Category Archive: Gear

Apr 03

Photo of the Week: Don’t Forget the Umbrella

This past Saturday was a good day to take the umbrellas skiing with us. Scattered rain showers over the trailhead turned to a short lived downpour about ten minutes into our climb. Before long, as we had hoped, the rain transitioned to snow, piling up just enough to mask what would have been a relatively …

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Jan 24

Photo of the Week: Winter On Hold

While giving the snow a chance to pile up in the Great White North, we’re playing around with some Pacific swell, a lil’ offshore wind, and the 10′ BIC SUP Air – a highly versatile, inflatable surfboard that is as much at home in the rapids of a Vermont river in springtime as it is …

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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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