Category: Trends & Cravings

Our top smart ski gear picks, 2018. Countless tech companies and ski industry titans have been busy finding innovative ways to integrate and utilize modern technology in the centuries old sport of skiing. The products here show we are now playing in a completely different alpine playground thanks to smart ski gear. Gasless, reusable avalanche…

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 Technology is changing how we do everything and skiing isn’t being left out of the fun. Tech companies are innovating the ski industry even as you read this. Here are a few ski tech companies based right here in Colorado: Snowvation Snowvation develops a mobile platform that connects ski resorts, instructors and their guests through a cloud-based…



Sometimes even a snow sports vacation can seem routine: wake up, hit the slopes, après, sleep, repeat. Not bad. But an increasing number of resorts are hosting winter festivals to give your winter break a turbo boost. Most center on live music and competitions – from pro and amateur events to things that are patently…


Welcome to Part II of our Small Business Spotlight series this week featuring OutdoorMaster makers of “affordable, highly functional outdoor clothing & gear.” If you haven’t already check out Part I HERE to read about Burnt Custard producers of fully customizable athletic base layers. Why OutdoorMaster? I was on the search for a new pair…




Ski Vacations on a Budget

When you start thinking about ski vacations, you will find a lot of information about various resorts and packages. Finding terrific vacation spots isn’t difficult, however, finding ski vacations that fit into your budget can be a challenge. To save money, look for lesser known resorts. This doesn’t mean that these resorts won’t provide you…


If you will be traveling for a ski vacation, it is often difficult to know what to pack. You may not even have a problem knowing what to pack, but instead have a problem figuring how to get everything that you need from your home to your destination. Skis do not easily fit into suitcases,…


Snowcats have made backcountry skiing accessible to intermediate skiers. Backcountry skiing offers vast expanses of soft, consistent powder snow in remote and spectacular high-mountain settings. Often considered the domain of hardy and self-reliant ski touring enthusiasts, or of proficient and deep-pocketed helicopter skiers, backcountry skiing is now easily accessible to intermediate-level snowcat skiers. Snowcat skiing…