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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Jeff

Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently highlighted Eddy Van Der Kloot, and now we are focusing in on Jeff Ashton, a free skier from the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Jeff is a former competitor of the IFSA junior big mountain circuit. He now spends his winters filming and shooting photos in the beauty of his home resort. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Jeff's life: How long have you been skiing? 19 years. How did you get started skiing? My uncle put me on skis at 3 years old and I...

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Gloves vs. Mittens: Which are better?

I switch between gloves and mittens depending on mountain conditions.One offers extra warmth while the other opens up a world of dexterity.Currently, as I write this in deep winter, my heart lies with mittens. Although, they had to come off to type this up! I might consider changing to gloves when things warm up in the spring.Funnily enough, skiers and snowboarders have strong views on the ski glove vs. mitten argument, many declaring themselves one way or the other.So which one are you? What are the pros and cons of gloves and mittens?Let’s explore the differences and find out which might suits you best. Ski Mittens: Pros and Cons Now, I have my own opinion on mittens, but I decided...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Eddy

Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently highlighted Yura Kostiukevych, and next up is Eddy Van Der Kloot, a ski mountaineer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Eddy is the chief cartographer for Backcountry Ski Maps and spends most of his time in the mountains exploring new zones and searching for first descents in Southwestern BC. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Eddy's life: How long have you been skiing/riding? I've been skiing since I could walk. My dad was (and still is) an avid skier, who wanted to pass on the love as early...

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The Gear You Need for a New Year

Hey, Jon here! I’m a guide, geographer, author and Ski-Mountaineer from Vail, Colorado. You will often find me outdoors hiking, climbing, skiing or even ice skating, which is why I’ve decided to compile some of my must-haves. They will come in handy this winter — trust me. You will likely need more than just new equipment to make your resolutions reality, but a few new things may push you toward your goals and keep you warm all winter long. Besides, what better way to use those gift cards you got for the holidays? Whether you’re new to skiing or have been doing it for decades, make it your mission to seek out new skills in 2020. Here are three of...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Yura

Living his BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently highlighted Morgan Dinsdale, and next up is Yura Kostiukevych, a free ride snowboarder from Seattle, Washington. Yura has been skiing since he was just 2 years old and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon! Formerly a member of the under-16 Ukrainian national racing team, Yura was constantly looking for something new and became a free ride snowboarder instead. Want to know more? Read on and get a peek into Yura's life: How long have you been skiing/riding? Skiing since the age of 2, riding for the last 16 years. How did you get...

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