Winter Snow Essentials for Women
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is here to stay (at least for the next few months) and while it may seem grim, it also means getting back to all your favorite cold weather activities. For many who are drawn to the mountains, skiing and...
Kenu Highline iPhone Case
Whether you're dangling off a glacier, ice axe in hand; knee-deep in a river while fishing; riding the chairlift; chances are you'll want to snap a few photos. You'll also want to keep your phone from plummeting into an abyss, a body of water or...
Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi
The desire to see the world, step outside one's own boundaries and see how others live is human nature. Davis Smith, founder and CEO of socially conscious outdoor company Cotopaxi, spent much of his childhood outside his native US in developing countries...
Bamboo Ski and Hiking Poles from Soul Poles
On a constant quest to make the ski industry more sustainable, Park City, Utah-based Soul Poles is aiming to reduce cost for consumers and increase its market presence. The brand's SoulLite campaign—currently funding on Kickstarter—is focused on...
Off Piste: Afterglow
Staying true to a clear creative vision while making films that capture the attention of an audience outside the snow sports world, the team at Sweetgrass Productions has garnered respect with viewers and industry professionals the world over. Helmed...
Sundance Resort, Utah
Just a short drive through the mountains from Park City lies the namesake of the international film festival that descends upon the mountain town each year: Sundance. While the name alone may evoke the parties and exclusive screenings, the actual...
Missoula Pants by Causwell
There's nothing quite like hitting the mountain in state-of-the-art Gore-Tex technical outerwear, but when it comes to rough and tumble durability, these moisture-wicking wonders often fall short. The Missoula Pants from Salt Lake City-based Causwell...
Getting older isn't all "silver fox" gray hairs and acquiring sage wisdom; running up the years has a few downsides. Staying healthy enough year-in, year-out to do the sports we love—from charging backcountry powder in the mountains to simply taking...
Smith Optics Archive Collection
In 1965 Robert Smith—an orthodontist by day and hardcore skier whenever he could get out of the office—changed the goggle game forever when he invented the first double-paned, foam-insulated lens. His new lens protected the inner layer from cold...
Heli-Skiing BC Canada
Hopping into a helicopter with a few of your closest friends and family with your skis and snowboards in tow is the ultimate in winter sports. Make the dream a reality this winter in beautiful British Columbia, where the snow is deep and the runs are...
Whether a backcountry powder junkie or terrain park enthusiast, a set of cutting-edge skis is a must for surviving the long cold winter. Ramp uses a revolutionary patent-pending process that allows for endless innovation and greater control of the...
Off Piste: Valhalla
A story above all else, "Valhalla" tells of one man's search for freedom—in life and on two planks. Unconventional in their approach to ski and snowboard filmmaking, Sweetgrass Productions created the feature-length film with a deeply philosophical...
In 2010 Recon released the world's first Heads-Up-Display-enabled snow sport goggles, capable of displaying real-time statistics like speed, altitude, time and temperature on a full-color micro LCD screen. Now, three years later, the innovative company...
While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each...
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Zai
Our friends at Bentley Motors recently invited us to Disentis, Switzerland to take a behind-the-scenes look at the factory for Zai, a premier producer of high-end skis. Manufactured on a back street in the picturesque alpine village, the skis represent...
These bamboo ski poles are 25% stronger than traditional poles and are handmade in Park City, Utah. Perfect for the eco-conscious soul wanting to show their vibrant side.
Freehands Soft Shell Ski Gloves
New for the 2012 winter season, Freehands introduces a waterproof soft shell glove for hitting the slopes. The fully insulated ski and snowboard glove is made of movement-friendly material with a suede thumb, grippy palm and fold back finger tips...
Thomas Vollbrecht knows gear. The self-professed "fun hog" lives in Park City, Utah, where a community of avid outdoorsmen creates a demand for functional equipment. Vollbrecht first thought of SmartCrossBars—the flagship product from his...
As enthusiasm for compact personal POV cameras like GoPro and Contour continues to grow, iPhone accessory innovator Mophie recently released their solution to the dedicated camera system, OutRide. The mountable case and app turns your iPhone into...
Powderhorn Gunpowder Jacket
Powderhorn has been making premium outerwear for extreme adventurers since the 1960s in Jackson Hole. The tough, performance-focused brand consistently produces stylish and functional garb for the mountains, and their latest innovation, the Gunpowder...
Even as our hemisphere finally begins to thaw, we at Cool Hunting think that everyone who's suffered countless blizzards, waist-high slush and bone-chilling cold deserves a break. For sun-worshippers, powder junkies or anyone in between, we put together...
A Week at Whistler: Resort Highlights
Recently spending a week at Whistler Blackcomb (my annual snowboarding destination), I stuck to some of my favorite gear and places but also used the trip as an opportunity to try some new things. This first story, in a series of three, focuses on...
In a former gas station, now powered entirely by wind and sun, Pete Wagner and his team create custom skis one pair at a time. Located just outside Telluride, CO, Wagner has been quietly carving out a name for themselves among enthusiasts and professionals...
For backcountry trailblazers, Recon Instruments' new Transcend goggles introduce advanced technology for carving your own path while providing essential protection from sun and snow. The GPS-enabled goggles "require minimal interaction" yet boast...