Ever since I wrote my piece on how Montec is fast fashion, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about another “Instagram brand.” What’s the deal with Halfdays? I wish I could say for sure. Halfdays really attempts to combine values that don’t normally sit together. Fashion and inclusivity. Fashion and sustainability. Snowsports and approachability. Snowsports … Continue reading Halfdays and a Half-Effort at Elevating Women in Snowsports
Montec brings Fast Fashion to Snowsports
Fast fashion is really fucking us over. As an industry, apparel is the second largest consumer of water and responsible for more than 10% of global emissions, and those environmental impacts are expected to get 60% worse by the end of the decade. But we as consumers can’t seem to help ourselves. Trend cycles get … Continue reading Montec brings Fast Fashion to Snowsports
Gear Review: DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP Skis
DPS made some updates to their lauded Pagoda Tour line and graciously obliged when I asked for a chance to test them out. But before I dive into the Pagoda Tour 100 RP, I want to talk about another DPS ski. I’m a diehard fangirl for the Yvette Alchemist 112 from 2018. Craigslist brought us … Continue reading Gear Review: DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP Skis
Gift Guide 2022 – Budget Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
Happy gifting season, y’all! I’m starting this year’s gift guides off with small gifts and stocking stuffers to ease into the holiday spirit. This Christmas is weird. People are showing a lot less interest – searches for decorations are down, likewise for gift ideas, and retailers predict tepid customer spending through the holiday season. It … Continue reading Gift Guide 2022 – Budget Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
Resort Reviews: Discovery Ski Area
I decided to start writing resort reviews. I know what you’re thinking. It’s been done before – by at least a dozen different sites. The “best resorts” roundup is an annual staple for every ski publication. But for me, those pieces rarely inspire great trips. My favorites rarely get top reviews – if they’re included … Continue reading Resort Reviews: Discovery Ski Area
What’s happening to Arc’teryx?
What happened to Arc’teryx? I’ve gotten a handful of questions about Arc’teryx over the past month. “The product line looks way different. Is it supply chain issues? Change in leadership?” or “They’ve added size XXL, but everything seems to fit smaller? Are they faking size inclusivity?” You’re not crazy. There’s a big strategy shift going … Continue reading What’s happening to Arc’teryx?
Gear Review: Dynastar M-Tour 99 Skis
This review comes from Alexandra Malloy, one of Evo Denver's best ski-slingers, especially when it comes to serving women. I'm so excited to have her contributions. She's skied a *ton* of skis, knows her shit, and adds so much value from a size and shape perspective, especially since she can solidly dabble on both sides … Continue reading Gear Review: Dynastar M-Tour 99 Skis
Black Diamond’s Bungled Beacon Safety Messages
Black Diamond really shit the bed with their most recent beacon safety statement. I know what you’re thinking, “you’re a year behind,” but no, these are *new* safety issues with Pieps and Black Diamond beacons. I have a lot of thoughts about their communication and their decisions varied from somewhat to wildly unethical. But I … Continue reading Black Diamond’s Bungled Beacon Safety Messages
Should Women Ski Kids’ or Juniors’ Skis?
Every few weeks, I get a question about kids’ skis from grown women. I get it, the sizes overlap. The costs are much cheaper. At face value, they look like the best bang for the buck. Thank god these mostly come over email so I can write something more thoughtful than my initial reaction: a … Continue reading Should Women Ski Kids’ or Juniors’ Skis?
Why are women’s powder skis so long?
The reader question train just keeps truckin’. Today’s question comes from Liz, about women’s powder skis: Hi! Question for you. Do you have any data breakdowns of women’s “powder skis” that are 110 or wider underfoot and the length options available? I’ve been doing a little bit of digging and am finding the options are … Continue reading Why are women’s powder skis so long?