Tag: skiing

Marmot’s Stockholm Down Jacket

The beastly bubblegoose…      Also available in Rust and Steel.   The Marmot Men’s Stockholm Down Jacket blends alpinist performance with the most fill anyone could possibly fit into one ski jacket. The superwarm 700-fill down insulation heats you…

The Story Of a Skier Girl, From a Man’s Perspective

A review of “Pretty Faces” from the Salt Lake City Premier… The sidewalk outside the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City’s 9th and 9th neighborhood last Wednesday, October 8, was packed with girls—young to old, several in Unicorn costumes. Pretty Faces:…

Backcountry Skiing in Tuckerman Ravine: A History

Great woods to get lost in, winter or spring… via The Appalachian Mountain Club   The steep wall facing Mt. Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains known as Tuckerman Revine is legendary among East Coast skiers.  Due to the radical…

Smart Phone, Smart Hiker? Backcountry Apps

I just downloaded a mountain identifier…   The powers (and pitfalls) of backcountry apps. AMC Outdoors, November/December 2013 Smartphones and tablets—and the powerful apps they support—have the potential to enhance the convenience and enjoyment of spending time outdoors. But let’s…

Yellowstone Ski Festival: A Place for Reunions

The camaraderie and achievement of an inspiring athletic spirit…   When Nancy Stevens moved to Summit County, Colo., 21 years ago, her guide dog kept bringing her to the door of the same shop. Blind since birth, Stevens, 52, finally went inside…

Beware The Goggle Gap

goggle gap

If for some reason you’re not already wearing a helmet on the slopes and in the woods, you should get a clue.  If you are wearing your helmet, might as well make sure it fits! WHAT IS GOGGLE GAP? Skier…

Treasure Chest

A goldmine of 80’s ski videos. Most of the time the Internet is a wasteland of cat videos and twerking. Sometimes the Internet is a haven for beautiful, beautiful skiing. And rarely, one stumbles upon the treasure chest of gems…

The Town

mammoth lakes the town

RECKONING AT MAMMOTH LAKES In July 2012, Mammoth Lakes, California declared bankruptcy. After disputing with a developer for nearly a dozen years, the town faced a judgment nearly three times its annual budget. The mood of the ski resort, a…

Top 10 Universities for Skiing

UVM Rally Cat Catamount

For those who never considered a school by the beach. Go Catamounts!  While I spent the majority of my collegiate career at the University of Vermont skiing the Mt. Mansfield glades at Stowe; Jay Peak and Sugerbush always delivered a great…

More Than a Pretty Face

Lynsey Dyer ski film Pretty Faces

An inside look at Lynsey Dyer’s upcoming ski film, ‘Pretty Faces’… Lynsey Dyer spent the last year contacting production companies to collect all the footage she could find of female skiers that was left on the cutting room floor. In…