Category Archives: Gear

An OnSnow Walk Through OR 2012

Jan. 19, 2012- I visited Solitude Ski Resort to check out the On-Snow day of the Outdoor Retailer Show. 70 manufacturers (out of nearly 1000) set up tents so retail shops and media could get a first-hand look at winter gear for 2013. Walk with me……

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Outdoor Picks For Outdoor Kids

No one’s denying that unless you get your grom the ‘it’ item of Christmas whether it’s a Transformers action figure, Disney Princess Castle, iPod Touch or Justin Bieber door poster, you’re failing as a parent. But what about the other eight gifts under the tree? Offer up something more substantial this holiday with these faves for active parents and kids. […]

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Insta Snow!

The wait for new snow is excruciating right now. We couldn’t take it anymore so Sage and I made our own… with Insta Snow! [youtube] All you do is add water and voile! Fake snow.The non-toxic powder is made of the same polymer used in gardens to keep soil moist. Sprinkle water and it puffs to look like real […]

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Don’t Buy New Skis

You ski two weeks a season, if that; you hear about the latest rocker, fat, fill-in-the-blank technology, see the gear guide picks in Skiing Magazine and, whammo, you’re begging Santa for a new set of sticks. The pair you bought last year hasn’t even rusted yet. But you have to have the 2012 model. Whooo boy would the car industry […]

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