Skiing and Snowboarding

  1. How To Layer With Down

    How To Layer With Down
    Get the most from your puffy jacket by layering it right, so it can do it's job.
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  2. Down vs. Synthetic Insulation: What’s the difference?

    Down vs. Synthetic Insulation: What’s the difference?
    How to choose between down and synthetic insulation based on activity and weather conditions.
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  3. Wondering What to Wear Spring Skiing and Touring?

    Wondering What to Wear Spring Skiing and Touring?

    The best breathable, stretchy, and lightweight jackets, base layers, gloves, and accessories for your spring ski tours. 

    Spring skiing combines two of our favorite things: Soft snow and sunshine.

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  4. When No Plan is the Best Plan

    Watch Team Iguana, the latest film from the Provo Brothers

    Watch Team Iguana, the latest film from the Provo Brothers, featuring Outdoor Research Ambassador Neil Provo.

    In celebrating the launch of Team Iguana, the latest creation from Outdoor Research Ambassador Neil Provo, the filmmaker and splitboarder considers how the trip came to fruition: Born out of a plan to have no plan at all. 
     
    Setting off into the unknowns of Alaska for an exploratory

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  5. 7 Reasons To Bring A Puffy Everywhere

    7 Reasons To Bring A Puffy Everywhere
    It's the multi-tool and secret hand shake of the outdoor gear world. Do you have one in your pack right now?
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  6. Zack Giffin on Why He Doesn’t Place His Self-Esteem in His Pro Skiing Career

    Zack Giffin on Why He Doesn’t Place His Self-Esteem in His Pro Skiing Career

    Honing a craft and learning patience have given him more, he says, and he sees that same motivation in young skier Micah Evangelista, too.

    When Zack Giffin picked up to move to Mount Baker at 23, he was clear-eyed and purposeful—anything but a drifting ski bum. A deep personal loss had given him a push to remove the barriers between himself and the life he dreamed of.

    “I’d

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  7. Do you know what avalanche terrain looks like?

    Do you know what avalanche terrain looks like?

    Before you head out this winter, check out these videos.

    Hoping to get out more this winter? Maybe snowshoeing or backcountry skiing? It’s such a great boost for mood and fitness, and a great way to enjoy time with friends. But if you’re heading to the mountains in the snow, there’s one absolutely crucial thing to think about first: Is where you’re going in avalanche

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  8. Which Heated Glove Is Right For You?

    Which Heated Glove Is Right For You?
    Looking for heated gloves? Here are the options and technology you need to know about to buy the right pair.
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  9. The Best Face Coverings and Face Masks for Ski Resort Regulations

    The Best Face Coverings and Face Masks for Ski Resort Regulations
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  10. Gaiters: What Are They and How to Choose

    Gaiters: What Are They and How to Choose
    Gaiters: Outdoor Research Gaiters keep snow and trail debris out of your shoes or boots when you're hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and trail running. Gaiters protect from snow and trail debris. Here's how to choose the right pair and find the perfect fit.
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  11. Two Avalanche Myths People Believe—And One Of The Best (Free!) Online Education Resources

    Before snowshoeing, learn to identify avalanche terrain. Photo by Marko Stavric.

    Avalanche Canada created one of the best beginner avalanche safety resources on the web. You owe it to yourself and your partners to get educated.

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  12. What Can Working As a Cook Teach a Pro Skier?

    What Can Working As a Cook Teach a Pro Skier?

    OR’s newest ski ambassador Micah Evangelista brings bigger-picture perspective to ski films. Oh, and he shreds.

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