Archive | September, 2013

Snow and Avalanche Workshops - avalanche education

Fall Snow and Avalanche Education Workshops

We’re all looking forward to winter and a great way to build the stoke and, believe it or not, learn something too is to attend one of the fall Snow and Avalanche Workshops that now happen in just about every region around the country. These avalanche education workshops are a great way to broaden your snow science and hazard evaluation… Read More

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TREW Gear Softshell

In doing some research for upcoming soft shell ski jacket editorial, I took notice of a new Polartec Power Shield shell from TREW Gear called the Swift. I’ve seen TREW’s ski shells and pants around at the local hill here and there – their thumbs up logo on the left shoulder is pretty distinctive – but I’d never looked further… Read More

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Whistler, BC Ski Touring Guide

Plan your BC ski trips – Whistler, Rogers Pass, Selkirks

We love to ski in our local stashes but, when the road beckons, it’s hard to beat backcountry skiing in Canada. If you’ve got the itch to head north this winter, check out our reviews of the Whistler Ski Touring Guide, the Rogers Pass Winter Map and Chic Scotts Summits and Icefields 2 to help plan your ski roadtrip The Whistler & Area… Read More

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Westcomb Shift hoody

Westcomb Shift LT Hoody – backcountry ski jacket

For me, waterproof rating takes a backseat to breathability when it comes to a good backcountry ski jacket.  Although waterproof and breathable are not mutually exclusive, I hold superior breathability to be more important than 100% weather protection, even here in the Northwest. The Westcomb Shift LT Hoody with Polartec NeoShell has me believing I can have both. Westcomb may… Read More

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monkey bar ski storage rack

Ski Storage Racks

SKI STORAGE RACKS The pile in the corner of the gear room has grown larger over the last few years. My own ski quiver was substantial enough but adding my two teenage children’s collections has tipped the pile toward entropy modeled after storms in the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve dabbled with a couple of cobbled, home-spun ski racks made from… Read More

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