Win Free HCSC Session!


How do you become a Global AM? Where do Global AM’s come from? Many have wondered, but very few actually know. We are going to debunk the mystery behind the Global AM by awarding one lucky winner a very special trip to High Cascade Snowboard Camp, the birthplace of the Global AM.

You’ll wear what they wear (tee’s and bucket hats), You’ll eat what they eat (mostly Cobra Dogs). You’ll sleep where they sleep (bunk beds) You’ll ride what they ride (RIDE Crook). At the end of this 8-day intensive Global AM training you’ll possibly, just maybe, sorta kinda, become a proud member of the RIDE Global AM team!



1. Post a photo or video of your friend snowboarding and a caption stating why they deserve a free session to HCSC AKA RIDE Global AM Camp.


3. Contest Starts 9am PST 4/20/15 and runs until 12am PST 5/2/2015



–   The HCSC Session 5 (July 26th – Aug. 6th 2015) Signature Session™ featuring Hana Beaman and Danimals.

–   You win Free Air Travel from Alaska Airlines to PDX (Portland, Oregon) Airport. Where a HCSC van will pick you up and take you to camp.

–   Crook Snowboard

–   Global AM Starter Kit (mysterious I know)



–   You’re responsible for your transportation to a U.S. airport that Alaska Airlines flies from.

–   A RIDE Team member will pick the winner. (The winner will have 1 week to accept or reject prize)

–   Winner must be age 13 or older and have parents permission if under 18.

–  Camp session expires August 15, 2015. Valid for one, youth or adult camp tuition. High Cascade reserves the right to assign a specific session or lodging option. Can not be used for BKPRO or Photo Workshop. Camp session is non-transferable and has no cash or retail value.

–  Read Official Rules and Regulations, Void where prohibited.






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How To Buy a Snowboard – Sizing and Terrain Guide

Find the right snowboard

What Size Snowboard Should I Buy?

With a ton of different snowboards on the market, choosing the right board and size can be overwhelming. Size charts can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking at. However, by looking at a few crucial factors, finding the right snowboard model and size can be easier than it looks.

The main factors in choosing the right snowboard and size are:

  • – Your Snowboarding Ability level

  • – Foot Size

  • – Height

  • – Riding style (where on the mountain you like to ride)


How to size a snowboard

Ability Level

First, what’s your snowboard ability? Snowboards are made for all types of ability levels ranging from beginner to expert. There is no shame in buying a “beginner” board if you’re just starting out.  Be realistic with yourself and get the board that matches your skills best. Finding a board that best matches your skill level will help you progress more quickly and enjoyably. Beginner boards will be more forgiving and therefor more fun to ride and learn on. If you jump on a high-end expert level board, you may not progress as fast and more importantly, it will be harder to ride and you may not have as much fun learning. Beginner Snowboards via Board Finder >

Foot Size

The second factor in finding the right snowboard is choosing the right width for your foot size.  A correct width snowboard allows your snowboard boots to extend slightly over the edges of the board. Not too far that during a hard turn it is possible to drag a toe. By having the boots slightly overhang the edge, the rider can control the board’s leverage and pressure with their ankles.  Below is a chart comparing typical snowboard widths with boot sizes.

Generally you only want to buy a WIDE model if you need one. The narrower your snowboard the quicker it will turn edge to edge, however it’s still best to size it to the width of your feet. Tall people and those with size 11 or bigger feet usually ride WIDES. Shop Wide Snowboards >


Boot Size (US Men’s) <7 8-9.5 10-11.5 11.5+
Width in mm 240-245 246-254 255-259 260+
Snowboard Width Narrow Regular Mid-Wide Wide

Board Length

The third and nearly most important part of picking the right snowboard is length. A very basic way to identify a good board length for you, used to be done by measuring the board to a person’s chin; however, that doesn’t take in the factor of weight. If you’re lighter than average, look for a shorter board; conversely, if you’re heavier than average, look into a larger board. Also you can base the length on what you’re ridden previously. Have you rented a board that was really hard to turn? It was probably too long for you.

Riding Style

In addition to weight, the riding style and what you want to ride plays an effect on the board size. This is less important for beginners as most beginner boards will be optimized for the entire mountain. Most brands call them “All Mountain” boards or some variation of that.

If you’re looking for a board to hit the park and freestyle features, you want to get a Park snowboard on the shorter side of the spectrum. If you’re riding mostly all over the mountain, trees, and powder, you want to consider a board on the longer end of the spectrum. A longer or wider board gives you more straight line speed, stability and more flotation in soft snow but sacrifices maneuverability. If you want to mix all mountain versatility with a twin park shape, we make Freestyle All Mountain boards, size to your preference.


Below is a table showing roughly ideal snowboard sizes based on your height.

Remember, snowboard sizing all comes down to personal preference. 


Rider Height (in) Rider Height (cm) Snowboard Size (cm)
4’10” 147 128 – 136
5′ 152 133 – 141
5’2″ 158 139 – 147
5’4″ 163 144 -152
5’6″ 168 149 -157
5’8″ 173 154 -162
5’10” 178 159 -167
6′ 183 160+
6’2″ 188 160+
6’4″ 193 160+

Confused yet? Still not sure what board is right for YOU? Well you’re in luck. We’ve developed one of the best board finder tools and size calculators in the industry to make your life easy. Not only will it show you what size snowboard to buy but it will recommend some models based on your skills and riding styles. Click the Image below…
Snowboard Finder Selector Size Calculator


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S-Games 2015 at Revelstoke Resort

Lowtide snow conditions at Revelstoke Resort did not deter the guys from Society Snow and Skate, from throwing down a fun contest for S-Games 2015. Half the town turned out 2 days in a row to build the course, then rebuild the course after the rain washed away the in run.

Jeff Keenan, Jess Kimura, and Jake Blauvelt pleased the rowdy crowd with huge methods. Local ripper Dozer, Andrew Geeves, and Ride Snowboards Tech Rep Erik Gelling were pushing the limits with jaw-dropping airs. Master shaper, Ben Bilocq, was on point all day, with textbook backside spins and super smooth style. Another Local, Benoit, greased his way to top spot in the hip jam with tons of style and consistency.

Photos by Stephen Hare –

Read more/see more at Snowboard Canada

Jake Blauvelt lays out into the biggest method legally allowed in Canada. This is what yoga can do for you!

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Latest TransAm Stop – Idaho


TransAM at Schweitzer Full Recap

Photos: Greg Furey/ Video: Tyler Bello

This past weekend the TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM touched down in northern Idaho at Schweitzer Mountain Resort for stop 8 of the 2015 tour.  With crystal clear skies, warm temps, and endless views of the Selkirk Mountains, over50 riders brought their best moves to fun packed course sculpted and designed by Dan Nyland and the Schweitzer park crew.  Check out the full photo and video recap of the TransAM at Schweitzer!

Congratulations to the top three guys and gals who qualified for the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM Finals at Bear Mountain, CA on this coming weekend on March 14, 2015.  1st placers Naima Antolin & Ryan Anderson walked away with flight vouchers to Finals courtesy of Zumiez, VIP treatment for the finals weekend on behalf of Transworld SNOWboarding, and snowboards from RIDE.  There was also the coveted TransAm trophy in the form of a custom engraved acoustic guitar!

All winners were loaded up with tons of awesome product.

$500 cold hard Zumiez cash for the Zumiez Best Trick Award went to Jake Rose.



1. Naima Antolin
2. Kayla Kobelin
3. Jenise Spiteri


1. Ryan Anderson
2. Austin Visintainer
3. Kix Kamp

Giro Best Crash:

Max Dre

Pint Size Ripper:

Chad Carlson

Zumiez Best Trick:

Jake Rose

Yuki Kadono – 2015 Burton Open Win – Back to Back 1620 Triple Corks

Yuki Kadono’s 2015 Burton US Open Winning Run: Back To Back 1620 Triple Corks

Go Yuki!

RIDE Pro and Japanese teenager Yuki Kadono took the Burton U.S. Open slopestyle contest Friday, beating defending champion Canadian Mark McMorris with two back-to-back, 1620-degree jumps on his final run. The 18-year-old, who finished eighth at the Olympics last year, added this victory to a win two weeks ago at Air and Style in LA.

Read More on Transworld’s site

Read More on CBC‘s site

Alaska Airlines x RIDE Snowboards Sweepstakes 2014

Alaska Airlines and RIDE Snowboards teamed up give you one great prize package!

Alaska Airlines is sending you and friend to a great shred destination, while RIDE is giving you a full setup of new gear! The gear package includes a snowboard, boots and bindings for your riding pleasure!

The contest starts 3/1/2015 and ends 3/15/2015. Winners will be notified by email. Enter to win below!

Alaska Airlines RIDE Snowboards Sweepstakes

You’ll receive two tickets to any of the amazing snow destinations that Alaska Airlines flies to as listed below. 

You can fly from an Alaska Airlines served city to any one of these shred destinations:

Anchorage (ANC), Juneau (JNU), Cordova (CDV), Mammoth (MMH), Reno/Tahoe (RNO), Kelowna (YLW), Steamboat Springs (HDN), Sun Valley (SUN), Bozeman (BZN), Kalispell (FCA), Albuquerque (ABQ), Redmond/Bend (RDM), Salt Lake City (SLC).

RIDE Prize Package

Along with the flights you’ll also receive a full hardgoods setup from RIDE Snowboards including a Berzerker snowboard, Lasso boots, and Revolt bindings. Choose between a men’s or women’s prize package. (Men’s package shown above)

Sweepstakes Rules

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