Women’s Ski Reviews are a Joke.

This one could get me in hot water, but I think it needs to be said. Women’s ski review coverage is a joke. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about how ski manufacturers are largely meeting women’s needs when it comes to their product lines, but how the sales aren’t what they could be … Continue reading Women’s Ski Reviews are a Joke.

Newbie Friendly Ski Tours – Stay Mad Brad

I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I brought in the new year arguing with a dude on the internet. He was seeing some young people and people with imperfect form out in the backcountry. He just wanted to warn an online community that all these folks were at best, going to waste SAR … Continue reading Newbie Friendly Ski Tours – Stay Mad Brad

10 Tips for Touring – Intermediate Skiers

Learning to ski tour in the Pacific Northwest is hard. We’ve got the steepest mountains in the continental US. Our snowpack is warm, wet and difficult to steer in. Plus, Oregon and Washington have the most tree coverage per acre, so it’s more thickets than nicely spaced glades. But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean … Continue reading 10 Tips for Touring – Intermediate Skiers

The Worst Deals in the Outdoors

I really don’t like rain gear reviews. The materials are highly technical and it’s hard to make accurate comparisons without the standardized conditions and precise measuring tools in a lab. It’s really hard to make definitive comments on value without knowing how waterproof, breathable, and durable a membrane is. However, Gore Tex tends to be … Continue reading The Worst Deals in the Outdoors