VIDEOS: Proof You Need To Ski The Southern Hemisphere This Summer

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In a daze of sunshine, it’s easy to forget about the winter fun happening in the Southern Hemisphere. Here in North America, we’re spending long days biking, hiking, and lying on the beach (my favorite summer activity). But in the… Read More →

10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

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There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Steamboat Bike Park

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In summer, Ski Town, USA turns into Bike Town, USA. Whether your preferred ride is a cruise along the Yampa River, cross-country mountain biking on Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill or letting gravity guide you over 2,000 feet of downhill… Read More →

Build Your Own Custom Skis With Parlor Skis

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Most skiers do not think much about the guts of their skis. They may demo skis with certain desired characteristics in mind, but their hands-on experience goes literally skin-deep. To provide a deeper understanding, Parlor Skis started classes at the… Read More →

Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

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Touted as the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains, the Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico has a reputation as being “built for riders, by riders.” Opened in 2011, it’s one of the few North American locations deemed worthy of… Read More →

These Were The 5 Biggest Ski News Stories Of 2015-16

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1. Tahoe got an epic season. After four seasons of dismal snowfall, the Lake Tahoe area finally emerged in the 2016-17 season from its discouraging drought. It’s debatable whether or not El Nino, the climate cycle that received so much… Read More →

4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

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Oh, summer. Days of outdoor adventures and hijinks, culminating in the ultimate warm weather experience: camping. What other excuse do you have to hang out with friends, not shower for days and experiment with pyromania? While there are many different ways… Read More →

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

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For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

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Travelling as the free spirit that I am has afforded me wonderful experiences – both in mountains and in cities. From meeting a handsome mountain man un-expectedly (he was riding a horse, I might add), to an impromptu afternoon pub… Read More →

Southern Hemisphere Kicks Off Winter 2016 With Massive Snow Totals

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‘Awesome’ is the only word we can think of to describe the start of the 2016 ski season in the southern hemisphere. In the days and weeks leading up to the start of the season, there have been some huge… Read More →