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 >>
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
Get your dog trail-ready with … Read more >>
The weather is starting to warm up (in places that aren’t Vermont, anyway) and that means one thing, naturally: Spring rock climbing road trip!
We gathered up several of OGE’s many resident rock climbing aficionados and asked them for their favorite climbing destinations, some classic routes there, and some beta for making your next trip there a great one.In this article: Smith Rock | Rocktown | The Obed |… Read more >>
Spring has finally sprung, and as we shake off the cold one last time, our thoughts turn to camping, climbing, hiking and biking. And, of course, new gear, because what could be a better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than checking out the hottest new gear for spring 2018?Osprey’s Lumina & Levity Ultralight Packs
It’s early March, and intrepid backpackers across the country are making final preparations for northbound—NOBO—thru hikes of the Appalachian Trail.
To get in the spirit of the season, we hosted an AMA on reddit, where 5 of our resident thru hikers (3 NOBOs, 2 SOBOs) answered questions from, jib-jabbed with, and gave gear recommendations to any redditors who had hiker-trash aspirations of their own—and we’ve gathered our favorite Q&A’s for … Read more >>
Stay with me here, guys.
I know that snowshoeing is sometimes treated like the red-headed stepchild of winter activities. I’m a red-headed stepchild myself, so I don’t throw the term around lightly.
Snowshoeing is slow, deliberate, and often done as a means to an end: a way to traverse terrain so you can do something more conventionally adrenaline-fueled, like snowboarding.
But it’s not fair to write off snowshoeing as something … Read more >>
With March just around the corner, warmer weather and more sunlight means you get to spend more time at the mountain. Pretty great, right? Well, before you go gallivanting off with visions of pond skimming dancing in your head, check out these essential items that you might not have known to take with you.
Trust me, they’re sure to make you the coolest guy or gal in the resort parking … Read more >>
A question I get asked—a lot—is, “Why do you tele ski?” This question is often paired with clichéd remarks like, “Fix the heel, fix the problem,” or, “Tele’s dead, bro!”
That old chestnut.
As a matter of fact, tele’s not dead, bro, and here’s why:It’s immune to forced obsolescence