don’t blow it every night trying to sprint to the finish. We pace ourselves and let … Continued

Voilé, French for “Made in America”

Great to see companies having some fun out there, especially at their own expense. Voilé teamed up with Powderwhore Productions on this self-effacing spoof that reminds us all not too take ourselves too seriously. While Voilé’s name has a french twist, the company builds its boards in Utah’s Wasatch.

Your Venture Starts Here

With a Wild West vibe that makes most Western villages look like the suburbs, Silverton, Colorado sets the standard for REAL mountain towns. It’s hard to get to, hard to live in, but the rewards are huge if freeriding at Silverton Mountain and in the local bc are enough to keep you satiated. If you’re looking for romance … well the girls can have their pick of a few hundred (mostly) bearded dudes. The guys scrap over the few single women in town, or head to Durango.

If you’re looking for a snowboard, Silverton has that too. Venture crafts their decks in a factory just above town. Here’s a look into their world, including some banger Johan Olofsson powsurfing footage and cowboys riding horses down Silverton’s snowpacked streets.