winter

Aurora Sky Station

February 21, 2019

See the light(s)! Ideal conditions for viewing the Northern Lights include dark skies and polar latitudes, so the Aurora Sky Station is the place to be. Especially from November through March, chances of viewing this amazing natural phenomenon are high. Located on Mount Nuolja, in Northern Sweden, you take a chair-lift ride through Abisko National Park, […]

Mad River Rocket Killer B

February 15, 2019

It’s snow time! The Mad River Rocket Killer B is a new kind of sled…a sled with a seat belt! To be more accurate, it’s more like a “thigh belt” since the strap fits over your thighs as you are kneeling on foam cushions in the Rocket. Leaning to either side helps with the steering, while […]

Brynje Ladies Arctic Longs

February 11, 2019

Worn during the first successful ascent to Mount Everest in 1953. Yes, Brynje (pronounced “Brin-ya”) of Norway has been designing clothing for extreme conditions and polar expeditions for some time, so you know their clothing will keep you warm!  But you don’t need to travel to the North Pole to know that their Ladies Arctic […]

Sno-Go

February 8, 2019

Is it a bike? Are they skis? Yes and yes…it’s both, with Sno-Go! Sno-Go is similar to a bike, but instead of wheels, there are 3 skis. The 2 back skis always remain parallel while the front, single ski is connected to the handlebars, and you use it to help you carve and turn as […]

SnowCastle

February 4, 2019

Don your tiara to feel like a princess and bundle up for a night at the SnowCastle! Located in the town of Kemi on the cold Finnish waters of Bothnian Bay, the castle has been reconstructed every January for over 20 years using seawater-converting snow machines. This massive structure is usually between 13,000 and 20,000 square meters […]

Yukon Magic Carpet

February 1, 2019

Eat your heart out Aladdin! The Yukon Magic Carpet will have you flying down those snow covered hills, singing A Whole New World! Constructed out of foam and a thick waterproof, tarp-like material, you’ll have a fun ride on the slopes. One or two people can ride it comfortably, holding on tight with the cut-out […]

Snowfeet

January 18, 2019

A new way to have fun on the snow! Snowfeet are a hybrid between super short skis and skates. Lightweight and compact, they are designed out of fiberglass reinforced material with metal edges, a heel brake and adjustable bindings. No special boots are needed – just use your snowboard boots or any waterproof winter boots. […]

The Better Ice Scraper

January 7, 2019

Ice and frost on your windshield? No problem, as long as you have The Better Ice Scraper! This aptly named tool is a time saver when you are rushing out the door in the morning and stopped in your tracks because you windshield is frosted over. The novel design has one side with teeth to […]

Sturgeon Spectacular

January 7, 2019

Coming February 5-10, 2019. Sailing on ice?! Yes, that one of the events that you can participate in (or cheer on) at the 4th annual Sturgeon Spectacular. This multi-day fun-fest includes the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships where you’ll see competitions with sleds with windsurfing rigs, kites with skis and kites with snowboards, as well […]

Top Outdoor Events of 2018

December 17, 2018

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2018 reviews in the Outdoor Events category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… the Windjammer Angelique Yoga and Wellness Cruise, a multi-masted sailing adventure off the coast […]

Sled Legs

November 9, 2018

The snow sled that you wear! What?! Yes, strap on Sled Legs, and you’re set to enjoy sailing down those snow covered hills! They look a little like the pads that ice hockey goalies wear to protect themselves. They are designed with a rigid outer shell with an interior out of the same foam used […]

Sled Dogs SnowSkates

November 2, 2018

Skates? Mini skis? No, they’re SnowSkates from the folks at Sled Dogs! A bit of a cross between ice skates and skis, SnowSkates hail from Norway and are a comfortable, lightweight boot with an integrated base/ski with steel edges. Working best on groomed slopes, they are likened to inline skating on snow. No poles, no […]

Epic Pass

November 2, 2018

Time to start thinking about winter activities like hitting those soon-to-be snow covered mountains! If you plan on going skiing or snowboarding for at least 5 days at a resort like Vail, for example, then you must consider getting the Epic Pass. You get unlimited, unrestricted access to 19 mountain resorts plus additional access to […]

EZ Ice

February 16, 2018

An ice skating rink in your own backyard! EZ Ice is a cool (pun intended!) kit that allows you to create your own ice rink anywhere in areas where the temperature is freezing outside. The kit consists of durable, 5 foot long panels that snap together, a bracket and strap system that holds those panels […]

Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics

February 9, 2018

Do you have Olympic fever? It’s the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, in the Republic of Korea. PyeongChang is due east of Seoul in the Gangwon Province and is a popular vacation spot for South Koreans. A few of the events (curling, biathlon, luge, ski jumping, and alpine skiing) have started already, and the extravagant […]

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

January 25, 2018

Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Then you are going to love Lapland Hotels SnowVillage because this year’s theme is all about GoT! Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland, and in the city of Lainiotie, about 20 million kilos of snow and 350 000 kilos of crystal clear natural ice have been […]

Points Unknown: Women’s Winter Adventure 2018 DOG MUSHING!

January 24, 2018

Coming February 8, 2018. You had us at sled dogs! Join Points Unknown for their Women’s Winter Adventure, a long weekend in the northern Minnesota wilderness. A small group of lucky women will receive detailed, individual, hands-on instruction on how to mush their own team of sled dogs. Navigation and wilderness survival skills will also […]

Sierra Mountain Center’s Women’s Backcountry Hut Vacation

January 23, 2018

Coming March 17, 2018. Fresh snow-covered mountains in the heart of California’s Sierra National Forest. The Sierra Mountain Center is offering a Women’s Backcountry Hut Vacation for a small group of adventurous ladies. This is your chance to enjoy the great outdoors on snowshoes or cross country skis. Lodging will be in a 14×20 feet, plasticized fabric […]

WinterBike Fatbike Festival

January 19, 2018

Coming March 3, 2018. Cycling in the winter? Yes, as long as you have a fatbike!  Head to Kingdom Trails in Vermont for the 7th annual WinterBike Fatbike Festival. Kingdom Trails is an all-season location with 25 miles of groomed trails for biking, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing in the winter and about 100 miles of […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2017: Celebrating the Cold Weather!

January 4, 2018

Burrrr…with incredibly cold weather hitting much of the nation, the team at TrailblazerGirl got together and came up with their top 3 picks from the 2017 reviews for ways to enjoy and celebrate this cold weather. First off, be prepared with the Volt Resistance Women’s Thermal Half Zip. This stylish top has a soft and […]

Top Snow Gear of 2017

December 11, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Snow category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please… Grass Sticks, the eco-friendly ski poles. Rounding out the top-3 were the mittens with a surprise inside […]

Mountain Collective

November 15, 2017

It’s even better this year! Save up those vacation days because the Mountain Collective pass is even better than in previous years. The pass pays for itself after about 4 days since you get 2 free days of skiing or riding at 16 destinations around the world. You’ll have a tough time choosing where to go first: […]

Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen

November 9, 2017

Coming January 13, 2018. Revel in the winter activities! The Women’s Winter Escape at Great Glen is a weekend filled with cross country skiing, skating, snowshoeing, tubing, skate skiing, and yoga. Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center is the site of this fun event which is located in Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire and offers year-round fun […]

Crescent Moon Eva All Foam Snowshoe

November 3, 2017

A completely novel snowshoe! Just released this season, the Crescent Moon Eva All Foam Snowshoe is the first of its kind. It is described as a big athletic flip flop for the snow. The top of the foam deck is soft and provides some cushion and insulation to absorb the impact of packed snow and other […]