Sweet Summer Turns

Splitboarder Claire Hewitt-Demeyer dreams of snow year-round. As sweltering summer temperatures swept into her home Sierra Nevada Range, she set off to escape the heat and celebrate the last vestiges of winter.

The Long Game: Knee Surgery, a Year of Recovery and a Record-Breaking Return

Most athletes avoid thinking about injury, except to work hard to avoid them. For Claire Hewitt-Demeyer, a yearlong recovery from knee surgery was a time to slow down and refocus, but she was still overjoyed to get the go-ahead to start snowboarding again.