18/02/2014 | by Sam McMahon
It’s that time of the month when you’ll probably start to feel irrationally emotional and may experience inexplicable feelings of “stoke” – the latest issue of Whitelines is out! The February issue is an absolute belter – featuring none other than Sochi halfpipe hopeful (and bona-fide British hero) Ben Kilner on the cover.
Here’s a little sneak peak of what’s inside.
GOLD RUSH: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO SNOWBOARDING at SOCHI 2014
You might not have noticed but there’s a little competition called the Olympics coming up in Sochi in a few weeks time. With slopestyle officially sanctioned as an event, snowboarding will be better represented than ever before, and with 7 Brits competing, there’ll be a strong UK presence too. Here’s your complete guide to who and what to watch when the five-ringed circus rolls into town.
SPLIT PERSONALITY: SKINNING UP IN THE DOLOMITES
Having explored the region on his bike in the summer, veteran photographer and split-board afficionado Dan Milner led a crew to Italy to split board in some of the most stunning peaks of the Dolomites range.
MINI-SHRED: How to teach your kids to snowboard
Want to share your passion with your kids? Who wouldn’t right? But getting kids stoked on the shred isn’t always easy. David Blackwell shares a few choice (and hilarious) tips on how to do it.
top dog: the ben kilner interview
Ben Kilner has been one of the UK’s best halfpipe riders for years, and is currently gearing up to send it for Queen and country at his second Olympics in Sochi. Not bad for a dude who’s still only 25! We figured it was high time we sat down with him for his first ever Whitelines interview.
what would tom sims do? when jibbers hit the backcountry
Rowan Biddiscombe shares his wisdom on one-foot tricks
We take a look at some of the best women’s boards of the season
Backpacks get tested
And a whole lot more… and all for just £4.95! If you don’t subscribe already, go and grab yourself a copy of this fine publication from your local newsagent.