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What is the Best Splitboard? (Top 7 Picks)

Splitboards offer the ultimate backcountry adventure. Gone are the days of cumbersome snowshoeing or expensive helicopter rides up-hill. With a good quality splitboard, you can have the best of both worlds: using your board like skis until you find that perfect powder and begin your downhill shred. Not all splitboards are created equal; some perform …

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What Kind of Boots to Wear for Snowshoeing?

If, like me, you have walked a few too many overcrowded summer trails, then it might be time to consider pulling on a pair of snowshoes. Just imagine pristine, untouched environments with barely another soul around. Imagine being the first to slice almost effortlessly through freshly fallen snow, away from loud voices, dust-drenched air and …

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12 of the Best Skiing Documentaries You can Stream for Free

Big mountain skiing has pushed the boundaries of the sport of skiing in incredible and risky ways. Skiers are often delivered to the tip of a mountain or the edge of a precipice via helicopter, and then they ski down near-vertical slopes. Huge jumps are par for the course, and skiers are always at risk …

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How Do You Start Backcountry Skiing?

Backcountry skiing is simple. You ski outside the bounds of ski areas, and you hike for your turns. But, of course, it’s more complex than that. You need different gear, you spend most of the day walking uphill, the mountains are uncontrolled for avalanches, and the snow is always thigh deep. I’m kidding about that …

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How Do You Get in Shape for Snowshoeing?

Are you excited for winter and hitting those snowy trails with your snowshoes? It’s important that you start conditioning your body now for the unique demands of snowshoeing movement. Remember, snowshoeing will be quite different from hiking. You’ll have full snow gear on and it’s added weight. Along with the snowshoes themselves and your winter …

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Snowboarding Gear List (Essentials For Resort and Backcountry Riding)

Nothing ruins a snowboarding trip faster than getting caught without the right gear. We’ve made a handy checklist with all the snowboard gear you need for a day on the slopes or a day in the backcountry. Make sure next time you hit the slopes you’re ready for whatever the mountain throws at you. NOTE: …

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7 Common Winter Recreation Mistakes

Don’t let winter intimidate you! Winter is a beautiful time to gain a new perspective on your favorite locations and discover new ones. In places such as the Rocky Mountains, snow is a guarantee during the winter. Snow opens a REALLY BIG window of activities you can’t do the rest of the year. Between Cross …

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