Displaying “Accessories”

By accessories, I mean anything we sell that’s not a ski. It’s not a great word, because it covers everything from helmets and goggles to jackets, pants, and ski poles. Today I started a long, difficult march toward...

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Homepage redesign – The Process

I covered Day One a couple weeks ago, and here’s the rest of the process. As of yesterday afternoon, the new homepage is live! Day Two Jordan and I hit the cafe for a research and brainstorming session. When we’re...

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Home Page Redesign – Day One

It’s summertime at the ski shop – so you know what that means. …or do you? It’s not all rainbows, butterflies, and surf trips. For me it’s time to dig my heels in and improve our website and...

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Onboard the ferry to Santa Cruz Island.

SoCal with a Local in 42 Hours

I first started scheming a trip to visit Abbey a few months ago, imagining relaxing in the sand and surf of So. Cal, margarita in hand. That mental image popped like a cartoon thought bubble two days before my trip when Abbey...

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Podcastin’

I was recently with a group of people who had no clue about podcasts. It was like I had been teleported back to 1999. One of them was even convinced he needed an iPod to listen to one! hahahaha …I mean, really, I can hardly...

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A Night in Flat Tops Wilderness

We’d been planning a weekend camping trip with our friends, Matt and Sarah, for about a month. We knew it would be a little hectic with our trip to Vashon the week before, but since M&S are about to have a kiddo, time...

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Vashon: a Berry Lovers Paradise

We’re on Vashon and odds are as you’re reading this we’re eating berries. If, at any point, you’re walking along any road on this island and you stick out your hand, you’ll soon be clutching a...

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Behold: the car train!

The only way out is through

We somewhat carefully planned our travel route so that we wouldn’t spend more than 3.5 hours in the car on any given day. The Zermatt to St. Moritz leg was slated to be our longest, coming in around 4 hours. We figured we...

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Zooming through Zermatt

Apparently I’m a sucker for remote places that are difficult to get to. I’ve always wanted to go to Zermatt and see the Matterhorn, but when I found out that it’s only accessible by train my desire was kicked up...

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Chamonix: tres bien

I’m trying to be better about writing posts about our travels and where we stayed and what we did and what we ate and all of that. And by¬†“trying” I mean thinking I should do that and then not doing it. Until...

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