Fact: The air at 13,000’ (the top of Arapahoe Basin) has the same percentage of oxygen as the air in Manhattan. However, as you go up in elevation, atmospheric pressure decreases, delivering less oxygen per breath to our red blood cells. It’s the increase in our red blood cells over time that helps us adjust… Read the rest of the post!
This season’s ski films are out and there are some real game changers. From the technical wizardry of Into the Mind, to the emotionally powerful, McConkey, this year’s line-up was both diverse and challenging. Valhalla by Sweetgrass Productions Sweetgrass took an alternative approach and added a narrative component, which worked well with their signature stylized… Read the rest of the post!
Editor’s Note: This post was written by Nathalie Couët, one of Go Girl’s contributing writers. Our first snowfall hit Québec this past week, and while everyone is whining about the cold, I’m just daydreaming about riding some powder on my snowboard: the one I’ve had for the past ten years that just doesn’t ride like it… Read the rest of the post!
Politics aside, if history has taught us anything it’s that wearing a helmet, be it on the slopes or on a ride, is a pretty good idea. Active Junky has found a few nifty picks for the upcoming season that will not only keep you from cooking your noodle but make you look darn stylish… Read the rest of the post!
Right now, you are probably daydreaming about the sweet lines you want to rip this winter, the new boards you are hoping Santa will bring you, or how cool you will look in the sweet puffy you just bought. But what do beginner skiers and snowboarders daydream about? Mostly not being cold, not getting hurt,… Read the rest of the post!
Have you ever taken the time to think about how many ski areas you’ve been to in your life? Whether or not you’ve been to more mountains than your friends & family members? Or maybe whether or not you’ve been to more than some Olympians? Here at the Liftopia HQ, we think about these things.… Read the rest of the post!
Old man winter has taken over the thermostat. Temperatures are dropping around the northern hemisphere and mountains are starting to see a few flakes of snow. All too soon ski lifts chairs will be moving up the mountain, bringing ski enthusiasts, young and old, into a magical winter wonderland. If you have little ones now… Read the rest of the post!
What’s your idea of getting ready for the ski season? Do you just grab your skis at the first big snow of the year and go? Do you have some kind of fitness routine to get ready for the rigours of skiing? As a Canadian Ski Patroller, I start getting ready for the ski season… 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!