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Sam McMahon


A skateboarder since the age of twelve, Sam discovered snowboarding at university which led to the swift collapse of his degree. Upon graduating he moved to the mountains and has rarely been seen on UK soil since. These days he calls Morzine home and that’s where you can find him, attempting lines when there's powder or hanging out with his dog when there's not. After years of grotty ski-bum work he’s now the Video Editor for Whitelines and Onboard - searching the globe for a chance to film that elusive snowboarding cat.

Sam McMahon's articles

Avoriaz's Stash Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Burton's iconic park celebrates a milestone

GoPro Karma Grip Stabiliser Review

GoPro's stabiliser - is it any good?

Burton Step On Snowboard Boot Update

An important read if you've bought a pair

SHOOTOUT - The Best Snowboard Base Layers

Warmth, wicking and comfort - it's all here

Vans Announce Danimals Implant Boot

The popular Implant gets a pro-facelift

How To Avoid The School Holidays In Ski Resorts 2017-2018

'We would have got away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids'

Into The Wild: Exploring Kyrgyzstan’s Backcountry

An all-girl's splitboard mission takes them to the heart of the Tien Shan Mountain Range

Carving The 2018 Rome Mountain Division Graphic

The rad process behind Dylan Goldberger's artwork

Terje Haakonsen And The Step On

Terje + Japan + Step On = FUN

Going Deep In Japan - Exploring Niseko

People flock there for the powder, but how can Niseko possibly live up to the hype?

See How The Burton Step Ons Were Made

From first sketch to final product, how the Step On was revived

Ski Resorts Guide - Morzine-Avoriaz, France

The Jewels in Portes du Soleil's Crown

How To Live In Your Car For A Winter Season

The ups and downs of cruising mountain towns

Modern Classic Snowboards

How many of these seminal designs have you ridden?