Westward, Episode 3: Loveland Rat Pack

Westward Season 3: The Ratpack from Flylow Gear on Vimeo. If you’re lucky enough to run into the fast-paced trio of Eben Mond, Doug Evans, and Mark Morris at their home ski hill of Loveland, Colorado, good luck keeping up. They can rip laps at this underrated ski area, which overlooks Interstate 70 and tops […]

Westward, Episode 2: Keri Bascetta

Westward Episode 2 – The Photographer from Flylow Gear on Vimeo. In this episode of Westward, a Flylow video series produced by KGB Productions, we get to know Denver resident and Vermont transplant Keri Bascetta, who now works as the director of photography for Ski Magazine. Bascetta started as the assistant photo editor at Ski […]

How Gary Fondl Skied 550,582 vertical feet in a season

Meet Gary Fondl, a Frisco, Colorado, skier who set out last winter to log 500,000 vertical feet of human-powered backcountry skiing—that’s like climbing Everest 41 times. Here’s how he did it. How many days a year do you get out skiing? I live in Frisco at 9,100 feet in the mountains of Colorado, so I […]

RIP, General’s Down

We sometimes get letters sent to the Flylow warehouse in Denver that are just too good not to share. This is one of those moments. This well-loved, well-traveled, and yes, totally destroyed General’s Down Jacket—see photo—was recently returned to us with the note below. It’s from a snowboarder from Avon, Colorado, who took his jacket […]

Westward: Mike Waesche

Westward Season 3. . . King of the Underground from Flylow Gear on Vimeo. Mike Waesche started pressing skis in his garage when he was 22 years old. He had no plans for his hobby to ever become a full-fledged business. “It was never meant to be a business,” he says. “We call it an […]

No Better Place

As skiers, we live for powder days. We dream about those 21-inch mornings, we fervently refresh the weather forecast, and we endure electricity-crushing storms just to be there on the other side, when the sky miraculously dawns blue. On those glorious days when everything lines up perfectly, the whole thing feels unreal. But, let’s be […]

Backcountry Film Fest Coming Your Way

Backcountry Film Festival 2017/2018 National Tour from Winter Wildlands Alliance on Vimeo. The Winter Wildlands Alliance brings us the 13th annual tour of the Backcountry Film Festival, which will be visiting 120 venues across the country from November to March. Come watch a movie, meet a new friend, and drink a beer while you dream […]

The Best Tailgating Gear

As skiers, we know plenty about tailgating. Just look A-Basin’s “The Beach,” that iconic stretch of snow-covered ground that fills up with coolers, BBQs, shotskis, and guitar-stringing tele skiers every weekend afternoon. Or check out any ski area parking lot after the lifts stop turning—you’ll find Toyota trucks with the tailgate down and all-wheel-drive vans […]

Why We Don’t Actually Care About the Long-Term Weather Forecast

This is the time of year when everyone starts trying to predict the snow forecast for the approaching winter. Will it be a big, record-smashing, powder-day-after-powder-day type of winter? Or maybe it’ll be an average winter with just a standard amount of snow? Or maybe we’re doomed for one of those below-average, feels-like-June-in-January winters? To […]

Dawn Patrol

Nick Daniels’ had a New Year’s resolution this year: Make time for more epic adventures. For him, that means more dawn patrols, more climbing mountains in the dark and watching the sun rise from a snow-covered peak, surrounded by good friends. You can read Nick’s full account — and check out his portfolio of gorgeous photos […]