It’s been a few years since Coalition Snow burst onto the scene as the first female-founded company designing skis and boards (that don’t suck) for women. Since then they’ve continued to shake up the perception of women in the outdoors, trading in the traditional sexy-but-fragile-snow-bunny trope for the smart, athletic, and diverse in age, shape, …

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Coalition Snow has carved out a stellar spot for themselves as premier producers of ski and snowboard gear for women. Now, they are expanding their line to include gear for the next generation of shredders with Coalition YOUth. According to the Women’s Sport Foundation, girls begin dropping out of sports at twice the rate of …

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Banff should be on your bucket list. Not just for winter, but if you are going to pick the snowy season, the three ski resorts located in Banff National Park offer mind-blowing views, and 7,700 acres of skiable terrain. Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay have beginner slopes and big mountain bowls, …

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Christine Dennison is currently training for a North Pole endurance ski race sponsored by The Mamont Foundation, which promotes arctic awareness, education, and conservation. The event will be held from April 14-24, 2015 and will begin in Svalbard, Norway and move to the ice camp Barneo. There are four teams of five athletes who will …

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The opening shots are of a skier getting ready for the day— “The Mountains” calling on the phone, teeth getting brushed, bites taken out of a breakfast burrito, gear organized in piles—only the toes that hit the floor ready to be shoved into ski boots have bright pink polish on them. And so begins Pretty …

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Cross-country skiing is certainly an amazing workout. It passes my personal “how hard am I working?” test: it makes me sweat while I’m doing it and makes me sore when I’m done. With cross country, the sweat is intense (great for a cold weather sport as long as you keep moving) and the soreness is all over – legs, core, and arms.

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