Our Favorite Skis & Boards For Winter ’23

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We love skis and snowboards. Really love them.

It can be tough to pick favorites, but these are the ones we love this season. Skis and boards for every shredder in the family, from every category. OGE Ski
Department Head Dan and Snowboard Department Head Hayes tell it like it is.

All-Mountain Skis: Line Pandora 94 Women’s Skis

Light and nimble ski for all day fun, the Pandoras offer an … Read more >>

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Published:October 5, 2022 View Post

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10 Camping Hacks to Try on Your Next Trip

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A hack can be really anything that makes life easier, simpler, or a task take less time. Outdoor hacks are no different. Take them with you outside, or leave them in the gear closet, these might just make being outside that little bit more awesome.

1. Garbage Bag Pack Liners for Backpacking

Typically, your overnight pack isn’t waterproof. Tangentially: in the Northeast, if you don’t like the weather, just wait … Read more >>

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Published:May 3, 2022 View Post

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Ode to Mud Season

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A Month Called ‘Mud’

‘Mud’ is an entire season unto itself in Vermont. A woefully underrated time of year, mud season features massive swings in temperature, frequent flooding, skunk cabbage pushing up through the snow, and the delightfully ubiquitous chorus of spring peeper frogs filling the evening air. As messy as it can be, this time of year means spring is here—and with it, all forms of strange, busy, beautiful … Read more >>

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Published:April 1, 2022 View Post

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Bikes We Love This Spring

Bikes we love this spring

Spring is just about here and the roads and trails are calling. Our OGExpert bike nerds, enthusiastic as ever in their pursuit of two-wheeled locomotion, share their fervor for their favorite new bikes this year:

Hot New Thing: SCOR 4060

The 4060 is the first bike being offered by the Swiss brand Scor. Built with either 160mm or 140mm travel, it can be switched at any time to give you … Read more >>

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Published:March 27, 2022 View Post

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2021 Skis We Really Love

A skier carving a turn in the backcountry

We love skis. Really love them.

It can be tough to pick favorites, but these are the ones we really love this season. Skis for every shredder in the family, from every category. OGExperts Dan and Megan tell it like it is:

All-Mountain Skis: Dan’s Pick: Atomic Maverick 95 TI

“The Maverick hits the sweet spot as a one-ski quiver! This versatile all-mountain ski can handle everything you throw at … Read more >>

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Published:October 21, 2021 View Post

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Our Favorite Fall Outfits

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Fall in the Northeast is a wonderfully weird time of year. It’s arguably the most visually stunning season that North America has to offer. But consider the temperature and weather and we have a different story.

We’ve all woken up to frost, needing 2 puffies to start the day, and by noon, you swap your puffies for shorts. The second the sun sets behind the trees later that same day, … Read more >>

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Published:October 8, 2021 View Post

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An Open Love Letter to Spring Skiing

An open love letter to Spring Skiing

To our beloved Spring Skiing,

You are warm. Your timing is always perfect. Just when we are completely over the harsh winter, you allow us to shed layers of insulation, give us the freedom, and allow for a range of motion to really enjoy you. Sometimes a select few of us even wear jorts to really show our appreciation for you. Your sun rays allow us to adorn sunscreen and … Read more >>

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Published:March 10, 2021 View Post

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10 Rules For Your First Ski Season In The Backcountry

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Backcountry skiing: So hot right now.

With AT setups flying off the shelves here at OGE and elsewhere across the country, it’s clear that the appeal of skipping the traditional resort experience — and the crowds that come with it — isn’t lost on people this winter.

Whether your decision to cut the metaphorical cord of lift-served skiing comes from a desire for more socially-distanced outings, or a newfound or … Read more >>

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Published:January 7, 2021 View Post

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Meet An OGExpert: Jericha Harriman

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What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>

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Published:November 23, 2020 View Post

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Meet An OGExpert: Abby Szatrowski

What’s an OGExpert? They’re the folks that huff and puff alongside you in the skin track, give you a yell from the lift, move that pad for you at the climbing gym, share their granola at the summit, or help you change a flat tire at the bike trail head. They’re us. We’ve done it all, and used pretty much every kind of gear along the way. We live, breathe, … Read more >>

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Published:November 19, 2020 View Post

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