Gear Notes: Get Some Soul, Save Your Knees and Read Up on the Luxe Ski Life

soul poles grip

Soul Poles I’m a little bit jealous. When Soul Poles offered me some of their classic bamboo poles (with hot pink grips and baskets), I was stoked. And then, in a fit of uncharacteristic generosity, I arranged for the poles to go to my son. A ski junkie who is up on all the latest […]

Pack It Up! An Interactive Ski Packing List, Plus Two New Boot Bags from Kulkea (Giveaway)

kulkea powder trekker ski boot bag

When someone offers to help you create a visual, interactive packing list, you don’t say no. Instead, if you’re me, you send them a confusing list of links and notes. And, then, if you’re the magic people at Blogger’s Lounge and VIP Ski, you take the mess I sent, remove the chaos and send it […]

Epic Lines: Bold Prints That Evoke Your Favorite Skiing and Biking Destinations

Mammoth Map. Photo courtesy Epic Lines.

There are a lot of things I like about Epic Lines, a company that creates simple, bold color-and-line maps of popular mountain biking trails, Colorado 14’ers and ski resorts. Things I Like: It’s a Family Business Let’s start with the company’s founders, Dylan, Alex and Max Proietti, three siblings ranging in age from 23 to […]

Gear Notes: Summer Trail Essentials From Osprey, Adventuress, Honey Stinger and AdvoCare (Giveaway)

summer gear review

Summer is made for time on the trail. Whether we’re biking, hiking or riding, here are some of the summer essentials we can’t live without. Osprey Raven 10 Hydration Pack Before you take it to the trails, you need a good day pack. For a well-designed lightweight women’s specific hydration pack, I don’t think you […]

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

vail 2015 kinderkarry bag

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 Creek has hosted the World Cup men’s tour for many years.  In 2013, the Women’s […]