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5 Best All-Mountain 2021 Skis for Women

by Jim O'Leary | Nov 23, 2020

The way all mountain skis have improved in the last few years is, quite simply put, spectacular. Modern skis ride smoother, are easier to control, and perform better in all conditions. And all mountain skis, like the ones shown here, represent some of the most balanced and capable performers on ...

5 Best All-Mountain 2021 Skis for Men

by Jim O'Leary | Nov 20, 2020

Having a big collection is nice, and on paper, it would be great to have a dedicated powder ski, and a dedicated resort ski, and a touring setup, and … okay we’re getting ahead of ourselves. We love skis, and we love gear, but the reality is that our ski ...

Planning a Ski Trip in 2020

by Jose Triana | Sep 25, 2020

Know Before You Go Planning a ski trip can be fun and exciting as you anticipate your upcoming adventure. But planning during Covid-19 takes us into uncharted territory. However, if there is one thing this year has taught us, it’s that being able to pivot and adjust are the only ways ...

A Conversation with Ted Ligety

by Jonny Moseley | May 7, 2020

Since bursting onto the scene at age 21 and becoming the youngest American male to win an Olympic gold medal in Alpine skiing, Ted Ligety has become an icon in the outdoor industry. Known for his hard work and dedication, he has racked up tons of accolades including becoming the ...

Peter Glenn Dryland Training Guide: Week 2

by Jose Triana | Mar 31, 2020

Another week another workout. Hopefully you were able to get through week 1 without a hitch, and even if you didn’t, remember you can always cycle through the workout again after a few weeks to see if there are any improvements! In this week, a lot of the focus is ...

Peter Glenn Dryland Training Guide: Week 1

by Jose Triana | Mar 24, 2020

Being stuck at home is never anyone's idea of fun. Unfortunately, once the slopes close for the season, that’s exactly what might happen. Instead, take this time to get some dryland training under your belt. There are tons of exercises, both regular and ski-specific, that can get you in great ...

Tech Talk: Protecting Your Phone on the Mountain

by Jose Triana | Feb 25, 2020

No trip to the mountain is complete without that perfect selfie or video of you hitting the slopes. But if the temperatures are low, chances are your action camera or phone’s battery won’t even make it to the end of the day. Why does this happen? Because colder temperatures can ...

Tips on Choosing Your Ideal Ski Shape

by Jim O'Leary | Feb 18, 2020

Shape defines so much about how a ski rides, but not just the sidecut and waist width. The camber profile, how the ski is shaped when you view it from the side, might be the most important feature to consider when purchasing a ski, because it impacts how the ski ...

Buyers Guide: Choosing the Right Insulation

by Suzie Dundas | Jan 24, 2020

Most skiers and snowboarders know (okay, pretty much every skier and snowboarder knows) that insulation is essential to staying warm. Insulation works by both trapping your body heat against your core and creating a barrier to keep cold air off your skin.But what some people don’t know is that there ...

Essential Tips for Picking the Perfect Helmet

by Jim O'Leary | Jan 17, 2020

Safety first, of course. But a good helmet gives you so much more than that. They’re warmer than a beanie, and can help your goggles work better too. In fact, there’s so many reasons to wear a helmet, it's a wonder anyone doesn’t want to wear one. Of course, the most ...

5 Best All-Mountain Skis for Men in 2020

by Jim O'Leary | Dec 31, 2019

“All Mountain” is a big term that applies to a lot of skis design for a lot of different styles of skiing. So, while it’s great that all mountain skis are without a doubt our best sellers, it does have the effect that “all mountain” means different things to different ...

5 Best All-Mountain Skis for Women in 2020

by Jim O'Leary | Dec 26, 2019

If you’re not sure what you want, you probably want an all mountain ski. Designed to meet the needs of most riders in most conditions, the modern all mountain ski gives you a level of versatility that would be unthinkable even just a few years ago. Which is great news, ...

Ski Trip 101: The Basics of Planning a Trip

by Suzie Dundas | Dec 18, 2019

When it comes to planning a ski trip, there’s a lot to figure out, from location to gear to lodging to lessons. It can be a bit intimidating, especially for skiers new to the sports. There’s a lot to figure out, from transportation to rentals to après-ski action. This post ...

2019 Winter Buying Guide: Everything You Need for Your Next Trip

by Jim O'Leary | Nov 22, 2019

With the winter season finally here, just about everyone is booking trips, checking snow forecasts, and imagining a day spent on the mountain. One important element to any trip, however, is your gear. Not only do you want to look your best, but also you want to be sure you ...

Tips for Understanding Waterproof Ratings

by Jim O'Leary | Sep 13, 2019

Not Waterproof Just because an item is built for the outdoors does not mean it's built to be waterproof. Primarily this is done for items that aren't meant to be worn as outerwear, like layering pieces or casual clothes. But sometimes outerwear isn't designed to be waterproof, either for enhanced ...

Ski Binding Basics: Choosing the Right Gear

by Jim O'Leary | Apr 19, 2019

If you’ve been skiing before, you realize your bindings are important. The way they transfer your energy down to the ski’s edges, and hold your feet in place while turning, is a fundamental task that is the only thing making skiing possible. But they’re also what makes skiing safer, by ...

Playing the Goggle Game: How to find the perfect pair

by Suzie Dundas | Mar 5, 2019

Whether you’re new to skiing or grew up in the park, you probably noticed quickly that having the right pair of goggles can make or break your day. In addition to details like fit and frame shape, you also have to ensure you have the right lens – and what ...

Tips for Choosing Snow Gloves & Mittens

by Jose Triana | Feb 26, 2019

If you’ve been out in the cold before, you know how important protecting your hands can be. Having the right gloves makes all the difference, but with so many options and designs, how do you even know what to buy? Whether you’re planning your first ski trip or looking for ...

Tips on How to Find Your Perfect Jacket Size

by Jose Triana | Feb 21, 2019

One of the most commonly asked questions we get on just about a daily basis is how to find your correct jacket size. While you may know your general size when it comes to your clothing, ski and snowboard gear is a bit different. For one, you need space for ...