TransWorld SNOWboarding partners with Backcountry Magazine for 2016 Splitboard Test

MARCH 23-28, 2015, CRESTED BUTTE, COLORADOBackcountry Magazine is stoked to announce a new partnership with TransWorld SNOWboarding to conduct the 2016 splitboard test. For eight years, Backcountry Magazine and a fleet of riders have traveled to Crested Butte, Colo. for a week of on-snow testing to create the industry’s most detailed and credible splitboard, boot, binding and accessory reviews. This year, Backcountry is teaming up with TransWorld to bring that beta to even more readers.

While TransWorld SNOWboarding’s readership represents the largest concentration of snowboarders ages 18-34, Backcountry Magazine has been covering backcountry riding and splitboarding for more than 20 years. The five-day splitboard test, during which nearly 40 testers will evaluate hardgoods from some two-dozen brands, represents a perfect pairing of both titles.

TransWorld SNOWboarding's 2015 Gear Guide.

TransWorld SNOWboarding’s 2015 Gear Guide.

“More and more of our readers are chasing powder into the backcountry every year and it’s our duty to make sure they have the right gear to get there and back safely,” says Scott Yorko, Associate Editor and Gear Editor at TransWorld SNOWboarding. “If we’re going to advise our readers’ buying decisions, it only makes sense to team up with Backcountry Magazine, who’ve been testing splitboards since their inception.”

“More people than ever are redefining their ideas of snowboarding, and Backcountry is their tool,” adds Board Test Director Adam Broderick. “The partnership between these two pioneering publications on this test is exciting, to say the least.”

Backcountry Magazine's 2015 Splitboard Guide.

Backcountry Magazine’s 2015 Splitboard Guide.

If your brand is interested in submitting new or updated splitboards, boots, bindings or backcountry accessories to the TransWorld/Backcountry test, contact Adam Broderick, Board Test Director. Shipments must arrive in Crested Butte, Colo. by March 20.

Adam Broderick
Board Test Director

ABOUT BACKCOUNTRY MAGAZINE: Celebrating its 21st year, Backcountry Magazine was founded in Arvada, Colo. in 1994 and is now published in Jeffersonville, Vt. Each issue is filled with stoke, stories and photographs from the untracked world as well as educational pieces and the industry’s most credible gear reviews to empower skiers and riders to safely travel in the backcountry. Find out more at

ABOUT TRANSWORLD SNOWBOARDING: TransWorld SNOWboarding is the world’s number one snowboard media outlet with an audience of over 1.4-million. Celebrating 28 years since its inception in 1987, TransWorld SNOWboarding continues to successfully and creatively cover the snowboard culture with innovative photography, original videos, award-winning print and multi-layered digital magazines, snowboard instruction, consumer events and cutting edge awards shows. TransWorld SNOWboarding can be found online at and is based in Carlsbad, California.

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