Everyone knows that good outerwear is key to a great day on the mountain. But why does one jacket cost $500 and another $150? The $150 jacket may have 10 pockets, a powder skirt, and it comes with a bandana, while the $500 one may look like a simple shell. The value of a jacket… Read the rest of the post!
With every new ski season comes new technologies that promise to let you skip the bunny hill and fly down the slopes in bigger ways. Some companies are really killing it with the gotta-have-it-now innovations, and so we have gathered five of our favorite earth-shattering, game changing skis for 2014 (along with one bonus brand… Read the rest of the post!
Innovation comes in many different forms, and nowhere is it quite as diverse as the ski-wear world. A new generation of labels are taking on the market with style, techie knowhow and some snazzy looks. Check out five of our favorite new (and not-so-new) rising ski brands and what puts them on the forefront of… Read the rest of the post!
Nothing makes or breaks your day on the hill as much as regulating your temperature. And no other outdoor activity demands a more versatile clothing system than skiing. Let’s see, first you sit on a frozen chair. Then you speed downhill with the wind and snow in your face. Then you push across the flats… Read the rest of the post!
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is every gear nerd’s dream event. It was overwhelming and I never did see every product at the show, though I did find a number of items that made me say, “I wanna to play with THAT!” Below are 10 items that caught my attention. Not all are new to the… Read the rest of the post!
Boot bags are more than just bags for boots. If it were simply a matter of transporting your boots to the car and driving to the resort, you wouldn’t need a bag. You could throw you boots in the back of the car with your coat, your helmet, your gloves, your glove liners, your hand… Read the rest of the post!
Whether tarmac or trail flows beneath your tires, you understand the heart-pumping art of rolling on two wheels. Velocity, torque, force – these are merely words, the scientific jargon we have adopted in an attempt to describe the indescribable. As technical as our pedal-and-metal machines are, no scientific slang can aptly explain the sensation of… Read the rest of the post!
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a skier or snowboarder who likes to save money. Well you’re in the right place. Not only can you find great deals on lift tickets here at Liftopia.com, but we’ve got the story on how to save money on ski and snowboard gear. Let’s get right to it.… Read the rest of the post!
Even after the snow melts, adrenaline is close at hand. When our beloved skis and snowboards are ceremoniously laid to rest in the garage, it’s time to break out the mountain bikes and get after it. For those of us who can’t wait until that next snowstorm to go shred, our good friends at Active… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s note: This is part 2 of Annie’s Ski Mountaineering guide, check out part 1 here. Annie’s Ski Mountaineering Gear List: Everyone has their own ski mountaineering set-up—I have included mine as well as some extras from Brody Leven. You can also get a detailed gear list courtesy of guide gurus, Cosley-Houston (check them out!). Essential Gear for Ski… Read the rest of the post!