Well, winter is nearly upon us and I thought I’d do a little round up of some interesting videos and tidbits of info I’ve come across in the last little while.
First off, who said print is dead? New snowboard magazine, King Snow, has launched their first print edition, which will be coming to a shred shop near you this month. The offbeat magazine has been a huge success online over the last year and is the sister publication to the skate mag, King Shit.
Check out my full blog post about King Snow here.
Now, from inspiring shred mags to gearing yourself up for the season. There are two store grand openings that I’m excited about.
Westbeach has returned to Vancouver’s West 4th hood. The company hosted the store’s grand opening on Nov. 5, marking a bit of a revival for Westbeach, which is celebrating 30 years of shred this year. Visit the store at 1758 West 4th Ave. and check out their heritage project here.
Meanwhile, Bench is also in the industry news, opening their first Vancouver flagship store. The grand opening is on Nov. 19. Check out their store in Pacific Centre and visit the Bench website to see this season’s latest gear.
Now, on to my favourite videos from the last week:
By now, you may have heard about “Project X” in which Red Bull, one of Shaun White’s sponsors, decided to build him his own private halfpipe. Now that’s how you treat Olympic athletes!
Another one of my favourite videos from the week is this video podcast by Salomon Freeski TV. In Episode 4 of their 3rd season, the crew follows Whistler ski bum Jeremy McLure in his quest to feel the stoke. The Peak Chair segment really sets to tone for what’s in store this winter!
Finally, check out this entertaining blog by Gerhard Gross, of Snowboard Canada Magazine as he embarks on a “casual evening” with the Prince of Wales.