Category Archives: Equipment and Gear

Gear Notes: Hydrate, Look Great and Keep Bruises at Bay (Spring Giveaway)

This post includes a fantastic giveaway from Demon, Life is Fluid and Mountain Khakis. For details, please see below. Thanks!  A Next Gen Water Bottle from Life is Fluid Does the world really need another water bottle? Not if it’s … Continue reading

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The World is Coming to Vail in 2015. Bring Your Kid’s Ski Gear in a Kinderkarry Bag (Giveaway).

The Olympics may have ended, but don’t let ski racing skip your mind. Because next year, the world comes to Colorado for the 2015 FIS World Cup Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek. If you follow ski racing, you know that Beaver … Continue reading

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A Groundhog Day Children’s Ski Book Giveaway

I don’t know if they have Groundhog Day in England. Somehow, given the holiday’s roots in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, I doubt it. Still, today seems like an appropriate day for this children’s book giveaway. After all, it’s not every day you … Continue reading

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Gear Notes: Adea, 81 HeadThreads, Capsul, Primaloft, Columbia and Coppertone

Gear, gear, I get lots of gear, to try and to review. Since the winter season began, these are some of my favorites. Adea Wardrobe Basics Looking for one top that does it all from skiing to après and beyond? … Continue reading

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Tune Your Own Skis

Skis need to be maintained throughout the ski season. A basic rule of thumb is that you need to tune your skis after 8-10 days on snow. Why? Because as you ski, the edges dull and the base wax scrapes … Continue reading

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