Outdoors

Experts agree: Made-in-Colorado snowboards are the best

We've been championing the local shred-stick economy as it has grown over the past few years, and not just out of sheer locavore pride. This year several national media outlets have taken notice, too: In "Gear of the Year," Men's Journal just proclaimed that the Odin by Venture Snowboards is the Best for Backcountry -- "honed in Silverton, Colorado, home to some of the continent's gnarliest terrain." And that pronouncement prompted us to take a look at some of the other accolades that Colorado-based builders have earned this season.

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Colin Bane
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