Nordic Ski Gear Designed for Women

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A guest post from  Roger Lohr, founder and editor of XCSkiResorts.com and a prolific national cross-country skiing writer.  While I love to cross-country ski, I’m still skiing on the same old skis, using the same old boots and wearing the same old clothing, that I’ve had for at least 10 years.  So when Roger Lohr offered to write […]

Gear Notes: Best Maps Ever, Better Goggle Vision and a Couple Quick Hits

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Best Maps Ever Derek Percoski is a graphic artist who “loves staring at maps.” When he moved West ten years ago, he started taking road trips across the region. And while on the road, he’d get ideas for maps. He puts it this way. “When I’m in a new place I’m often mentally stitching together what I […]

Get Outfitted Rents Ski Clothes, and Makes It Easy

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Two years ago, Colorado entrepreneur Julian Flores had a big idea: he wanted to rent top-quality ski and snowboard gear to travelers, shipping it to their destination. He thought it was a perfect way for occasional skiers and snowboarders to save money, without compromising on ski wear. He also thought this service would appeal to people who […]

Ski Fashion 2015: Skea, S’No Queen, Rohner

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Skea Moyo Skirt A friend recently asked me about après skirts. Being male, he needed an explanation of why women love them. “Because you can pull them over your ski pants, shed the pants, keep the baselayers, add cute boots or shoes and be ready for a beer or grocery shopping,” I explained, probably giving […]

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 […]