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Venture Capital: After closing up shop, Venture Snowboards is back. But is the entire splitboard scene on shaky ground?

Venture Snowboards has announced that they will resume business for winter 2016-17. And while this comes as a relief to the company’s fans, it begs a bigger question about the role and stability of boutique brands in the niche splitboarding market.

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Venture Capital: After closing up shop, Venture Snowboards is back. But is the entire splitboard scene on shaky ground?

In early September 2015, Venture Snowboards sent out a press release explaining that they would not be sending any boards to market for the 2015-16 winter season. Citing circumstances beyond their … [Read More...]

Austral Aspirations: Allie Rood talks ski mountaineering and life abroad in New Zealand

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Summer Stashes: Photographer Abby Cooper explores the fading snow of Whistler

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Southern Storm: Aaron Rice skis Argentinian powder on his way to 2.5 million vertical feet in 2016

“You need to buy the ticket when you get there," the nice woman at the bus terminal told me. The computer wasn't letting her buy the second leg of my bus trip from Bariloche to Las Leñas, or at least … [Read More...]

Old Farmer’s Almanac 2017 winter weather report: is it more accurate than last year’s?

The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac is out, and with it comes the annual discussion about whether their winter weather predictions are accurate or may need to be taken with a hefty grain of salt. The … [Read More...]

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