Rider: Jonaven Morre  /  Photographer: Jeff Patterson  /  Location: Revelstoke, Canada

This insane Jeremy Jones (of the Burton variety) cover shot sets the seasonal theme for the issue. In “Dirty Secret" we look at how mountain bikers get their big gahooners out and follow in our tracks once the mountains turn from white to green. French riders Remi Lamazouere and Sylvain Bourbousson check out the dry slope scene in Sao Roque, Brazil. To whet our appetites for the upcoming southern hemisphere winters, we take a trip to Argentina and discover the ins and outs of being a New Zealand seasonaire. Plus we send our very own “Joe Schmuck" snowboarder to Fernie, BC, to see if he could become a snowboard instructor in just three weeks.