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!
I must admit an odd fascination with ski apparel and gear. I really don’t need another shell, any more fleece layers, or even another pair of skis. Yet I find myself surfing the internet looking for wonderful deals on such items. I usually refrain from unnecessary spending, but the search, itself, can still feel like… Read the rest of the post!