Alaska

Shush Mogulman captures the true essence of Rice's snowboarding.
Travis Rice decided to do things a little differently for his X Games Real Snow Backcountry part, enlisting the help of a play-by-play announcer as he made a descent in the Alaskan wilderness. The analysis is extremely helpful as Rice pulls turnarounds, rides backward, and sticks his butt out in AK.
Real Snow Backcountry will make its debut at X Games LA in August. Eight riders—Rice, Pat Moore, Jussi Oksanen, Mark Landvik, Mark Carter, Frederik Kalbermatten, Andreas Wiig, and Mike Rencz—submitted backcountry parts, and viewers can vote on their favorites and crown the winner.

After watching this, you'll want to move to the mountains. Immediately.
Teton Gravity Research has been making some of the best ski movies for a long time. The trailer for its newest video "Way of Life" promises to deliver more of the same. "Way of Life" attempts to capture the passion that skiers share around their life in the mountains. TGR pulled together a team of heavy hitters, including skiers Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Tim Durtschi, Sammy Carlson, and Dash Longe, and traveled to some of the world's most challenging terrain in Wyoming, Austria, and British Columbia. As always, this promises to be one of the "must see" ski films of the year.

When most people think of snowboarding in Alaska, the first thing that comes to mind is of heliboarding to crazy mountains for insanely steep powder runs. Well, Burton riders Jeremy Jones, Mark Sollors, Zak Hale, and Ethan Deiss have seen plenty of that, so they decide to check out the street scene in AK. The crew find plenty of wall rides and jibs, none of which require helicopter access.