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 […]

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, […]