The people behind Beyond the Boundaries
After learning to ride at Mountain Creek in New Jersey and quickly falling in love with snowboarding, Christine moved north to Vermont in search of bigger mountains while obtaining a degree from Champlain College. After graduation, Christine made the pilgrimage out west, splitting her time between Tahoe winters and Mount Hood summers, where she ran the Burton Demo Center. Currently she resides in Truckee, California, where in between traveling to coach Beyond the Boundaries, she films with all-women’s snowboarding crews, Too Hard and Powanoia. Most recently, Christine has been balancing her time in the park, splitboarding and expanding her abilities in the backcountry (while logging plenty of powder runs). In addition to snowboarding experience, Christine brings an innate understanding of body-mechanics from years of competitive gymnastics and gymnastics coaching, allowing her to break down tricks in an effective way. Her infectious enthusiasm and diverse talents on her snowboard have made her an integral member of the our coaching crew and behind-the-scenes staff for the past decade.
It was in the mountains of northern New England that Mary Walsh fell in love with snowboarding. A native Mainer, she logged laps in both the White and Green Mountains, coaching snowboarding at Mount Mansfield Snowboard Club in Vermont before moving to New Hampshire to ride Loon Mountain. Mary was involved in the early years of Droppin’ In, the women’s camp that inspired Beyond the Boundaries and remains the largest weekend camp annually. For five years, Mary split her time professionally to enjoy year-round snowboarding, in the winter working for Red Bull producing snow events and in the summer, as Snowboard Marketing Director at Windells Camp. She made the move out west officially when she became Online Editor at SNOWBOARDER Magazine, a position that allowed her to travel around the world to document snowboarding through words and photos. Mary's interest in backcountry snowboarding has expanded over the past few years. She completed her AIARE Avy 1 three winters ago and since been working to increase her experience and knowledge. Currently, Mary is Senior Editor at SNOWBOARDER, where she continues to search out stories that extol the virtues of standing sideways, jotting down words and snapping photos wherever she goes, a vocal advocate for welcoming more ladies into the snowboarding tribe.