Bryan Iguchi and Mark Carter went down to Chile with Arbor Snowboards looking for some turns this summer, but their trip turned up way more than soft snow. Access to backcountry zones was confounded by power and natural resource companies overwhelming the small Patagonian towns to build pipelines and power projects. Despite these obstacles they eventually made their way up into the jagged Andes Mountains and found some wild terrain to ride. One zone included not only chutes and open faces, but a hot springs abandoned to winter.
Part travelogue and part snowboarding, this one dishes up a great mix of cultural exploration and backcountry venturing.