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A Baker’s Dozen of the Best 2018 Skis

Let’s be honest: most of us here at Powder7 are in it for the gear. We like gear–buying gear, testing gear, talking about gear–and we won’t apologize for that. That’s why we’re always pumped when chilly November air arrives and it’s finally time for our first on-snow ski demo of the season, hosted by Loveland Continue reading…

Opening Day Report: Breckenridge

The coveted Opening Day: some live for it while others try their hardest to avoid it. Whichever way you lean, something about that first spin of the chair holds a certain mystique. It also brings the people. So after I saw photos of the lift lines at Arapahoe Basin’s opener in October, I was a bit Continue reading…

A Guide to Summer in the Collegiate Peaks

If you are a Colorado local, chances are that you have heard of the quaint adventure town of Buena Vista. Its iconic peaks, and raging white water are only the start of what this town has to offer. There are also steamy hot springs and plenty of places to sip your favorite beverage around town. So, Continue reading…

The Father’s Day Gear Guide

Father’s Day only comes around once a year, make sure you get Dad the right gear for this special day. Whether he needs a complete gear overhaul, or just a little something extra to make the good days a little better, we got you covered. This years gear guide has everything from classics, skis from Continue reading…

Mother’s Day Gear Guide

Mother’s Day is here, which means it’s the perfect time to recognize the moms who battled traffic and snow drifts to get you (and all your gear) up to the mountain every weekend. The moms who steered you, leash in hand, down your first green circle runs. The moms who sparked your love for playing Continue reading…

Pond Skimming 101

With the season nearing its end, the pond skimming season is upon us. This is a great way to end the season on a historic high nailing that skim with the crowd roaring behind you, or end it abruptly with painful black flop only to collect your soaked skis in shame. Whichever road you end Continue reading…

Renewable Energy in Our Backyard: A Visit to NREL

Most people know Golden, Colorado as a bonafide hub for outdoor recreation. A lesser-known claim to fame for our beloved hometown? Golden also hosts the nation’s leading renewable energy research facility, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, or NREL. When NREL CFO, Owen Barwell, invited the Powder7 crew for a tour in late March, we hopped on the Continue reading…

Inside Scoop – Icelantic Skis Factory Tour

  Even when you work in the ski industry, it is not every day that you step back and think about how each ski arrives at stores every fall. How does it go from a designer’s head to a certified shred stick? While some boards are pushed through factories overseas, there are still companies out there doing it Continue reading…

2016 Line Mordecai Review

Line skis comes through with another fantastic lineup in the Pollard series – their big mountain freeride lineup. Designed by legendary skier Eric Pollard, the idea behind this set of three skis is to float in powder, send big airs, and have fun all over the mountain. The lineup consists of the Magnum Opus, Mordecai, Continue reading…

2016 Line Magnum Opus Review

Line skis comes through with another fantastic lineup in the Pollard series – their big mountain freeride lineup. Designed by legendary skier Eric Pollard, the idea behind this set of three skis is to float in powder, send big airs, and have fun all over the mountain. The lineup consists of the Magnum Opus, Mordecai, Continue reading…