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Multi Sport Mental Toughness

Jun. 12th 2017

Joe Grant running in the Chasm Lake Drainage below Long's Peak. Photo By: Fred Marmsater.

Initially, when I had planned to write this post, I thought that I would be discussing how to make a smooth transition from a winter of skiing to getting back to summer running. After a little more thought, it turns out that this transition has given me a greater insight into how multi sport mental toughness is the key to staying strong, both mentally and physically, while training and competing in more than one sport.

Joe Grant running in the Chasm Lake Drainage below Long's Peak.
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Try Telemark Skiing with 22 Designs and SCARPA

Feb. 2nd 2017

For the rest of the winter 2017 22 Designs, in partnership with SCARPA, will be crisscrossing the country with a fleet of new NTN telemark bindings and skis and SCARPA boots to spread the stoke of telemark skiing. It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new way to slide on snow at a ski hill near you.

Weston Deutschlander drops a knee in the Unita Mountains. Photo: Adam Clark

Weston Deutschlander drops a knee in the Unita Mountains. Photo: Adam Clark

Weston Deutschlander drops a knee in the Unita Mountains. Photo: Adam Clark
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Westward Ep. 2: Adam Clark

Oct. 27th 2016
Adam Clark, Pro Photographer

Adam Clark, Pro Photographer

Flip open a ski magazine, any ski magazine, from the last 10 years, and you’re likely to find a photo shot by Salt Lake City-based photographer Adam Clark. He’s traveled the globe with some of the world’s top athletes and shot dozens of iconic frames in the process. But Clark may never have gotten the chance to be a photographer if not for a couple of Florida dentists that gave him a camera back in high school. Since then, the road hasn’t been easy, but Adam hasn’t taken a moment of it for granted. Watch all of episode 2 of Westward below.

Adam Clark, Pro Photographer
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The New SCARPA F1: Light, Fast, Powerful

Oct. 25th 2016
The new SCARPA F1 in it's element. Photo: Louis Arevalo

The new SCARPA F1 in it’s element. Photo: Louis Arevalo

The new SCARPA F1 in it's element. Photo: Louis Arevalo
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The Best Ski Boots of 2017

Oct. 19th 2016

A quick flip through any of the major American ski publications this fall and you’re likely to find a SCARPA ski boot featured front and center. Yet again, gear testers from around the country fell in love with our boots from the new featherweight, yet surprisingly stout SCARPA F1, to freeride and backcountry category benchmarks like the SCARPA Freedom RS 130 and SCARPA Gea RS. SCARPA continues to push the boundaries of ski-touring product and the industry continues to respond with plenty of love. Need a little extra insight into your next boot purchase? Here’s what the magazine testers had to say.

The most award-winning boots of 2017.
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Lifecycle of a Powderwhore: Westward Episode 1

Oct. 12th 2016
Scenes from Westward Episode 1.

Scenes from Westward Episode 1.

What started with a camcorder and a couple friends making hippy turns on freeheel gear in the Wasatch backcountry evolved into a 10-year run of the much loved ski film company for the every man, Powderwhore Productions. In episode 1 of Westward, Jonah Howell, one of the founders of Powderwhores, explores the roots and rebelliousness of the Whores, the dedication it takes to make a ski film each season, and the eventual end of the “company,” if you can even call it that. The Powderwhores may be gone, but they are not forgotten. Their celebration of the fun of skiing, especially when exploring the backcountry, can still be felt. Season 2 of Westward is proudly supported by Flylow Gear, Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Rocky Mountain Underground, and SCARPA. Watch the full video below. Then check out Jonah’s latest project Gear Gospel, an in-depth resource for all your backcountry gear.

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Explore Outside Your Comfort Zone

Oct. 3rd 2016
Lynsey Dyer learns mountaineering skills in Joffe Provincial Park, BC, from guide Julia Niles.

Lynsey Dyer learns mountaineering skills in Joffe Provincial Park, BC, from guide Julia Niles.

Lynsey Dyer learns mountaineering skills in Joffe Provincial Park, BC, from guide Julia Niles.
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Westward Season 2 Is Here

Sep. 28th 2016
Sunset over the Wasatch. photo: Adam Clark

Sunset over the Wasatch.
photo: Adam Clark

Westward, a web series supported by SCARPA, Flylow, Rocky Mountain Underground, and Oskar Blues Brewery, returns for another season of exploration into the lives and choices of some of skiing’s most interesting characters, Andrew Mclean, Jonah Howell, Adam Clark, and Louise Sanseau. Each has a unique story to tell about the passion and sacrifice needed to make a life in the mountains. Each will inspire you to fight for what you love and to not take a single day for granted, especially if that day involves deep snow, steep mountains, and good friends. Episodes drop all fall. Stay tuned for more.

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Beans and Rice Freeride: Ep. 1 “Too Deep, Too Steep”

Dec. 7th 2015

SCARPA athlete Jake Sakson and his buddy Morgan Boyles are back at it with their own brand of deep and quirky telemark action. Relocating to Central Colorado opens the crew up to the ski mountaineering potential of the Colorado Rockies and has them seriously considering the true place of Freeheel skiing.

Beans and Rice: Episode One “To Deep, Too Steep” from BeansandRiceFreeride on Vimeo.

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Nov. 25th 2015

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