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Foothills: the Unlinked Heritage of Snowboarding

| Patagonia

The people of Petran, Turkey, have been snowboarding for roughly 300 years.


It’s not snowboarding as we know it, but you’ll recognise it.


In this film by WRKSHRT, we follow Alex Yoder and Nick Russell into Turkey’s Kaçkar Mountains on a quest to unearth the heritage of snowboarding and have some fun in the process.


"Oral tradition has a way of romanticising our history. We gathered from locals that snowboarding here dates back roughly 300 years. Some origin stories have religious ties, others spoke of random chance or necessity", tells Alex. "Whatever actually happened. A movement was born, and the people of Petran created a reality all their own."





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Banner image – Photo: Wade Dunstan.