Locals Only: Full Service Premiere and Transworld Snowboarding’s Nation 10.10

Locals Only: Full Service Premiere and Transworld Snowboarding’s Nation 10.10
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 When you’re young, you snowboard when you are lucky enough to take a vacation, and sometimes you find an exotic mountain. Add in the talents of Kyle Harmon, Evan Wilcox and Ryan Ting, and you’ve got yourself a slaughterhouse of super C-rails, fence gaps and poached pipelines with a playlist to match. … read more

SIA Denver or Bust

SIA Denver or Bust
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Just imagining all of the boring shit the world needs people to buy is enough to make a person want to puke—there is a tradeshow for nearly everything. Luckily for SIA (SnowSports Industries of America), the industry is winter sports, the people are fun to talk to and the product is even better. This was SLUG’s 2014 trip to The SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado. … read more

The Buds Next Door: The First Month of Legalized Cannabis in Colorado

The Buds Next Door: The First Month of Legalized Cannabis...
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“Socially, it’s exciting for people to be able to go buy Marijuana legally, and there’s a lot of tourists here,” says Larisa Bolivar, founder of Denver’s first medicinal dispensary back in 2006 and a candidate for a Master’s Degree in public policy with concentration in national and international marijuana reform. “Financially, this is making much more money than people expected.” … read more

Niche Snowboards: Snowboarding’s Green Thumb

Niche Snowboards: Snowboarding’s Green Thumb
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Niche Snowboards founder Dustin Morrell knew that without presenting a totally new niche on the table, their dream would be short-lived. “There wasn’t a 100-percent eco-friendly company from the ground up with focus on everything that you do,” says Ana Van Pelt, Niche’s creative director. So in 2009, Salt Lake City got a little bit greener. “Simply put, we make boards that have a positive impact on the planet and snowboard industry,” Van Pelt says. … read more

2013 SLUG Games 2: Winter Wizardry Wickedness

2013 SLUG Games 2: Winter Wizardry Wickedness
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It was well before sunrise on the morning of Saturday, March 16, when the SLUG crew met  embarked on their extensively planned journey into the Great White North. The nerds had taken their stand at Brighton and left triumphant. Their calculated maneuvers, however, were no match for the beast that The SLUG Games was about to unleash upon the realm of Snowbasin Resort for the first time in history. The beast would come to be known as Winter Wizardry Presented by Scion. … read more

Brandon: Zee Burning Hobush

Brandon: Zee Burning Hobush
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The best memory I have about Brandon Hobush was my first day on the job digging in rails for Brighton Resort’s Park Crew. He was the first person to show me how to build and ice over a snowboard lip out of nothing more than some shitty November dust and my ass. That was Brandon’s last winter working for the resort because, pretty quickly after that, he became a big-time movie star out there in the industry. … read more

a Damn Movie Podcast Faceoff: Adam vs. Adam

a Damn Movie Podcast Faceoff: Adam vs. Adam
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If a James Bond–style story isn’t the most badass way to tell how traditional sushi made its way into the state, then we might as well be critiquing the evolution of a Mormon tuna casserole. It all started with a man named Toshio Osaka, aka Sensei, and his special assignment from the FBI to teach Japanese martial arts in our little dust bowl.  … read more

a Damn Movie Podcast Faceoff: Adam vs. Adam

a Damn Movie Podcast Faceoff: Adam vs. Adam
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If a James Bond–style story isn’t the most badass way to tell how traditional sushi made its way into the state, then we might as well be critiquing the evolution of a Mormon tuna casserole. It all started with a man named Toshio Osaka, aka Sensei, and his special assignment from the FBI to teach Japanese martial arts in our little dust bowl.  … read more

Avenues Proper: Prost To The Proper

Avenues Proper: Prost To The Proper
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I’ve always hurt for that olde-worldy town pub feel in Utah—dimly lit and warm, complete with woodworked furnishings that welcome all walks of life to casually learn about the nearby company—where I can drink something from a house keg and enjoy the finest classic beer food known to man. The ascending Avenues have bolstered Avenues Proper, letting in some natural light, but the concept of a laidback place to sit back and watch the world spin is starting to carry itself out of the Berger Straße and onto the Bonneville benches.   … read more

Feldman’s Deli: A Chagigah to the Big Beehive

Feldman’s Deli: A Chagigah to the Big Beehive
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Eating for the public eye comes with an alert subjectivity, which demands accuracy pinpointed precisely to the better-or-worse longitudes of a Richter scale. The restaurant proprietor, unexpectedly awaiting such a guest, can only hope their ship is tight enough before the Devil throws a curveball. This particular morning, I surprisingly found myself not alone, nor the first, but the second person in line at Feldman’s New York Jewish Deli, 10 minutes before the doors were set to open that business day.  … read more