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Tips for Planning a Family Ski Vacation

Planning a family ski vacation can feel a little overwhelming. From budgeting travel and lodging costs to packing the right gear and clothing to scheduling time off work and taking...

2020 Opening dates

Early snow fall in October is making some fall days feel more like winter, could it already be time to bust out those winter jackets? The Farmer’s Almanac for this...

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Why Colorado Skiing is Worth the Wait

It’s no secret that the secret is out: Colorado takes the cake when it comes to the number and quality of ski resorts in the country. We aren’t a fan...

Staying in Shape for Ski Season

Staying in Shred-Shape for Skiing and Snowboarding

When the flakes fly, nobody wants to hit their first run of the ski season huffing and puffing. That’s a quick way to lose cool points, man. But when the...

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...

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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...

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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,...

Spring Skiing: How to Pond Skim

Springtime in Colorado often brings about what some call a “rite of passage” from one season into the next, especially when it comes to skiing and riding. It’s the time...

Why We Love Spring Skiing

Why We Love Spring Skiing

We’ve experienced quite the year for epic amounts of powder, so hitting the slopes right now might not even feel like it can be classified as “spring skiing.” But, alas,...

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...

Atomic Skis at Christy Sports

Brand Story: Atomic

Atomic is an Austrian company that has been manufacturing skis, and manufacturing them well, for over 50 years. Since Atomic only makes skis and not snowboards, the brand can truly...