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Author: Blake

Blake I am from New England and grew up skiing places like Mohawk, Ski Windham, Shawnee Peak, Stratton and Mount Snow. Frequent ski trips to Colorado led to enrollment at the University of Colorado, Boulder where Vail Resorts has become my go-to for in bounds fun, particularly the steep terrain of Beaver Creek. I started with Powder7 in 2013, which has expanded my skiing experience and deepened my love for the outdoors.

2017 On Snow Review: 2017 Nordica Enforcer 93 Skis

  Last season Nordica amazed the industry with the resurrection of the Enforcer. It is currently¬†the highest rated ski in Ski Magazine’s history. You read that right. Highest. Rated. Ever. Developed from the same Energy 2 Titanium construction and All Mountain Enforcer profile, the Enforcer 93 is narrower (93mm) than the original Enforcer (100mm).   Continue reading…

Powder7 Summer: Top 3 Golden Area Mountain Bike Rides

While we are always talking, thinking and dreaming about skis and snow, summer in Golden Colorado offers many other outlets for our outdoor desires. Whether it is kayaking the nearby Clear Creek (AKA The Golden River), which runs directly into the Coors brewery and serves as their Rocky Mountain water source, cycling the many winding Continue reading…

On Snow Review: 2016 Moment Belafonte

  I love skiing. I also love Wes Anderson movies. Birdman over The Grand Budapest Hotel? What? Well even if the Oscar judges don’t agree with me, I know the good folks over at Moment skis share my enthusiasm. Part of their Big Mountain series which also included the discontinued Jaguar Shark, the Belafonte has Continue reading…

On Snow Review: 2015 Volkl Mantra Skis

Volkl has been at the top of their game for years with the Mantra. The Volkl Mantra has almost developed a cult following. Most skiers who own a pair of Mantras have likely purchased more than one. Although this years’ Mantra has been completely redesigned, traditionalists fear not. The Mantra comes back with just as Continue reading…

On Snow Review: 2016 Nordica Enforcer

Yes friends, you read that right. Nordica has brought back the Enforcer! Some changes have been made, but one thing for certain remains: The Enforcer is a hardcore ski designed by hardcore skiers. A true skiers’ ski. I for one, welcomed the return of its’ tried and true reliability and immediately noticed the tweaks which Continue reading…

Fischer Vacuum Fit Boots Are Here!!

Powder7.com is proud to introduce the lineup of Fischer Vacuum Fit ski boots along with all the custom fit equipment required for the full custom Vacuum Fit procedure. Utilizing proprietary VACU-PLAST material in the shell, these boots are warmed in an oven and vacuum fit to the individuals foot in a mere 30 minutes. So Continue reading…

Melting Snow? Not At These Resorts!

If you are like me, seeing the snow melt and expose the streaks of ugly brown dirt on the ski resorts is fairly depressing. What was once a powdery wonderland, is now a wet, muddy mess. Summer waxing your skis and turning down your release value on your bindings is not a happy activity. It’s Continue reading…