Author - Alexa Hohenberg

Shark Tales – Šárka Pančochová snowboard video

  Being a professional snowboarder sounds awesome, it is awesome, but – it’s hard. Especially when you’re a contest rider hitting huge slopestyle courses every weekend of the season, and especially when it’s an Olympic year...

100 years of ski fashion

  Follow 100 years of ski fashion from 1915 to 2015. Also note the progression of ski boots, bindings and skis, how did we ever ski with leather boots? It is amazing how far we have come but wouldn’t it be great to...

Tailgate Alaska – 10 must have survival items

Tailgate Alaska Survival It’s my first year at Tailgate Alaska, a 10-day winter festival in the parking lot at the top of Thompson Pass. Thompson Pass is the snowiest place in Alaska and the connecting roadway between...

Win a cat skiing trip to Iceland for 2 people!

  Win flights, accomodation, 3 day ski pass, 1 day North-Iceland ski pass, cat skiing & Northern Lights tour for 2 people! – Closes midnight April 17th     Team America or Team Europe, who did it best...

Girlie & Burly – A film about women who climb

  I watch some girls that climb in absolute wonder. For such a small frame, these women have incredible strength and precise technique that transcend gender. The girls who made this climbing video nailed it. It definitely...

Anna Gasser & Giulia Tanno win Suzuki Nine Queens Big Air

  “The jump is perfect for trying new stuff; that’s why I was able to do so much with one day of training. This is a really important event for women’s skiing and snowboarding because of the energy here. Everyone is stoked...

Fancy yourself as a adventure and surf photographer?

  British-born surf, travel and adventure photographer Lucia Griggi is holding workshops for aspiring photographers in Sri Lanka, Morocco and Cornwall, UK.   Half English, half Venetian, Lucia Griggi has been travelling...

Live from Nine Queens – Snowboarder Birgit Rofner Day 1

  The Suzuki Nine Queens is an exciting media event that happens each year in Austria. It brings together some of the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders, as well as, photographers and film makers, for a week long super...

Revelstoke, Canada – It’s as good as everyone says!

  It started in 2004. Tales told by my Whistler snowmobile friends: stories of endless terrain, bottomless pow, a lack of people and a small logging town with a cool, chill local vibe. My fascination with Revelstoke Mountain...

When someone shows you who they are, believe them

When someone shows you who they are, believe them – Famous quote by Maya Angelo   This is an unusual post. Not at all action sports related, but life lesson focused. It’s about wanting to let something go...

3 Mental Tricks to Overcome Fear

  99% of action sport athletes don’t know when to listen to their fear or work through it. In this article you’ll learn the how to take advantage of the 3 dimensions of the Performance Triad. We will identify the 7...

Reef Sandals Giveaway – Win a $400 spring package!

  South American surf footwear brand Reef, known for the beautiful women’s bottoms in their advertising and a cheeky bottle opener on the bottom of their sandals, are giving away two grand prize packages of $400 for...

How to overcome fear after an injury

  In a second article by pro snowboarder Jussi Tarvainen on the topic of injury and recovery, we look at how fear can impact you . If you missed the first article 5 Reasons injury can be the best thing to happen, make sure...

5 Reasons injury can be the best thing to happen

  Did you just come out of an injury and now you’re second guessing yourself, overthinking and freezing up when trying to do old tricks?   Are you seriously underperforming and afraid to fall, make mistakes and get re...

Gear Post – My top 5 with mountaineer Sydney Paez

  Sydney Paez Duncan is an aspiring mountaineer from Denver Colorado. At the ripe young age of 26, she is currently training to summit North America’s highest peak, Denali in Alaska sitting tall at 20,322ft / 6,194m. I have...

Brighton Resort Utah – The gem of Big Cottonwood Canyon

Brighton Resort is nestled up in Big Cottonwood Canyon, about a 40 minute drive outside of Salt Lake City. One of the 9 resorts within one hour of Salt Lake City, it stole the show for me. Being a snowboarder, I can’t ride at...

Kate Shengeliya skates the streets of Moscow (video)

Kate Shengeliya girl annihilates the streets of Moscow, dropping stairs, 360 flips and other mind blowing tricks with serious style.   Kate Shengeliya can skate!     Header photo by Даниил Колодин    

Enni Rukajärvi Full Snowboard Video Part

  Known as a slopestyle competition snowboarder who won the silver medal at the Sochi Olympics, Finnish snowboader Enni Rukajärvi just dropped a video edit from her 2014/15 winter season that shows her take her riding to the...

10 things you must see and do in Hakuba Japan

Konnichiwa! This winter has not started great snow-wise, this season in Hakuba. So putting my snowboard aside, I went out to enjoy all the great local treats in and around Hakuba. Lucky for me I’ve spent the last...

Surf fitness and exercises with pro surfer Paige Hareb

  Paige Hareb is a professional surfer from New Zealand with an wicked sense of humour and envious, globe trotting lifestyle on all the best waves. We met through the Girl Surf Network and ran a small riot in Manly, during...

You have to fall to rise

  You don’t need a reason for everything you do in your life. Do it because you want to, do it because it’s fun…..do it because it makes you happy. – Guest post by Echo Giesel Widmer   I do not...

Getting skunked – Waiting for snow in Hakuba Japan

So here we are. Stop 1 of the 10 month shred adventure and cabin fever has already made an uninvited appearance. I wasn’t due to meet the ole cabin fever until potentially March, during a month in Alaska, waiting to put the...

Surfing and Happiness – One wave is really all it takes

  At my home break on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, there’s a bright and beautiful surf group that meet every Friday at dawn. Fluro Friday: they wear bright, skin tight, patterned lycra and surf with ginormous smiles, wigs and...

Silvia Mittermüller’s pumpkin soup recipe

  Silvia Mittermüller is a pro snowboarder from Germany that maintains a super healthy, GMO-free, clean, vegetarian diet. She shared her thoughts on the importance of maintaining a mindful, conscious and healthy diet on a...

What does Ronda Rousey eat in one day?

We are big fans of Ronda Rousey. Not only because she is a huge inspiration with her achievements in UFC, but because she actively promotes women in sport, a positive body image for athletes, and a healthy/normal lifestyle...

My top 5 surf spots outside of Sydney

  Summer has arrived and so have the crowds. If you have the means to do so, I recommend getting out of Sydney and exploring the surrounding coastline. There you will find less crowded waves, beautiful clear water and...

What to pack in your backcountry snowmobile backpack?

What to pack for snowmobiling Professional snowmobiler Julie-Anne Chapman knows a thing or two about packing a backcountry bag. She takes us through what items she wouldn’t leave home without and makes some recommendations...

The importance of Vitamin C for ligament repair

Injured? Get clued up on Vitamin C.   Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), is a vitamin that you need a constant supply of. Being a water soluble vitamin, left over amounts not used by your body end up in the toilet water. It is...

Your protein diet needs when training

Getting ready for winter involves a lot of training and strength work. You need to be ready for long days riding and more importantly, ensure your body is injury proof. I am even more focused and motivated to get strong for...

How to snowboard: 12 tips for beginners

So you want to learn how to snowboard?   Yes! I’m stoked for you! Learning how to snowboard should be really fun. It is just awesome and I’m personally ALL for introducing more people to my favourite thing...

Roxy POP SURF returns with sexy pastel palm prints

Shop Roxy PopSurf “Show a little skin. Flaunt a lot of colour. And never give them what they’re expecting.”   The trend in fashionable, surf-functional water-wear, continues with the new Roxy POP SURF collection...

Holden Outerwear 2016 winter range is HOT HOT HOT!

  Like many outside of America, I have always admired Holden Outerwear from afar. For many years, I’ve been a massive fan of the co-founder, pro snowboarder and street snowboarding pioneer Mikey LeBlanc, completely in...

Ronda Rousey training and workout inspiration

  “Some people like to call me cocky or arrogant, but I just think, how dare you assume I should think less of myself” – Ronda Rousey   MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is my biggest girl crush and fitness...

Life Hack: Make your own yogurt in a jar

This is a sponsored post on behalf of EasiYo Yogurt. I’m not much of a dairy farmer. In fact recently I haven’t even been much of an eater, let alone cooking anything that requires effort. When the opportunity...

5 Awesome things to spend all your tax return money on

  Yey. It’s tax return time!   I’m not having the best time at the moment. Life’s dishing out lemons and I’m just chucking them on the ground, staring blankly at the mess. Just this week I got an advertising...

Roast Tomato Soup Recipe with Chorizo and Lentils

  Soups go a long way!   I am a huge fan of soups. Not only are they easy to make but they are great to freeze in batches for future meals as well as light on the tummy for late night dinners (why is yoga class at...

Learning to Splitboard: 8 things I wish I had in my pack

  Learning to splitboard has been high on my to do list for quite sometime now. I have become increasingly adverse to crowds and lift lines in my old age! More and more I want to be alone in the mountains, to just get away...

Help get surfer Philippa Anderson on The World Tour

Surfer Philippa Anderson needs your help.   “It’s a huge cost to compete on the QS, so anything I raise from the campaign is going to be so amazing. Thanks so much in advance to those of you who chose to donate.”...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Surf Bikinis

Surf Bikinis – What to look for   Close your eyes. Imagine warm water, glassy offshore head-high waves, deserted reef breaks… just you, your friends and your bikini. It’s that sensory freedom you look forward to...

7 Tips to Stay Motivated to Surf in Winter

How to stay motivated to surf in winter Winter is known for more consistent, larger swells, off-shore winds and a less crowded line-up. Three killer factors that should get you jumping out of bed in the morning and straight into...

Healthy Avocado Hummus Recipe with Zucchini

  Working with Australian supermarket chain Woolworths last year on creating awesome recipes for their YouTube channel, I got to work with an amazing food team that came up with some DELICIOUS recipes. A few definitely stuck...

Tatiana Weston-Webb Surfs Tahiti

  Professional surfer, Tatiana Weston-Webb, travels to a remote island in Tahiti with pro surfers Anthony Walsh, Tika Smith, and brother Troy Weston-Webb. On an island in the middle of nowhere, Tatiana finds empty waves...

Tatiana Weston-Webb: Welcome to the feist fest

  If you have been following the women’s world tour of surfing you will have noticed this year’s rookie Tatiana Weston-Webb. “Welcome to the feist fest”, said the Fiji Pro commentators on her opening...

These guys built a dream house… In a tree

  “The Cinder Cone” – Dream Home Alert! In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor...

10 House Plants to Filter Toxins from your Home

  Making your home somewhere you want to spend time in is vital to your mental and physical health. Rest as you know, is equally as important as being active! One way to make your home happy and healthier is by adding house...