Skiing/Boarding

The 7 Best Ski Poles Reviewed For 2017

Best Ski Poles

So many skiers overlook the ski pole and, even more so, many skiers fail to understand the true use and value of a ski pole. Ski poles, and your use of them, can really make or break a well-polished skier’s form on the mountain. Keeping your hands up and in front while you actively use the ski poles can be ...

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The 7 Best Snowshoes Reviewed For 2017

Best Snowshoes Reviews

Just because its winter doesn’t mean you should give up hiking or trail running. I think snowshoeing is a better workout and there is something about being in the woods in the winter that is hard to describe. You probably already have the winter apparel, now you just need a pair of snowshoes and you don’t need to spend a ...

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The 5 Best Hand Warmers Reviewed for 2017

Best Hand Warmer

As a full time, ski instructor in the Wasatch Mountains, I know what it’s like to spend time in some seriously rugged conditions. Take it from me, hand warmers are not a cheap way out – they’re often the difference between having a great day, and a terrible one. When the choice is between grabbing a hand warmer or potentially ...

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The 5 Best Knee Braces for Skiing Reviewed – [2017]

Best Knee Brace For Skiing

Too many athletes these days are going down with simple injuries. It happened to me on the Appalachian Trail in 2014. I was several weeks into a hike when my knee became unusable from irritation. That injury took me off the trail and put an end to an otherwise amazing experience. In the skiing world, knee injuries are all too ...

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The 5 Best Snowmobile Gloves Reviewed For 2017

Best Snowmobile Gloves

Whether you’re heading out on a sled (snowmobile) for the first time, or you’re a seasoned pro, there are always new solutions on the market. With wind, water, and snow whipping by in the nasty conditions of winter and spring snowmobiling, you’ll need a glove that can keep pace with your sled. It’s just not going to cut it to ...

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The 5 Best Balaclava Ski Masks Reviewed For 2017

Best Balaclava Ski Mask

It may be tempting to incorrectly identify this face-warming device as a delightful pastry but it’s not. Balaclavas are a specific type of face warmer. The term has recently come to be used ubiquitously to describe any face warming device – from neck warmers to full face, windproof fabrics. We’re going to avoid neck warmers and stick solely to the ...

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The 5 Best Base Layers For Skiing Reviewed – [2017]

Best Base Layer For Skiing

Your base layer for skiing can make or break a day on the slopes. A good base later will regulate your temperature by wicking away moisture from your skin.  This will keep you warm and dry. Base layers are typically tight-fitting in order to avoid chafing and to provide compression, as well as support. The best base layers for skiing ...

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The 5 Best Ski and Snowboard Roof Racks For 2017

Best Ski and Snowboard Roof Racks

There’s no arguing that skis just don’t pack up well. They’re long, bulky, and simply can’t be made to fit in small spaces. When I made my first trip across the country as a skiing professional, I had to break down and buy a ski rack because there was no way my skis were going to fit inside the old ...

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The 3 Best Cross Country Skis Reviewed For 2017

Best Cross Country Skis

Cross country skiing, sometimes called Nordic skiing, is a relaxing and fun way to get out and enjoy the winter snow. This type of skiing can be done in the mountains, or on flat land and doesn’t necessarily involve the speed and dangers of downhill skiing. There are several different styles, a cross country skier might be touring, racing, or ...

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The 5 Best Ski Socks Reviewed For 2017

Best Ski Socks

If your feet get cold or end up with blisters its probably your ski socks and not your boots. A good ski sock is going to be made from a combination of organic fibers, like Merino Wool and synthetic fibers like nylon. This combination provides the best possible combination of warmth, thickness and moisture wicking abilities. So what are the ...

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