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Climate change is a major threat to our planet and to the future of snowboarding. In an effort to promote awareness of the issue, Vans has partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW), an organization dedicated to helping reverse the global warming crisis threatening winter sports, on a special snowboard boot project for the 2009-10 snow season.


Partnering with POW, Vans re-constructed it’s top of the line …  Details


Wearing a helmet while skiing or snowboarding can reduce the risk of a head injury by 60 per cent. But not all helmets are created equal, says the Canadian Standards Association, which is introducing certification testing under a new standard.

The CSA developed a new standard for alpine skiing and snowboarding helmets last June and will begin providing testing for certification of the protective head gear next month, said John Walter, vice-president of standards for the non-profit organization.

“This is the first such standard in…  Details


In a tough economy local shoppers not only get a good deal, they also get the pleasure of knowing their money will literally be pumped right back into the Vail Valley.

The Thrifty Shoppe, with a location in Eagle and Edwards, sells everything from couches and televisions to clothing and ski gear, and right now the nonprofit is slashing prices to make room for new spring items.

All of the money spent in both stores, minus a few administrative costs, is given …  Details