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Sochi Winter Olympics Infographic

Snow is falling and it’s time we start thinking about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  This year organizers wanted to bring a little more flare to the big show by adding six new events, including the ski half-pipe. Yes, things just got a lot more interesting. Overall there will be 98 events in…

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Top Rated Skis 2014

Our Best Ski Picks

Click Infographic to Enlarge   Super Awesome Radical Skis of 2014 Rossignol Soul 7– extremely lightweight, maneuverable, versatile all mountain, great for on or off-piste, is a 4 in 1 ski quiver, can do everything a skier wants to do, rocker in tip for float and turn initiation, thick enough waist for float yet not…

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2014 Winter Fashion Trends: Color is Back!

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In response to last year’s neutrals and muted colors, vibrancy and brilliance are coming back with a vengeance in 2014 for Women’s Outerwear. Clementine Oranges, Blazing Reds, and Yellows are all the rage.  Match them with some Deep Greens and Blues and you have a well-rounded palate.   My eyes would normally pop out of my…

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Eco-Friendly Clothing and Snowboarding…

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Eco-friendly clothing and snowboarding go together like Vodka and Redbull Much like my favorite Friday night beverage; when snow sports and eco-fashion come together I get pumped!  Fortunately, this energizing combination does not lead me to a Saturday morning filled with regret and stomach ache. What does eco-friendly mean, you ask? It’s simple silly.  Any…

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Buyers Guide for Womens Ski and Snowboard Goggles

Snowboard Goggles

Buying a new pair of goggles can be daunting. With technology constantly changing there are many different styles and brands to choose from. Now, most goggles don’t have the power to make you look like a movie star. They are made more for performance than style although some may be more stylish than others. Much…

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Five Things You May Not Have Known About Mount Hood

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Mount Hood is a dormant or “sleeping” volcano with steam constantly spewing from fumarole areas. The eroded volcano has had at least four major eruptive periods during the past 15,000 years, three of which occurred in the last 1,800 years. Twelve glaciers or snow fields live on Mount Hood. Palmer Glacier, home of Timberline Lodge Ski Area,…

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SUP Glossary

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Paddle boarding is a fast-growing sport that is a fun, easy way to enjoy a day on the water. It requires minimal equipment and waves are optional. Paddle boards are very functional and can be versatile for sailing or surfing with the right equipment and setup. It may be a bit daunting for a first…

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Stand Up Paddle Board Fishing

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Imagine quietly paddling to fish filled pockets of water without having to worry about a dragging rudder or stirring the water too much. Stand up paddle fishing is truly a pristine and magical form of fishing. Also know as extreme fishing or “man on fish,” stand up paddle board fishing has been around since surfing…

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Skateparks

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Kelso, Washington was home to the first skatepark in the world for skateboarders which was made of plywood on a half-acre sand lot  in 1966. The first modern day skatepark as we know it today, was built in Carlsbad, California in 1976. The world’s largest skatepark is in Shanghai, China. SMP Skatepark is 44,936 square feet…

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Gore-Tex Snowboard Pants

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Gore-Tex Gore-Tex snowboard pants are among the best snow pants on the market today and for many reasons. When you’re snowboarding, you’re going to want pants that can keep you dry on the slopes and feel comfortable and breathable while on your body. The way that Gore-Ttex snowboarding pants are designed, you’ll be able to…

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