Gretchen Bleiler Wins Climate Activist Award

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Gretchen Bleiler received the 2nd Climate Activist Award at the Transworld Riders’ Poll Awards in Denver, Colorado.  Transworld Snowboarding and Protect Our Winters selected the winner based on “riders who inspired others, took meaningful action, and did something notable in the past year in the fight against climate change.” Bleiler, who sits on the board

Mervin Manufacturing Sold for $51.5M

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In case you were wondering just how much Mervin Manufacturing was worth, Quiksilver disclosed in regulatory filings that they sold it for $51.5 million. It had $32 million in revenue in the last year, and was purchased by Quiksilver for $4 million in 1997. via shop eat surf

Quiksilver Sells Mervin Manufacturing

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More news coming out of Quiksilver. They are selling Mervin Manufacturing, the company that makes Gnu, Lib Tech and Roxy Snowboards, to Extreme Holdings, Inc.  Mervin will continue to make boards for Roxy under a license agreement. HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 23, 2013– Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) today announced that it has reached a definitive

Wanna Be a Snowboard Photographer?

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Abby Stanford, who we profiled last season, is looking for a photography intern. Here’s the job description… Looking for a photography intern for the 2014 season! Must love to ride pow – back country experience is an asset. Located in Whitefish Montana. Is paid (commission based) and runs from Mid Jan – April 1st. For

WATCH: Afghanistan’s Skater Girls & Skateistan

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This video has been making the rounds on Facebook and it’s just too rad not to share with you.  Skateistan is an international charity promoting education to children, especially streetworkers, through skateboarding. In addition to Afghanistan, they run programs in Pakistan and Cambodia. If you like what you see, then I recommend checking out their

Jake Burton Gets His Own Board

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You’d think that after all these years Jake Burton would have already had his own signature board, but you’d be wrong! That streak is about to end as Jake has designed a super limited edition board called the Stone Hut.

Photographer Abby Stanford Gets Paid to Ride Pow

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You may think becoming a professional snowboarder is the only way to get paid to ride the backcountry, but Abby Stanford is living the dream with her camera in tow. As the photographer for snowcat operation Great Northern Powder Guides in Whitefish, Montana, Abby makes her living riding some of the most beautiful backcountry in North

Kelly Clark Foundation Launches New Snowboard Passport Program

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Kelly Clark’s foundation is up all good again. Check out the press release on Snowboard Passport Program, which aims to introduce inner city and disadvantaged youth to snowboarding. The Kelly Clark Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization that provides youth with the resources and opportunities to achieve their highest potential through snowboarding, today announced the launch

120 Seconds w/ Hana Beaman

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It’s refreshing to see a slope-style dominator such as Ms. Beaman taking the time to mention the state of the game from a female’s prospective to Transworld Snowboarding. Have a peak at the video here and join the conversation.

Snowboarding Photography Intern Wanted

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Want to be a snowboarding photographer? Abby Stanford is looking for an intern to work with her in Montana this winter and you’ll even get paid. Check out the job posting below for details. She’s on a deadline so get in touch with her right away if you’re interested! Internship: Skiing or Snowboarding Photographer Looking

Survey Says Snowboarding Was Down in 2012

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Snowsports Industries of America (SIA) has released their 2012 Particiption Report, and it’s got some interesting stats.  Last winter was a terrible snow season for most of the United States so it’s not a huge surprise that overall snowsports participation fell from 21 million to 19.8 million. Snowboarding participation fell 8% down to 7.6 million,