Healthy Living

7 American Companies You Didn’t Realize Were Environmentally Friendly

7 American Companies You Didn’t Realize Were Environmentally Friendly

It’s easy to assume that most big companies value profit and production over environmental health. But believe it or not,

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

8 Essential Snowpack Monitoring Tools

As you dive further into the backcountry lifestyle, you will hopefully have a natural desire to learn more about the snowpack underneath your feet.  The more you know, the better your decisions will be on whether or not to tackle a certain slope.

Mongolia Takes Top Honors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships

Mongolia Takes Top Honors at the International Snow Sculpture Championships

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 23rd Annual International Snow Sculpture Championships kicked off at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

5 Items that Make a Costco Membership Worthwhile for the Outdoorsman

5 Items that Make a Costco Membership Worthwhile for the Outdoorsman

Pretty much every season I end up staring at amazement at some item Costco has decided to sell, because the prices are just So. Damn. Low.  Earlier this year the buzz was around a midweight down jacket with 800 fill down

The State of Alpine Touring Bindings

The State of Alpine Touring Bindings

 Some reports are saying that backcountry ski equipment sales are up 65% for the 2012/2013 season over last year, which makes it the fastest-growing segment of the snowsport industry.

Johnny Horizon, Mark Trail, and Other Forgotten Environmental Mascots

Johnny Horizon, Mark Trail, and Other Forgotten Environmental Mascots

Everyone knows Smokey the Bear, the time-honored symbol of forest fire prevention, and every baby of the 80′s remembers Woodsy the Owl’s pleas of, “Give a hoot… don’t pollute”.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Attempt First Wintertime Trans-Antarctic Trek

Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Attempt First Wintertime Trans-Antarctic Trek

Think of Sir Ranulph Fiennes as a real-life counterpart to Dos Equis’ iconic spokesman, ‘The Most Interesting Man in the World’. He was the first man to cross both the North and South Pole using surface routes.

Real Action Lifestyle with Suz Graham

Real Action Lifestyle with Suz Graham

If you’re familiar with ski-BASE jumping, then you’ve probably heard of the Utah local, professional free-skier and BASE jumper Suz Graham. Suz’s list of disciplines -including freeskiing, windsuiting, and ski-BASE jumping

Strange Sports Involving the Riding of Animals

Strange Sports Involving the Riding of Animals

Persian royalty invented the game of polo thousands of years ago. Like chess, polo was a way for young men to train in the art of war. The polo pitch became a quasi-battlefield, and the points scored were material losses to the enemy.

Classic Ski Tours: The Spearhead Traverse

Classic Ski Tours: The Spearhead Traverse

In 2009 Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort opened the Peak 2 Peak Gondola – a $60 million marvel of engineering that connected the two world-famous mountains in only 11 minutes.  The gondola sets several world records including longest and highest unsupported span.