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Episode 68 - August 17, 2021

Zak Mills

Dark Starts backcountry splitboarding podcast presents splitboard athlete Zak Mills.

  • Discovered snowboarding in the Sierras in the Eastern States at 14 with his father and brother.

  • His experience working as a backpacking and rock climbing guide gave him the tools to push deeper into the backcountry.

  • Ambassador for top brands including Phantom and Jones, allowing him to live out of a sprinter and chase snow for a living.


When you’re passionate about something, it shows. Zak manifested a life that allows him to chase snow and shred some of the juiciest objectives. In this episode, he shares how he got started, evolved his skills, and his approach for planning tours to get the best turns each tour.

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