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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

In the 2nd installment of the Blister SIA Awards, we turn to (and on) what’s next in outerwear.

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.

United We Ski

United We Ski

Jan 14, 2014

It’s been a good season for ski movies, but there’s one you might have missed. And it’s a great one: United We Ski.

Wagner Custom Skis – The Design Process

Wagner Custom Skis – The Design Process

Custom skis—are they worth it? Well, everything about the Wagner Custom Skis design process has been very impressive so far.

Pretty Faces Kickstarter Campaign

Pretty Faces Kickstarter Campaign

Most ski films don’t deserve to be called “Important.” But *Pretty Faces* isn’t most ski films, and it definitely deserves your support. Here’s why.

Blister’s Holiday Gift Guide

Blister’s Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve compiled a list of last-minute gift ideas for the active people in your life.

Open Mic: On the Sale of Taos Ski Valley

Open Mic: On the Sale of Taos Ski Valley

The Blake family is selling Taos Ski Valley. We needed to weigh in.

Trip Report: Back at Alta

Trip Report: Back at Alta

Blister is back at Alta, and these photos from last weekend will show you why Alta makes for a pretty great place to carry out our mission.

Columbia Ski Bum Scholarship

Columbia Ski Bum Scholarship

If you only read one thing on Blister, read this. Let’s make sure this amazing kid gets to Whistler.

Trip Report: Thanksgiving at Taos

Trip Report: Thanksgiving at Taos

Winter is back, and we’re all very thankful. And those who were at Taos this Thanksgiving are supremely thankful.

Special Feature: Designing a Ski for the FWT

Special Feature: Designing a Ski for the FWT

Blister reviewer Garrett Altmann is competing on the FWT this season, and we’re designing a custom ski for the occasion. Check it out.

Qualifying for the Freeride World Tour

Qualifying for the Freeride World Tour

Blister reviewer Garrett Altmann is competing this season on the Freeride World Tour. Check out his writeup and these photos to see what it took to get there.

20 Questions: Shane Benedict, LiquidLogic and the Green Race

20 Questions: Shane Benedict, LiquidLogic and the Green Race

The Green Race, one of the most prestigious events in whitewater kayaking, took place last weekend. We caught up with LiquidLogic designer Shane Benedict to talk about what makes this competition unique.

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis — Part 2

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis — Part 2

“We’re going to move mountains, and we’re going to make it look like we’re doing this on the fly.”

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis

20 Questions: Jason Levinthal, J Skis

Jason Levinthal, the founder of LINE Skis, is on to a new project: “I want to do everything the exact opposite of what’s being done today.”

Trip Report: Spring Break, Taos

Trip Report: Spring Break, Taos

It’s been snowing in Taos, and we’re jonesing. Check out these images from last spring — we’ll see you there this season.

Trip Report: Grand Canyon of the Stikine

Trip Report: Grand Canyon of the Stikine

The Grand Canyon of the Stikine, widely considered to be the most difficult big water expedition run in North America, is an epic journey through Class V water.