12.3 ISSUE PREVIEW


Good riddance 2020, hello first issue of 2021. Pressed, printed and shipping now. Visit your local shop, subscribe, or shop our online store. This volume has come to close, we leave you with a hot stack of pages to tie you over till next fall.



COVER

Maria Thomsen, Boardslide, Quebec City, QC. [o] Stephane Fortier

Maria returns to this ruthless elbowed kinker on five different occasions to be the first woman to grace our cover.



SPYCAM

ADAM FRANKS, Backside Tailslide to Gap, Kamloops, BC. [o] Liam Glass

Instagram is a lousy place for great photos to live.



VIEWFINDERS, Aaron Leyland | By Finn Westbury

If you’ve ever dreamt about ripping in the Whistler backcountry, videographer Aaron Leyland had something to do with it.



RIPPING INTERVIEW, Coulton Conway | By Rob Lemay
“I don’t recall winning many contests growing up, to be honest, but I tried my hardest.”



FOUR REASONS TO MOVE TO CALGARY: With BLP | By William Fraser

“On the days you get fresh snow in Calgary, the whole city becomes your playground.” —Quin Ellul



NELSON: THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE | By David MacKinnon

“The Kootenay hub has long been a place of direct connection with snowboarding’s soul.”



A DOSE OF RUSTY OCKENDEN’S MICRO SEASON | By Jesse Fox

“I heard microdosing explained as having a childlike interest in things that are otherwise mundane for you.”



PARENTAL GUIDANCE: Interviewing the Parents of Snowboarders

By William Fraser

“Without our folks, we wouldn’t be where we are today. They’ve always respected our love for snowboarding and that is everything! Craig and I can both agree that we are so lucky to have such rad parents.” ––Mark McMorris



THE WORLD’S GREATEST: Goggles, Helmets, Accessories



BEST STORY EVER | By Sean Miskiman

“One day, they forgot to block their number. So my homies and I thought we would get them back.”

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