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Truthful Ski Resort Conditions At Your Fingertips

Ever visit a ski resort’s website, read a report stating they just got 15cm of fresh, only to arrive and discover the number to be greatly exaggerated? Ever want to see what the locals are saying about ski conditions right now? A new iPhone app courtesy of skiresort.com now lets you discover the truth. I […]

Shopping for New Gear is Just Plain Fun

Update: I just bought a really nice new helmet. It’s a Bern Watts helmet with a nifty plaid trim below a matte black helemt with a visor.  View a picture here.  I got some flak here at H.O. for saying that I did not always wear a helmet. But you have to understand my helmet […]

Intrawest Tightens Policy on Ski and Snowboard Helmets

According to this recent article in the Whistler Question, Intrawest, parent company of resorts like Whistler Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant and Blue Mountain, is getting a bit more serious about ski and snowboard helmets on the mountain. Beginning this year, all participants in ski and snowboard schools under the age of 18 will be required to […]

Let’s Talk Lids: The Importance of Helmets

I rarely wear my helmet.  I only wear it for the first day or two on an unfamiliar mountain.  I find it a bit heavy, cumbersome, and not anywhere near as comfortable as wearing a toque.  I’m just being honest here. I know that helmets make a huge difference in preventing head injuries, but I don’t […]

The Eyes Have It: A Snowboarding Goggles Discussion

Everyone wears goggles.  They are essential when snowboarding.  Goggles keep wind, ice and snow out of your eyes, they keep your eyes and the areas around them warm, and of course they protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun. When I was in Banff last month I had two pairs of goggles with […]

These Boots Are Made for Boarding

I’ve talked about shopping for a snowboard and for a set of bindings, but up until now I have never talked about buying boots.  Boots are arguably the single most important piece of equipment you can buy.  All too often they are bought hastily or for the wrong reasons. Something happened a few weeks ago […]

The New Coat I Said I Wouldn’t Buy: Columbia Buckhorn Bluff

I’ve had a McKinley coat for two years that has kept me warm in snowstorms, ice storms, rainstorms and everything in between. But at the beginning of this season I knew it was time for a new coat: my McKinley coat was permanently dirty, and it was torn up under both arms from carrying my […]

Hilarious DC Boots Ad

Check out this add featuring infomercial guru Billy Mays, and professional shredders Devun Walsh and Iikka Backstrom. The trio are hawking DC snowboarding boots. It’s pretty funny.

Live In New York? No Car? Get on the Burton Bus

One of the things I like best about Burton is how they market themselves. They’ve positioned themselves as a premium, upscale brand, yet retain this “loosey goosey” feel to their marketing which that appeals to their target market and makes them downright hip. It seems to me they’ve scored another win with their new Burton […]

Smuggs’ and Vail Ban Employees From Riding Burton Love Boards

I know, I know, we keep posting on the topic, but it keeps getting more interesting. Previously, we’ve covered the controversy surrounding Burton Love snowboards, the ones with the Playboy models on them, here and here. I thought we were done with the topic but along comes Smugglers’ Notch, a well-known Vermont ski resort, banning […]