best fabric for base layer: wool vs. polyester

Best Fabric for Base Layers: Merino Wool vs. Polyester

Posted by Matt Gahman on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Finding the right base layers for a day or evening on the mountainside is a common quest for skiers and riders. Two popular options include the all-natural fibers of merino wool vs. the synthetic counterpart of polyester. If you're on the fence about which material to choose, this guide will set you in the right direction toward base layers for skiing and snowboarding. The Importance of ...

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Best Winter Jackets for Ski and Snowboard Season

Posted by Matt Gahman on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The ski and snowboard season is upon us. Are you prepared? Wearing proper apparel is crucial for a safe and successful excursion. In addition to snow pants, thick socks and gloves or mittens, you need a proper winter jacket. Our guide explains what to look for in a snow jacket and suggests some of the best ski and snowboard jackets for the whole family. What to Look for in a Skiing or ...

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Categories: Top Winter Brands  |  Ski & Snowboard Apparel

Tagged: ski, snowboard, Womens Base Layer, Mens Base Layer


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How to Stay Warm While Skiing

Posted by Matt Gahman on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Skiing is a classic winter activity. There are few things more invigorating than racing down a snowy slope in the middle of winter. It’s a fantastic challenge, and it helps you practice your coordination, determination and patience all at once. It gets you some exercise and fresh air even during the cold winter months, when so many other workouts might be off-limits. Best of all, it’s a lot of ...

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Categories: Ski & Snowboarding Tips  |  Ski & Snowboard Apparel

Tagged: ski, ski and snowboard equipment


how to buy ski goggles

How to Buy Ski/Snowboard Goggles

Posted by Matt Gahman on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Planning on hitting the slopes this winter with your favorite snowboard or pair of skis? If so, there’s a lot of equipment you’ll want to be sure to have. You’ll want warm winter gear, such as coats, socks, gloves, hats and under-layers. You’ll want a helmet and sturdy boots. One of the essential items you’ll need, however, is a reliable pair of goggles. Whether you’re a passionate skier who ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Top Winter Brands  |  Ski & Snowboard Apparel

Tagged: ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, goggles


what to pack for your first ski trip

What to Pack for Your First Ski Trip

Posted by Matt Gahman on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Your first ski or snowboarding trip is an exciting time. You will experience a sport loved by people across the globe, and gain a past-time that you can enjoy for years to come. But as you prepare for your first ski trip, you may find yourself wondering what equipment you need for skiing and what you should wear on the slopes. If do you forget something essential, you may face hefty prices at the ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Ski & Snowboarding Tips  |  Ski & Snowboard Apparel

Tagged: ski, snowboard


Ski Jacket Buying Guide

Ski Jacket Buying Guide

Posted by Matt Gahman on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Whether you've got a day trip to the slopes planned or intend to spend several days skiing or snowboarding, having the right ski jacket is critical. With the right ski jacket, you'll stay warm, but not too warm. You'll be kept dry and otherwise protected from the elements. The right ski jacket also depends on the type of skiing you do, as some styles are better suited to ...

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base layer pants

Head to the Slopes – The Importance of Layering

Posted by Matt Gahman on Monday, January 11, 2016

It happens every year – incredible powder conditions followed closely by frigid or wet conditions. Cold kiddos are the quickest way to ruin your family’s well-deserved ski adventure and preparation is key to staying comfortable! This season, don’t let cold toes and frozen fingers hold you and your loved ones back from a memorable day of fun on the slopes. The Importance of Layering Dressing ...

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Categories: Top Winter Brands  |  Ski & Snowboarding Tips  |  Ski & Snowboard Apparel

Tagged: ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment