How to Get the Most Out of Your Resort Day

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There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction derived from, as they say, “earning your turns.” Untracked snow and crowd-free explorations are major perks to getting your fill of pow off-piste.

That said, skiing groomed trails still holds plenty of appeal for a variety of skiers and snowboarders.

Perhaps you’re a backcountry skier looking to enjoy a little Type 1 fun. Maybe you’re a weekend warrior escaping the city life for a … Read more >>

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Published:February 19, 2017 View Post

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5 Valentine’s Day Gifts for your Backcountry Squeeze

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This Valentine’s Day, skip the tired, lazy tradition of flowers, chocolates, and jewelry and get your better half something that you’ll both actually want to use. After all, you both love the outdoors, right? That’s why you’re together, right? That’s why you’re shopping on this website, right? Reading this blog?

1. The Nemo Mezzo Loft Duo

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Published:February 9, 2017 View Post

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Premier Gear: Meidjo Telemark Bindings

The M Equipment Meidjo 2.0 Telemark Binding

For the tele skier who wants it all.

The M-Equipment, brainchild of French mechanical engineer Pierre Mouyade, has delivered version 2.0 of its highly innovative Meidjo binding. Merging a Dynafit-style low-tech toe piece with an NTN-style “duckbutt” second heel, these step-in bindings not only tour extremely efficiently, they tackle the downhill with equal gusto, offering fantastic lateral rigidity (and therefore edge control) and smooth telé-rêsistançe with their adjustable springbox. … Read more >>

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Published:January 27, 2017 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: Mountain Khakis

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Mountain Khakis’ mission is simple, to-the-point, and most importantly, authentic: They want to be the best damn mountain-inspired lifestyle brand.

Period.

It’s not an uncrowded field these days, however, with companies popping up like mushrooms after a spring rain all offering a similar pitch–for the millenial #vanlifers, for the climbing bum, for the spirit of wanderlust that burns bright in today’s young and “gainfully unemployed.”

So what makes Mountain Khakis … Read more >>

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Published:November 30, 2016 View Post

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Premier Gear: Osprey Kresta & Kamber Backcountry Packs

Katie Paulson and Daniel Sohner make thier way up a couloir in Marble, CO

Carry Everything You Need Into the Backcountry

There are several qualifying characteristics that elevate a backcountry ski and snowboard pack from its less winter-oriented cousins. A streamlined design is a must, as is the ability to carry skis, snowboards, and splitboards comfortably. All things being relative, there are quite a few packs on the market that fit this description. Are there any packs that take these features, and distill them … Read more >>

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Published:November 17, 2016 View Post

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Winter Hiking Tips Brought to you by Vasque

Vasque Presents Winter Hiking Tips

There’s nothing quite like hiking in the winter. 

The stillness, the solitude, the muffled crunch of your footsteps as you explore pristine, untracked wilderness–finding yourself in a winter wonderland is always an uplifting experience.

There are some things you have to keep in mind when you go out on wintertime treks, however. Hiking in the winter presents a unique set of challenges and precautions that need to be taken compared … Read more >>

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Published:November 11, 2016 View Post

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Women’s

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1. Marmot Women’s Eliana Sweater

For those who are privy to the temperature regulating power of wool and seek to combine style with warmth, the Marmot Eliana is an ideal match. This sweater jacket is well-suited for everything from autumn hikes through the woods to running errands to cozying up après ski by the fire.

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2. Ibex Reese Hoody

Like an all-day-long hug that … Read more >>

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Published:November 9, 2016 View Post

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Men’s

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1. Prana Hooded Henley Sweater

The holiday sweater has been modernized with Prana’s Hooded Henley Sweater. It’s made with lambswool for enhanced warmth and the shoulder panels and faux leather toggles offer elevated style. Designed for durability and long lasting wear with superior fabrication and construction.

Shop more cozy sweaters right here!

2. Blundstone 268 Casual Shoes

The Blundstone 268’s are quite a handsome pair of classic Chukkas! Whether … Read more >>

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Published:November 9, 2016 View Post

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Ski & Ride

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1. Rossignol Soul 7 HD Women’s

The all-new Rossignol SOUL 7 HD – the most heavily demanded, acclaimed, and versatile women’s freeride ski – now amplified with Rossignol’s Carbon Alloy Matrix.

With noticeably more edge grip, stability, dampness, and drive, the new Soul 7 HD Women’s Ski provides the same instinctive versatility and ease-of-use to push your boundaries with confidence, while delivering groundbreaking, high-definition energy, mobility, and strength due to … Read more >>

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hiking

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1. Oboz Bridger Insulated Bdry Boots

Winter boots disguised as hiking boots. What exactly does that mean? Oboz took their crowd-pleasing Bridger hikers and added in 200g Thinsulate insulation, a wool-topped BFit Thermal Footbed, and a cold weather specific outsole to make the Bridger Insulated BDry (women’s, men’s), a boot that reigns supreme over even the wettest snow-covered trails.

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Published:November 9, 2016 View Post

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