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Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

Buying Skis: Sidecut & Turn Radius Explained

by Eric Wagnon

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. The first step towards understanding how a ski will perform is to become familiar with the terms related to a ski’s… Read More →

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

A Beginner’s Ski Gear Guide

by Erika Wiggins

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 4, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. Before your first day of skiing or snowboarding, you have to get dressed up in something that makes you feel great…. Read More →

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

8 Killer Gifts For Skiers & Riders To Ring in the New Year Right

by Jules Older

Two trails are about to meet — Snowy Mountains and Winter Holidays. In the confluence where they meet sit two packages — gear and gifts. From equipment that helps you get in shape to must-haves for après, here are 8 gifts… Read More →

2017 Ski Trends & Technology – What You Need To Know

2017 Ski Trends & Technology – What You Need To Know

by evo

Most skiers wish they could ski like the guys in the movies, airing huge cliffs, and skiing faces that are almost too steep to hold snow. Ski technology in the past several years has definitely helped us mere mortals catch… Read More →

Newest Trend in Snowboard Technology is Inspired by Surf

Newest Trend in Snowboard Technology is Inspired by Surf

by evo

The tides are changing in the world of snowboarding. Commonly known to have been born from the desire to bring surfing to the slopes, snowboarding became an outlet for extending one’s summer endeavors deep into the winter months. However, as… Read More →

Build Your Own Custom Skis With Parlor Skis

Build Your Own Custom Skis With Parlor Skis

by Eric Wagnon

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 →

Your End of Ski Season Checklist

Your End of Ski Season Checklist

by Mark Crone

If you’re an avid skier like me, you look forward to the start of ski season – and dread the end of this ski season. When it’s late in the season and the snow is rapidly melting, the eternal optimist… Read More →

9 Amazing Gear Picks From Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016

9 Amazing Gear Picks From Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016

by Erika Wiggins

I don’t NEED another daypack…but then I spot one sporting features I wished my old one had. “How did they know?” I wonder as I lay down hard cash. “What will they think of next?” Then I walked into the… Read More →

Backcountry Skiing: The Newest in Alpine Touring Gear

Backcountry Skiing: The Newest in Alpine Touring Gear

by Troy Hawks

Editor’s Note: Backcountry skiing can be extremely dangerous, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with guides. The newest stat of a skier and rider’s DNA is the ratio of one’s lift-served… Read More →

8 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Skiers & Riders

8 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Skiers & Riders

by Eric Wagnon

1. Chums Goggles Case Considering that even pricey goggles generally come with just a cloth bag, the Chums Goggles Case ($25) is perfect for protecting your investment in a suitcase or boot bag. The hard case with a soft interior… Read More →