Gear Review: Women’s Elan Ripstick 102 W Skis

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. Skis in the mid-100s give me déjà vu. Lots of directional skis with a moderate flex and carbon laminates that clock in at 1700g. They’re accessible to progressing intermediates, but supportive enough for experts, and pretty versatile around the mountain in soft snow climates. The Elan … Continue reading Gear Review: Women’s Elan Ripstick 102 W Skis

Women’s Ski Gear Preview – 2023

It’s new gear season! This is the time of year where brands introduce their lineup for the ’22-’23 season, and the ski media talks about what new men’s products will be on the market next year. I am not a “get invited to gear shows” caliber of influencer, so I read all of the articles, … Continue reading Women’s Ski Gear Preview – 2023

Backseat Skiing

Ski season is here in Western Washington, so it’s a good time to talk about backseat skiing. Whether you’re feeling rusty at the start of the season or planning out your goals for the year, finding good form works wonders for both. But before I dive in, a quick clarification. Form is optional. If you’re … Continue reading Backseat Skiing

Pit Viper, Rape Jokes, and their Alt-Right Problem

Ladies and (a few upstanding) Gents, it has been 21 days since our last incident of wildly problematic marketing in the outdoor industry. Today’s clownery comes from Pit Viper. They posted a problematic reel that trivialized date rape and drugged drinks. They got a few comments about how their post was super rapey and they … Continue reading Pit Viper, Rape Jokes, and their Alt-Right Problem

Why are women’s ski pants so tight in the butt, hips, and thighs?

A few weeks ago, my friend Kaelee posted a TikTok about shopping for ski pants. It went viral, and there are oodles of commenters asking, “why do they think we’re all rectangles?!” And I know the answer, so let’s get into it: As you probably know, sizing isn’t standardized. It’s frustrating as hell for customers, … Continue reading Why are women’s ski pants so tight in the butt, hips, and thighs?