Goal Zero: Venture 30 Review

Model: Venture 30 Year: 2015 Areas Tested: All across the country and in Europe Days Tested: 7 months     Product Features; Built-In Micro USB Tip –Tangle-free charging for phones and tablets. Certified cables for efficient charging. Solar Ready™ –Built-in Charging Tip. No extra cables to lose. Charge up in 4 hours from USB – […]

Julbo Partners with AMGA for Ski Mountaineering Scholarship

Julbo USA is proud to announce they are partnering with the AMGA to award an aspiring guide with a scholarship for ski guide course. A portion of sales from Julbo’s mountain performance eyewear and goggles through Julbo.com will be used to support a scholarship for ski guides seeking their IFMGA certification. “Julbo is a mountain brand with distinctly mountain […]

Zack Novak, 2016 Recipient of the Petzl Scholarship

I grew up about as far from skiing as possible, both physically and conceptually. No one in my family skied, and home was in Jerusalem, Israel. So I knew very well that as part of my progression down the road to becoming an American Mountain Guide would be to focus hard on the ski discipline. […]

La Sportiva, Estela Puff – Review

Tapered, stretchy wrist cuffs, a long backside to stay tucked in to your harness, and hood that fits over a helmet complete with an elastic band to keep it sticking to the front. Those are the three features I love most about this primaloft puff jacket from Sportiva. Estela has a standard cut well suited […]

Julbo Aerospace—Tested

Gimmickry! You can spot it from a mile away, usually on the Home Shopping Network, but the ski/climb/bike industries are no strangers to kooky “innovations” that are anything but. Call me a cynic, or maybe just a skeptic, but when I first saw Julbo’s new “Aerospace” goggle ($240 retail, 120g, 4.2oz, home verified) I rolled […]

Ski Crampons

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the fifth installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Ski Crampons: Learn from internationally certified IFMGA mountain guide Jeff Ward as he discusses the use of Ski Crampons. Check out AMGA for more information about hiring a […]

GIRO BECOMES OFFICIAL HELMET PARTNER OF AMGA SKI GUIDE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Giro Sport Design, the industry leader in progressive snow helmet and goggle technologies, is proud to announce its partnership with the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Ski Guide Instructor Team as the official helmet sponsor for the 2015/2016 winter season. The partnership not only supports the safety and success of the AMGA Ski Guide Instructor […]

Track Setting – Improving the Skin Track

This week, Outdoor Research and AMGA are proud to present the final installment in our 8-part Skiing Fundamentals Video Series, showcasing the principal skills taught on AMGA’s certification courses. This week’s skill is Track Setting – Improving the Skin Track : How to create a better skinning track and keep purchase while going uphill. Check out AMGA for more information about hiring a […]

Q&A with one of the first AMGA Certified Ski Guides on a splitboard

If you were a hardcore snowboarder in the 90s it’s likely you were charging the park and pipe with distant dreams of taking your passion to the X Games. If you were Eric Layton in the 90s, you would split your own board, head to the backcountry and never look back. It’s no surprise that […]

Ian Fowler, 2016 Chad Vander Ham Scholarship Recipient

I was notified that I would be the 2016 Chad Vander Ham award recipient while in a small Colorado town camping with my family. To say I was excited was an understatement! I was honored to have been selected to keep the memory of Chad alive through the scholarships. The fact that my video was […]