Outdoor Research, Ski & Snowboard, Winter. When to Use Ski Crampons & How to Kick-Turn Facing Downhill. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on When to Use Ski Crampons & How to Kick-Turn Facing Downhill

When to Use Ski Crampons & How to Kick-Turn Facing Downhill

Ski touring is a fun alternative to lift-accessed areas and allows you to explore possible new terrain, avoid the crowds and enjoy the serenity of nature. You can pick your own lines, climb where you want (within reason – keeping in mind avalanche hazards) and chase your inner adrenaline junkie. Research & Preparation Depending on … Read more ›

Outdoor Research, Ski & Snowboard, Winter. How To Create an Efficient & Effective Skin Track. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on How To Create an Efficient & Effective Skin Track

How To Create an Efficient & Effective Skin Track

When there’s no fresh snow in the resort or you and your friends are up for a little adventure and escaping the lift-line crowds, ski touring is the way to go. With adequate gear, extensive safety knowledge and a responsible and reliable group of friends, you can spend a day in a winter wonderland with … Read more ›

Outdoor Research, Ski & Snowboard, Winter. When To Use A Ski Touring Binding’s Heel Lifter. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on When To Use A Ski Touring Binding’s Heel Lifter

When To Use A Ski Touring Binding’s Heel Lifter

With any sport, there are always debates about gear whether it be why you should use one product instead of another, when is the best environment or situation to use a specific product and even debates over whose favourite is better. Regardless of the sport or the debate, sometimes there is no set answer and … Read more ›

Outdoor Research, Ski & Snowboard, Winter. How to Perform an Avalanche Beacon Check. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags , , Leave a comment on How to Perform an Avalanche Beacon Check

How to Perform an Avalanche Beacon Check

With the winter season slowly approaching, the winter stoke is amping up and pre-season preparations are in full swing. Inspecting durable old gear bags, backpacks and reliable outerwear, shopping for replacements for the lost souls that didn’t survive a radical season, waxing boards and skis and setting a budget so you can have an even … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard, Winter. 9 Ski & Snowboard Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on 9 Ski & Snowboard Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

9 Ski & Snowboard Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Winter is coming which means dreams of snowy peaks and waist-deep pow days are on everyone’s mind. Sure we’re only entering the start of Autumn but that means winter is much closer than it was back at the start of summer! We know you winter sports enthusiasts are gritting your teeth counting down the days … Read more ›

Gregory, Ski & Snowboard. The GREGORY Targhee: Your Backcountry Buddy. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on The GREGORY Targhee: Your Backcountry Buddy

The GREGORY Targhee: Your Backcountry Buddy

It’s that time of year where your winter gear is dug up from the back of your closet or storage locker and inspected for its likelihood of survival for another winter season. The gear is built tough to withstand numerous winter seasons but sometimes the seasons take their toll and replacements are needed. If you … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard. The Keys To Prepping For A Successful Ski Season. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on The Keys To Prepping For A Successful Ski Season

The Keys To Prepping For A Successful Ski Season

With winter quickly approaching it’s that time where we do our best to get prepared so that we’re ready for another rad season in the snow. During this preparation period, there are three essentials things that swim around our head: Hitting the gym and getting those legs ready! Figuring out plans for the season. Getting … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard. Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Backpack Preview. Posted on Categories Equipment·OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Backpack Preview

Arc’teryx Voltair Avalanche Backpack Preview

Arc’teryx is clearly going full force into the ski touring sector with the release of their ski mountaineering boots. Alongside the launch of the Procline ski boots, they are launching the Voltaire avalanche airbag. Safety first, folks. Black Diamond released the JetForce airbags a few seasons ago. Let’s see what Arc’teryx brings to the party. … Read more ›

Arc’teryx, Ski & Snowboard. How to Clean Your Waterproof Technical Shell ?. Posted on Categories ApparelTags , Leave a comment on How to Clean Your Waterproof Technical Shell ?

How to Clean Your Waterproof Technical Shell ?

Great equipment and high-end clothes are considered an investment. And a good one. They keep you warm, dry and stylish all winter long. If you take care of your gear like you should, it can last numerous years – or even a lifetime. Take advantage of the sun’s comeback and the change of season to … Read more ›

Electric, Ski & Snowboard. Review of the Electric EG3.5 Goggle. Posted on Categories EquipmentTags , Leave a comment on Review of the Electric EG3.5 Goggle

Review of the Electric EG3.5 Goggle

I had the chance to try Electric’s EG3.5 on two different occasions in Charlevoix, Quebec. The temperature and conditions on both days were quite different. The first day being a beautiful bluebird day – which had followed a 20cm snowstorm – and the second day a snowy, cold and windy day. Our review of this … Read more ›

Armada, Burton, Holden, Ski & Snowboard, Volcom. Snowboarding or Surfing: These Brands Will Make You Glide. Posted on Categories Apparel·OutdoorsTags , , , , Leave a comment on Snowboarding or Surfing: These Brands Will Make You Glide

Snowboarding or Surfing: These Brands Will Make You Glide

Whether it be with snowboard or surfing, the sensation of sliding on a board – on snow or water – is probably one of the best feelings you can get. We’re in the middle of it: the perfect season to go down the hills – or to escape on a beach to enjoy a couple … Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard. Revelstoke slack-country. Posted on Categories OutdoorsTags Leave a comment on Revelstoke slack-country

Revelstoke slack-country

After a long dry spell, stretching from January to mid March, we finally have snowfall of note in the Revelstoke area! Low temperatures and significant precipitation in the alpine gifted us nearly 60cm of powder in the space of a few days which made for a couple of fun days storm riding at Revelstoke Mountain … Read more ›