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  • Episode 66

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Jordan Keeth from Mammoth California.

    Grew up in Hawaii, Las Vegas and Hong Kong then moved to Mammoth California when she turned twenty-one. Here she found her passion for snowboarding.
    Her husband introduced her to the backcountry eight years ago and since then they have been pursuing the backcountry together.
    Outdoor enthusiast focused towards splitboarding, snowmobiling, mountain biking, hiking and running.

    Jordan Keeth is the definition of a gypsy soul with a passion for playing in the snow. Over the last twelve years she has chased snow to places in Australia, Japan, South America, the US and Canada. Listen in and hear stories from her journey and the tips and tricks she has learned along the way!

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    https://www.instagram.com/rhythmsnowboardshop/

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  • Episode 65
    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Mr. Relentless himself, Nick LaToof.

    Nick is a two-time author, most known for his first book, "The Relentless Mindset," and has written hundreds of articles on fitness, nutrition, and motivation over the last decade.

    As a filmmaker, he enjoys finding creative ways to tell the story, so that you can relive it alongside him..

    This adventurer continues to push himself beyond his limits. Nick's been all over the USA, and finds himself at home among the country's highest peaks.


    Nick prefers the simple life that the mountains offers. If it was up to him, he’d be on a snowboard everyday and he’s working hard to make that a reality. His background as a personal trainer evolved into coaching athletes and becoming a nutrition expert. His story took him from sunny L.A. to the high peaks of the Rockies, with no regrets. Listen in as he shares his story with us and how he preps for his backcountry tours.
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    http://www.nicklatoof.com/
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  • Episode 64

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Scott Seward, Burton’s one and only board engineer for the family tree line.

    Took his AVI1 in Jackson Hole WY then spent time exploring the Tetons with experienced riders to learn the ropes.
    Started working at Burton in 2007 as an Engineering Intern. His hard work and dedication grew his career to become the Senior Manager of Hardgoods Advanced Development.
    Developed the snowboards for the Family Tree line as well as custom boards for Danny Davis, Dave Downing, Alex Andrews the list goes on and one.

    Scott is the behind the scenes man that works hard to perfect every detail of every board he designs, giving people their best rides. In this episode we dive deep into board building - side cuts, edging, channels, 3D shaping and more! Learn more about everything that goes into designing boards, so you can pick the next member of your quiver with confidence.

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    https://www.instagram.com/burtonsnowboards/

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  • Episode 63

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Megan Pischke of Boarding for Breast Cancer.

    Former professional snowboarder, learned about the backcountry on tours with Jeremy Jones and Craig Kelly
    Mom of 2, living her best life between Costa Rica and the Mountains with her husband DCP
    Wellness & Community Director for Boarding for Breast Cancer, providing Integrated healing for women managing diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare

    And now for something completely different! We’ve been spending a lot of time running down gear and snowpack, so now we want to take a minute to reconnect. We asked an expert to talk with us about getting our zen on in the backcountry, getting grounded and living our best lives. Tune in and get inspired!

    About our guest:

    Megan Pischke is influencing others for a higher purpose. She’s now the Wellness + Community Director of Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC). As a former professional snowboarder, breast cancer thriver, and mother of two, she brings in first-hand knowledge and experience to be an empowered activist for Integrative healing for women managing a breast cancer diagnosis, treatments, and aftercare. Her ideas around wellness transcend beyond what you can ‘do’ for yourself, with ‘what we can be and achieve together’ within our communities. Her passions are surfing, shredding pow, foods, and sharing her love of being outside with her kids and husband DCP.

    Show links:

    https://www.instagram.com/megsporcheron/

    https://www.instagram.com/b4bc/

    https://www.instagram.com/gnusnowboards/

    https://www.instagram.com/libtechsurf/

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    https://www.instagram.com/dakine_snowboarding/

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  • Episode 62

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Judson Wright, founder and owner of Kootenay Backcountry Guides.

    Started skiing early in life with his family in southern Ontario, taking trips to Vermont and eventually discovered snowboarding.
    Moved out West and fell in love with powder, following that passion he met a heli guide that inspired his current life path as a guide.
    Started Kootenay Backcountry Guides in 2017 and has been killing it with both the guiding and education parts of the business.

    While training to become an ACMG, Judson was caught in the middle of a slide on an extended traverse from Bugaboo to Rogers Pass. He shares the wild story with us as well as the humbling lessons that he learned. These important lessons are a strong foundation for the education that he provides to the community with both Kootenay Backcountry Guides training and the State of the Snowpack events that he supports in Nelson, BC. We learned so much about training, gear, and much more and hope you do too. Judson, it was truly our pleasure.

    Show links:

    https://kootenaybackcountryguides.com/

    https://westonbackcountry.com/

    https://www.roamshop.com/

    https://www.stateofthesnowpack.com/

    https://tributeboardshop.ca/

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  • Episode 61

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents a snowboarding Legend Mark Fawcett.

    Hailing from New Brunswick, he got his start ripping with his dad down Polly and Sugarloaf Mountains.
    His competitive highlights include 14 World Cup victories and 40 podiums, 3 U.S. Open titles and he’s a two-time Canadian Olympic Snowboard team member (1998 & 2002).
    Sporting cameos in vintage snowboard movies, he landed a co-host gig in a sled-access backcountry snowboarding TV Show called Sacred Ride.
    Currently coaching Canada’s Olympic snowboarding team for the last 16 years.

    Mark wanted the free surfy feeling that he got watching a Ted Shred movie on a trip to Sugarloaf. So he spent his life chasing it, in the competition circuit, wind surfing, kite surfing, and in the backcountry. In this episode, Mark shares some amazing stories from the glory days of snowboarding and some great insights he picked up in his 30 years of shredding. We can’t decide who’s the bigger wax nerd, Chad or Mark?

    Show links:

    https://www.instagram.com/mark_fawcett/

    https://tributeboardshop.ca/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHrgCo0KEsqICJX0POzWt-g

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  • Episode 60

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Krister Kopala from Tromsø in Northern Norway.

    Started riding on a Burton Chopper at the age of four now has twenty- six  years of experience snowboarding.
    Six years ago he started focusing on exploring the backcountry by splitboarding and mountaineering.
    Krister has been featured in multiple films in the last 10 years such as Endless Winter and he is always updating his instagram with videos of his adventures.

    In Tromsø they are heavily focused on staying fit and exploring the backcountry. During the summer Krister works as a lineman and like many others in his town, works out in preparation for the winter months to come. Living in a culture that thrives on adventure means that Krister never stops pushing the limits. Listen in and hear more about his experiences in the backcountry and how his search for the perfect hard boot has gone.

    Show links:

    https://www.instagram.com/kriskopa/

    https://www.furbergsnowboards.com/

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  • Episode 59

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Nick Russell backcountry backcountry shredder and lover of the mountains out of Truckee California.

    Started riding halfpipe in Stratton, Vermont during his early years but once he rode powder in Salt Lake City, Utah he was hooked on chasing big mountains.
    Completed first descents on his snowboard in places like Bolivia, India and the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
    Social activist working to educate and encourage others to vote for candidates focused on protecting natural environments.

    Nick was romanced by backcountry movies that sparked his life journey of endless pursuits to get higher into the mountains. Being self sufficient is always a goal of his so it only makes sense to use his own two feet. Having years of experience he now has it dialed in to ensure he is comfortable on every tour. Listen in and learn what gear he uses and why he pursues the backcountry by his own power.

    Show links:

    https://www.instagram.com/nick_russelll/?hl=en

    https://www.instagram.com/jonessnowboards/

    https://www.instagram.com/karakorambc/

    https://www.instagram.com/smartwool/

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    https://www.instagram.com/onxbackcountry/

    https://www.instagram.com/redbullsnow/

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  • Episode 58

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Antti Autti, Professional Snowboarder from Finland and the creator of Artic Lines Video series.

    Took gold at the 2005 winter X-Games in men's Superpipe beating Danny Kass, Andy Finch and Shawn White.
    Nineteen podium places, six wins in the halfpipe at the World Cup. Four times competing in the World Championships taking first in Big Air and Halfpipe in 2005. Three podium places in the Finnish Championships.
    No longer competing he focuses on creating films in the backcountry. Currently working on the Arctic Line series.

    Antti seeks adventure by exploring the arctic circle but pays close attention to what the mountains are willing to let him do. With a top notch team of guides and friends he is working on accomplishing 30 freeride lines in the arctic circle. Check out the links below on where you can watch his lines so far.

    Show links:

    https://www.instagram.com/anttiautti/?hl=en

    https://arcticlines.com

    https://www.jonessnowboards.com/content/282-antti-autti

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  • Episode 57

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Jake Sullivan, owner of Hand Out Gloves.

    Got his start in the business by working for Bjorn and Erik Leines’ glove company, Celtek. After that, he started building cores for Voile and 4Front Skis.
    Bought a glove company with his friend and mentor Don Wildman and rebranded it as Hand Out Gloves. Their sales skyrocketed after making a deal on Shark Tank in 2016.
    Runs down various global destinations for shredding, with his sights on Chile to honor his late friend Don.

    We love having guests on the show that are riders who develop great products for the community. Jake is a very humble and down to earth guy. Having worked in the snow industry his whole life, he was excited for the opportunity to buy a glove brand with his mentor Don Wildman. After running the business for 8 years, they now have many new and improved styles, made for all outdoor enthusiasts.

    Show links:

    https://handoutgloves.com/home/about/

    https://www.instagram.com/handoutgloves/

    https://www.milosport.com

    https://www.backcountry.com/

    https://www.skinsee.com

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  • Episode 56

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Briony May Johnson rider for the YES snowboards on the Tasman Team.

    Growing up riding in Australia and visiting Japan with her parents and two older brothers. Now she helps run the Refre Hotel, her family's lodge in Myoko Kogen Japan.
    Sponsored by YES snowboards, Airblaster, Twelve Board Store and Eivy
    Plans to compete in Freeride World Tour qualifiers once the world opens back up again.

    Briony is a backcountry enthusiast who likes to climb steeps as much as she likes to ride them. She usually rides at her home resort in Australia and in the mountains around her family lodge in Myoko Japan. Even though the Freeride World Tour qualifiers were canceled this year she is working hard to accomplish her goal of making it to the big stage.

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    https://www.instagram.com/brionymayjohnson/

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    https://www.yesnowboard.com

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  • Episode 55

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Adam Zok ACMG splitboard guide out of Revelstoke BC.

    While attending Berkeley he joined a ski club where he was able to ride the resorts in Tahoe, Big Sky and Jackson Hole.
    After guiding at Mt. Shasta in California he wanted to take his guiding career further so he moved to Revelstoke BC and became an ACMG certified guide.
    Going on his eighth winter in Revelstoke he is now guiding for Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing, CAPOW, Revelstoke Backcountry Guides while also planning hut trips and taking private bookings.

    Adam shares his journey from skateboarding in Santa Barbara California to now being an ACMG certified guide in Revelstoke BC. When he isn’t guiding others through the backcountry he is out exploring and studying ways to ride through new terrain. Adam gave us great pointers on where he went to learn more about the backcountry along with what it takes to take care of yourself and others in emergency situations. So grab a cold one and listen in!

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    https://www.instagram.com/adamzok/?hl=en

    https://capow.ca/team/adam-zok/

    https://westonbackcountry.com/pages/adam-zok

    https://snowboardcanada.com/adam-zok-autobiography/

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  • Episode 54

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Mikey Franco, shaper and owner of Franco Snowshapes.

    Started out as a skateboarder until he found a way to skate on snow, then winter became his favourite season.
    Rider, instructor, guide and everything in between, until his body pushed his career into a new direction - shaping, thanks to his friends at Igneous and inspirations from beautiful Japanese boards.
    Went out on his own and started Franco Snowshapes to build boards that are unique for each individual and how they ride.

    Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to geek out on board design! Mikey discovered his passion for building boards after a trip to Japan re-ignited an old injury and put his riding on hold for the year. He took inspiration from Japanese board design and launched his own company to emulate the form and function he fell in love with. Franco Snowcraft builds custom snowboards and splitboards tailor made for each rider for a truly amazing experience. Hey, and a quick reminder that we all need to look out for each other in the backcountry. Stay safe out there!

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    https://www.francosnowshapes.com

    https://www.instagram.com/francosnowshapes/

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  • Episode 53

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Pro Snowboard mountaineer and filmmaker Rafael Pease.

    Professional Chilean snowboard mountaineer, social-environmental activist, and documentary filmmaker.
    Since college he has lived between Chile and the United States. Switching from winter in the Northern hemisphere to winter in the Southern hemisphere.
    Inspired by Jeremy Jones' movie Deeper, he found his own calling to influence and educate people on environmental issues through filmmaking.

    Rafael puts part of his soul into every documentary and project he creates. Combining his diverse background in snowboard mountaineering, activism and environmental sciences, he finds a unique perspective to educate and keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. Through the power of film, Rafael is manifesting the change that he wants to see in the world. Respect.

    Show links:

    https://connectionsmovement.com

    https://www.instagram.com/rafaelpease/?hl=en

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  • Episode 52

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Kate Ediger, founder of Pit and Peak Avalanche Skills Training.

    Grew up in Grand Prairie with a grandfather that instilled a passion and appreciation for exploring the outdoors in her.
    Entered the 2012 Powder Highway Ultimate Ski Bum Contest and won multiple heli and cat ski trips from companies like Purcell Heli-Skiing, Fernie Wilderness Adventures, Selkirk Snowcat Skiing and K3 Cat Ski.
    Founded Pit and Peak where she teaches avalanche safety courses through the winter as well as tail guiding for K3 Cat Ski in Revelstoke.

    Kate has a deep passion for exploring mountains, pushing her snowboarding, educating and inspiring others to grow to new levels year after year. She is blazing a trail for females in the backcountry and snowboard industry, inspiring others to pursue their dreams beyond their limits and smiling along the way. Kate is an aspiring snowboard guide, avalanche instructor, big mountain freeride competitor and mother to her son, Timber. Her contagious energy, adventurous spirit and positive personality will leave you feeling good. Get ready to be inspired!

    Show links:

    https://www.pitandpeakavalanche.com

    https://www.instagram.com/shrediger/?hl=en

    https://www.instagram.com/pitandpeakavalanchetraining/?hl=en

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  • Episode 51
    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Ty Mills, founder and owner of All Aspects Alpine.

    Ty was just the second person to ever become a certified ACMG ski guide in Canada on a splitboard.

    He works for numerous guide services, including Eagle Pass HeliSkiing, 40tribes and Golden Alpine Holidays.

    He also runs his own guide business All Aspects Alpine, which offers backcountry adventures in Canada and Internationally.


    Ty loves to play in the mountains. Lazy powder turns, bootpacking up couloirs, laying skin tracks or shredding alpine lines are a few of his favourite things. This guide takes us around the world, sharing his adventures and giving us solid tips from his years as a multi-faceted mountain guide. We learned a lot and hope you will too!
    Show links:
    https://aaabackcountryguides.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/tymills/
    http://www.ogasaka-snowboard.com/index_e.html
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  • Episode 50

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Britteny Dickson founder of Stay Wild Backcountry.

    Her passion for snow and the mountains was sparked at a very young age, growing up in the mountains of Grand Forks BC with parents who both ski and snowboard.
    With 15 year of experience snowmobiling and snowboarding, Brittney has always seen the benefit of learning from locals and having good mentors around her.
    Brittney founded Stay Wild Backcountry Skills, where she teaches in depth avalanche safety courses for both snowboarding and snowmobiling, she offers a variety of online and in person courses along with guided tours.

    Get ready to take notes! Brittney tells us stories about how her parents raised her in the mountains and she drops years of backcountry knowledge on us in this episode. We recently took the Stay Wild Backcountry course and loved it. Listen in and hear some great nuggets of the wisdom, but if you want the full download, you gotta take the course!

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    https://www.staywildbackcountry.ca

    https://www.instagram.com/stay_wild_backcountry/

    https://www.facebook.com/StayWildBackcountry/

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  • Episode 49

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Jon Miller of Backcountry United Foundation.

    Spending his childhood in areas like Salt Lake City, Utah; San Clemente, California; and Steamboat Springs Colorado Jon was totally immersed in the cultures surrounding art, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding.
    Jon has been building connections between the snowmobiling and the snowboarding cultures for 2 decades through branding and storytelling, product innovation and by connecting businesses with their consumers' passions.
    Jons passion project, Backcountry United Foundation, is a non-profit that aims to create respect between all backcountry users and educate them on how to be safe in the backcountry.

    Jon shares his stories about how he fell in love with both the human-powered and motorized cultures of the backcountry and now he puts his heart and soul into figuring out how to bridge the gap between them. Listen in and learn more about safely riding in the backcountry and how to keep public lands open for all to enjoy!

    Show links:

    https://www.bcufoundation.org/news

    https://www.powdercowboy.co

    https://www.instagram.com/powdercowboy/

    Episode 51

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Ty Mills, founder and owner of All Aspects Alpine.

    Ty was just the second person to ever become a certified ACMG ski guide in Canada on a splitboard.
    He works for numerous guide services, including Eagle Pass HeliSkiing, 40tribes and Golden Alpine Holidays.
    He also runs his own guide business All Aspects Alpine, which offers backcountry adventures in Canada and Internationally.

    Ty loves to play in the mountains. Lazy powder turns, bootpacking up couloirs, laying skin tracks or shredding alpine lines are a few of his favourite things. This guide takes us around the world, sharing his adventures and giving us solid tips from his years as a multi-faceted mountain guide. We learned a lot and hope you will too!

    Show links:

    https://aaabackcountryguides.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/tymills/

    http://www.ogasaka-snowboard.com/index_e.html

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  • Episode 48

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents the owner of Stealth Backcountry Tours, Chandler Kane.

    Chandler started snowboarding in 1989, after seeing Jake Burton and Randy Gateno shred through a tree run he knew he was going to be snowboarding the rest of his life.
    Founded Stealth Backcountry, offering tours in the Hokkaido mountains of Japan.
    During the off-season, Chandler chases big storms and powder at Mammoth in California.

    After life threw Chandler a few curve balls, he found himself booking a trip to go shred in Japan. Returning year after year, he fell in love with the culture and the mountains and decided to start Stealth Backcountry Tours. With years of experience riding in Japan, Chandler gives us amazing tips on gear and what hazards you might run into. So grab a drink and listen in!

    Show links:

    https://www.stealthbackcountry.com

    https://www.instagram.com/stealth_backcountry/?hl=en

    https://www.facebook.com/StealthBackcountryTours/

    https://kingsnowmag.com/you-have-arrived-the-north-face-in-japan/

    Episode 51

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Ty Mills, founder and owner of All Aspects Alpine.

    Ty was just the second person to ever become a certified ACMG ski guide in Canada on a splitboard.
    He works for numerous guide services, including Eagle Pass HeliSkiing, 40tribes and Golden Alpine Holidays.
    He also runs his own guide business All Aspects Alpine, which offers backcountry adventures in Canada and Internationally.

    Ty loves to play in the mountains. Lazy powder turns, bootpacking up couloirs, laying skin tracks or shredding alpine lines are a few of his favourite things. This guide takes us around the world, sharing his adventures and giving us solid tips from his years as a multi-faceted mountain guide. We learned a lot and hope you will too!

    Show links:

    https://aaabackcountryguides.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/tymills/

    http://www.ogasaka-snowboard.com/index_e.html

    Special thanks to:

    Visit our website for great deals from our sponsors:

    www.darkstarts.ca/partners

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  • Episode 47

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents splitboarder Corey Stecker of Smartwool International, General Manager overseeing the Business for both Canada and Europe.

    Grew up in NYC and discovered snowboarding in ‘88. He crafted his life path to follow his snowboarding passion.
    Discovered the splitboarding when living in Brek, realizing the bliss of an expansive amount of powder fields now within his reach.
    Currently lives in Montreal for the perfect blend of city life and proximity to the mountains and manages European & Canadian business for Smartwool.

    Corey is a fan of everything outdoors! Whether he is mountain biking, trail running, surfing or splitboarding, it all keeps him connected with the mountains. Listen in and spark your own stoke for powder and learn more about gear, sheep and merino wool.

    Show links:

    https://www.instagram.com/seestecker/

    https://www.instagram.com/smartwool/

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    Episode 51

    Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents Ty Mills, founder and owner of All Aspects Alpine.

    Ty was just the second person to ever become a certified ACMG ski guide in Canada on a splitboard.
    He works for numerous guide services, including Eagle Pass HeliSkiing, 40tribes and Golden Alpine Holidays.
    He also runs his own guide business All Aspects Alpine, which offers backcountry adventures in Canada and Internationally.

    Ty loves to play in the mountains. Lazy powder turns, bootpacking up couloirs, laying skin tracks or shredding alpine lines are a few of his favourite things. This guide takes us around the world, sharing his adventures and giving us solid tips from his years as a multi-faceted mountain guide. We learned a lot and hope you will too!

    Show links:

    https://aaabackcountryguides.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/tymills/

    http://www.ogasaka-snowboard.com/index_e.html

    Special thanks to:

    Visit our website for great deals from our sponsors:

    www.darkstarts.ca/partners

    Groundswell Marketing

    www.instagram.com/groundswell_fm/

    Valerie Black The Artist Behind The Logo

    www.instagram.com/valerieblack.art/

    Follow us:

    www.darkstarts.ca

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