Gear Guide: North Face Women’s Etip Gloves

Winter is coming, and I may not watch Game of Thrones but I do know that chilly mornings are already in full-swing here in Colorado. The hunt for gloves is on. I bought the North Face Women’s Etip gloves about three years ago (on sale). They’ve been a great lightweight, all-purpose glove that I can…

Gear Guide: Smartwool NTS Micro 150

Spring is here, and a breathable long-sleeve shirt is a must-have for chilly mornings that turn into blazing hot afternoons. My better half found the Smartwool NTS Micro 150 crew on clearance at REI, and its insane un-stinkability (scientific term) has made it a staple in our household. The NTS Micro 150 comes in a long-sleeved…

What To Expect For Your First Ski Lesson

You’d be hard-pressed to find a native Coloradan that doesn’t know how to ski. I’d never even put on a pair of skis before I moved to Denver, so learning to ski was both exciting and mildly terrifying since I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I also didn’t want to end the day…

What To Wear Your First Time Skiing

When I moved to Colorado two years ago, I’d never been on a pair of skis in my life. The concept of being excited for winter was still completely foreign to me, since on the East Coast it’s basically three months of grey, bone-chilling misery. Winter may be several months away (not counting the random…

Worth Your Time: REI’s Snowshoeing Basics Class

2015 will mark the first time I don’t migrate to Florida for the winter in several years, so I’m super excited to spend this winter trying out snow sports. I tried both downhill and cross-country skiing once last year, so not only am I excited to learn more about those sports, I’m pumped to try…