Small and perfectly formed

In 1980 a young hippie living on the US west coast read an article about this new “Clunker Bike” movement that was happening in various places around the country, especially Marin County and Crested Butte in Colorado. In amongst doing what hippies did in California at that time Scot Nicol was intrigued by the article …

The weight of milliseconds

Imagine being on a bike at the top of a steep descent and letting gravity take over. As you release the brakes, the change of pace is immediate and exhilarating, providing a rush of uncontrolled air and adrenaline. But then your instincts fight back and take over to bring you back under control. It’s hard …

Life in the air

In the world of mountain biking, Martin Söderström is synonymous with style, taking known tricks and adding a distinctive personal stamp. So much so, you will always recognize him, even when he’s inverted off a gigantic kicker in the middle of a competition.   Style like a royal seal.   Unmistakable.   But what it takes to get …

Alex Armstrong_ Simple is complex

Images by Jordan Boratynec A moment can be taken at face value as a particular etch in time. But what if you considered every moment that came before it as one that led and prepared you for the one you’re in now? I thought a lot about this as I put one foot in front …

Pioneer spirit

Jeremy Jones has been a bright star on the snowboarding scene for more than 20 years. As a true pioneer of the sport, leading the way with a new way of accessing the mountains with snowboards and working with mother nature, today he’s more relevant than ever. Thirteen years after he founded Protect Our Winters, …

Olympic expectations

Have fun, ski well and ski smart. No one could possibly disagree with Sarah Höfflin’s ideas and approach to skiing. Although most of us may not be as conscious of it, it is certainly what we are all trying to achieve when we are out on the slopes, especially as it will come with various …

The power of the turn

Skiing every single day in the winter, whatever the weather and regardless of the conditions is Marcus Caston’s thing; from the first November snowfalls in his home state, Utah, all the way through to his annual Icelandic grande finale in May. He tends not to stop there though, he packs his bags and points he …

Inspired by_ Bex Baraona x GMBN

Dealing with concussion It’s rare to finish a day on a mountain bike and not be grinning from ear to ear. It is a sport that revolves around positive feelings. Of course, as part of the enjoyment comes with finding individual limits and testing skill levels, it’s natural that accidents happen. Luckily most riders will …

The American Downhiller_ A Historical Bond

Over the years American Downhiller’s have created history and built a reputation as fearsome competitors. The ‘American Downhiller’ mission is to empower young ski racers and create a speed-skiing platform for future generations. Supported by the best current and former downhill ski racers and coaches, as well as the most advanced ski technology and safety from POC, …

Hedvig Wessel_ Leap into the known

It’s hard to put yourself in the shoes of an elite athlete. And it’s especially hard when the chosen sport is as physically, mentally and technically demanding as mogul skiing, which often resembles high speed organized chaos, with backflips thrown in for good measure. Hedvig Wessel, as one of the world’s leading mogul skiers, representing …