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SIA On-Snow Demo: Our Favorite Gear and Trends for 2017/2018

Last week, Outdoor Prolink took our office outside to the slopes of Copper Mountain, host of SIA’s On-Snow Demo Day. We tested the newest gear, spoke with some of our brands, and gathered all the information right here to keep you informed on what to look for this and next seasons. Gear from Head to Toe We spent a little time with our brands present … Continue reading SIA On-Snow Demo: Our Favorite Gear and Trends for 2017/2018

Adventure Behavior: A Tool For Parenting & Beyond

Wil Rickards was born in North Wales and steeped in its rich maritime, mountain and river folklore. In response to the request to “get a real job” he became first a teacher then professor of adventure education and emigrated to where the sun shines for 300 days and snow falls for 100 (Colorado). During more than 25 years as an outdoor educator he worked Scottish … Continue reading Adventure Behavior: A Tool For Parenting & Beyond

A Climber Wedding on The Incredible Hulk

By Outdoor Prolink content creator and resident dirtbag Sara Aranda. Sara likes to climb, trail run, travel, test gear and write all about it. She currently lives in Yosemite.   Wedding season is in full swing and I was definitely a part of it this year. But I didn’t want the norm, or even the “unconventional” outdoor-themed wedding. My life and passion for climbing and the … Continue reading A Climber Wedding on The Incredible Hulk

Member Spotlight – Big City Mountaineers

Bix has worked with the Big City Mountaineers Overnight Program for 4 seasons and with schools and non-profits delivering and developing outdoor experiential education programming in Alaska, Colorado and Wisconsin. These experiences have taught him that the greatest personal growth comes from the challenges and joys of learning outside. Bix has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MA from University of Chicago. When not … Continue reading Member Spotlight – Big City Mountaineers

Featured May Promos

Every month on Outdoor Prolink, select brands offer additional discounts past the regular pro price on products they want you to wear, try out, and talk about with your clients and community. Below are some featured spring promos. See them all on our promos page. Astral Mary Jay Enjoy style and function on the river this spring and summer: “A girl’s best friend for fun … Continue reading Featured May Promos

2016 Yosemite Climbing Guide Book: An Interview with Erik Sloan

By Outdoor Prolink Editorial Intern Sara Aranda. Sara likes to climb, trail run, travel, adventure, test gear and write all about it. She currently lives in Yosemite.   This June, a new climbing guide book for Yosemite Valley is coming out and it’s filled with color photos, new topos, and even never-before published climbs. As a part of the AFU Studios creative team, I set up a … Continue reading 2016 Yosemite Climbing Guide Book: An Interview with Erik Sloan

Why Dirtbags ❤ Stickers

By Outdoor Prolink Editorial Intern Sara Aranda. Sara likes to climb, trail run, travel, adventure, test gear and write all about it. She currently lives in Yosemite.   The scene: Back at their car, climbers unpack their gear from a day at the crag with a ruckus of clanking metal and thumps from water bottles being tossed around. One of the climbers grabs a Nalgene, a scuffed … Continue reading Why Dirtbags ❤ Stickers

Our Gear Picks for a Spring Hut Trip

Outdoor Prolink Staff The resorts are closing in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean ski season is over. The fierce storms that have been hammering the Rockies and dropping feet of snow are just giving us more reason to seek out fresh lines (while being extra cautious of avy danger)! These are some pictures from a recent trip we took to the 10th Mountain Division Vance’s … Continue reading Our Gear Picks for a Spring Hut Trip

16 Ways You Know You Live in a Ski Town

Outdoor Prolink editorial intern Julia Ben-Asher is a Jersey/Pennsylvania native who semi-accidentally worked in Glacier National Park, Montana for the summer after college. She now lives in the adventureland of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she works at the daily newspaper’s copy desk at night and during the day likes to ski, snowshoe, hike, bike, play volleyball, hammock, draw nature, teach toddlers skiing, and nap. Her 5-year plan … Continue reading 16 Ways You Know You Live in a Ski Town

Outdoor Prolink’s Non-Profit Partners

Above image: Paradox Sports These four non-profits below are near and dear to our hearts at Outdoor Prolink. From helping communities in Nepal who were devastated by the earthquake (dZi Foundation) to keeping our trails cleaner at home (Leave No Trace), there’s something here everyone can get behind. Now we’ve made it possible for our pros to donate a dollar or two (or $10 if … Continue reading Outdoor Prolink’s Non-Profit Partners