2016 Bear Trap Telemark Festival: Manning Park, BC

Posted: February 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Festivals | What do you think?

Aw man, we love Manning Park. It’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and remote enough for you to leave that mobile phone in your hotel suite.

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I know we say this every year, but you should really head out to this festival. It sort of has this family feel to it and it’s a great place to chill and experience some awesome snow. It’s also a place where you’ll get a lot of runs in, rather than standing in line all day.

There’s a wide range of options in regards to accommodation (cabins to nice cozy rooms in the main hotel)… or I guess you could park a camper off to the side like Cousin Eddie out of National Lampoon…

Check this one out, it’ll be a blast!


Tougher Than Nails Heel Levers From Bluebird Day Gear

Posted: January 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Gear | Tags: , , | What do you think?
Courtesy of Bluebird Day Gear

Courtesy of Bluebird Day Gear

We’re big fans of Bluebird Day Gear’s tele leashes… they are burly and easy to put on. Really handy for bulky gloves and cold hands… so obviously, we’re excited to hear about these tougher than nails heel levers for 75mm bindings

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The official FHG shirt is back!

Posted: November 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gear | What do you think?

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Folks, we brought this shirt back and now through a company that can print these on demand. Furthermore, these babies will be on sale for $14 on Monday (Nov 30, 2015).

So what’s new? Well, we took the original logo and made it larger. We also distressed the heck out of it so it looks like you tele’d through a lawn mower. Well not quite, but it looks pretty retro like you bought it in the 80s.

Either way, the material feels good and fits quite well (we brought one in to try out of course).

The official FHG comes in multiple styles and colour – make sure to select gender. I highly recommend the heathered tees – they feel great!

 


Video of the week: Graham Bell skiing on vintage skis in Cervinia, Aosta Valley

Posted: November 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Life | What do you think?

We came across this video from Erna Low  – it’s a fascinating look at vintage gear, and well these guys take a few runs down the slope. We can’t help but get excited for the upcoming season which is looking pretty stellar so far.

Some more historical information can be found on Erna Low’s history page.

 


West Coast Winter Wonderland

Posted: October 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Life | What do you think?

If you’re anything like me, then there is nothing more luscious than a day, a weekend, and if you can get away with it, a week of backcountry escapism.

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Photo by TheKarenD

Staring into the wide sky filling the valley before you with only your own tracks printed across it has all the luxurious fleeting joy of the calm before the storm, without any horrible storm to ruin it, just a grand jarring descent down the mountain. There are few places I hold special in my heart, as the most blissful locations to find yourself, but like any outdoor activities there are hints and tricks that you should know before you go. Here are my list of heavenly locations, and what to know before you go.

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