Above: Weston and Spark – a match made in backcountry heaven.
Colorado-based Weston snowboards are bounding over onto the European market this year. This brand isn’t about pro riders and competitions, but instead focuses on the backcountry community. They offer intro to split boarding courses up and down the west coast, and are constantly spreading the stoke to new people. The Weston team test their boards themselves in the backcountry of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and their office is essentially a tiny shed on wheels- but this is what makes them so great, their commitment and utter dedication to riding in its purest form.
“This brand is not about pro riders or competitions, but about the backcountry community”
Weston snowboards specialises in backcountry boards, and we got to have a look at what’s new for next season. Most of their snowboards are made in both a solid and a splitboard model, but they also produce some all mountain and freestyle boards. Not just for the dudes either, Weston are pumping out some nifty chicks boards, with design input and feedback from the gnarly Backcountry Babes. The Riva and the Rise are hot on my to-try list this season.
A snowboard brand that was so reliant on good snow would be utterly senseless to not be supporting some good causes committed to protecting our environment and keeping people safe out there. They partner with The National Forest Foundation, The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education and The Backcountry United Foundation to name a few.
Already with a handful of awards under their belts, we’re stoked to see this brand grow throughout Europe, and are excited to see what the future brings for them.
Check out the rest of the brand previews from ISPO 2019
Arcade | Capita | Deeluxe | Drake/Northwave | Dragon | Giro | Gogglesoc | Holden | Jones | K2 | Karakoram | Nitro | NOW | Oakley | Patagonia | POW Gloves | Ride | Smith | Spark R&D | Stance | Telos | ThirtyTwo | Union | YES