Summit Sports Staff

Fabric Science: Hardshell vs. Softshell

One of the largest distinctions in outerwear technology is the Hardshell vs. Softshell debate. Both fabrics have their pros and cons, but both also have their specific uses and knowing and understanding them can vastly improve your experiences in the outdoors. The down and dirty difference comes down to waterproofing and breathability. Let’s dig a […] Read more…

A Bluebird Day – A Skiers Delight!

One of our content members, Marcia, took a weekend in Northern Michigan with her husband for a much needed getaway.  A “bluebird day” means brilliant blue skies and literally not a single cloud present, moderate winter temperatures, blanketed powder-white slopes after the overnight fallen snow, and bright-rays of sunshine glistening against the fresh snowflakes covering […] Read more…

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

For the past couple years, we’ve partnered up with SkiandSnowboardMonth.org to sponsor Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. It’s no secret that the ski industry is desperate for fresh meat, but learning to ski or snowboard is full of obstacles. SkiandSnowboardMonth.org was put together to encourage people to get out on the slopes. Between the […] Read more…

Watch: Mikaela Shiffrin Back-to-Back GS Wins

Mikaela Shiffrin, most notably known for her dominance in slalom racing, has had one hell of a week competing in Semmering, Austria with back-to-back wins in the Women’s GS. This is proving to be an exceptionally strong start for Shiffrin after a knee injury sidelined her for a portion of the 2016 race year. Check […] Read more…

Great Gifts for Skiers

Need some easy gifts to supplement your holiday season? Headed to a skiers-only white elephant party? Here’s a quick list of easy gifts for your favorite winter loving friends. Waxing Supplies Wax makes a perfect gag gift for any time of the year. It’s one of those go-to supplies that you can’t get enough of. […] Read more…

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