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The Technology Behind MIPS

Ski and snowboard helmets are designed with different styles and technologies, but they all have one concept in common: not just to keep your head warm – more importantly, to...

Choosing the Right Goggle Lens – The Science Behind It

Weather conditions and visibility on the mountain can change drastically from day to day, even hour-by-hour. There is nothing worse than your vision being impaired while skiing or riding. It...

ski socks and cat on feet

Why Ski Socks are Important

We’re not here to convince you socks in general are important. If you can read and you don’t already feel that way, we’re certainly not going to change your mind!...

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Ski Goggles – To Fit Your Face or Match Your Jacket?

Whether you ski or ride, goggles are a critical piece of gear that provide comfort and safety on the mountain. Goggles can determine the difference between a good day and...

selection of snowboard stomp pads

Do you need a stomp pad for your snowboard?

We were all new once- and we all remember the chairlift can be the most intimidating part of getting started. This is especially true on a snowboard, since chairlifts weren’t...

Old snowboard on wood floor

Should I Replace my Snowboard?

We know what it’s like to become attached to a snowboard. (and not just literally) The valuable time you spend with it strapped to your foot while taking in breathtaking...

Old ski bindings

Should I Replace My Bindings?

Whether you are a skier or snowboarder, your bindings are the second most important investment you will make. You will want to take care of your bindings to avoid frequent...

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Sustainable Ski Gear

The Sustainability Trend The ski industry is deeply dependent on the health of our environment. Thankfully, the outdoor industry continues to address the broader trend of sustainability. We’ve seen Colorado...

old beat up skis

Should I Replace My Skis?

Ski technology is constantly changing – sometimes even from season to season. This certainly makes it a challenge deciding when exactly to replace your skis. Visually, your skis look to...

Old ski boots on a wooden floor

Should I Replace My Ski Boots?

From “Vintage” to “Time to Replace” It’s hard to attach a number to exactly how long your ski boots will last since it depends on how many days you ski,...

Getting Your Mountain Bike Ready

Getting Your Mountain Bike Ready for the Season

Snow is still falling on the Rockies but sunnier days are just around the corner. You wouldn’t try to run a marathon when you hadn’t laced up your running shoes...

Your Ski Helmet Won't Last Forever

Your Ski Helmet Won’t Last Forever

Head, noggin, skull, cranium. No matter what you call it, the part of your anatomy that protects your brain is worth protecting. We’re happy to say that most skiers these...