Nico, Keona, Mackenzie and Jared fly down a snow-covered ridge and hit a jump on “The V,” a v-shaped section of hill on biking trails just outside of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. They can usually be found biking a trail system they’ve helped build by hand as part of the Carcross Tagish trail crew at SingletrackContinue reading

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Your Directors of Toughness traveled to the Yukon Territory to test out not only Columbia Sportswear’s gear, but also mental and physical toughness in below freezing temperatures. Do they have what it takes? Find out below: Track the Directors of Toughness as they embark on a journey through the Yukon Territory in below freezing conditions. GivingContinue reading

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Nothing elevates a day of skiing or snowboarding better, faster, or more completely than an après beverage enjoyed outside while the winter sun beams down and warms your skin. It’s a scene as quintessential to the experience as snow, a communal activity where everyone involved is sharing the same not-so-secret truth: snow-covered mountains reign supreme.Continue reading

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While we already explained common trail etiquette for enjoying the trails during the warmer months, winter comes with its own set of rules. Whether you are a skier, fat biker, snowshoer, snowmobiler, or out hiking with your dogs, here are some good rules to follow so you don’t enrage your fellow winter snow sports enthusiasts.Continue reading

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Start your New Year off right—with volunteering and working in the outdoors. Playing in the outdoors is one thing, but have you ever considered a job where you live and work in the backcountry? Many of us are fortunate enough to spend our hard-won vacations outside—whether it is hiking, biking, climbing, skiing or snorkeling. ButContinue reading

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A 2014 study with the so-not-exciting title “Role of Helmets in Mitigation of Head Injuries” looked at 17 seasons of ski helmet usage data (from 1995 through 2012) and concluded that, as helmet usage increased, serious head injuries dropped from 4.2 percent down to three percent. But hopefully you don’t need evidence to prove thatContinue reading

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