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The North Face Mountain Athletics Gear: Get Active Outdoors

We all have our preferred outdoor activities for various seasons, whether it be skiing in the winter, hiking in the spring, paddling in the summer, or yoga in the fall.  And The North Face knows that every activity incorporates one thing, training.  So they have developed a line of clothing called Mountain Athletics, designed specifically […] Read more…

Wax on, Wax off: How to Wax your Skis

Waxing your skis isn’t hard and there is just something therapeutic about laying down a fresh layer of wax while blasting tunes in the background. Waxing protects your skis, enhances ski snow interaction, and improves overall glide. Here is a step-by-step guide for you to become your own wax master. Winter is upon us, time to […] Read more…

6 Hidden Huts You Have to See

Tam McArthur Rim Huts, Oregon This is my home hut, so maybe I’m biassed, but it is amazing. The two small huts are nestled at the base of Three Creeks lake with Tam Rim jutting upward on all sides. The beauty of this hut is its ease of access. A short morning skin takes you […] Read more…

My Top Gear Picks for the Season

So Christmas is over and it’s time to do some shopping for yourself.  Looking for new gear now that the snow is finally falling at some resorts?  Check out my top picks for this year. 1. Armada TSTw Powerful, playful and knife sharp, the Armada TSTw is my ski of choice for the upcoming season. […] Read more…

8 Instagram’s Worth the Follow this Winter

@willwiss This is snow porn at its finest and a must follow on Instagram. Alpine vistas and steep AK spins – these are the shots that make your mind wander. A master of his trade, Will Wissman captures the essence of skiing with deep powder turns and places that are worthy of any skiers bucket […] Read more…

Bachelor Revealed: Planning a ski trip to Mt. Bachelor?

Mt. Bachelor is more than its local nickname, Mt. Flat-ular. Sure, it doesn’t house the vertical of Jackson or the glitz of Aspen, but there is something undeniable about this place. Here is a local bite of Bachelor. A quick twenty-minute drive delivers you to Mt. Bachelor. Here the local morning routine is to hike […] Read more…

Life Lessons I’ve Learned from the Mountains

My sense of direction has always led me one way: to the mountains. When I tell people about going into the backcountry they either understand, don’t, or perhaps they never will. Recently I returned to the mountains of my childhood, disappearing into the Tetons for six nights. The truth is I find I am most […] Read more…

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