There are some great perks for the published snowboard journalist. With travel journalism solely based on the press trip junket, you get free gear, great travel, and more expensive steaks and bottles of wine than is good for you.
Of course, the pay is in indirect proportion to the perks, and we’ve yet to meet a rich snowboard writer. Still, if you have a love of snowboarding and a love of the written word, opportunities exist to make some very small amounts of money doing the two things you love.
A degree in journalism is helpful, but not essential. As with most creative gigs, an internship is the best place to start.