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Good To Know: Avalanche Awareness

The growth of backcountry skiing–in large part fueled by a flood of newer-generation, affordable backcountry equipment–has also caused an increase in accidents and deaths in the backcountry. And as excited as we all are to get out and enjoy some solitary deep-powder fun, it’s important to remember that buying the right equipment doesn’t secure your safety.

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Tips And Tricks: Cleaning a Fish with Rob Holmes

You’ve made the catch! Now what? Rob Holmes and friend share tips for cleaning your catch of the day.

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Good To Know: Polar Vortex

If you were living…pretty much anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere last winter, you know that the polar vortex was no joke. Sure, the name sounded like it came from some ill-informed Hollywood executive. But it was all too real.

As defined by AccuWeather, it’s a large pocket of very cold air, the coldest in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region during the winter season. As defined by those of us who endured it: it was just plain cold, the kind of cold in which adjectives feel superfluous. It was when cold became the new four-letter word.

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Tips And Tricks: Training For Trail Sports With Dave Norona

With 23 years of experience under his belt, Dave Norona knows a thing or two about training for trail sports!

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Travel: Take the Polar Bear Plunge

It’s finally 2015 and one of the best ways to mark the new year is by taking part in one of the bone-chilling polar bear plunges held across virtually every state. Whether you simply want to challenge yourself, have a crazy fun day out with friends, or raise money for your favorite charity, here are some polar plunges to keep in mind.

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Travel: Mom & Pop Ski Resorts

We’ve got nothing against the haute scenes that have overtaken higher-end ski resorts across North America like some luxury-travel space race. Valet parking at Deer Valley kinda rocks when it’s dumping snow and you’re trying to corral an army of kids and their gear to the lift. That Peak-to-Peak gondola ride is undoubtedly one of the most invigorating—and liberating—parts of Whistler/Blackcomb. And hunting for the perfect stretch of untracked powder across Vail’s thousands of skiable acres and then ending the day with a five-star steak dinner ranks as a rite of passage.

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Tips And Tricks: Choosing A Rod And Reel With Chad Hoover

Choices for fishing rods and fishing reels abound! Chad Hoover tells us how to choose a rod and reel to achieve a balanced combination.

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2015 FIS Freestyle World Cup Recap

Last week we traveled to Park City, Utah and attended the 2015 FIS Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley Resort. The World Cup is Deer Valley’s premiere skiing event, amassing over ten thousand fans who came to support the teams and athletes. 

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Tips And Tricks: Kite Fishing With George Poveromo

George Poveromo shows us how to present bait to fish in a different way.

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Travel: Where To Go When You’re Over Winter

As our weekly pronouncements on this blog indicate, we love winter. But we also love to escape winter, swapping the snow for sand, and trading a bluebird day on the slopes for a bit of beachcombing, swimming, surfing, fishing, scuba diving, or…all of them. Here are a few of our favorite locales for such pastimes, all of ‘em within a few flights from most major U.S. airports.

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