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Get Ready For Ski Season With These Balance Training Exercises

Get Ready For Ski Season With These Balance Training Exercises

by Eric Wagnon

Given that skiing and snowboarding’s most basic goal is to avoid falling, balance is obviously important. The off-season can be a good time to work on balance skills either at the gym or at home. Related to balance, proprioception is… Read More →

Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

Gear Highlight: Awka Skis, Custom Bamboo Skis From Chile

by Sarah Woods

The ski hill —it’s where lifetime friendships are made and celebrated. And it was on a chairlift five years ago that my Dad met Awka Ski co-owner, Jose Luis Aguila Cruz. Jose, originally from Chile, was up skiing Silver Star… Read More →

Ski Fashion Throughout the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Ski Fashion Throughout the Years: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

by Nicole Roosien

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Nicole Roosien, Creative Director at GetOutfitted – a web-service that rents ski apparel & accessories online and delivers directly to your destination.  Some 22,000 years ago, the Cro-Magnon man (an ancient homo sapien) strapped… Read More →

Top 11 Gear Picks From 2015’s Outdoor Retailer Market

Top 11 Gear Picks From 2015’s Outdoor Retailer Market

by Erika Wiggins

Every outdoor gear nerd’s dream, Outdoor Retailer, is where manufacturers bring their latest and greatest creations. My partner and I spent the day scouring their recent Winter event held in Salt Lake City, January 20-24. As always, we didn’t see it all,… Read More →

Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

Types of Alpine Skis: Building Your Quiver

by Eric Wagnon

Types of alpine skis range from “all-mountain” models to specialized varieties designed for very specific conditions. Skis’ basic features differentiate the various types: Camber is the slight upward rise in the middle of an unweighted ski when viewed from the… Read More →

$10,000 Skis from Swiss Maker zai skis & Women’s Specific Boards from Coalition Snow

$10,000 Skis from Swiss Maker zai skis & Women’s Specific Boards from Coalition Snow

by Kristen Lummis

When I think about building skis, I think about sandwiches. Skis, like sandwiches have a base and a top sheet, with a laminated wood core in the middle and a combination of composite layers to add stability and character. Most… Read More →

26 Killer Gifts for Skiers & Riders to Ring in the New Year Right

26 Killer Gifts for Skiers & Riders to Ring in the New Year Right

by Troy Hawks

When I got skis for Christmas, it was one of the best presents ever. They weren’t exactly new, and they were a little too short, but I didn’t notice a thing. I had skis, and mom and dad were awesome…. Read More →

Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

Snowboarding Technology: Magne-Traction Explained

by David Sandel

Despite the name of this influential snowboarding technology, no magnets are actually used in the making of magne-traction edges. Which is sort of a bummer because then we might be a little bit closer to those hover boards in Back… Read More →

Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

Get Your Ski Gear Ready For The Upcoming Season

by Kristen Lummis

Remember spring? It was only a few months ago. Maybe you were still skiing in April and May, or maybe your season had ended, but here at Liftopia, we offered you some advice, gently suggesting that you wax and tune… Read More →

Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

Ski Gear & Apparel Preview For 2014/15

by Eric Wagnon

In the dog days of summer, snow may still be a long way away (except in the Southern Hemisphere, of course), but new gear is just around the corner. Ski gear and apparel companies generally put new products in stores… Read More →