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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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Press Play: US Freestyle Ski Team Sizzle Reel

Our Freestyle Ski athletes are all about stepping outside their comfort zone and pushing their limits. In designing apparel for their specific needs, we’ve kept them in mind every step of the way.

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US Freestyle Returns Home to Deer Valley

Park City, UT (Dec. 6, 2015) – After starting the season at World Cups across the globe, the U.S. Freestyle Team is back in the USA to compete at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley Resort from Jan. 8-10. A strong group of moguls and aerials athletes will be on the hunt for top podium spots, including Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT), Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT), Mac Bohonnon (Madison, CT) and Ashley Caldwell (Ashburn, VA). All events will be streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra.

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Gear: Ski Better With A Better Boot Fit

There’s a reason ski boot fitters are the most popular people in resort towns. And it has everything to do with their tools. They can take your ski boots (or in the summer, your hiking boots) and make them fit and feel like they were custom designed for you. But this is more than heady self-indulgence. Most alpine ski boots are made so that boot fitters can work with them–if you skip that step, you’re using only half the boot’s potential, and have to deal with loose heels, too-roomy toe boxes, and painful hotspots. Do it right and long story short, they’ll make you a better skier. But here are a few other compelling reasons to search out a boot fitter (which can be as simple as visiting www.bootfitters.com).

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Tips And Tricks: Managing First Aid With Dave Norona

The best way to manage first aid, is to not have to! However, accidents happen!

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Travel: Best Snowball Fights

Save sledding, nothing brings out our inner child more rapidly than the call to arms for a good snowball fight. As with all other things in our modern world, the simple joys of tossing a few mounds of snow at your friends and family has been pushed to 11. These days, taking part in a snowball fight can be part of your travels this winter. Here are a few to consider.

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Good To Know: Things That Kill in Ecuador

Ecuador lays claim to the Galapagos, the archipelago that inspired Darwin’s theory of evolution–so the potential of falling victim to the food chain and the process of natural selection should come as no surprise when visiting this South American country (even if you stay on the mainland). Here are a few particularly nasty creatures…

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Tips And Tricks: When Fish Aren’t Biting With Bob Izumi

What do you do when the fish are not biting? Quit? Naw! Bob Izumi shows us how to change it up!

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