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  • Keep Skiing in Mind with this Nordic-Inspired Bike Gear

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    Keep Skiing in Mind with this Nordic-Inspired Bike Gear

    Matt Quann launched Ornot, his San Francisco–based company, in 2013 to give cyclists an alternative to becoming rolling billboards. The company typically trades in tasteful, darker-colored bike kits designed to weather trends (remember how flashy cycling clothing looked when Lance Armstrong was winning the Tour de France?) and the Bay Area’s notoriously changeable climate. Recently, […]

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  • Can Ice Bathing Enhance Your Performance and Recovery?

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    Can Ice Bathing Enhance Your Performance and Recovery?

    Dip in your toes and they sting. Then submerge your legs, and your ankles start to ache. Slide your torso into the icy water, and it takes your breath away. This was how the first day of my ice bath practice went. After two minutes in the 105-gallon specialized barrel that I keep outside, filled […]

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  • Skate Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

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    Skate Boots | 2024 Gear Guide

    For light weight, good fit and strong performance while skating, try out one of these new 2024 models. Fischer Carbonlite Skate$500 | fischerskis.com | 1,080g/pair (42; unisex) | 950g/pair (38; women’s) One step down from Fischer’s World Cup–level Speedmax Skate but built on the same two-piece outsole, the Carbonlite Skate has several redesigned features, most […]

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Competition & news


  • What Happened with the Minneapolis World Cup Broadcast Coverage?

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    What Happened with the Minneapolis World Cup Broadcast Coverage?

    Popcorn in hand, many of us sat down last Saturday to watch the Stifel Loppet Cup (a.k.a. the Minneapolis World Cup) on Outside Watch—the livestream service offered a free broadcast of the first domestic World Cup in 23 years. Within minutes, the questions were flying (and perhaps the popcorn). “Is skiing always on Outside now?…

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Destinations


  • Leavenworth, Washington, Offers Winter Recreation with a Twist of German Kitsch

    Destination

    Leavenworth, Washington, Offers Winter Recreation with a Twist of German Kitsch

    When Seattle’s incessant winter rains and dank skies sop my soul, dampen my disposition and sodden my socks, the quickest cure for my seasonal blahs is an overnight getaway to the snow zone. If time allows, my wife and I drive the five hours to the Methow Valley, with its hundreds of kilometers of groomed […]

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