You may or may not have heard of snowflex. Long story short, it’s a synthetic material that feels like snow, meaning year-round snowboarding in any climate. Liberty Mountain, located on the campus of Liberty University is starting a competition that will be broadcast through online episodes every twp weeks. The Snowflex Centre will be taking five guys and five girls, with little to no snowboard experience, and putting them through a rigorous two-month training process and will hold a competition at the end for an outerwear setup from Quiksilver. Needless to say, this “mountain” is really making me reconsider where I chose to attend college.

- Jeff Malin, SNOWBOARDER Mag intern (who is of course, very grateful to his current college for allowing him to be an intern at the magazine)