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Don’t get caught on the slopes unprepared, check out our interactive packing list

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Planning your winter sports trip can be tricky, did you bring the goggles? How about the ski lock? Your friends and Sun & Ski have developed the perfect solution that will prevent you from being on the slopes unprepared: the [...]

Enjoy Spring Skiing

You can enjoy winter sports into the early spring if you have the right gear and accessories. Some useful items for spring skiing include:
-Sunblock. You should wear sunblock on your face for winter skiing, too, but the brighter spring sun is more likely to burn your nose, your lips, and the skin around your eyes. [...]

Yakima Recall for Quickback 2 and Quickback 3

Yakima has announced a recall on their most recent trunk-mounted bike racks, the Quickback 2 and Quickback 3. There seems to be a defect in the adjustable knobs that needs to be replaced if you purchased your rack with a manufacturing date prior to April 9, 2009.
Here’s the quick version on how Yakima is handling [...]

Selecting the Right Winter-Weather Accessories

Often times when you hear the word “accessory,” it’s meant as an afterthought. But winter-weather accessories are not optional. In fact, accessories are critical gear that make you look and feel good.
Still, shopping for winter clothing and accessories can seem a bit overwhelming. New fabrics and insulations are constantly changing, and the latest lingo (you’ll [...]

First Time Buying Winter Apparel

Before You Buy:
Questions beginning skiers and boarders should ask before buying
So, you’ve decided to hit the slopes for the first time, but you don’t have any real idea what you need? Don’t despair. Today’s dizzying array of ski and snowboarding options even can confound the pros. The trick is to keep it simple by focusing [...]

Stefan Rothe, a Professional Cycling Coach, Discusses Training in the Off-Season

It’s really easy to get lost in the delicious food and hectic pace of the holidays. However, it’s never fun to get back to the cycling season and realizing you aren’t ready for the races you’d plan to sign up for. Stefan Rothe, a professional cycling coach and seasoned cycling competitor, was kind [...]

Ski Season is Here! Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are Now Open

Stop dreaming and start hitting the slopes.  Arapahoe Basin and Loveland officially opened today at 8:30 am MST.  Check out A-Basin’s mountain cam to check out the snow.
Now’s a great time to get great deals on tons of 2008 gear.  We are also getting a lot of our 2009 gear in, so be sure to [...]

Plan a Day Trip

Now that you’ve decided to embrace winter by learning to ski or snowboard, choosing a resort, getting there and finding your way around are your first challenges. Here’s what you should know before your first day trip.

Packing For A Snow Sports Vacation

Don’t wear cotton next to your skin. When it absorbs perspiration, it stays wet. Then when you decrease activity (i.e. ride the lift), you get chilled.

Get Schooled on the Mountain

Now I don’t know about most people, but for me, just taking a 4- and a 1-year old to the grocery store can be a daunting expedition. So when I was preparing to bring them on their first snow sports vacation I was truly overwhelmed.