Gear Notes: Xperio UV Lenses, Ski Dana and Munk Pack

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Xperio Polarized Lenses I have a love/hate relationship with sunglasses. I can’t live without ‘em, but I’m prone to lose ‘em. So I’ve taken to purchasing super-cheap models and not caring about scratches, smashes or losses. Then I tried Xperio UV polarized sun lenses. There is a difference. What Is Polarization? Light polarizes when it bounces off […]

Let Epic Mix Be Your Mountain Ski Guide, Plus Keep Your Phone Alive in the Cold

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I’ll admit it. I’m mostly anti-app when it comes to skiing When I first started skiing with an iPhone, I tried a couple of apps and didn’t really like them. One had too much focus on speed (a “mom-problem,” I know). One drained my battery too quickly. One posted to Facebook whether I wanted it […]

Introducing Stripes Gear Baselayers for the Family (Giveaway)

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While we may call them “baselayers” here in the U.S., I’ve recently learned that our neighbors to the North call them “thermals.” We’re talking about what we all used to call “long underwear.” And no matter what you call them, you’re going to want to check out Stripes Gear. I’m going to start with a […]

Girly Skis? Yes or No?

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A few years ago, I got some really girly skis. A Christmas present from my husband they were purple and white Dynastar Legends, notable mainly for the large rhinestone embedded near the tip. The bling never failed to catch attention and inspire comment. These Legends were my second pair of women-specific skis and since then, […]

Win An $11,000 Skisperience from Skis.com

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Are you feeling lucky today? While the Brave Ski Mom giveaways are over until the end of the year, here’s one more opportunity to win big (really big). With a prize valued at over $11,000, Skis.com is giving away a ski trip for two to Utah in March (March 26-31, 2015 to be exact) plus full gear […]