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Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently featured Alexis Audisio, and now we are highlighting Matthew Vankka, a free skier from Calgary, Alberta. Alexis started skiing at the young age of two at Kickinghorse Mountain BC, a true thrill seeker's resort. He ski raced for about six years until making the switch to competing on the IFSA JR big-mountain circuit. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Matthew's life: Do you have...

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In the winter around 5 p.m. in mountain towns across America, lifts shut down, people clear off of the slopes, and the cats groom the runs. In the past, skiers would call it a day and go to après or hit up the hot tub. However, many ski areas have begun lighting sections of their mountain in order to offer night skiing: a fun and adventurous way to get back out there and send it from a different perspective. We believe that everyone should try night skiing at least once, and we want you to make the right choice when...

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Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently featured Jeff Ashton, and now we are highlighting Alexis Audisio, a free skier from La Clusaz, France. Alexis started racing at a young age but quit at 15 years old to focus on the aspects of skiing he loves most: freestyle and freeride. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Alexis' life: How long have you been skiing? My dad put me on skis at the age of 3 and...

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Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently highlighted Eddy Van Der Kloot, and now we are focusing in on Jeff Ashton, a free skier from the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Jeff is a former competitor of the IFSA junior big mountain circuit. He now spends his winters filming and shooting photos in the beauty of his home resort. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Jeff's life: How long have you been skiing?...

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I switch between gloves and mittens depending on mountain conditions.One offers extra warmth while the other opens up a world of dexterity.Currently, as I write this in deep winter, my heart lies with mittens. Although, they had to come off to type this up! I might consider changing to gloves when things warm up in the spring.Funnily enough, skiers and snowboarders have strong views on the ski glove vs. mitten argument, many declaring themselves one way or the other.So which one are you? What are the pros and cons of gloves and mittens?Let’s explore the differences and find out which...

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Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently highlighted Yura Kostiukevych, and next up is Eddy Van Der Kloot, a ski mountaineer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Eddy is the chief cartographer for Backcountry Ski Maps and spends most of his time in the mountains exploring new zones and searching for first descents in Southwestern BC. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Eddy's life: How long have you been skiing/riding? I've been skiing since I...

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Hey, Jon here! I’m a guide, geographer, author and Ski-Mountaineer from Vail, Colorado. You will often find me outdoors hiking, climbing, skiing or even ice skating, which is why I’ve decided to compile some of my must-haves. They will come in handy this winter — trust me. You will likely need more than just new equipment to make your resolutions reality, but a few new things may push you toward your goals and keep you warm all winter long. Besides, what better way to use those gift cards you got for the holidays? Whether you’re new to skiing or have...

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Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently highlighted Morgan Dinsdale, and next up is Yura Kostiukevych, a free ride snowboarder from Seattle, Washington. Yura has been skiing since he was just 2 years old and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon! Formerly a member of the under-16 Ukrainian national racing team, Yura was constantly looking for something new and became a free ride snowboarder instead. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Yura's life: How long...

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Freeride skiing is awesome — there’s nothing like it in the world. Well, I guess freeride snowboarding is pretty close. Freeride skiing is about freedom and riding, dropping a line and riding it with your natural style. It’s about ripping up the rule book, discarding resort boundaries and smirking at groomed snow. Freeride skiing takes the sport back to its roots, natural off-piste terrain, away from the lifts and pistes. A growing freeride skiing rejuvenation has been taking place over recent years as more people adrenaline rush of riding natural terrain. Riders of all styles can attack the mountain as...

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Living her BAÏSTLife. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting our BAÏSTLife Crew, which is made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. First up, is Morgan Dinsdale, ski guide and big mountain free skier, from British Columbia. She has such a huge love and passion for skiing and it is truly inspiring and motivating. Morgan claims her true purpose in life is to share her immense love for nature and the outdoors with others, which led her to her calling as a ski guide. Want to know more?...

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Glove manufacturers have discovered what the rest of us have long known: Layers are key. Many are moving toward glove "systems" - a combination of liners and shells that can be worn together or separately as conditions demand. High-tech fabrics that minimize moisture and maximize warmth are standard this season.

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You can tell a lot about a person by their gloves. Like our hands, they tell our truths. Worn down palms, lightly ripped seams. Soft, supple leather. For those of us whose adventures draw us to the cold, to those early morning summits, to those late-night hikes under the full moon, these mitts, those gloves; they are the fabric of our lives. Every crease, every scuff, tells a story.

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While skiing is a great sport for people who love adventure, it is also an activity that will frequently expose you to cold weather. With this in mind, it is crucial to you have the right gear to protect your body from the cold and avoid potential health hazards while you are high up on the slopes. 

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