W2W EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2024

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W2W EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2024
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 W2W Hilaree Nelson Scholarship Program. In its’ 4th year, we are seeing more and more women aspiring to leadership roles...
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Getting Started Ski Touring

Getting Started Ski Touring

If you have kicked around the idea of trying out ski touring but don’t know how to get started, you have come to the right place. This article will cover...
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Fly to ski

Fly to ski

Imagine touching the limit of what you feel to be possible. Imagine soaring over the mountains that inspire so many people, feeling like you can brush the peaks. This is...
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Last skier standing Women to Women

Last skier standing

Hilary is a US Alpine Ski Team alumni, ultra runner, physical therapist, and a part of the Women2Women Program.
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Polar Horizon

Polar Horizon

“POLAR HORIZON” is a journey exploring the majestic beauty and wild untamability of the Arctic regions of Svalbard and Iceland.
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W2W APPLICATIONS 2023 Women to Women

W2W APPLICATIONS 2023

Welcome to year four of the Blizzard Tecnica W2W Hilaree Nelson Education Scholarship Program. Over the last 3 years we have given over $60,000 to 51 women to further their...
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Find Your Pack Women to Women

Find Your Pack

She Wolves lead the pack, moving quietly between the lines. They’re fierce, confident, independent and quite simply - badass.
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Back on Track

Back on Track

We are entering the competition season, and Lara is back on skis about eight months after her injury.
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HIlaree Nelson Fund Women to Women

HIlaree Nelson Fund

As the world learned about the disappearance of Blizzard Tecnica athlete Hilaree Nelson in the Himalaya on Sept. 26, images of her standing atop summits or trudging up to them...
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Press Send

Press Send

THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T UNSEND. You know, like that angry email you wrote to your boss or that late night “you up?” text. Once you Press Send,...
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Ski Room & Co

Ski Room & Co

For an alpine skiing athlete, equipment plays a major role. The ski room is where equipment is prepared or "custom made" like the pit stop of motor sports.
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Lara Colturi Women to Women

Lara Colturi

The ski racing season is very short and very intense. There is no room to improvise, and to be prepared takes constant commitment throughout the year.
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SUMMER AT A GLACIER Women to Women

SUMMER AT A GLACIER

Every year since she was a child, Lara has spent the summer at Les Deux Alpes, skiing on the glacier. "Skiing a lot, even during the summer, has always been...
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The Agate Project

The Agate Project

Tecnica introduces Agate, the first fast hiking shoe designed within the Women To Women initiative, with the support of scientific evidence.
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ON THE RIM

ON THE RIM

Exploring the wonders of the US National Parks, where Mother Nature reigns majestic.
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ON THE RIM: YOSEMITE

ON THE RIM: YOSEMITE

That morning, having gone past the rangers’ cabin towards Yosemite Valley, we didn’t know yet that we were to witness a unique experience. This natural wonder, set among the Sierra...
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ON THE RIM: UTAH

ON THE RIM: UTAH

The Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, located in the stunning Moab region in Utah, are among the world’s most extraordinary nature destinations.
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GLIMPSES OF THE DOLOMITES Moments

GLIMPSES OF THE DOLOMITES

The Dolomites are THE destination for nature, adventure and outdoor lovers, thanks to their pristine beauty and the wide range of activities they offer. In particular, via ferratas represent one...
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W2W EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2023 Women to Women

W2W EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2023

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 W2W Hilaree Nelson Scholarship Program. In its’ 3rd year, we are seeing more and more women aspiring to leadership roles...
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Sam Tischendorf

Sam Tischendorf

Growing up, Sam was always outside; playing sports, climbing trees and being a backyard explorer. She was fortunate enough to spend time hiking in the Drakensberg mountains (South Africa) with her...
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Beyond the Summit

Beyond the Summit

A conversation with Kit DesLauriers, going behind the scenes of her new film "Beyond The Summit" about climate change in Alaska's Arctic Refuge.
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Full Circle Back to Slope

Full Circle Back to Slope

In the three years leading up to the official launch of our ‘Recycle Your Boots’ (RYB) campaign, we’ve had to overcome many challenges. Most of them were in relation to...
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The never-ending story of the Lorati family

The never-ending story of the Lorati family

This is the never-ending story of the Lorati family. We are pleased to tell it because of the imprint it has left and continues to leave on the snow. To...
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Both Sides of the Lens Moments

Both Sides of the Lens

There´s something special about photography, the ability to capture this one moment that goes by so quickly that it’s gone in the blink of an eye.
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On Our Way Moments

On Our Way

A journey from the heart of Europe to the Arctic Circle, driving electric, sailing among remote islands and ski touring on pristine mountains, to show that travelling and exploring with...
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Jaq Pollard Women to Women

Jaq Pollard

Jaq Pollard would tell you herself that she was shy as a kid. That she struggled with a learning disability. That she didn’t have a whole lot of confidence.
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Sounds Women to Women

Sounds

We each bring our own unique experience to the hill—and we each take our own away. The sounds we hear up there are as different as we are, but the...
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BLIZZARD TECNICA W2W HILAREE NELSON EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Women to Women

BLIZZARD TECNICA W2W HILAREE NELSON EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Welcome to year three of the Blizzard Tecnica W2W Hilaree Nelson Education Scholarship Program. We are excited to support women in their pursuit to further their education and knowledge in...
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Here for the hustle Moments

Here for the hustle

Since 1945, Blizzard has made skis for nearly everyone. The on-piste carvers. The big-cliff senders. The high-alpine climbers. The down-low aprés-ers.
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Lapland Explorer Women to Women

Lapland Explorer

“It’s -20ºC outside, and I’m alone. I’ve been out here for five days, kiting when the wind shows up, or walking (a lot!) pulling my 70kg sled, making my way...
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Port To Peak Moments

Port To Peak

Biking and skiing across New England through ice, wind, snow, and beyond.
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Find Your Element: Earth Moments

Find Your Element: Earth

Going back to the Dolomites always feels special. The last destination of our trip is in the most beautiful mountains in the world. We visited two places. On the first...
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Find Your Element: Air Moments

Find Your Element: Air

It’s been a while since we’ve been on a hike in the eastern part of the Sibillini mountains. These are the mountains local to us, but they never cease to...
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Find Your Element: Water Moments

Find Your Element: Water

There’s no better place to start than the great mountains, majestic glaciers and incredible Alpine lakes that characterise the south-west of Switzerland. The Gorner Glacier was our first destination. Climbing...
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Find Your Element: Fire Moments

Find Your Element: Fire

We’re travelling beyond the mainland once more, and the Canary Islands is our destination. We don't like the idea of taking flights for our trips, and we have virtually stopped...
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Find Your Element Moments

Find Your Element

Two years that changed the world, and us along with it. The state of isolation that we were forced into because of the pandemic had a profound impact on our...
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THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A SUPERHERO Women to Women

THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A SUPERHERO

RIP HILAREE  1972 - 2022
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W2W EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Women to Women

W2W EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2022 BLIZZARD TECNICA WOMEN2WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. IN IT’S 2ND YEAR, WE RECEIVED OVER 500 APPLICATIONS FROM A DIVERSE AND DESERVING GROUP...
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Behind the lens, into the mind with Oskar Enander Moments

Behind the lens, into the mind with Oskar Enander

We’re sure you’re already familiar with this incredibly talented and humble Swede. He’s known as one of the best ski photographers worldwide.
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THE ROOKIE AND THE LEGEND Women to Women

THE ROOKIE AND THE LEGEND

Historically speaking, skiing isn’t fair. It can throw you curveballs and leave you in the thick of a storm. It can beat you up and throw you down the wrong...
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Connections Women to Women

Connections

Skiing is fun, but for many, it’s not just sliding down snowy mountains that brings us joy. It’s the connections we share - with our people, with nature, with our...
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my winter home

my winter home

Gennaio 2021. Non è poi così freddo: meno dieci. È una notte più mite rispetto alle punte di meno venticinque che hanno graffiato la pelle arsa dal sole e dal...
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WOMEN 2 WOMEN: A SHARED PROJECT Women to Women

WOMEN 2 WOMEN: A SHARED PROJECT

In 2015, Blizzard Tecnica made a global commitment to helping women take control of their skiing experience with the launch...
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Carve Camp Women to Women

Carve Camp

Over the years, we’ve heard from all kinds of skiers – from wide-eyed beginners to big-mountain-slayers – that they want to up their front-side game and learn how to lay...
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les ptiotes Women to Women

les ptiotes

By the fireside, 2 little girls, Les P’tiotes, listen to the incredible mountain legends told by an old woman from the village, in particular that of the Pralognan corridor.
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FITNESS AND INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISES FOR THE SKI SEASON! Women to Women, Fitness & Health

FITNESS AND INJURY PREVENTION EXERCISES FOR THE SKI SEASON!

Knee and low back pain seem to be trigger points for many of us. Bryann Palmer, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with a degree in Human Kinetics gives us a...
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The Melting Point

The Melting Point

A symbolic journey from the southernmost glacier in Europe, the Calderone of the Gran Sasso d’Italia, to the highest mountain in Europe, the Month Blanc, to raise awareness on the...
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Day Tripper

Day Tripper

I’ve stood atop gargantuan mountains in Alaska. I’ve skied down volcanoes in Chile. I’ve ridden a snowcat through dreamy, British Columbian trees, then floated through even dreamier British Columbian powder....
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Lara Colturi, good blood does not lie! Women to Women

Lara Colturi, good blood does not lie!

Summer starts early, at the beginning of June, at Les Deux Alpes ski resort in France, the most popular with Italian ski clubs.
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AUDREY BASSAC A RUNNER, A MUM Women to Women

AUDREY BASSAC A RUNNER, A MUM

“We can challenge ourselves and we can achieve our objectives and our dreams… I want to show that”.
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CHARLENE PLAISANCE Women to Women

CHARLENE PLAISANCE

When I was a child, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said an actress, I was part of a theatre company...
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From zero to Ararat Moments

From zero to Ararat

It was expected to be a performance of the highest level, and while the prohibitive weather conditions may have interfered, they did not detract from “From Zero to Ararat”, Nico...
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A DECLARATION OF LOVE TO THE DOLOMITES Moments

A DECLARATION OF LOVE TO THE DOLOMITES

IT WAS COMING UP ON VALENTINE’S DAY. AND WHAT DO COUPLES LIKE TO DO TO CELEBRATE THE GOD OF LOVE? THAT’S RIGHT. 
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Ultraravis Moments

Ultraravis

ULTRARAVIS is an epic tale of what makes a house a home, and how to experience it by living in the present moment. 
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W2W EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS Women to Women

W2W EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2021 WAS THE INAUGURAL LAUNCH OF THE BLIZZARD TECNICA WOMEN2WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND ARE PROUD TO SAY WE RECEIVED OVER 300 APPLICATIONS!
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My Winter  Home Moments

My Winter Home

Merano, Italy, Winter 2020. A basecamp steeped into the beating heart of the Alps from December to April; alone, away from everything, from the everyday life, from the city, from...
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Everyday is a perfect day Moments

Everyday is a perfect day

Johan asks himself, trying to make out what comes after the next drop. Make out, since apparently a cloud has gobbled up the entire Titlis. 
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Backcountry Barriers by Ben Goertzen Moments

Backcountry Barriers by Ben Goertzen

They taught us how to ski, bought us gear, explained how to use it, and led us into the backcountry while talking about the dangers of avalanches. 
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A Good Day Women to Women

A Good Day

With a quick surge, a movement repeated thousands of times and familiar for its routine, Anne’s hand closes and then tightens her boot. Her hand though lingers, stopping on her...
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BLACK PEARL BOSS Women to Women

BLACK PEARL BOSS

We are powerful. We are forgiving. This is where our strength lies—and we deserve a ski that does us justice. To all the women skiers...
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EXPLORE LOCAL, PROTECT GLOBAL Moments

EXPLORE LOCAL, PROTECT GLOBAL

A PROJECT TO FINALLY REDISCOVER IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY THE WONDERFUL NATURE A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM US.
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ALWAYS COME HOME Moments

ALWAYS COME HOME

Is it possible to make changes in life that’s 100 % positive? Or do they always come with a backside too?
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community Women to Women, Moments

community

Skiing is our passion and passions are meant to be shared. Creating a community of like-minded female skiers gives us a place where we can make new friends or solidify...
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Getting ready For the ski season Women to Women, Fitness & Health

Getting ready For the ski season

The months of September and October are a great time to get started with your pre-season base  training for ski season. It is always a good idea to do about...
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TOURING TIPS SKINNING TECHNIQUES Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

TOURING TIPS SKINNING TECHNIQUES

Angelika Kaufmann is a certified Austrian Ski Guide and member of the Blizzard Tecnica Women To Women's Project. We are proud to share her tips on touring in the backcountry.
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What a Time to Be a (Female) Skier Women to Women, Moments

What a Time to Be a (Female) Skier

Why the “lady shred” movement is snowballing, and how you can find your tribe.
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GET OUTDOORS!! Women to Women, Fitness & Health

GET OUTDOORS!!

Winter is coming and we are counting down the days until the lifts open. To make the most of our first days on the hill, it helps to have a...
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TOURING TIPS HOW TO USE SKINS Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

TOURING TIPS HOW TO USE SKINS

Angelika Kaufmann is a certified Austrian Ski Guide and member of the Blizzard Tecnica Women To Women's Project. We are proud to share her tips on touring in the backcountry.
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courage Moments, Women to Women

courage

Skiing teaches us so much more than how to slide on snow. It gives us the strength and courage to try new things, to tackle new challenges, to learn from...
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LIVE THE MOMENT Women to Women, Moments

LIVE THE MOMENT

Where you come from says something important about where are going.
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Winter superfoods Women to Women, Fitness & Health

Winter superfoods

The 10 super food that keep you going through the winter
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BACK COUNTRY SKIING TIPS Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

BACK COUNTRY SKIING TIPS

Learn from Robin McElroy important safety steps for getting into Back Country Skiing and some helpful hints on what she puts in her pack for a day touring.
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DO WHAT SCARES YOU Moments, Women to Women

DO WHAT SCARES YOU

Fear is an integral part of skiing. Here’s how to push through it
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10 MINUTES AFTER SKIING YOGA CLASS Women to Women, Fitness & Health

10 MINUTES AFTER SKIING YOGA CLASS

Do you know that feeling when you get home from a ski day and your body feels like it is going to fall apart? I  bet you do and you...
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FINDING A LOST SKI IN DEEP SNOW Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

FINDING A LOST SKI IN DEEP SNOW

Losing a ski on a powder day and missing out on fresh tracks because you can't find your ski is a bummer! Robin McElroy, athlete and Ski Patroller at Squaw...
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How Elyse Saustad Embodies confidence Women to Women, Moments

How Elyse Saustad Embodies confidence

Research shows that women who display confidence often experience “backlash.” Elyse Saugstad knows this, but she still embraces the word. Why? Because a strong sense of confidence allows Saugstad to...
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A FEW IN- SEASON TIPS FROM CRYSTAL Women to Women, Fitness & Health

A FEW IN- SEASON TIPS FROM CRYSTAL

I think it is super important to warm-up before hitting the slopes and this does not mean just stretching. Skiing is a total body dynamic exercise so it is important...
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PUTTING YOUR SKIS BACK ON IN DEEP SNOW Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

PUTTING YOUR SKIS BACK ON IN DEEP SNOW

End the struggle of putting your skis back on in deep snow. Robin McElroy shows you an effective solution
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TIM GROGAN Moments

TIM GROGAN

Being a ski patroller, you work with a group of people in very intense situations at times. It's more like a family, and sometimes they say it's a big dysfunctional...
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THE FUNNEST* SPORT Women to Women, Moments

THE FUNNEST* SPORT

The Funnest* Sport on Earth Skiing is one of life’s sure paths to joy.
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SKI TUNING Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

SKI TUNING

For the best experience on the hill, it's important that your skis are properly tuned and kept in good condition. You can take them to a ski shop but it's...
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WAXING YOUR SKIS Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

WAXING YOUR SKIS

It's important for the skis performance that they are properly tuned AND waxed. Wax protects the bases of your skis and lets them glide smoother on the snow. A ski...
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ALL THAT'S GOOD Moments

ALL THAT'S GOOD

People throw around words like authentic, quintessential, inspiring and unique without thought -- those words have almost lost something in meaning to me as they are repeated in chorus around...
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THE  PHILOSOPHICAL  SKIER Moments

THE PHILOSOPHICAL SKIER

Jonsson has been on the pro skiing path since the early 2000s. It didn’t come easy, but for Jonsson that’s never been the point.
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DRYING AND  STORING YOUR  SKI BOOTS Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

DRYING AND STORING YOUR SKI BOOTS

Dry boots are key to a warm and comfortable day on the hill. This video will give you tips on drying and storing your boots, as well as how to...
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ZANATTA FAMILY  TRADITION Moments

ZANATTA FAMILY TRADITION

Most great things in life are created through a series of seemingly insignificant, barely connected, tiny moments and happenings.
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from the summit Women to Women, Moments

from the summit

Eight badass women (and one dude) convene at Jackson Hole to tackle big mountains and bigger issues.
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moments Moments, Women to Women

moments

We ski for those special moments. Moments of freedom. Moments of happiness. No white noise, no doubts. Only skiing
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GETTING BOOTS ON & OFF EASILY! Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

GETTING BOOTS ON & OFF EASILY!

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BALANCE Women to Women, Moments

BALANCE

Skiing is the balance that allows me to manage the different aspects of my life: family, friends, work. It’s the reset I need to maintain my sense of self. I...
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WHAT TO PACK FOR A SKI TRIP Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

WHAT TO PACK FOR A SKI TRIP

The length of the trip, the time of year, the type of skiing and the weather will play a role in exactly what and how much you will bring. This...
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will Women to Women, Moments

will

I am not a leaf in a stream, letting life take me wherever it goes - I determine my path.
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HOW TO DRESS FOR COLD WHEATHER SKIING Women to Women, Ski Tips: on & off the hill

HOW TO DRESS FOR COLD WHEATHER SKIING

As long as you dress properly, skiing on a cold day can be one of the best! A key concept to staying warm is LAYERS!
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experience Moments, Women to Women

experience

Life is about new experiences. The places skiing brings me. From the early morning skin track to the fresh corduroy on a bluebird afternoon. Chairlift talks and Apres drinks. I...
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ARG Moments

ARG

“I am certain that Heli-Skiing is a life changing experience no matter where you do it. I am also certain that the dynamic at ARG is unique, genuine and a...
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WILLIE VOLCKHAUSEN Moments

WILLIE VOLCKHAUSEN

"I love watching my kids win races and succeed, but that's not necessarily the end game. I love this job because I get to share this amazing place...and maybe instill some...
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HIlaree Fund 2024 Women to Women

HIlaree Fund 2024

She was driven by something unseeable, something that pushed her to the brink of human possibility
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