Month: December 2014

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…

Ski Rocker Profile

A Guide to Rocker in Skis

Here our guest blogger Hunter Avis breaks down rocker in skis and why it matters. Taking a look at the 2014-2015 season, rockered skis are everywhere. Using Volkl’s product line as an example, virtually every ski in the lineup, from the race-stock Racetiger GS, to the Adora, a ski designed for improving intermediate skiers, has some amount […] Read more…

13 Ways to Apres Ski Around the World

There is no doubt in my mind that I am lucky in my skiing endeavors.  I have gotten to ski in various countries at resorts around the world, including Switzerland, Chile, Whistler and Italy.  Each of these locales has a unique apres ski scene that are definitely worth a late night or two.  I was […] Read more…

Backcountry Huts – How to Escape from the Lift Line

Skiing takes us up into the mountains; it brings us into endless groves of evergreens and aspens, and gives us a chance to explore nature in a way that non-skiers will never understand. The resorts we frequent allow easy access to amazing terrain and landscapes, but can sometimes be a burden when mixing in traffic […] Read more…