“We’re gonna touch all those scenarios and behavior changes that will make huge changes in everyone’s pleasure.” –Xavier de Le Rue
Excellent little tutorial from big mountain snowboarder Xavier de Le Rue on how to negotiate the backcountry as a snowboarder riding with a skier or vice versa. From anticipating traverses and flat areas to not jamming up two plankers in pinner couloirs, there’s a ton of things consider to ensure a copacetic experience.
Quick shoutout to all the kind skiers who lend a pole to snowboarders struggling in the flats. Can’t estimate the amount of times I’ve seen this simple act of kindness between friends and even strangers and every time it warms my heart.