Recent Stories in Gear Guide

High Gear: The Backbowl from Native Eyewear’s new goggle line (3)

March 14, 2016 — 

The day was nearly a letdown.On March 2 — the first day of slopestyle competition at the Burton U.S. Open in Vail — I drove over Vail Pass through a …

Read more »

High Gear: Scott Cosmos II men’s AT boot (review) (5)

March 3, 2016 — 

Now I know how ski patrollers can spend 10-plus hours in ski boots and still love what they do, season after season after season.For years and years — since the …

Read more »

Retrofitted: Planetary Defense and Phil Kopp’s ‘70s Japanese skis (6)

February 15, 2016 — 

Just about every pair of skis in Phil Kopp’s garage has a small, circular sticker stuck three or four inches from the tips, right where the ‘70s-era camber finally starts …

Read more »

High Gear: Olicamp Kinetic Ultra backpacking stove review (7)

February 11, 2016 — 

There’s a world of difference between four-season gear and the rest.For starters, just labeling something “four-season” implies it can go anywhere and do anything under just about any conditions. It …

Read more »

High Gear: Chroma Drone with built-in camera (9)

February 4, 2016 — 

The sun is setting over Duluth, Minnesota, where the world’s largest freshwater lake fades from the cityscape to a horizon in the north. My camera, flying at 300 feet from …

Read more »

Annual SIA Snow Show features local brands (11)

January 30, 2016 — 

DENVER — SnowSports Industries America’s 62nd annual snow sport expo is underway at the Colorado Convention Center with over 950 brands showing off the greatest and latest coming to the …

Read more »

High Gear: FATMAP 3D trail map app review for Keystone Resort (12)

January 29, 2016 — 

Keystone is one of those mountains I know like the back of my hand. It’s safe to say the proverbial back of my hand just got way more detailed thanks …

Read more »

High Gear: Review of the RMU Carbon Apostle men’s ski (13)

January 27, 2016 — 

It seems like just about anyone who steps on a pair of skis dreams of heading into the backcountry. These days, it’s no longer just a dream — it’s in …

Read more »

Retrofitted: Ryan Hyland’s stolen ‘92 Sims Shaun Palmer snowboard (15)

January 9, 2016 — 

The squeak gave it away.About 24 years ago, Silverthorne town manager Ryan Hyland was a sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder. He was a big-time snowboarder, the sort who …

Read more »

Retrofitted: Doing the time warp with Rick “Pup” Ascher (16)

January 4, 2016 — 

You know that song “Time Warp?” It should be Rick Ascher’s theme song.“If it’s peculiar and old and ski related I’ll f****** grab it, just to add to the collection,” …

Read more »

High Gear: 2015-16 Unity Snowboards Dominion (17)

December 30, 2015 — 

It’s rare to come across a traditional snowboard these days.Just like bindings and skis and every other piece of gear, modern snowboards are more specialized than ever before, made with …

Read more »

High Gear: 2015-16 Liberty Origin and Liberty Envy skis (20)

December 24, 2015 — 

Before I jump into things, get real familiar with the term quiver because I’ll most likely beat it to death.These days, the ski industry feels like the craft brewing industry. …

Read more »
View 20 More Stories in Gear Guide »
Back to Top