Author: Kyle Jones

The Waiting Game: East Face of Gothic Mountain

The Waiting Game. Written by Briant Wiles It is inevitable: the scene of craggy mountain peaks reminds me of the bittersweet affliction I have wanting to know every fold of their faces. In some sort of strange unrequited love affair I long for the lines I have yet to feel under my splitboard unsure I […]

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Emerald Isle: An Eastern Arctic Snowsurfing Saga

Emerald Isle: An Eastern Arctic Snowsurfing Saga By: Jaime Van Lanen Iceland may seem a distant land—but when you factor in one’s ability to travel across the Arctic Circle, it becomes much closer. With an invite from Icelandic splitboard legend Magnus Smarason to join a sea-accessed backcountry snowboarding expedition to a remote fjord, alongside a […]

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Cold Smoke Voodoo: the 1st Splitboard to kiss the slopes of ‘The World’s Highest Mountain’ – Mauna Kea

Evolving Perspectives on Snowshredding: Coldsmoke Voodoo the 1st Splitboard to kiss the slopes of ‘The World’s Highest Mountain’ – Mauna Kea Words & Photography by Jamie VanLanen For over a decade my snowboarding was geared towards picking off the biggest, steepest, most technical routes; lines with consequences that were certainly personally rewarding, but also associated […]

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‘Voodoo’ wins Backcountry magazine’s Editors’ Choice award

Cold Smoke Splitboards of Gunnison, Colo., recently received a highly coveted Editors’ Choice award in Backcountry magazine’s 2015 Gear Guide for the company’s flagship “Voodoo” splitboard. Cold Smoke owner Kyle Jones hails the honor as a major achievement, given that the Voodoo is just in its second year of production. “This is a huge honor […]

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Jaime Van Lanen

Jaime Van Lanen built his first custom splitboard in the year 2000. Living in North Lake Tahoe at the time, he’d watched lift lines on powder days increase to the point that the only way to gain a solid day of riding was to get in line at 6 a.m. with his MSR Whisperlite stove […]

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Ryan Van Lanen

Ryan Van Lanen picked up his first snowboard in the late-‘80s, and immediately began riding all over the I-70 corridor. Born and raised in Lakewood, Colo., Ryan spent most of his high school years at Vail. By the early 2000s, attention turned to Steamboat, then Crested Butte for a handful of seasons. These days, Ryan’s […]

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Cold Smoke Rider Ryan Van Lanen 2013 Edit

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Cold Smoke 2013 Edit

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Cold Smoke Shop Files

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Cold Smoke Splitboards2

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