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Topic of the Week: Ski Width, Weight, and “Quickness”

Topic of the Week: Ski Width, Weight, and “Quickness”

What’s more of a factor when it comes to how quick a ski is, Width or Weight?

Trip Report & Guide: Skookumchuck Narrows, BC

Trip Report & Guide: Skookumchuck Narrows, BC

BC’s Skookumchuck Narrows is one of the world’s best surf spots for paddlers—even in December. Here’s a gallery from our most recent trip, and a guide to planning your own.

“Carver” Test at Taos

“Carver” Test at Taos

This week at Taos, we lined up a week-long frontside carver test. Turns out, carver tests work better than snow dances…

Blister’s Holiday Gift Guide

Blister’s Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some gift ideas for the active people (and dogs) in your life.

Stated Ski Specs vs. Actual Ski Specs

Stated Ski Specs vs. Actual Ski Specs

Why do the stated specs and dimensions of a ski so often differ from the actual, measured specs? Is it a sign of poor quality control?

Thoroughness vs. Usefulness

Thoroughness vs. Usefulness

When it comes to producing a genuinely useful review, how do you strike a balance of thoroughness and usefulness?

20 Questions: Jed Yeiser, LINE Skis Designer

20 Questions: Jed Yeiser, LINE Skis Designer

You know LINE Skis. But do you know the guy who designs all of LINE’s skis?

Hybrid Outerwear Pieces?

Hybrid Outerwear Pieces?

Why don’t we see more outerwear designs combining both hardshell and softshell fabrics?

Trip Report: Broken River Ski Area

Trip Report: Broken River Ski Area

The Broken River club field of Canterbury, New Zealand, is a very friendly place with a remarkably interesting history.

Trip Report: Paddling Norway

Trip Report: Paddling Norway

If you like whitewater, you’ll love Norway. This trip report / photo gallery is designed to help you plan your own trip.

Back to Canterbury

Back to Canterbury

In just a few days, we’re heading back to Canterbury, New Zealand for our southern hemisphere ski review trip. (And we’re going to sneak in some backpacking this time, too.)

Trip Report: Whistler Blackcomb

Trip Report: Whistler Blackcomb

We sent a team of reviewers to Whistler, BC, to test trail and DH bikes on some of the best trails in the world. Here’s a recap and photo gallery.

Trip Report: Rocklands, South Africa

Trip Report: Rocklands, South Africa

Rocklands, South Africa is every boulderers dream – it’s like Hueco Tanks, Joe’s Valley, and Bishop all mixed together. Here’s our trip report and guide to climbing in Rocklands.

Best Ways to Save Weight on Your Bike

Best Ways to Save Weight on Your Bike

Making your bike lighter doesn’t necessarily make it better. Knowing where to cut weight—and where not to—will save you money and get you a safer, better ride.

Best of Alta, 2014

Best of Alta, 2014

We just capped another great season at Alta Ski Area, and we’re already dreaming about next year. Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos from the 13/14 season.

Best of Taos, 2014

Best of Taos, 2014

It’s closing weekend at Taos Ski Valley, and to celebrate another excellent year, we’ve selected a few of our favorite images of the season.

Trip Report (and Guide) to Paddling Veracruz, Mexico

Trip Report (and Guide) to Paddling Veracruz, Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico is a mecca for steep, low-volume creeking, with huge runnable waterfalls. This Guide will tell you exactly how to get there, get around, and where to stay, and the Photo Gallery will show you exactly why it’s so worth the trip.

Blister Heads Home—Taos Ski Valley

Blister Heads Home—Taos Ski Valley

This year for our post-SIA review trip, we decided to stay home. Here’s why.

4th Annual Blister Awards, SIA

4th Annual Blister Awards, SIA

Before we dive in tomorrow to the 2015 edition of the Snowsports Industry of America tradeshow, here’s a look back at what we thought was interesting (or stupid) at last year’s show.

Breaking News from SIA – The Karaoke Chalice is Missing!!!

Breaking News from SIA – The Karaoke Chalice is Missing!!!

A friendly competition among a few well-known ski companies has taken a dark and disturbing turn.