The air is getting fresher in these parts and the beanies and hoodies were out for the first time in months this morning, which can only mean two things: 1) winter is happily skipping on it’s way and 2) the first proper issue of the season (not counting our Buyers’ Guide) has arrived!

With a freshly redesigned mag that’s bursting with rad new features, and all of your Whitelines regulars, issue 103 is not to be missed. Here’s a sneak peek as to what’s inside that classy cover:

WHITE SILK ROAD An Aussie crew head into deepest darkest Afghanistan and experience a thrilling and eye-opening world of war, enthusiastic locals and waist deep powder.

NIKE CHOSEN SESSIONS With a park that’s surely up there as one of the most insane ever built in Europe and a whole load of pros, ams and film crews thrown into the mix as well, the Nike Chosen session was one of the standout events of last season. We take a behind the scenes look at what went down in Montafon.

SUPERNATURAL Last season Travis Rice completely redefined competitive snowboarding with his Supernatural event. A ton of Red Bull’s moolah, a unique backcountry slopestyle course and the world’s best riders all combined to collectively rock the proverbial snowboard boat.

LIVING THE DREAM: LAURI HEISKARI INTERVIEW The baby faced Finn has been dropping memorable video parts for the best part of a decade now. We caught up with Lauri to talk about learning the ropes in powder, hitting rails in Finland and the current state of the industry.

PLUS:

We pay our Tribute to Nelson Pratt.

Ollie Dutton teaches you how to ride a donkey dick rail.

We look at the good times spent at the Brits in Laax

We test out boots that cost under £180

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