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A Guide to 7 of the Best Late-Season Ski Resorts After a season of record snowfall, these resorts are still spinning their lifts. by Dustin Beatty via ASN

A Guide to 7 of the Best Late-Season Ski Resorts After a season of record snowfall, these resorts are still spinning their lifts. By Dustin Beatty There’s no debating that the 2018/19 winter will live on in infamy as many of our favorite resorts got pummeled with powder. One of the best things about the seemingly endless season is that skiers and snowboarders got to double-down on epic conditions one storm after another with many mountains reporting double digit snowfall week after week. It looks like Mr. Weatherbee’s predictions were correct and powder hounds rejoiced! Lucky for us, the season is still in swing. The math certainly adds up in our favor as record snowfall and unpredictable weather patterns mean a longer season for prime resorts in Colorado and west of the Rockies. For those still wanting a fix, shred some great late-season conditions from a few resorts milking the most of this endless winter. Mount Bachelor, OR: Open Through Memorial Day Weekend Oregon’s iconic stratovolcano ski resort boasts one of the longest seasons in the nation typically lasting from November to May. That means half a year of standing sideways or planking your way down America’s second largest single mountain ski hill. Since Oct. 1, Bachelor’s mid-mountain snowfall totaled 443 inches and its West Village total hit 380 inches. Even after it closes, skiers and snowboaders will be tempted to hike its slopes – but until then you can squeeze in a few more turns. Snowbird, UT: Open Through Memorial Day Weekend Utah’s premier destination is only open on weekends until their last lifts lurch into action at the end of... read more

Pass The Handle Ambassador Robby Maschhaupt by Garrett Cortese via Wakeboarding Mag

Pass the Handle introduces the fun of towed watersports to new people. By Garrett Cortese May 3, 2019 Robby Maschhaupt is spreading wakesurfing far and wide.Courtesy Tanner Larson A former NASCAR pit crew member, the fun-loving Robby Maschhaupt has made it his mission to spread his love for wakesurfing to as many people as he can through the Pass the Handle movement. This summer he’s teamed up with Centurion boats, Roswell Marine, Monster Energy, and other sponsors to create an epic tour that’s free for any who want to come ride with him. What’s the Pass the Handle movement all about and what does it mean to you? At its core, Pass the Handle was created to help introduce the fun of towed watersports to new people. For me personally, it’s about giving back to the sports and lifestyle I love so much. I get so much joy out of not only teaching people to wakesurf, but in knowing that it’s helping the industry as a whole by introducing new people to it. Since you started offering free clinics through the Pass the Handle initiative, about how many people have you pulled? Over 3,000. And I know for a fact we’ve been directly responsible for 28 people buying boats after coming to one of our events. But the numbers aren’t what matter, it’s the experience and making sure everybody has as much fun as possible, as well as the skills to take with them and teach their friends and family. What can somebody expect if they sign up for one of your clinics? I hear it a lot; “That was... read more

Tony Hawk Joins The Vans Park Series Broadcast Team via Transworld Skateboarding

World’s Premier Park Terrain Skateboarding Competition Series Welcomes Tony Hawk as New Live Broadcast Commentator for the 2019 Pro Tour Season April 15, 2019 By TWS Vans Park Series, the premier park terrain skateboarding tour in the world, today announced skateboarding legend Tony Hawk as the official live broadcast commentator for the 2019 series. Hawk will join the Vans Park Series team alongside live co-host Chris Cote, as the competition touches down in five major countries across the globe this year, culminating with the official 2019 Vans Park Series World Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States this September. The Vans Park Series, known for defining professional park terrain skateboarding competition since 2016, expands its tour programming to host men and women qualifier events at all four Pro Tour locations this season, and remains committed to endorsing prize parity at every stop including the World Championships. “Skating has shaped my life experience, so I’m beyond excited to join the Vans Park Series team on tour and continue to advocate for youth and their futures in skateboarding on the global stage,” said Tony Hawk. “I’ve seen overall skating talent evolve quickly in recent years so I’m looking forward to watching that progression in the form of park terrain skateboarding unfold.” The entire 2019 competition series will be broadcast live on vansparkseries.com and will feature the best names in park terrain skateboarding such as Pedro Barros, Alex Sorgente, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Tom Schaar, Nora Vasconcellos, Brighton Zeuner, Lizzie Armanto, and many more. Vans Park Series Pro Tour Dates May 17-18, 2019 – Shanghai, China June 22-23, 2019 – São Paulo, Brazil July 12-13, 2019... read more