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Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market: A Gear Nerd’s Top 10 Picks

by Erika Wiggins

My challenge: Choosing 10 items worthy of a closer look at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. So many outdoor companies have “stepped up their game” with new innovations or improvements this year, it was mind boggling to pick the… Read More →

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How to Build the Ultimate Shot Ski

by Katie Coakley

Ah, the shot ski. This particular instrument of revelry (or torture, depending on your height) is possibly the second best use for a ski and an excellent way to immortalize those classic boards that you just can’t seem to part with…. Read More →

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Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

by Eric Wagnon

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner. Ski gear and apparel companies generally put new products in stores… Read More →

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10 Ways to Repurpose Your Ski Gear

by Katie Coakley

There comes a time in every skier and snowboarder’s life where you have to say goodbye to the ones you love. Maybe it’s the 10 year-old Volant Machetes that lasted through the good times and are now relegated to late-season… Read More →

Buying Skis: Sidecut

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s shape. Understanding sidecut, turn radius, and other measurements found on ski specs will help you choose the right pair… Read More →

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How To Care For & Store Your Ski Gear In The Off-Season

by Kristen Lummis

The end of ski season always brings me mixed emotions. On the one hand, I hate to see winter go. Yet, on the other, I’m happily anticipating summer. Still in between the fun of winter and summer there lies something… Read More →

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Ski Rental Tips: Setting Up For A Good Day On The Slopes

by Annie Agle

One of the saddest things to see on the ski hill is a would-be-skier on a bad rental set-up. Skiing is a gear intensive sport and having the right equipment can make or break a successful ski vacation. To bring… Read More →

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SIA Snow Show Previews Next Season’s Great Gear

by Eric Wagnon

The “kid in a candy store” cliché gets tossed around a lot at the annual SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Unfortunately for the general public, the “kids” are limited to about 20,000… Read More →

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market: A Gear Nerd’s Top 10 Picks

by Erika Wiggins

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market bested me again. I’d hoped to explore it using planning and strategy to unearth the best winter gear with surgical precision. Alas, my usual distracted tendencies prevailed. Soon I found myself wandering aimlessly toward every… Read More →

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NWT3K Founder, Nick Marvik, Shares 10 Business Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

by Nick Marvik

Growing up skiing in the northwest, I began to notice how many different pieces of outerwear us snowbirds go through on a season-to-season basis.  It’s human nature to want the newest and trendiest gear, even if last year’s outfit works… Read More →