Stoke the 2015 World Alpine Champs

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Three-time Olympian Steven Nyman. Photo courtesy Steven Nyman.

Fresh off winning a record 64th World Cup, Lindsey is well-poised to continue smashing the record, and Vonn-a-mania will be running at a fevered pitch in Vail next week. Eyes will also be on Steven Nyman, who just placed 5th in the downhill Jan.2 24 in Kitzbuehel.

This is only the fourth time that the World Alpine Championships have been held in the U.S., and the entire U.S. Ski Team is pumped to be on their home snow. We recently caught up with Tiger Shaw, CEO of the U.S. Ski Team, who says getting the Europeans on our turf “is a big deal because we’ve removed their advantage of being at home and we’ve increased ours.”

You can be sure that Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety, Julia Mancuso, Bode Miller, and Andrew Weibrecht will be bringing it. Here are a few tools and tips for stoking the World Alpine Championships. READ FULL POST


25 Killer Gifts for Skiers and Riders

2 DPS WailerSo often it’s the story behind the brand that makes it awesome. When the folks at Liftopia, Inc. asked me to put together a list of great gifts for skiers and riders, I knew it would be a fun project and I already had a partial list in my head.

I reached out to my most trusted powder friends for further guidance. It’s a fun yet sometimes impossible challenge to try to tell a brand’s story in five sentences or less, but I certainly look forward to sharing more about some of the folks on the list. Happy New Year. READ FULL POST