We’ve compiled a list of our favorite trail running gear to take you from pavement to the mountain trails. Our gear is #TestedTough in all conditions, that’s why we put Columbia Employees, Ruy Ueda and Sandrine Christin to the test with the ultimate trail run. They began their run on the streets of Tokyo toContinue reading

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It’s time to hit the Powder Highway and explore the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Think of the ski resorts that populate the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia as the antithesis of Whistler-Blackcomb’s mega-resort experience further to the east. The resorts, loosely based around the quaint town of Nelson, are more mom-and-pop than high-endContinue reading

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Whistler has it all: a cute European-style village, steep expert slopes, family and beginner friendly terrain, and views that go on forever. As North America’s number one rated ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb serves as the hub for mountain sports lovers the world over. Spanning 8,171 acres, its vast and varied terrain continues to entice first-timeContinue reading

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Winter has arrived and ski season is here. Banff National Park is a world-class destination for hiking and climbing in the warmer months and skiing in the winter. Strap on your skis, because we’re hitting the slopes. When visiting Banff in the winter it’s easy to think that you’ve just been transported into an enchanted snowContinue reading

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Snowshoeing may be the fastest-growing winter sport, and for good reason. It is pretty darn easy, affordable, and a great way to immerse yourself in the magic of freshly fallen snow. Without snowshoes, you “posthole”—meaning your feet sink down into the snow. With a pair of snowshoes (small, aerodynamic ones for moving fast, or biggerContinue reading

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What is the #vanlife really like? If you scroll through Instagram, you’re bound to see an image about the #vanlife – but what is life really like when you’re living on the road, out of a van? We’re going to take you behind the scenes of all those glamorous Instagram shots and give you aContinue reading

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