Ski/Snowboard

Shoulder Season

How to Manage Transitioning from Season to Season

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Ski/Snowboard

Staying Close to Home

For us “outdoorsy” folk… staying close to home is often associated with a cringe-mentality. Close to home implies being close to comfort, which sometimes is overlooked or scoffed at. Yet, when we take a closer look at our environmental impact associated with getting to and from epic locations for an overnight or backcountry mission, we’re at odds.

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Ski/Snowboard

Silver Linings in the Operating Room

Not everyday will be an easy one. Whether you post on Instagram that you’re doing physical therapy in the gym and a smile on your face or not, that doesn’t prove to yourself that you’re making growth in recovery.

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Ski/Snowboard

Last Skier Standing: Finding Your True Limit Through Type II Fun

On Friday, February 10th at 10:00am, 138 skiers and splitboarders, including myself and Norrøna Ambassador, Hilary McCloy, toed the line at Black Mountain of Maine to participate in the 2023 Last Skier Standing. “Hardcore” barely covers the madness of the event, which is hosted by Ski the Whites, a backcountry ski shop in Jackson, New Hampshire and owned by Norrøna Ambassador Andrew Drummond.

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Hiking/Trekking

What it really means to be a Norrøna ambassador

These days, the word “influencer” is often used to describe the product-pushing masters dominating social networking platforms. That’s why we here who work within Norrøna bristle at the idea of our ambassadors being confused for influencers. Sure, they represent our brand and are the creators of some truly inspirational content. Yet one of the primary responsibilities of a Norrøna ambassador isn’t as well known…

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Ski/Snowboard

How to become more environmentally friendly as a skier?

My name is Gjermund Nordskar. I’m a proud Norrøna ambassador, and will now try to give you my best advice on how to become more environmentally friendly as a skier. Be warned, it’s NOT easy…

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Ski/Snowboard

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Women in Ski Touring

“It’s nice to be out with other women, I usually just tour with my boyfriend/husband/partner/male friends.” I’ve made and heard this statement too many times. Co-leading a Women’s Ski Touring Program this winter has started to help me discover how to get more women out touring.

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Ski/Snowboard

My Relationship With Nature

As my life has evolved, so has my relationship to nature. I’ve been living in different places and I’ve been in different phases of my life, but nature’s always been there in one way or another. I’m Oscar Frick, and my life’s been a journey taking me from the deep forests of southern Sweden, through the big city life before coming out the other side having figured out that among the mountains is where I belong.

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Ski/Snowboard

Skiing Through the Polar Night

It’s the 28th of November. In Tromsø, it’s the first day of the polar night – yesterday was the last day the sun managed to drag itself above the horizon. For a few more days it’ll still be possible to get direct sunlight by topping out some of the higher peaks in the area at noon. After that, there’s nothing left but light through scattered clouds, the moon and the atmosphere itself. This gives some challenges to the avid skier – but also some unique rewards, and some things about skiing when the darkness sets in might not be what you think.

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Ski/Snowboard

First morning light to the last alpine glow

Balancing a work/life balance is something I have always strived for and enjoy the challenge of making happen. Pulling off doing multiple sports while also getting work done makes for a busy and fulfilling day. Here is a little look into a multi-sport day in Crested Butte, Colorado during the winter time.

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Ski/Snowboard

Shoulder Season

How to Manage Transitioning from Season to Season

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Staying Close to Home

For us “outdoorsy” folk… staying close to home is often associated with a cringe-mentality. Close to home implies being close to comfort, which sometimes is overlooked or scoffed at. Yet, when we take a closer look at our environmental impact associated with getting to and from epic locations for an overnight or backcountry mission, we’re at odds.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Silver Linings in the Operating Room

Not everyday will be an easy one. Whether you post on Instagram that you’re doing physical therapy in the gym and a smile on your face or not, that doesn’t prove to yourself that you’re making growth in recovery.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Last Skier Standing: Finding Your True Limit Through Type II Fun

On Friday, February 10th at 10:00am, 138 skiers and splitboarders, including myself and Norrøna Ambassador, Hilary McCloy, toed the line at Black Mountain of Maine to participate in the 2023 Last Skier Standing. “Hardcore” barely covers the madness of the event, which is hosted by Ski the Whites, a backcountry ski shop in Jackson, New Hampshire and owned by Norrøna Ambassador Andrew Drummond.

Keep reading →
Hiking/Trekking

What it really means to be a Norrøna ambassador

These days, the word “influencer” is often used to describe the product-pushing masters dominating social networking platforms. That’s why we here who work within Norrøna bristle at the idea of our ambassadors being confused for influencers. Sure, they represent our brand and are the creators of some truly inspirational content. Yet one of the primary responsibilities of a Norrøna ambassador isn’t as well known…

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

How to become more environmentally friendly as a skier?

My name is Gjermund Nordskar. I’m a proud Norrøna ambassador, and will now try to give you my best advice on how to become more environmentally friendly as a skier. Be warned, it’s NOT easy…

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Women in Ski Touring

“It’s nice to be out with other women, I usually just tour with my boyfriend/husband/partner/male friends.” I’ve made and heard this statement too many times. Co-leading a Women’s Ski Touring Program this winter has started to help me discover how to get more women out touring.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

My Relationship With Nature

As my life has evolved, so has my relationship to nature. I’ve been living in different places and I’ve been in different phases of my life, but nature’s always been there in one way or another. I’m Oscar Frick, and my life’s been a journey taking me from the deep forests of southern Sweden, through the big city life before coming out the other side having figured out that among the mountains is where I belong.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

Skiing Through the Polar Night

It’s the 28th of November. In Tromsø, it’s the first day of the polar night – yesterday was the last day the sun managed to drag itself above the horizon. For a few more days it’ll still be possible to get direct sunlight by topping out some of the higher peaks in the area at noon. After that, there’s nothing left but light through scattered clouds, the moon and the atmosphere itself. This gives some challenges to the avid skier – but also some unique rewards, and some things about skiing when the darkness sets in might not be what you think.

Keep reading →
Ski/Snowboard

First morning light to the last alpine glow

Balancing a work/life balance is something I have always strived for and enjoy the challenge of making happen. Pulling off doing multiple sports while also getting work done makes for a busy and fulfilling day. Here is a little look into a multi-sport day in Crested Butte, Colorado during the winter time.

Keep reading →