Skiing, like most sports, has developed over the course of hundreds, even thousands of years. Before recreational use, skis were used for hunting, military and other obligatory winter travel situations that would otherwise have been impossible. In fact, skis have been found in caves dating back to as early as 5,000 BC. Surprisingly, not… Read the rest of the post!
Girls rip just as hard as guys, so it only makes sense that we cover the hottest women’s gear, too. This season, ActiveJunky.com sent Arya Roerig to SIA 2013 to find stoke-worthy gear specifically for chicks who rip. Here’s what she named best of best in women’s gear for next season. Jones Women’s Solution Splitboard: A… Read the rest of the post!
Every year, ActiveJunky.com sends a 5 man crew out to the largest ski and snowboard gear show in North America, SIA 2013. The mission: to find the coolest, most mind blowing, earth shattering ski gear to hit the market for next season. Over 3 days, the AJ team looks over thousands of skis, boards, goggles,… Read the rest of the post!
Spectacular mountain scenery helps draw newcomers to skiing and snowboarding. Seeing an amazing vista on a clear day makes for pure pleasure. Not seeing a treacherous slope on a stormy day makes for pure pain. The correct ski goggle lenses are crucial in both situations. Considering examples of summit elevation such as Snowbird Resort in… Read the rest of the post!
Do you ever get the feeling that you have too much gear? Does it often seem to you that each new adventure sport, guaranteed to enhance the quality of your life, will also lead to financial despair? Backcountry skiing has historically fit into that category. Fortunately, our future is looking brighter as leaps in technology… Read the rest of the post!
In this edition of the Liftopia blog, I’m gonna help all of you first-timers gear up from the feet up so you’ll be able to spend more time on the slopes and less time worrying about wet, frozen clothing or ice-burned/sunburned skin. Here are a few tips to help you blend in on the hill.… Read the rest of the post!
A game-changing development in snowboard technology came a few years ago, when Lib Tech released it’s now uber-popular Skate Banana. The Gnu Park Pickle followed shortly thereafter, as did a flood of other “rocker” and “reverse-camber” boards. Let’s take it back a step and talk about what camber is. If you look it up on… Read the rest of the post!
I grew up skiing in the east, Vermont to be exact, so I was a Rossi girl. I became a Völkl girl I went to college in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, minutes from the Völkl US headquarters in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Apart from a brief (but prolific) sojourn to K2 skis in the early… Read the rest of the post!
Skiers and snowboarders are practitioners of a very expensive pastime. Unlike sports such as basketball or soccer that only require a ball and a place to play, or activities like jogging, which only requires you to have feet and the ability to go outside (those under house arrest, sorry, you’ll have a hard time with… Read the rest of the post!
Is it just me or is there a resurgence of the DIY movement towards reusing stuff you have to make even cooler stuff? Growing up, I watched a lot of HGTV and Trading Spaces, but right now, it truly seems like there is a more widespread fever for Martha Stewart-esque craftiness. Perhaps its the rising… Read the rest of the post!