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The disappearance and reappearance of Duncan MacPherson

In August 1989, 23-year-old professional ice-hockey player Duncan MacPherson travelled from New York to Europe, to enjoy a holiday before starting a new job in Scotland. He hired snowboarding gear and took a lesson on the Stubai Glacier. Then, according to the Austrian authorities and the owners of the ski resort, he simply disappeared. In Cold a Long Time: An Alpine Mystery, John Leake details the coverup and corruption that started then and continued for years after MacPherson's body melted out of the ice in 2003. Warning: the website contains close-up pictures of MacPherson's damaged body. [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Mar 16, 2014 - 22 comments

A rider’s quest for snowboarding’s Holy Grail—Everest’s Hornbein Couloir

The Disappearance of Marco Siffredi. For those not near death, reaching the summit of the highest mountain in the world is a time of unequaled euphoria. It’s the achievement of a lifetime, the realization of a magnificent dream. But for Marco, the dream is just beginning and the summit is nothing more than a hurdle. His goal-3,000 meters of first tracks down the Hornbein-still lies before him. prev Everest
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 8, 2013 - 16 comments

Is There Snowboarding on Mars?

Why it might be possible to go snowboarding on Mars.
posted by homunculus on Jun 12, 2013 - 10 comments

Because snow is too fluffy.

Nicaragua's Cerro Negro is the youngest volcano in Central America. While it has a kind of stark beauty, since this record (and bone)-breaking stunt, most tourists go there for a different reason.
posted by empath on Jan 15, 2013 - 21 comments

Seb Toots Montreal snowboarding run

Commuting Canadian style. Snowboarder Seb Toots (Sebastien Toutant) took advantage of the late December blizzard in Montréal by taking his board to a good launch spot on Mont Royal (Kondiaronk Lookout, according to one Vimeo commenter) and working his way down. Elegant, fluid, hypnotic. Note: Some wildlife may have been briefly bemused or alarmed during the making of this film. No wildlife attempted to eat him.
posted by maudlin on Jan 6, 2013 - 30 comments

"Move along. Move along."

Ever wonder what Stormtroopers do on their day off? Motocross. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jul 28, 2012 - 8 comments

With one (million) headlight(s)

L.E.D. Surfer
William Hughes snowboards through darkness in a suit made with thousands of L.E.D. lights in a short film by Jacob Sutton.
posted by clearly on Feb 16, 2012 - 18 comments

Shredding Capitol Hill

Shredding Capitol Hill is about finding your playground.
posted by Oh OK HA HA on Jan 19, 2012 - 10 comments

lovable dogs

Dogs: Tillman the Bulldog Skimboards, Snowboards and Skates! | stair gliding | determined to play catch in spite of a conceptual misunderstanding | swinging | trolled | X-ray video of drinking | climbing | dog fur recycled | The almost deadly July 4th.
posted by nickyskye on Jul 6, 2011 - 14 comments

Xstream(ing) videos . . .

Enjoy a wide selection of free extreme sports shorts [flash] in the "Sweetspots" section of the Nike ACG website. Includes further ridiculousness shot in the same location as this previous post
posted by protorp on Jan 29, 2009 - 4 comments

Down time on Hoth

Gnar Wars = Star Wars + Snowboarding. (SLYT awesomeness). Better quality video. Creator's website.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jun 18, 2008 - 21 comments

2-plankers beware

Enjoy snowboarding but upset over restrictions at certain premier ski areas? Burton Snowboards [embedded sound warning] has a favor to ask...
posted by docpops on Dec 19, 2007 - 32 comments

R.I.P. Freeze

Freeze is dead. Approach the wall in your B-boy stance, meaning gorilla steez for all you new-school punks: knees bent, arms forward, like you’re going to hit a mogul kicker. Freeze, arguably Transworld's hippest volume, will cease publication in January after 8 years covering new-school skiing, leaving a gaping void. Where will you turn for step-by-step instructions if you're trying to go Wallride To Fakie Rock. Worse: where will you turn for Liftie of the Month?
posted by RockyChrysler on Dec 1, 2004 - 12 comments

Shredding with Auntie.

Shredding with Auntie. A snowboarding game from the BBC. I'm stoked. Are you stoked?
posted by liam on Feb 14, 2002 - 4 comments

Shock! U.S. takes all medals in snowboarding

Shock! U.S. takes all medals in snowboarding Was anyone honestly surprised by this? Or (for that matter) when USA Basketball beats all opponents in the summer Games? We don't tend to win in things like figure skating, luge, bobsled, etc. ... so we add events like this, then trumpet them when we sweep the competition...
posted by krewson on Feb 12, 2002 - 65 comments

Powderlog, the snowboarder's weblog

Powderlog, the snowboarder's weblog looks like the first specialized weblog I'm really going to like. It seems more portal-esque than a weblog, but that's ok. I wish it were customizable though, I'd love to be able to have the links to my local resorts in the sidebar. Oh yeah, that reminds me, I'm going to code the ability to customize the floating link thing this week.
posted by mathowie on Dec 8, 1999 - 0 comments

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