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    Win The Ultimate Backcountry Adventure

    This week, we’re teaming up with one of our recommended shops to give away an all-expenses-paid ski trip to...

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    Ski The Wild West

    Drew Petersen’s new film, Ski The Wild West, is a refreshing take on ski mountaineering, and is certainly worth...

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    Rab Alpha Flash Jacket

    Rab’s Alpha Flash Jacket is one of the lightest, most breathable mid layers we’ve ever tested. Check out our...

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    The North Face Ventrix Hoodie

    The North Face Ventrix Hoodie is a very good breathable mid layer that, the more we use it, the...

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    The New Volkl Mantra M5 (Ep.4)

    Today, Volkl is announcing their new Mantra M5 and Secret, and last month, we headed to Germany to talk...

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    2017-2018 Scott Superguide 105

    The Scott Superguide 105 has all the ingredients of a powerful backcountry & mountaineering ski, and it shares a...

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    The New Salomon S/LAB SHIFT MNC (Ep.3)

    Salomon's new S/Lab Shift represents a significant leap forward in binding design. Check out our conversation with Salomon's Cody...

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    Alpenglow Sports Winter Mountain Festival

    Today, one of Blister’s Recommended Shops, Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, announced the schedule for their upcoming Mountain Festival...

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    Full Movie: The Faction Collective — This is Home

    With huge descents in Switzerland, pillows in Montana, gnarly urban in Finland, technical lines in the Wasatch, and a...

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    How to Layer for Different Activities & Climates

    What’s the best way to dress for ski touring when it’s sunny and hot? Alpine climbing in mixed conditions?...

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    Tanner Hall — “Triumph”

    Tanner Hall just dropped his season project, Triumph. It looks like the Ski Boss is back.

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    Larry’s Bootfitting

    Larry’s Bootfitting is an institution, and Larry himself is the man. So put the two together, and you get...

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    Black Sheep Sports

    Black Sheep Sports is the premier freeride shop in Munich. From an impressive selection of boutique skis, to excellent...

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    Alpenglow Sports

    Not only is Alpenglow Sports an excellent shop, it is also at the epicenter of Lake Tahoe outdoor culture.

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    DPS Phantom & the End of Ski Wax

    DPS just launched a product that eliminates the need for traditional ski wax. Forever.

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    The Fourth Phase — Action Cut

    Travis Rice just released one of the best snowboard edits we’ve ever seen.

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    Down vs. Synthetic: Ethical & Environmental Issues

    Is down insulation a “green” material? How do synthetics compare? We discuss the environmental and ethical impacts of insulation...

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    Patagonia Refugio 28L Backpack

    The newly redesigned Patagonia Refugio is a well-built daypack with plenty of features that make it great for daily...

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    New Tech — Down “Fabric”?

    Eddie Bauer’s new midlayer — and the insulation it utilizes — is a significant departure from traditional down jackets.

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    Mammut Zephir Altitude Harness

    The Mammut Zephir Altitude Harness is a very light and packable harness that's great on glaciers or easy alpine...

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