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Zimbabwe Gets First Winter Olympian

The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us at last, and over the next few weeks we’ll be inundated with inspiring and heart warming stories about athletes who have overcome incredible odds just to make it to Sochi. But it’ll be tough to top the story of Luke Steyn, who is about [...]

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January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

Have you always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard but just haven’t gotten around to it just yet? Have you dreamed of effortlessly carving an elegant path down the side of a mountain? Do you want to spend days playing in fresh powder in a pristine alpine setting? Well, [...]

Top Ski Resorts in Europe

Top Ski Resorts in Europe

Europe is often thought as the summer destination to enjoy the café life and city streets. But for powder and ski fans, winter is the prime time for traveling. These top ski resorts are luxury in nature and offer primo slopes and hot tubs. Get your ski-legs ready this winter, [...]

6 of the Nation’s Best Cross-Country Skiing Destinations

6 of the Nation’s Best Cross-Country Skiing Destinations

“Cross-country skiing is not all uphills and flats and hard work,” Andrew Newell, a member of the U.S. Cross-Country Team who competed at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, recently told NBC News. “This sport can be fast and gnarly if you know where to go.” Our thoughts exactly. Here [...]

7 Reasons to End Your Ski Season at Vail

7 Reasons to End Your Ski Season at Vail

Closing Day is coming fast, April 14th at Vail, and it’s time to decide where to end it all. I know where I’ll be and here are a few reasons why. It’s Vail Not only is it a world class resort but Vail- the second largest resort in North America- [...]

How To Read The Avalanche Danger Scale

How To Read The Avalanche Danger Scale

With the rising popularity of backcountry recreation, more people are skinning up, sledding, and simply boot-packing beyond ski area boundaries. With increasing numbers in unstable terrain, we have also seen a rise in avalanche-related injuries and fatalities.

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.

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.

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

5 Books for Aspiring Backcountry Skiers, Splitboarders, and Mountaineers

Every year, more and more people are discovering the thrill and beauty of backcountry skiing and splitboarding.   The ability to climb uphill without using mechanical means provides good exercise, solitude, and pretty much an unlimited amount of powder, conditions willing.

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

How to Use an Avalanche Transceiver

The transceiver is an essential tool when backcountry skiing or splitboarding.  It is one of three essential items that will aid in rescuing a person if they get buried by an avalanche.  It is designed to both transmit and receive (but not at the same time) a 457hz radio signal.