Category Archive: Gear

May 23

Gear Shed: Trail Runners and Wool Tees

We’ve been playing around with some impressive gear lately, and feel as though the Scarpa’s Spark trail running shoe and Smartwool’s PHD Wool Tees are well worth a plug. Without getting too carried away with the details here, we’ve got the following impressions to share. Feel free to click on the product image for more …

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Feb 04

Gear Shed: Voile’s Fat and Waxless Charger BC

Since Karhu released its waxless Guide ski (now the Madshus Annum) more than five years ago, the concept of an all-mountain backcountry ski with a waxless base pattern has gained some serious traction among backcountry and backyard skiers worldwide. Gone are the days when a waxless ski was primarily for kick and glide nordic skiing, …

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Feb 03

Video: Pasture Ripping in Vermont – Vol. 1

After a mid-winter thaw leaves us with a crusty snowpack close to home, pasture skiing (aka field skiing or crust cruising) reminds us how simple, beautiful and fun skiing can be. It’s also a cool way to connect with the local landscape and a great excuse to enjoy a fine sunset session after a long …

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Nov 04

Photo(s) of the Week: Marquette Season

After struggling to keep Superstorm Sandy from interfering with the lives of millions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions (and dumping historic amounts of snowfall over the Central Appalachians in his attempt), Old Man Winter was finally able to shoe Sandy away this weekend. He also had enough energy remaining to deliver several inches of …

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Sep 18

Gear Shed: Run For the Hills

Since New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington picked up its first snowflakes of the season a few days ago, we’ve been extra motivated to squeeze in some trail running this week. Be it the rock and stream hopping, the hill climbs, or the quick foot work as you whip through the beautiful hardwood forest, trail running is …

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Nov 04

Prepare for Winter: Ski Swaps, Ticket Deals and More…

If you’re not already out there enjoying some of the early season snow that’s been flying, at least there is plenty going to get you ready for it. Here’s a short list of upcoming swaps, events and ticket deals to help you get ready for the season ahead… Vermont Lift Ticket Deals for 2011-12 @ …

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