American Media Inc. Shutters TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine
An era comes to an end following the storied title's February 2019 acquisition by the publisher of the National Enquirer
News isn’t often what we do here at Field Mag, but given the legacy of TWSnow and the outsized impact the mag had on this writer's own childhood—and no doubt countless others' too—we're breaking our own norms to share the news as it develops
It's official, TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine is dead. "All good things, unfortunately, must come to an end, and effective March 6, 2019, TransWorld SNOWboarding has closed," states a post on TWSnow.com, "the 32nd volume of the magazine will be our last, and 'Kamakazu' will be our final film." All print and digital operations by the iconic brand have come to a close, though in the coming weeks a few final farewell reflections from filmers, editors, photographers, and riders will be published to the site and social channels.
In the meantime, posts by former editors, current pros, and other industry mainstays are flying up across social media under the hashtags #RIPtransworld and #RIPtwsnow, paying homage to the magazine that for 30+ years largely defined snowboarding.
RIP TransWorld SNOWboarding 1987 - 2019
A spokesperson from American Media Inc, who acquired TWSnow in February, shared a memo with Forbes stating, "Effective immediately, Snowboarder will be the sole snowboarding brand of the new Adventure Sports Network Group, part of American Media’s Active Lifestyle Group. This is a truly an exciting time for Snowboarder as it heads into its thirty-second year with the most diversified, and exciting, content offering in its history."