Maui surfer Elan Bushell gets a lifelong local badge at Stevens Pass-not just because of the many years he spent at the ski area, but also because he rides harder than just about anybody around on his annual visits back home.  Elan managed to nab the cover of this month’s Transworld Snowboarding Magazine in his former backyard.  Here’s the behind the scenes story on the shot by photographer Mark Kohlman.

“Congratulations! Elan Bushell dropped in and landed our December 2013 Issue Cover. This photo shot by Mark Kohlman is from our Snow Craft feature in the issue. This is a special cover for us, in 26 Years since the first issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding 1987, this is only the second non action cover of a regular monthly issue. I’m sure you will agree it perfectly captures that moment right before you drop in on an epic line, what it’s all about.”