Nicole Maria Winkler shot her exclusively for the cover in London and in our interview we chat to her about her need for speed, the X Games, the Olympics and how she wants to catapult women’s snowboarding into the next dimension!

Other issue highlights include:

- Testing the baddest snowboards for winter

- The hottest trends in snow wear

- The best girl snow films incl. Peep Show & Lipstick

- We interview three times X Games medallist Jenny Jones

- And the surfer Malia Manuel who starred in Leave A Message

- And grunge artist Lora Zombie

- We profile 10 of the best eco-friendly snow resorts

- And four prominent eco activists

- Travel guide to Paris, city of love and, er, Thai beef noodles

- How to make a pinhole camera

- And we interview the band Veronica Falls

Plus plenty of news and views on everything from boardsports to bikes, and the best sport & street fashion in the galaxy, including cartoon prints, mud-colour riot, bright helmets, Into the Wild-inspired outerwear and an eco fashion story shot by Mikael Gregorsky and styled by Milena Silvano.

It’s sssssshowtime (and wow that’s a cheesy sign off even for us!).