winter

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 […]

180s Lush Collection

April 3, 2017

Oooo, the 180s Lush Collection will have you wishing for continued cold weather! The scarves, headbands, ear warmers, gaiters, and gloves are all made of the softest, lushest plush fleece around. Envelop yourself in warmth and comfort even with that cold wind blowing or with temperatures dropping. Staying true to their goal of providing functional performance […]

Volt Resistance Women’s Thermal Half Zip

February 22, 2017

Comfy and warm! The Women’s Thermal Half Zip from our friends at Volt Resistance will have you wishing for cold weather. It may look like a stylish, outdoorsy top, but hidden in the back of the neck and the upper back are ultra-thin panels that take advantage of the patented Zero Layer heating technology that […]

FLUX ZEROs

February 22, 2017

Smart design! The folks at HY Athletic have some amazing gloves that TrailblazerGirls will love. Their FLUX ZEROs are Climate Control Gloves – specially designed gloves that allow you to regulate your hand temperature! Yippee, no more sweaty hands! The gloves are teeny-tiny, but they have quite a bit of stretch to their compression fit so when […]

Ladies Microfleece Base Layer Top and Bottom

February 6, 2017

Remember our friends from Heat Holders? Of course you do because they have the best socks to keep your feet toasty warm this winter. Well, they also have a Microfleece Base Layer Top and Bottom that are just as fantastic. Specially developed fabric is the key with a very low pile fleece that is designed to […]

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

February 3, 2017

Coming February 3, 2017. Get outside! The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend is a biannual event that encourages “Mainers” and those visiting Maine to try something new and enjoy the many outdoor activities offered throughout The Pine Tree State. Events include daytime and moonlight snowshoeing tours, cross-country skiing, snowman building, winter carnivals, guided hikes, bird watching, […]

Snowshoe Routes: Washington

February 2, 2017

Get out and explore! For those of us here in the Pacific Northwest or planning to visit, we have found an excellent resource to help you do this. The most current edition (3rd Edition) of Snowshoe Routes: Washington is loaded with invaluable information to assist you in making the most of the winter weather in the […]