Month: January 2016

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…

Skis.com Merges with Austin Canoe and Kayak Through Parent Company Summit Sports

Leading Outdoor Adventure Retailers Join Forces Summit Sports and Austin Canoe and Kayak announce merger enabling all-season offers, immediate expansion and future growth Bloomfield Hills, MI (January 26, 2016) – Specialty outdoor gear retailers, Summit Sports and Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) announce the merger of the two companies under Summit Sports LLC. The merger, […] Read more…

Gear Review – Salomon Quest Pro 90 Ski Boot

Unless you’ve got stacks of cash lying around, you might be looking for a boot that can do it all. Enter the Salomon Quest Pro 90. Endorsed as the all-mountain/hiking boot combo, I took them out for a few days both in bounds and out to check the boot’s all around performance. Starting in bounds […] Read more…

Hack Your Gear: Ski Pole Flask

Check out this awesome tutorial from our friends over at Powder Magazine about how to make your ski pole a flask, aka the ultimate hack. Feel the quench, on the hill or off. PHOTO: Jim Guenther. Ski season is around the corner, and while everyone is going “gear crazy,” we’ve decided to make our gear […] 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…

ICYMI: Helicopter Rescues Riders from Gondola

On January 3rd, YouTube user Itz Frenzy posted an astounding video after being stranded in a gondola at Kicking Horse Resort. All in all, 75 people were trapped after an unexpected electrical malfunction occurred on the Golden Eagle Express Gondola sometime around 3pm Sunday. All guests were evacuated successfully, and fortunately for us, Itz Frenzy […] Read more…

Happy New Year! Check Out the Best Videos of 2015

Happy new year everyone!  To celebrate, let’s take a look back on some of our favorite and coolest skiing videos of 2015. Candide Thovex – Quattro Sure, we posted this video before, but we’re posting it again here because it’s just so cool.  Skiing on grass, dirt and pretty much anything but snow. Epic. Eclipse […] Read more…