Nobody's reppin' the local scene as hard as the newSnowboard Colorado
magazine, and the third issue hit core snowboard shops this week. To pick up your free copy, look for the brand-new magazine racks made from Colorado beetle-kill wood. That's Skylar Holgate on the cover carving a big turn on a lunar-looking landscape at Silverton Mountain, and the magazine is hell-bent on highlighting all things local, serving up evidence that snowboarding in Colorado is on its way to becoming an entirely self-sustaining economy: We've got some of the best board companies, the best riders, the best filmmakers and photographers, the best shops and -- of course -- the best mountains, and now we've got one of the best magazines to go with it all.
Inside this issue you'll find a quickie interview with Think Thank filmmaker and Dinosaurs Will Die co-founder Sean Genovese, a sneak peek at the new Frisco Terrain Park, a Backcountry Ops feature with Chat Otterstrom on Red Mountain, a profile of Silverthorne-based Unity Snowboards and a behind-the-scenes look at the Never Summer factory, spotlights on Aspen's Radio Boardshop and Summit County-based photographer Dave Lehl, plus interviews with Colorado locals Erich Dummer, Isabelle Lalive, and Jacob Neville.
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For more insider's perspective on skiing and riding in Colorado, don't miss The Edge, our annual winter activity guide featuring 25 Colorado ski areas: Snowboard Colorado editor-in-chief Adam Schmidt offers Wolf Creek as his all-time favorite square-state mountain, the magazine's creative director Pat Milbery scoops on Winter Park, and pro rider JJ Thomas -- featured in a 2-page photo spread in the November issue -- gives Westword the what's what on Breckenridge and the new 22-foot superpipe the resort is building just in time for him to defend his Dew Cup title when the Winter Dew Tour kicks off on his home turf next month.