Snowboard Diaries is a television show on MTV. It follows a number of professional snowboarders and has a particular focus on the human side of the sport, the attitudes and desires that motivate the people behind it. The cast includes snowboarders Jake Blauvelt, Austin Smith, Kevin Pearce, Mads Jonsson, Heikki Sorsa, and Scotty Lago. In the competitive world of professional snowboarding, each must strive in their own way to stay prominent and hang on to the all important commercial sponsorships that define professional's status and income. The show isn't only about people. It's also about snowboarding. Each show examines new tricks and techniques being employed by today's top boarders and explores new locations for snowboarding around the world. The show is an excellent combination of raw, thrilling extreme sports with stimulating and often surprising insights into what it's like to be a professional snowboarder. Overall, this is certainly not your typical extreme sports show.