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Posts Tagged ‘Skiing’

Ski Vacation? Get small in Washington for a big adventure

Ski Vacation? Get small in Washington for a big adventure

Think ski vacation, and places like Sun Valley, Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Park City come to mind. Think a bit more, though, and those dreams evaporate quickly as you start to add up the expenses. Airfare for the family, lodging in a resort town, lift tickets a premiere ski area, meals out morning, noon and [Continued...]

Women’s Ski Jackets blend function and fashion

Women’s Ski Jackets blend function and fashion

Times have changed in the world of winter apparel. Function and fashion are no longer mutually exclusive concepts. In response to several readers’ questions about quality women’s apparel for a day on the slopes, we had a team of female skiers and riders (ages 16 to 50) test a range of jackets designed specifically for [Continued...]

New Years in Pictures

A cold, sunny weekend brought a lot of grins to the ruddy faces of a dozen friends who gathered at Hay Canyon Ranch to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the pictures here: [Continued...]

Outdoors women seek snow fun

First published in the Seattle Times, NW Weekend section on November, 18,2010 Seeing Shannon Meshke blast down the slope, I marveled at the fact this was just her second time on a snowboard. Shannon, a 16-year-old skateboard enthusiast from Puyallup, embraced the opportunity to jump into the snow last winter. “I love it. There’s so [Continued...]

SNOW: An all-mountain ski system to ease wallet pain

SNOW: An all-mountain ski system to ease wallet pain

In a world of increasing specialization in ski gear, we found a few “do-it-all” products that work exceptionally well wherever you ski. Some hard-core powder hounds claim you need a quiver of skis in your closet so you can match the snow conditions and terrain with a specific type of ski. Given the price of [Continued...]