It was a good run for TWSNOW. Creating a culture that changed innumerable lives including my own. The editors over there have spent the last month or so – since the parent company decided to call it quits – putting together some of the key moments.

Sample:

TransWorld SNOWboarding was the second title launched by TransWorld Media after TransWorld SKATEboarding; it was founded by Tracker Trucks owner Larry Balma and Peggy Cozens in Oceanside, California. Before the launch, images of snowboarding appeared in early issues of TWSKATE starting in the winter of 1983, introducing the sport to skateboarders-turned-early-snowboard-pros like Steve Caballero, Noah Salasnek, and John Cardiel and influencing the freestyle trajectory of the sport.

For the past 32 years, the pages (both print and online) of TransWorld SNOWboarding have become the defacto history-book-slash-yearbook for the sport. Rider’s entire careers are played out through the pages; trends in riding style, location, and fashion come and go; and the nonstop progression of the sport is clearly evident.

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Click to TWSNOW for the look back at their third decade of highlights

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TransWorld SNOWboarding. The culture, the community, the influential photos and stories, the very talented friends we snowboarded & worked with to make dreams comes to life on the pages of print and digital spaces, the stoke of the loyal readers we met through winter storm chasing travels around the world, the process of making magazines/movies/photo books. Through all this as part of the family of editorial staff for 12yrs to first reading the magazine’s pages 30yrs ago, I’ll always cherish these experiences, be grateful for those photo adventures and the life lessons I learned. Like all the best books, you eventually reach the last chapter. Though you may be done reading it for the first time, it doesn’t mean you won’t pull it off the shelf from time to time or share it with a friend to further the influence. @twsnow ’s influence was massive to many people around the world and its stories will live on as great legends do. I recently contacted the five other TWSNOW photo editors & 25 senior staff photographers, over the magazine’s 32 year history, to compile a few of our reflections for a tribute about its legacy. That was quite an amazing experience digging back through the entire archives, this time in such a short window. I brought them into the studio to make images, trying show a glimpse to the tangibility of print that TWSNOW loyal readers loved so much. Come celebrate TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine reflections with us by reading the three part feature on TWSNOW.com There is a link in my bio as well. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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