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Gifts for Skiers

Gifts for Skiers Holiday gift ideas for the skiers on your Christmas list We’ve put together a few of our favorite gifts for skiers to help seed your holiday shopping with fresh ideas – all for under $100. Thermos $20-40 Ok, we’re supposed to call it a vacuum bottle, but we call it a thermos anyway. Bottomline, skiing without a… Read More

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Ultralight Synthetic Insulation – Patagonia Micro Puff

Ultralight Synthetic Insulation Down vs Synthetic A  puffy or insulated jacket is essential gear for backcountry skiing. Ask a skier if they prefer down or synthetic, and you’ll find less consensus. While synthetic insulation is more durable, stays warm when wet and is better suited to the repeated stuffing and re-stuffing that a puffy experiences in the life of a… Read More

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Avalanche Canada Webinar – Recognizing Avalanche Terrain

Recognizing Avalanche Terrain Avalanche Canada has a webinar series this season covering a variety of avalanche safety topics.  Recognizing Avalanche Terrain and Trip Preparedness provides a good introduction to or refresher on avalance hazards.  It includes info specific to Avalanche Canada’s website, but more it’s a solid overview for anyone looking to broaden their backcountry knowledge.  

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Black Diamond headlamp

Deal of the Day – Black Diamond Headlamp – $20

Deal of the Day – Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp Nead a headlamp? Black Diamond is the deal of the day with 50% off the Spot 325 – $20 TODAY ONLY As the name implies, it offers 325 lumens of light power in small package. It’s waterproof and has three different brightness settings.  It’s a nice all-around headlamp that has… Read More

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GORE SHAKEDRY™ – 7Mesh Oro Jacket

GORE SHAKEDRY GORE set the standard to which waterproof, breathable outerwear is measured, and their latest innovation, GORE SHAKEDRY™, takes everything GORE-TEX is known for to a higher level of performance – waterproofness, breathability and lightweight construction. SHAKEDRY’s distinct design uses a 100% GORE-TEX membrane as the face fabric and a 100% polyamide fabric as a backer. What does that… Read More

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osprey soelden ski pack

Osprey Soelden 32 Snow Pack – A Dedicated Backcountry Ski Pack

Osprey Soelden 32 Backcountry Ski Pack Skins. Shovel. Probe. Layers. Goggles. Food. Water. Check. Packing for a ski tour isn’t rocket science, but dialing in your ski pack for easy access to the gear you want when you want it takes practice and a pack with thoughtful organization. The Osprey Soelden 32 backcountry ski pack balances a quick-access main body… Read More

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Avalanche Rescue Probe Technique

Avalanche Rescue Probe Technique Aside from trying to understand the hazard and avoiding avalanches, most backcountry skiers focus their snow safety efforts on efficient transceiver use. Proficency with your beacon is definitely important. However given a burial, shoveling and probing can easily be the most time consuming piece of an avalanche rescue. Backcountry Access (BCA) offers a number of educational… Read More

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Outdoor Research Helium Jacket – Ultralight, Packable Rain Jacket

Outdoor Research Helium Jacket – Ultralight, Packable Rain Jacket   The wet weather has arrived. It’s not quite ski season, so full-on GORE-TEX ski wear is not really necessary. But if you want to head for the hills during shoulder season, you need some sort of waterproof jacket. The Outdoor Research Helium jacket sets a high standard for ultralight rain… Read More

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Salomon Freeski Collective Ski Movie Trailer

Salomon TV Freeski Collective 2020 Movie Trailer Each day is one day closer to getting on snow and skiing . . . Get ready to make the most of it when it gets here. Salomon TV has some motivation for you with their fall/winter 2020 Freeski Collective Movie Trailer    

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Multi-Tools for skiers

Multi-Tools for Skiers

Multi-Tools For SkiersThree Leatherman Multi-Tools with Bit Drivers My backcountry repair kit is on the thin side when compared to many skiers, but I do always carry a multi-tool in my pack. In my experience, the highest use tools for addressing boot, binding and unforeseen backcountry issues are a scewdriver of one sort or another, pliers and a good blade…. Read More

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huck yeah ski movie

Huck Yeah – Ski Movie Trailer

Huck Yeah Ski Movie Trailer The 2020 Matchstick Production Ski Movie Trailer Huck Yeah.The shot on location list reads like a skier’s bucket list: Jackson Hole, WY, Whitewater, BC, Whistler, BC, Alaska, Rusutsu, Japan, Idaho, Mt Baker, WA, Verbier, Donner Pass, CA, Mt Cain, BC, Troll Mountain  

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Made In Voyage ski film

Made In Voyage – Ski Film Trailer

Made In Voyage – Ski Film Trailer The jet stream is lining up for its winter pattern. The weather forecasts call for a moderate La Nińa. And the ski film trailers are popping up weekly. Winter must be on its way . . . Check out this fun ski movie trailer to hep fuel the winter roadtrip stoke: Made In… Read More

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Outdoor Research Face Mask

Outdoor Research Face Mask Review Welcome to the new norm – face mask required. There’s no need to debate or explain. The bottom line is that face mask wearing is going to be with us for the foreseeable future. Lots of great outdoor brands have jumped on face mask production, we thought we’d see what a nice commercially made face… Read More

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TGR Make Believe

TGR – Make Believe Ski Film Trailer

TGR – Make Believe It’s pushing 100-degrees Fahrenheit outside. It’s a great day to cool down with thoughts of the upcoming winter. TGR offers up Make Believe. For 25 years TGR has focused on turning ‘Make Believe’ into reality, from exploring powder stashes in our backyard playground to first descents on unnamed peaks, the ethos of “live the dream” has defined… Read More

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