Gear Guide: Powder Surfer Edition

I’m compiling a Gear Guide which will include Snowskates, Powderskates, Accessories, and Powder Surfers. Originally, it was going to be one post. But there is too much good stuff! So, I’m breaking the guide up into 4 posts. First up is Powder Surfers! Enjoy!  From Grassroots Powdersurfing: The Powder Skate. If you are in to …

How to Get Off a Chairlift

Written by Kendra Wilson, Alright, the season is just about to really get started. Boreal Mountain is already open. Heavenly and Northstar are opening this weekend. And all three of these resorts allow snowskates! Good thing we’ve been doing our yoga poses to get ready for the season. But, now we need to learn how …

Snowboarding is Coming Around

I am sort of an evangelist snowskater; in so much as, I believe that I have found a better way to ride snow, and I want EVERYONE to try it. More often than stoke or even indifference, I find that snowboardersare against the idea all together. This is beyond frustrating, because all I want to …

Get Wise – Snowskate Discrimination!

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have recently confirmed that they will continue to restrict access to people riding snowskates in the upcoming 2012/2013 season. With Sugar Bowl’s acceptance of snowskates this past season, this leaves Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows as the final ski resorts that restrict access to snowskaters in the Lake Tahoe area. …

Recaps and Upcoming Events

Snowskate contest season is in full swing. Snowskaters are ripping up mountains all over the world competing in snowskate specific competitions. The Serpentine Massacre took place in Hyak, Washington on March 25th. The results are as follows: Women’s 1st – Randi Rettke 2nd – Andrea Powell 3rd – Monica Kim Men’s 1st – Jake Tomlinson …

Snowskate Confessions: Matt Hightower

Matt Hightower is an old-school, skateboard-inspired snowskater living in Reno, Nevada. He’s 37 years old and has been snowskating for 3 seasons.  He’s a Minus 7 team rider.  He was 2011′s Minus 7 Melee Skater Cross champion, and he placed 2nd in that year’s Melee’s Slopestyle contest. He was the muscle behind putting the park together for the 2012 Minus 7 …

Minus 7 Melee 2012 Recap

The Minus 7 Melee was held at Donner Ski Ranch on St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2012. The skies opened up and dumped inches of fresh snow just in time for the competition. The Minus 7 crew built the park in the morning while the other competitors broke out powderskates and surfed freshies until the competition got underway at about …

Snowskate Confessions: Randi Rettke

Randi Rae Rettke is a snowskater out of Snoqualmie Pass, WA. She has partnered with Pioneer Snowskates to become the first sponsored female snowskater, and she is killing it. She’s been snowskating for 6 years and has placed in competitions in The Snowskate Olympics,Serpentine Massacre, Snowskate Round Up, and recently won First Place in the Ralston Cup. She has been a great ambassador to the sport and an inspirational female …

Santa Cruz Snowskater Aidan Spiers Takes Third in 5th Annual Ralston Cup

Aidan Ralston scored this third-place trophy at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s 5th annual Ralston Cup over the weekend. (Jim Spiers/Contributed) Santa Cruz’s Aidan Spiers placed third in the 5th annual Ralston Cup, a snowskating slopestyle competition at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Upper Main, on Saturday, according to Spiers’ step-mom Melissa. Spiers — who rides for Predog SnowSkates, a Santa Cruz-based and family …

GoPro Snowskate Promo

Creator of Strapless Entertainment and super-rad snowskater, Sean Davis, created a Snowskate GoPro Promo. I saw it for the first time tonight, and I was very impressed by the quality and creativity. If something like this could get on TV as a GoPro commercial, it would bring all sorts of attention to  snowskating. It’s actually a match …

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