Before heading up for the first time, I always recommend waxing your skis or board. Surprisingly, most people I talk to don’t do any waxing despite it being a quick 30 minute ordeal. Waxing is important because it adds a layer of protection between the ski surface and the snow. Plus, if you don’t wax your skis you’ll see an amazing improvement in speed and performance next time you head out.
Over the past weekend I had the privilege of ski biking with a group at Vail’s Adventure Center. At first glance, the bikes seem to be nothing more than two skis; one in the front of the other. Apparently, there is a little more to it. First, the adventure began in the late evening. We […]
The Swany X-Change II ski gloves are an awesome pair from their sports utility crossover collection. I haven’t worn a pair that are so well rounded with little complaint. Interior The lining is comfortable and was perfectly snug. As with any gloves (not mittens) you’re a bit limited in mobility but I found I had […]
My younger brother tried snowboarding for the first time yesterday, and I took him up to Loveland. The mountain is incredibly friendly for beginners who are just starting, and I highly recommend it for the following reasons: The area for beginners (Loveland Valley) is distinctive from the other areas of the mountain (Loveland Basin). The […]
Ski movie stars from the 90s, detailed descriptions of big mountain skiing in Chamonix, deep reflections on skiing and mortality, seriously; what more could you want from a book? William A. Kerig’s non-fiction book The Edge of Never: A Skier’s Story of Life, Death, and Dreams in the World’s Most Dangerous Mountains reads like a […]
Not every skier or snowboarder prefers to wear hats. I actually know a lot of ladies that prefer headbands on the slopes. Like most people, I also enjoy listening to music (at an appropriate level) while skiing. That’s where the i360 Music Infused Headband steps in. When I first saw these I thought: holy cow […]
I just had to write about the Giro TuneUps audio kit because I love it so much. Compatible with the Giro Omen, Fuse, G10 and G9 helmets, this kit is basically two earpads with built in headphones that you can just pop into your helmet. I use them with my G10 helmet, and they feel […]