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Spring Skiing Checklist: Are You Ready?

Spring skiing checklist

For some skiers, spring is a tragic emergence of tulips and aspen leaf buds. In a fairer version of the universe, as they may see it, winter powder days would still be going strong. But other skiers embrace spring skiing as the last on-snow hurrah before summer sets in.

Spring skiing is its own particular art to master and enjoy. Go in with rookie moves, and you’ll trip all over … Read more >>

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Published:March 25, 2019 View Post

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The Elusive Lynx: 22 Designs Lynx Tele Binding Review

Testing the 22 Designs Lynx tele binding

The world of telemark skiing is one unfazed by the trends of the retail marketplace and the greater realm of skiing—crusty backcountry curmudgeons will continue to delightedly drop knees on three-pins and leathers until the end of snow. But still, a small cadre of diehard gear-heads and free-heel aficionados have been working the past few years to push the boundaries of the sport.

Living On The Edge

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Published:March 21, 2019 View Post

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Mount Mansfield: The Man, The Moose, The Legend

The summit of Vermont's highest, most legendary peak

Due to glacial activity thousands of years ago, it’s not unusual for New England mountains to have human or animal-like outcroppings reminiscent of a face or a head.

Take for example, the famous, but now fallen, Old Man of the Mountain on Cannon in New Hampshire, or his counterpart across the street on Eagle Cliff, the Old Lady of the Mountain, aka the Watcher, who still resides there today. All … Read more >>

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Published:March 7, 2019 View Post

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How to Get Your Kids Skiing at an Early Age

Getting your kids into skiing at an early age

Slopeside meltdowns, freezing tears on frigid lift rides, urgent bathroom breaks the minute you’ve gotten all geared up: Hitting the slopes with your little ones can be a big-time challenge, not to mention a big hit to the wallet. But the benefits—getting your kiddos passionate about skiing and riding and creating a whole new level of outdoor fun for the whole fam—are well worth the hassle.

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Published:February 25, 2019 View Post

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The Insider’s Guide to Mount Washington in Winter

A mountaineering training expedition on Mount Washington.

Temperatures flirting with 20 below and winds gusting over 50 miles per hour aren’t exactly what you might expect when you start the drive up I-93 north from Boston under cool, but clear, winter skies. But in just a few hours of driving, you can quickly be transported into what, without hyperbole, can be described as the world’s worst weather.

Standing at a height of 6,288 feet, in a region … Read more >>

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Published:February 18, 2019 View Post

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5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

Once the temperatures dip, the Green Mountain State turns from its rich summer greens into an icy mecca of frozen waterfalls and wintery landscapes. Road cuts turn to ice walls, and that small trickle of water over moss-covered rock at the crag is now transformed into a pillar of ice.

This transformation signals the time for climbers to drop the chalk and tight-fitting, rubber-soled shoes in favor of insulated boots, crampons, … Read more >>

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Published:February 11, 2019 View Post

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How to Tackle a Long-Distance Hike in Winter

How to tackle a long distance hike in winter

Hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, which begins on Georgia’s Springer Mountain and runs all the way north to Mount Katahdin in Maine, is certainly a hardcore adventure. But making it through the 100-Mile Wilderness in Maine—generally considered the wildest, most remote section—earns another level of bragging rights. Signs posted by the Maine Appalachian Trail Coalition at either end of the trail sum it up nicely:

“There are no places to … Read more >>

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Published:January 25, 2019 View Post

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The Best Skiing in Vermont: 5 Must-Visit Resorts Close to Burlington

Winter has finally decided to show up in Vermont, and now that the temperatures have dropped and the white stuff has started to fall, the call of the slopes can be answered. Luckily, there are a handful of options within an hour’s drive of downtown Burlington. So grab your gear and figure out which mountain will keep you happiest as you schuss through the powdery stashes you’ve been waiting for … Read more >>

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Published:January 17, 2019 View Post

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Knowledge Page Update: How to Choose the Right Tent

How to choose the right tent

Looking to buy a new tent? Check out our updated knowledge page on how to choose the right one and learn everything there is to know about tent weight, livability, construction and more.

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Published:July 26, 2018 View Post

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The Best Dog Gear for Summer 2018

At OGE, we love our dogs. Nothing’s better than taking our four-legged life partners along on all our summer adventures, and just as we want the best gear for ourselves, we want them to have the best stuff too. Check out this list of the best dog gear for this summer and never leave your furry pal at home again.

1. Ruffwear Approach Pack

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Published:May 24, 2018 View Post

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