Interviews

Industry Profile: C3 Credit & Customer Service Manager Jessica Placek

Job Title: Credit and Customer Service Manager Employer: C3 Worldwide; home of Capita Snowboards, Union Bindings and Coal Headwear Years on snow: 10 non-commited, 2 committed Days on snow: not enough, but I managed to get in around 20? last season Currently Riding: 154 Capita Indoor Survival FK, Union Atlas Bindings, 32 Lashed boots, Bern Baker helmet and VZ Dojo goggles. Currently I am: drinking coffee (shocker...

16 Jun 6:31 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: Boreal Marketing Director Jon Slaughter

Job Title: Marketing Director Employer: Boreal Mountain Resort Years on snow: 18 Days on snow: 80+ Currently Riding: Academy Collective 158 Currently I am: Broke. Not sure what you are looking for here. [singlepic id=11877 w=300 h=400 float=] Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Jon: I claim North Carolina as home, even though I have now lived in California longer than I ever lived in NC. I spend 7 m...

14 Jun 7:11 AM 4 Read More...

Industry Profile: Backcountry.com Communications Manager Marit Fischer

Job Title: Communications Manager Employer: Backcountry.com Years on snow: 30 Days on snow: Just asking the years made me sound old. Don’t push your luck. Currently Riding: BD Kilowatts Currently I am: Watching my baby daughter traipse around naked trying like hell to bust into a Lara Bar. Shay: Tell us a little bit about yourself Marit: I'm a PR girl. I’ve been in the industry for 17 years. I love ...

09 Jun 6:31 AM 0 Read More...

Industry Profile: Porters Tahoe Web Developer Lars Ames

Job Title: Web Developer, Web Guy, Lead Web Nerd… All applicable Employer: Porters Sports / PortersTahoe.com Years on snow: 20 (on a snowboard) I skied for three years but who really counts those days anyway. Days on snow: 30 and I know that seems really bad for a winter like we just had but I did get some of the best POW days. Currently Riding: Depends on the day and condition. In Tahoe you need a quiver of...

07 Jun 6:39 AM 1 Read More...

Industry Profile: DC Snow Marketing Manager Adam Hawes

Job Title: Marketing Manager Employer: DC Years On Snow: Hooked since the 5th Grade. Days On Snow: Never enough. Currently Riding: Mammoth/Bachelor/Snowbird/Hood over the next few weeks. Current Set-Up: DC Devun Walsh 157, DC Lauri Heiskari 153, DC Torstein Horgmo Ply 150.5, DC SuperPark Boots, DC Outerwear and Layering Currently I am: Mildly hungover? Eating a grapefruit and watching the hockey game. Shay: ...

02 Jun 6:49 AM 7 Read More...

The State of the Industry with Jesse Burtner

The snowboard industry is constantly changing and adapting to the world around us.  The last couple years snowboarding hit a rough spot in the economy but is now bouncing back with companies, films and snowboarders developing snowboarding for how it will be into the future. One of those companies and the man behind it is Think Thank's Jesse Burtner.  His snowboarding can be seen in many films but he's also the f...

13 Dec 7:51 AM 10 Read More...

Catching up with Ellery Hollingsworth

The future is bright for women's snowboarding and one of those bright stars is pro snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth, who at 19 has accomplished so much in snowboarding and helps drive women's snowboarding to higher levels.  In 2009, Ellery was the first female rider to land a 1080 in the halfpipe and she recently celebrated her "Ellery Out of Bounds" show on Fuel TV which covers her trip into the BC backcountry with...

01 Nov 6:38 AM 1 Read More...

Inside Ride's Limited Edition DH Series

Last year Ride Snowboards introduced their limited edition DH series, taking the quite popular board into a new sphere with artist driven graphics that were released at different times during the fall season. I watched as each graphic came out wondering about the artist driven movement and concept behind these snowboards. With the release of the latest artist driven DH series 2.4 and 2.5, it was time to find out mo...

25 Oct 6:41 AM 2 Read More...

Inside the Summit Action Sports Film Festival

It's not everyday that an Action Sports Film Festival pops up out of the blue but a couple weeks ago the announcement came out about the first annual Action Sports Film Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado. This four day event will host screenings, interviews, photography, activities and music right in the middle of two of the biggest contests of the year. I caught up with Summit's event coordinator Cort Muller to fi...

20 Oct 7:15 AM 2 Read More...

A different kind of Perspective

Not many snowboard companies are creating their own content let alone videos that go in depth into original stories.  Planet Earth Outerwear fits a different mold and not long ago introduced their Perspective series to the public.  They document real life inspiring stories about people in our sport and bring something to the table, so rare that it's a breathe of fresh air to our industry.  I caught up with Planet ...

13 Oct 7:09 AM 2 Read More...