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Snowboarding Faculty

Mike Horn

Mike Horn

Snowboards

Horn reviews gear for a number of publications and websites, and in his spare time serves as editor in chief at Kronicle Magazine, editorial director at www.Stokelab.com, contributor to ESPN Snowboarding and so on.

Ali Carr Troxell

Ali Carr Troxell

Snowboards & Jackets

Former Outside magazine assistant managing editor Alicia Carr Troxell

Colin Bane

Colin Bane

Snowboard Boots

A snowboard lifer since 1985, Colin Bane is a Denver-based correspondent for ESPN.com

Stephen Krcmar

Stephen Krcmar

Snowboarding

Stephen Krcmar splits his time between Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles. A snowboarder, cyclist, and motorcycle guy, he skied 76 days last winter. He’s written about the outdoors for more than 16 years.

Yitka Winn

Yitka Winn

Snowboarding

Yitka Winn is a freelance writer and lifelong snowboarder based in Telluride, Colorado. She tests snowboard boots for the Gear Institute.

Scott Yorko

Scott Yorko

snowboards

Scott Yorko is a writer, editor, and gear tester who's lived all over the map and stays on the move with his adventure dog, Lilly. Their latest stop: Boulder, Colorado.

Leigh Augustine

Leigh Augustine

Snowboarding

Leigh started skiing at 8 and converted to snowboarding soon thereafter. His first board was an original 1985 Sims Kidwell Roundtail, which he still rides on powder days. He has written articles for numerous magazines and recently published a novel. He lives and works in Denver.

Monica Prelle

Monica Prelle

Snowboarding

Monica Prelle is an outdoors and adventure writer who lives at 8,000 feet in Mammoth Lakes, California.