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How to Properly Fit a Helmet

Helmets have grown to become a standard piece of equipment for skiers and snowboarders today alike.           A far departure from the “egghead” shaped models designed in the 90’s, today’s helmets are sleek, stylish and lightweight enough to be worn comfortably in any conditions. Technical features have also come forward in leaps and bounds, leading to [...]

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Synthetics Versus Natural Base Layers

Choosing what clothing to ski in these days can be quite the difficult proposition given the variety of different fabrics and materials used in today’s technical layer wear. Dependent upon the type of activity and current weather, one’s layering densities and preferable fabric may vary, however the basic system remains the same regardless.             Base [...]

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Gloves or Mittens?

Hands down (no pun intended) the worst experience one can have while skiing is to be outfitted with insufficient hand protection. This painful experience is one that many of us can share, and likely won’t forget any time soon. It is therefore imperative that proper attention be paid when selecting hand armor for fun in [...]

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Ski Wax Explained:

With snow conditions changing across the Sierras constantly, knowing how to pick the correct wax can make a huge difference in the level at which one’s skis or snowboard performs. Recent weather in the Sierras has more than likely caused many skiers a bit of frustration from a lack of glide while out on the [...]

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A Goggle Guide

By Jordan A well thought out pair of goggles is one of the most important yet most often overlooked pieces of equipment in today’s skier’s arsenal of cold weather protection gear. It is an all too common story to hear about another’s (or one’s own!) skin-of-the-teeth near miss with a tree or rock due to [...]

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Layering

Layering your clothes is extremely important when regulating your body temperature. It is crucial when in the outdoors to have the right layers so that you won’t get too cold or too hot. Your layers must keep your body at a temperature that keeps you warm without causing you to sweat. The key to staying [...]

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Sugar Bowl Can Get You Into The Backcountry:

Did you know that the Sugar Bowl Village Retail Store caries everything you need to get into the back country. From avalanche beacons by Ortovox to shovels and probes fromK2. We also carry the Marker tour series bindings and the new Extended Power Frame Marker Duke A/T bindings. Some Popular skis to put your new [...]

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Goggle Care Tips 101

Always take good care of your goggles and they will last you a long time and stay clear on the slopes. 1. Never put them on your forehead or beanie, as the steam from your head will fog your goggles very quickly. 2. Try not to touch the inside of the lens of your goggles. [...]

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Pat Hall of Sugar Bowl Ski & Sports and Sako of Best Fit Boots Top 5 Ski Picks of 2013

Pat Likes: Volkl Shiro – Great full rocker powder ski for Sugar Bowl and the Tahoe area.    Armanda JJ – the killer powder ski for the Tahoe basin Rocker camber combo with Elf Shoe Technology!! Fire Arrow – At 80mm underfoot a great all mountain hard charging carver ski that is stable at all [...]

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