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Get Stoked to Ski Your Face Off with These 7 Ski Videos

Get Stoked to Ski Your Face Off with These 7 Ski Videos

A snowy slope makes us feel alive. We count down the days until the air turns cold, the powder starts to fall, and the mountains turn white.  If you love carving up snow as much as we do, you're going to love these high-intensity ski films. They're short and they pack a punch. These might not give you the same rush you get from barreling down a mountain, but they will inspire you to get out there and find your own slice of winter paradise.  These stellar ski films will get you pumped to hit the slopes this winter Here are 7 of our...

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A History of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon: Running in the Hottest Place on Earth

A History of the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon: Running in the Hottest Place on Earth

Death Valley National Park is a downright crazy place for a run. But if you're an ultramarathon athlete looking for a challenge like no other, the Badwater® 135 is just the right kind of crazy. Death Valley is home to the hottest recorded temperature on Earth, and hundreds of runners come here each year to traverse its sizzling roads.  Check out the awe-inspiring history of the Badwater® 135 ultramarathon in the video below, for a taste of what these athletes experience. They truly risk everything to conquer this course.  Luckily, you don't have to be a hardcore runner to experience Death Valley National Park. Fall is the...

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Get Sun, Feel Good: How to Harness the Shorter Days This Fall

Get Sun, Feel Good: How to Harness the Shorter Days This Fall

As summer winds down and the days get shorter, many of us cringe at the thought of less sunshine. We don't always realize it, but sunshine can have a serious effect on how we feel. Those warm rays increase serotonin in our brains, which helps us feel calm and focused.  Here are 5 ways to make sure you get your daily dose of sunshine all year.  1. Get out over your lunch break. Work a 9 to 5 job? Stay an extra hour in the evening, when it's already dark anyways, in exchange for a longer lunch break. An hour or two in...

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Protect Yourself: The Sun Doesn't Just Damage Your Skin

Protect Yourself: The Sun Doesn't Just Damage Your Skin

As outdoor enthusiasts soak up the end of summer, with beach days, hiking, camping, and more, it’s common knowledge to wear sunscreen to protect the skin from cancer-causing UV rays. But many people neglect to consider another threat of the sun: eye damage.  How the Sun Can Harm Your Eyes  Eye specialists agree, there are many degenerative eye conditions directly related to sun exposure, including macular degeneration, cataracts, and eyelid cancer. A very common and easily avoidable condition is photokeratitis, or snow blindness. This is caused by sunlight reflecting off of snow, water, or other bright expansive environments such as sand. Symptoms...

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Skiing the Southern Hemisphere: Chile is Snow Central Right Now

Skiing the Southern Hemisphere: Chile is Snow Central Right Now

While the northern hemisphere is steeped in the heat of summer, skiers are dreaming of colder temperatures, first snowfalls, and flying through pillows of fluffy white powder. We'll have to be patient in the United States for now, but the Southern Hemisphere is another story entirely. If you're willing to book a flight to find powder, Chile is a skier's dream from July to mid-September.  Check out this video of powder paradise in Portillo, Chile...     Skiers, It's Time to Check Out Chile  From the Andes mountain range to the iconic volcanoes that dot the region, there is something for...

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