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What is the Difference Between Wetsuit and Drysuit?

Wetsuit vs Drysuit

Wetsuit vs Drysuit Whether it be surfers, wake boarders, divers or paddle boarders, people are commonly confused with wet suits and dry suits. Both are intended to keep you warm and protected from the elements. The each have their place when it comes to playing water cooler than your body temperature. And for good measure,…


How To: Plan a Ski or Snowboard Heli Trip


If you’re a dedicated rider/skier chances are someday you’ll have a heli day on your lifetime wishlist. But heli laps don’t come cheap, so if/when you decide to book a trip, take some things into consideration to maximize your time in and out of the ‘bird.


How To Book a Ski or Snowboard Vacation


Not all shred trips are created equal. Some destinations offer incredible snow and terrain, but lack in nightlife and other amenities. Others rock out like NYC on New Year’s Eve, but leave something to be desired on the slope side of things. And that’s okay, it’s just a matter of prioritizing what’s most important to…


How To: Snowboard in Powder


As intuitive as it looks, snowboarding in powder actually requires more technique than you’d think. Figure it out and you’ve unlocked the door to the best part of being a snowboarder.


How To Mount Snowboard Bindings

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Getting your snowboard setup dialed is akin to fine-tuning a car, but much easier. Still, you want things to be just right when you mount bindings on your board, from choosing binding angles to stance width and forward lean. Finding a comfortable stance width comes first – most riders use between 21”-23” stance widths. To…


How to Pack Your Backpack

The North Face Tree Hugger 32L Backpack

Whether you are packing for a short or long hike, you must always be prepared for the worse. A few key items to bring along with you on you hike are: map and compass, plenty of water, rain gear, adequate food, knife or utility tool, first aid kit, fire starting materials (matches, lighter, flint and…


How To: Turn Heelside and Toeside on a Snowboard


You likely already know this, but executing – carving – both turns correctly takes some practice and attention to form and body positioning. Here are some tips to help you learn the first time you take to the hill.


Glossary: Snowshoeing Terms

Grasping the snowshoe lingo will be helpful when making snowshoe related purchases and in learning more about the sport. Take a peak at the most common terms associated with snowshoeing… Backcountry – Typically refers to ‘off the beaten path’ or a place with no designated trails. Binding – A device with straps that attaches your…


How to Purify Water in the Wilderness


  Safe Drinking Water Water is heavy to carry in your pack, especially if you’re planning a multi-day trek in the wilderness. Knowledge is key. Is it a heavily travelled trail? Are there campsites nearby? Have you seen hikers with dogs? Are there farms nearby? There are still many pristine places on our planet, especially…


Finding the Right Snowboard Flex


Get out your flex meter and find out what stiffness fits your style of riding before buying a snowboard