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Mark Reif

Mark Reif

Mark’s a lifelong snowboarder with a passion for the sport. He lives in Stowe, Vermont, where he also works as a snowboard coach. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech, giving him a unique perspective on the design and function of snowboard equipment. He’s an all-mountain freerider who enjoys morning groomers, trees, and steeps.

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A fan-favorite ski competition in Jackson Hole has been canceled, and you already know exactly why

Kings and Queens of Corbet's, a fan-favorite ski competition in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has been cancelled for 2024
Skier at Banff Sunshine Village

For skiing, snowboarding, and other dangerous activities, this is the only phone case we’ll use

When you're a skier, snowboarder, or adventurer, you need a robust phone case. Here's why the CLCKR G-Form Carbon case is our pick.
Heavenly Ski Resort gondola Lake Tahoe

One snowboarder in Lake Tahoe survived overnight in a gondola – here’s how

Lake Tahoe snowboarder Monica Laso endured an overnight ordeal in a gondola. Here's how it happened.
Palisades Tahoe Tram and Terrain

Clever skiing expert navigates a chute by ‘walking’ down

Matthias Weger found a new way to ski narrow chutes. When rock walls on both sides and a thin swath, the skier used an innovative solution to make it down.
Snowboarder jumping through powder glades

Snowboarding tips: How to get up when you fall in powder

Falling in powder takes away from snowboarding thrills. But there's an easy way to get going again. Here's how.
The Little Nell Hotel Aspen

We love this luxury five-star ski resort in Aspen

Aspen is luxurious, we all know that, but this five-star ski resort has one standout feature no other in the area has
Skier in Austria

If you like skiing or snowboarding, you need to update your iPhone immediately – here’s why

With iOS 17.3, Apple improved its crash detection feature, which has been sending false reports of crashes for some skiers and snowboarders
Skiing at Bergman Bowl Keystone

Keystone resort upgrade brings industry-first ‘green’ ski and snowboard run to high alpine terrain, lifts to 555 new acres

Keystone resort in Colorado recently added a high-altitude green run, an industry first, and lift access to 555 more acreage
Mt. Mansfield Vermont alpenglow

Here’s why Stowe Mountain Resort is a freerider’s dream

Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont is a ski and snowboarding paradise. Here's why we love it.
Snowboarder going off jump

How to buy the perfect snowboard for you – just by flexing it in the store

Here's how to pick the right snowboard flex for your ability level
Hotel Jerome Aspen

Headed to Aspen for skiing or snowboarding? Here are the 5 hotels you should stay at

These Aspen hotels are great for a skiing or snowboarding trip.
Skiing in the sun at Lake Louise

Our favorite ski resorts in Canada, ranked

Canada ski resorts have some of the best snow in the world. They're all wonderful, and these are our favorites.
Burton Gril Master snowboard topsheet

Burton snowboard review: The Family Tree Gril Master is a magic carpet for the mountain

Looking for a board that eats powder and spits out speed? The Burton Family Tree Gril Master might be what you're looking for
Gravity Haus Breckenridge

Here’s why Gravity Haus is our top lodging choice in Breck

Plan on visiting Breckenridge for some skiing or snowboarding? Here's where you should stay - and why
snowboarder wearing goggles in powder

These are our favorite snowboarding goggles for 2024

Looking for a new pair of snowboarding goggles? These are our favorites for any budget
Snowboarders riding through powder

Our favorite snowboard gloves and snowboard mittens for 2024

Looking for a great pair of snowboard gloves or snowboard mittens? These are our top picks from reputable, reliable brands
Cyrusher Ripple electric snowboard

This $2,500 snowboard might be the weirdest thing we’ve ever seen

At $2,500, the Cyrusher snowboard isn't affordable, and we're not sure why you'd want it anyway
Snowboarder at resort

Did your snowboarding season start late? Here’s our favorite snowboard, bindings, and boot setup for resort riding

Need a 'quiver killer' snowboard setup for 2024? This is the board, binding, and boot combo we like best.
686 x Welcome Anorak and Pants

New 686 and Welcome snowboarding gear collab is all about the ‘feeling’ you get on the mountain, and we love it

Welcome Skateboards and 686 have created a snowboarding gear collection that has everything you need.
snowboarder freeriding in red jacket

Snowboarding 101: What’s the difference between freestyle and freeride?

Ever wondered what the difference between freeride and freestyle snowboarding is? We'll tell you!
Snowboard ready to wax

These 3 brands of ski or snowboard wax are the only ones we recommend: Here’s why

When it comes time to wax your skis or snowboard, there are tons of options. It's daunting. These are your best options - and for one great reason
snowboard bindings gift guide snowboarder turning

Snowboard bindings gift guide: Our top picks from Burton, Union, Nidecker, and more

Whether you're buying for the snowboarder in your life or creating your own list, our guide has all the best stuff - we guarantee
Sunlight over Palisades Tahoe ski resort

Our favorite Lake Tahoe ski resorts, ranked

Lake Tahoe ski resorts have some of the best views in the world. They're all wonderful, and these are our favorites
Backcountry powder snowboarding Ben Kitching

Snowboarding gear gift guide: SMITH, Burton, 686, Dakine, and more

Whether you’re looking for snowboarding gifts or just want to treat yourself, we’ve compiled some top picks for the upcoming season.
Snowboarding riding powder with red goggles

You need a great pair of ski or snowboarding goggles: Here’s why

We've got some compelling reasons why great ski or snowboarding goggles should be your next big snow sports purchase
snowboard boots gift guide snowboarder on glacier

Snowboard boots gift guide: Our top picks from Burton, ThirtyTwo, Vans, and more

Whether you're buying for the snowboarder in your life or creating your own list, our guide has all the best stuff - we guarantee
Sunny snowboarding in the Stowe Trees

How snowboarding through trees and in powder can help improve your skillset

Snowboarding through trees can make you a better snowboarder. This is how to do it properly.
Snowboarder making powder turn

Snowboard gear 101: Sintered vs extruded – which snowboard base is right for you?

Sintered or extruded - which should you look for when buying your next snowboard? We break it down for you
Whistler Blackcomb mountain profile

Ski resort madness: A parking spot in Whistler, BC, sold for six figures because it’s right next to a lift

Parking can be a huge problem when you go skiing and snowboarding, which is probably why this parking stall in Whistler, BC, sold for almost $200,000.
Back bowl skiing Vail Colorado

Vail resorts just disrupted ski gear and snowboard gear ownership and rental programs in a big way

Ski and snowboard rental programs have been revamped at Vail resorts, and you might never want to travel with your gear again
Fresh snow on Powder Mountain, Utah

One of Utah’s best ski resorts – that we’re not supposed to talk about – just won an award for ‘best ski resort’

Locals will tell you not to talk about Powder Mountain, but Ski Magazine just blew its cover by naming it the best ski resort in the west.
23/24 Arbor Candle Rain snowboard backcountry hike

One of the hottest snowboards of 2024 comes from one of the most responsible snowboarding companies

New snowboards drop every season, but the Arbor CANDLE Rain is one of the most anticipated for 2024 - here's why