Clair Marie is a professional BASE jumper, a mountain bike racer, a rock climber, and a snow sports addict. We spoke with her about how she made the leap to her current career trajectory. 1. How did you first get started BASE jumping, and what drew you to it? I saw BASE jumping when I was …

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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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It was around the time that I got my very own snowboard that I stopped snowboarding. Snowboarding gave me wings, the freedom to fly down a mountain and take risks I would have never attempted on skis. I took to snowboarding faster than any other attempted hobbies, and got good enough in only a few …

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According to Somerville Theatre’s Hermitlake organizer, Paul Fitzpatrick Nager, the film The Search for Freedom sets the tone for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016. This action-packed film, showing some of the brightest stars of our adrenaline-chasing age, overlaid with a beautiful narrative, results in a somewhat jarring juxtaposition that still manages to …

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Spring may have sprung, but there is plenty of snow in the mountains (at least in Colorado), and that means there is still time to try a new snow sport, such as dog skijoring. Dog what? Dog skijoring. It’s the combination of dog sledding and cross-country skiing that translates to “ski driving”, and is gaining …

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In a town where winter lasts close to six months and snowfalls are measured in feet rather than inches, the locals have become creative with their wintertime activities. Skiing and snowboarding are the first tier of snow-sports, but for those willing to look beyond their ski-passes, some truly quirky and wild activities can be found.

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Did you know that 75% of women would like to be more active, but aren’t, because of “worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough”? When UK government agency Sport England found that out, they launched a women’s fitness campaign called “This Girl Can.” Instead of impossibly-toned …

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Even though Davis made the front cover of the print magazine this week, the SI homepage has over 40 images and stories of male athletes featured, with only 4 images of women (one in a bikini, one reporter, one of Serena Williams, and one of Mo’ne towards the bottom of the page). 10x more male images, 20x more male athletes.

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Let’s get one thing out of the way right now: this isn’t a story about winning. Instead, like all athletic pursuits that I engage in, this is a story about me enduring long enough and hard enough to collapse across the finish line.

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