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2015 Winter XGames

EXTREME GAMES!!!!!  That’s what it really has become am I right?  Double flips in the half pipe are normal and triple flip variations off the kickers in slopestyle is so 2013.  So why watch?  It’s simple there is basically nothing else on and you haven’t planned a snowboard trip this season plus it is the closest you will get to snow right now.  One of the most interesting statistics we came across today where these FACTS regarding Mr. White.

Shaun White
• 22 #‎XGames‬ starts
• 23 total medals
• 18 Winter  medals
• 15 total gold medals
• 13 Winter  gold medals

How about?  The one that they missed the most is the fact that Mr. White received a total point score of 100 in the 2012 winter X.  I mean come on a 100?  Perfect?  I’m not one to judge, but i saw a hand drag on the last hit…lol.  Peep it.

Whatever happens in the Super Pipe tonight it’s sure to be legendary….hopefully.  For all the Winter XGames information your heart wants hit their site or twitter for event times and what’s going on live.  After you have reached your target heart rate hit up our Riding Essentials portion of the site and load up on new gear and get out and ride already!

Snowboard Bungee Jump?

Nope…no thank you.  Just when you think you have seen it all this video pops up and proves that anything is possible.

Where to snowboard right Now | Park City, UT

So the wonderful white stuff that we all love has hit plenty of resorts all across America.  Now that you got your new gear it’s time to put it all to good use and start planning a trip with your buddies.  We wanted to drop some knowledge on you all with the first place you need to visit this year….Park City, Utah.  BuySnow.com recently acquired a spot in Park City and we are in the planning stages of dates as we speak.  One of the biggest factors of why you should go there is accessibility.  A short drive from the airport and some of the best powder in all of the land can be had at this amazing resort.  Just recently a fan sent us this video of some of the conditions that Park City has right now!

Edit:  There is plenty to laugh at in this video, but hey they are having a damn good time!

Look we get it Riders: Cort Birmingham, Reese Cocrane, and Destin Huggins are not Olympic athletes, but they got a fair taste of powder and a little bit of park action on a blue bird day.

Make sure you book lift tickets in advanced to save around 35% off and check the Snow Report and Mountain Cams for the latest conditions.

Make sure you have all the essentials you need for an epic trip!

Peace Park w/ Danny Davis and Ben Ferguson

Danny Davis is on another level and Peace Park proves it.  Sit back and enjoy this really good edit of Danny and Ben with Friends at the Peace Park.   Thanks to Snow Park Technologies, Grand Targhee Resort and MOUNTAIN DEW they were able to showcase Danny and Ben’s attention to style and innovation, along with Mark McMorris, Roope Tonteri, and Gabe Ferguson.

Checkout all the new 2015 Burton Gear available now!

Out Of This World: 686 Outerwear Options

Another snow season is quickly approaching and you probably still have that same outerwear from three seasons ago.  It’s time to step up your game and this year 686 has some of the best available outerwear just for you! One of the best feelings you can have while riding is being 100% comfortable and perfectly protected from the elements.  Checkout some of these far out outfits and upgrade your comfort level….your riding may improve.

Left Outfit:

2015 Parklan Pact Anorak (Camel Pincord Colorblock)
If you’re looking for a jacket when the sun’s out and the temperatures are a little warmer. this one is for you! The Parklan Pact Anorak has a thermal rating of 4 and comes in a street fit, so expect a more tailored look. Great for the open and close of the winter season!

2015 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant (Gunmetal Texture)
With a thermal rating of 7, expect to stay warm and dry! The Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant by 686 is ideal for those below freezing temps. Featured in a loose fit, there is definitely room to layer, to keep you nice and toasty!

Right Outfit:

2015 Authentic Woodland Jacket (Cardinal Flannel YD Plaid)
Plan on staying extremely warm and dry in the Authentic Woodland Jacket by 686. Featured in a flannel print, you don’t have to give up style for warmth! The Woodland comes in an all access fit, so you have plenty of room for layering!

2015 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant (Duck Texture)
With a thermal rating of 7, expect to stay warm and dry! The Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant by 686 is ideal for those below freezing temps. Featured in a loose fit, there is definitely room to layer, to keep you nice and toasty!

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Left Outfit:

2015 Parklan Field Jacket (Gunmetal Desert Camo)
With a thermal rating of 7 and a street fit, the Parklan Field Jacket is a top pick! Keep warm and dry against all the elements with this one. Enjoy a more tailored look and a shorter rise with the street fit.

2015 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant (Lava)
With a thermal rating of 7, expect to stay warm and dry! The Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant by 686 is ideal for those below freezing temps. Featured in a loose fit, there is definitely room to layer, to keep you nice and toasty!

Right Outfit:

2015 Authentic Smarty Form Jacket (Grass Colorblock)
Get the latest in technology with the 3-in-1 detachable layering system featured in the Smarty Form Jacket. This versatility allows you to adjust your outerwear for the upcoming conditions. Highlighted in an all access fit, there is plenty of room for layering!

2015 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant (Grass)
With a thermal rating of 7, expect to stay warm and dry! The Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant by 686 is ideal for those below freezing temps. Featured in a loose fit, there is definitely room to layer, to keep you nice and toasty!

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Left Outfit:

2015 Authentic Prime Jacket (Blue Colorblock)
Check out the Authentic Prime from 686 for warmth and durabilty. With a thermal level of 7 and an all access fit, with room for layering, this is a wise decision for your new outerwear set-up!

2015 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant (Blue)
With a thermal rating of 7, expect to stay warm and dry! The Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant by 686 is ideal for those below freezing temps. Featured in a loose fit, there is definitely room to layer, to keep you nice and toasty!

Right Outfit:

2015 GLCR Hydra Thermagraph Jacket (Blue Heather Twill Colorblock)
Stay completely dry and warm in the 2015 GLCR Hydra Thermagraph. Ideal for those days before it turns frigid. Featured in the expedition fit, expect a ergonomic feel, a helmet compatible hood, and a relaxed fit.

2015 Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant (Black)
With a thermal rating of 7, expect to stay warm and dry! The Authentic Smarty Cargo Pant by 686 is ideal for those below freezing temps. Featured in a loose fit, there is definitely room to layer, to keep you nice and toasty!

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So the above is a great starting point for you and 686. If you need any advice or help give us a shout and we will totally help you pick the ideal outfit.

Thank You Think Thank.

This year we are going to be blessed with two movies from Think Thank that are sure to blow our minds.  Almanac as well as Right Turn Left Turn.  Watch this uber creative full part from Right Turn Left Turn and prepare to get your mind melted.  Creativity to the Max!

Insta Love – Top 7 Instagrams you should follow

So we are huge fans of the double tap.  Nothing brings greater joy than seeing a good feed during a awesome winter to keep the stoke alive or even off season to remind you of how awesome snowboarding really is.  Here is our top 7 must follow on instaram.

1) 686 – Is killer.  They have a great mix of lifestyle, skate, and of course some insane snowboarding stuff

2) Bear Mountain – One of our favorite resorts to visit and home of one of the most badass terrain parks.  Plus they hold some sick events every year!

3) Transworld Snowboarding – This is a no brainer.  You in fact should already be following them…if not what’s wrong with you?

4) Volcom Snowboarding – Hands down one of our favorite group of riders and we are pretty sure the entire team is Mental.

5) Scotty Lago – Because he is a warm blooded American who flat out RIPS.  Two words – Olympic Medalist.

6) John Jackson – Basically this guy has the life.  Pretty sure he is a professional fisherman in the off season.  Plus it doesn’t hurt that Red Bull has his back and he travels the world shredding his face off.

7) Mark Sollors – Part of The Manboys crew and jack of all trades.  Mt. Bike, Skate, Snow?  Mark is one to keep your eye on…style for miles!

Jump on the insta and get following!  Don’t forget us! @BuySnow (winter is coming…LOL)