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How a New Campaign, Women-Led Wednesday, Aims to Elevate Females In Adventure Sports - Founder Cassie Abel has one message to share: "Vote with your dollars for women in leadership."

11/19/2018

It’s no secret that the majority of action and adventure sports brands are led by males. As one of the founders of a new campaign, Women-Led Wednesday, Cassie Abel knows this first hand. Abel hails from roles at major brands like Smith Optics, but lately has ventured in a different direction to create her own

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Burton Wins FSC Leadership Award - The snowboard brand is highlighted for its commitment to responsible manufacturing for forest conservation.

11/19/2018

Since 2013, Burton has been switching their materials to FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified snowboard and shipping materials. Today, they announced that they received a FSC Leadership Award for all of their efforts towards responsible sourcing and forest management. Burton’s factory in Australia – which produces roughly half of their snowboards – source all of

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Meet This Winter?s Newest (and Cutest) Avalanche Rescue Pups - This season's new recruits are getting prepped to help save lives.

11/19/2018

Avalanche dogs are certainly the cutest part of any ski area. But it takes a lot of time and training to get dogs ready. And much of their most formative and crucial training will be done as young pups. “We start training the puppies young, in my case 8 weeks old,” Susan Purvis handler and

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The Driving Forces Behind Setting (and Accomplishing) Goals - Endurance athlete and coach Janelle Smiley on shifting your mindset to push through plateaus and achieve more.

11/19/2018

As one of the world's top endurance athletes, Janelle Smiley has set and achieved many goals over the years. From world-breaking ski traverses to personal climbing goals, she has found success by following a holistic approach. In addition, Smiley shares her experience and knowledge with others as a mindset development coach. We talked with her

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Gear News: Vans and The North Face Collab on Snowboard Boots and More - "The colorway was directly inspired by vintage hiking boots, adding a hint of purple felt like a good way to stand apart."

11/16/2018

Thursday, Vans released a snow lifestyle and snowboard boot collaboration with The North Face, and shared Vans global snow team rider Blake Paul’s signature boots in his signature colorway. The Verse Snowboard Boot features The North Face’s FlashDry technology – which makes them the first snowboarding boot equipped with such. With Vans Flex Control system,

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Boundaries Were Pushed at the 2018 Nazare Challenge - Nazaré showed its teeth during the Big Wave Tour event and Grant “Twiggy” Baker walked away with the win.

11/16/2018

As each round of the Nazaré Challenge ran, the deep, submarine canyon-powered beachbreak proved that it’s more than just a gargantuan mush-burgering straight-hander for world record-seeking adrenaline junkies to get their fix on. As light offshore wind groomed the 35-foot waves, and at times bigger, both a right and left were formed for 24 of

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13-Foot Tiger Shark Attacks Kayak Fisherman in Australia - The 31-year-old kayaker was fishing off the Sunshine Coast in Queensland when a shark charged his boat and flipped it over.

11/16/2018

On Wednesday, 31-year-old kayaker Kyle Roberts was fishing about a mile offshore from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. A split second later, his boat was pierced by the jaws of a 13-foot tiger shark. According to 9 News, the jolt knocked Roberts out of his kayak and flipped the boat upside down. As the

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Snow Camping 101 - Tips for tackling your first cold-weather camping trip.

11/16/2018

Here, we've rounded up some tips to help make your first cold-weather camping trip a positive one.

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‘Cabin Fever’ and the Cult of Comfort - There's something inherently comforting about the humble cabin.

11/16/2018

The cabin is a metaphor for comfort — a feeling humans are always trying to maintain. No wonder we're obsessed with it. Whether it's the warm glow from a fire or just the transformative feeling of an escape, no other man-made structure creates such a visceral connection to a sense of place and what it

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evo Founder and CEO Bryce Phillips Weighs In on Whistler Village Sports Purchase - The multi-store retailer has recently come full circle, after purchasing one of the first shops they did business with.

11/15/2018

Twenty years ago, Bryce Phillips started his business by buying used skis from local shops in Whistler, British Columbia and then selling them on eBay. This was the humble beginning to what is now the multi-store snow and adventure sports retailer, evo. A few weeks ago, the brand came full circle as they bought five

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The Best (and Worst) Days of the Year to Go Skiing - Sometimes, the same day on the hill can be unforgettable for great and terrible reasons all at the same time.

11/15/2018

Ski season is just around the corner … And it brings with it some of the best days of our lives. However, with the good often comes the bad. And sometimes that same day on the hill can be unforgettable for great and terrible reasons all at the same time. Here are some of our

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How Does Running at the Beach Impact Your Body? - Sand presents its fair share of challenges, but there are also some benefits to training on a soft, unstable surface.

11/15/2018

The best thing about being a runner is that you can do it pretty much anywhere. Whether you're in your hometown, exploring new streets while on the road for business, or hitting the treadmill at a gym, your familiar stride is still the same. But what about when you want to hit the sand for

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Kayaker Ben Bull Sets World Record for ?The Highest Kayak on Earth? - The Australian set the new Guinness World Record near the summit of the world’s highest volcano.

11/14/2018

Australian adventurer and explorer Dan Bull has staked a bold claim in the world of extreme adventure feats, notching ‘The Highest Kayak on Earth,’ near the summit of the world’s highest volcano, Ojos del Salado. And he has been recognized by Guinness World Records for his achievement. Bull achieved the altitude-based record at a height

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Lee Ann Curren Discusses Scoring the Soundtrack for Vans? New All-Women Snowboard Film - The daughter of legendary style master Tom Curren is as talented in the studio as she is in the water.

11/14/2018

If you’re the daughter of legendary style master and three-time world surf champ, Tom Curren, it’s not a big surprise if you’re both a surfer and a musician. (And it makes sense that you would do both of those things ridiculously well.) Lee Ann Curren is a global professional freesurfer. She surfed the WSL Qualifying

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Women?s Specific Boots for Almost Any Outdoor Objective - These boots will knock your socks off.

11/14/2018

It has almost been a decade since I broke my foot in a motocross accident. I had what they call a lisfranc fracture, where I broke four metatarsal bones on my left foot, and in doing so, those bones were far enough removed from the tarsus, that I had to have surgery and pins. Since

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Big Wave Tour Gives the Green Light to Run the Nazare Challenge This Friday - With waves projected up to 35 feet and favorable wind conditions, it's ON.

11/14/2018

The World Surf League (WSL) just announced that the Big Wave Tour (BWT) is scheduled to run the Nazaré Challenge in Nazaré, Portugal this Friday, Nov. 16. “Nazaré is a crazy wave – you don’t ride it – it rides you,” says the 2016/17 Nazaré Challenge winner Jamie Mitchell. Puerto Escondido Challenge winner (and extremely

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Ski Until 3 A.M. in the Backwoods of New Hampshire - At Crotched Mountain, skiers and snowboarders can take their night moves to the extreme.

11/13/2018

There are only a certain number of things you can do after midnight. Last call comes to mind; maybe finding a ride home. Or as JJ Cale so eloquently put it, “We’re gonna let it all hang down.” At Crotched Mountain, a ski area in the backwoods of New Hampshire, you can also go skiing.

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Anna Gasser Becomes First Woman to Land a Triple Cork; Video - Gasser is currently in her home country of Austria riding around the Stubai Glacier.

11/13/2018

And here we thought it was going to just be another Tuesday. Anna Gasser just became the first woman to put down a triple cork! Along with a decent amount of the snowboarding world, Anna Gasser is currently in her home country of Austria riding around the Stubai Glacier. View this post on Instagram @annagassersnow

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The Company That Changed Action Sports Filmmaking Now Makes a Phone - The HYDROGEN One comes from RED, the camera on which your favorite surf, snow, or adventure movie was probably shot.

11/13/2018

Due to RED’s sterling reputation in the camera game, many people now spend over $50,000 for what’s become the industry standard in camera technology. Now, imagine if you could get your hands on a RED camera that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. Starting at $1,295, that’s exactly what you’re getting with the new

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Standout Gear From Day 2 and 3 of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018 - The gear that caught our eye on the showroom floor.

11/10/2018

After combing through the maze of booths at the Colorado Convention Center, here are uur takeaways from Day 2 and 3 of the Outdoor Retailer 2018 Winter Market. Missed our Day 1 coverage? Check it out here. Danner For Fall 19, Danner is giving updates to its Mountain 600 Weatherized, with Arctic Grip in the

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5 Unique Runs in Death Valley National Park - From salt flats to amazing overlooks, carve your own path in this desolate wonderland.

11/09/2018

From salt flats to amazing Badlands overlooks, carve your own path in this desolate wonderland. Welcome to trail running in Death Valley National Park.

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Admission to All US National Parks Will Be Free on Sunday - ... And it's all in honor of Veterans Day.

11/09/2018

The National Park Service has four free entry days in 2018, and this Sunday is the last one of the year. In honor of Veterans Day, admission to every United States National Park will be free. So, this weekend is perfect time to pack your bags and get out there. According to Atlas Obscura, the

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Surfrider?s Brilliant ?United States and Oceans of America? Frames Environmentalism as Patriotism - The campaign makes a strong connection between the health of our waterways and American values.

11/09/2018

The elections are over. Hopefully you got your sticker. And whether your candidate won or lost, there is good news at the end of another week of tumult in America. First, the campaign ads will cease. The second bit of good 2018 saw a record turnout for a midterm elections. And now, we should

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Dispatches: Rock Climbing in Moab, Utah - A week spent in this climbing hub, exploring towers and iconic routes - as told in photos.

11/09/2018

When it rains in Moab, no one climbs for a full day or more. But, unlike snow days in elementary school, there is no principal calling the shots. This is a grassroots decision; a way to show respect to the rock. Climbing in the rain would go against widely-accepted etiquette. Wet sandstone is fragile, and

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Standout Gear From Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2018 - The gear that caught our eye on the showroom floor.

11/08/2018

Today was the first day of the Outdoor Retailer 2018 Winter Market. After combining the show with the Snow Show this past January, the Winter Market is back to flying solo. With a more relaxed show floor and less foot traffic to navigate, we were left with more time to dive into the gear brands

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