Trip Reports

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Interbike 2013

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Interbike 2013

Photos of the bizarre things we saw on the Interbike floor, from very strange suspension designs to ingenious ways to carry a six-pack.

Interbike 2013

Interbike 2013

Interbike officially kicked off Wednesday. From 27.5 bikes to new safety tech, here’s a bit of what we’ve seen.

Trip Report: Treble Cone, Wanaka, NZ

Trip Report: Treble Cone, Wanaka, NZ

We took a few days away from the club fields and rope tows of Canterbury to check out Treble Cone—the largest ski area in the Wanaka / Queenstown region.

2013 Black Diamond Big Mountain CHILL Series Comp – Temple Basin, NZ

2013 Black Diamond Big Mountain CHILL Series Comp – Temple Basin, NZ

The New Zealand CHILL Series wrapped up last weekend. Here are a few photos of the challenging terrain and the athletes who threw down hard as they vied to qualify for the Freeride World Tour.

Trip Report: Mount Olympus, NZ

Trip Report: Mount Olympus, NZ

We’ve got another Canterbury club field to introduce you to, Mount Olympus. It’s the playground of the gods, the location of some outstanding Hike-To terrain, and the home of one super friendly, evil bartender.

2013 K2 Big Mountain CHILL Series

2013 K2 Big Mountain CHILL Series

Skiers and riders sent big airs Saturday as they vied for the chance to qualify for the Freeride World Tour. Here are some photos that showcase the talented field and Craigieburn club field’s big mountain terrain.

Trip Report: Canterbury Club Fields, NZ

Trip Report: Canterbury Club Fields, NZ

The club fields of Canterbury, New Zealand have the most distinctive ski culture we’ve ever seen. Here’s an initial taste.