Month: December 2015

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…

Drone Crashes At World Cup Ski Event

That’s a drone crashing just behind Marcel Hirscher just now in a World Cup night slalom in Italy. pic.twitter.com/b4oUxPLfff — Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) December 22, 2015 Twitter is popping as a drone just crashed during a live World Cup Slalom event in Italy. Twitter user @ncaccardi posted an initial photo. Live footage recorded by user […] Read more…

Surviving an Avalanche with Jimmy Chin

  Longtime adventure athlete and filmmaker Jimmy Chin survived an avalanche. He recently sat down with Vice Sports to talk about living through it. As avid athletes, we all consider the dangers, like an avalanche, when venturing into the unknown, but rarely consider the reality behind them. A couple years back I spent some time mountaineering […] Read more…

Ski Patrol Rescue Dogs: The Mountain’s Unsung Hero’s

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the Ski Patrol Rescue Dogs watching out for us everyday we go riding. Skiers and snowboarders love snow. So do dogs. When you hit the slopes out West this winter, you may notice Man’s Best Friend riding the lifts, cruising around piggy-back on snowmobiles, running behind a skier, or […] 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…

R.I.P. Doug Tompkins

With life, there is always death.  However, sometimes it seems the latter comes too soon.  On December 8, high profile environmentalist and founder of The North Face, Doug Tompkins, died in a kayaking accident in southern Chile.  He was 72 years young.  Throughout his life, Doug had many great achievements in the outdoor recreation industry, […] Read more…

Snowshoeing with a Family

Check out this awesome post about snowshoeing from our guest blogger and Skis.com team member Heather Larive. As the mother of a 12 year old girl and 2 year old boy, life is pretty active. We love summer because of all the wonderful outdoor activities the season provides. Days exploring the beach and woods fly […] Read more…