Winter is finally shaping up and in full swing. Peaks and valleys are coated in white, and stoked skiers are heading to resorts, sidecountry and even farther into the backcountry in search of their very own powder stashes. Yet, anyone planning on heading out to explore the backcountry (either for the first time or for their fifteenth season) should double-check their avalanche awareness and preparation.
The Flow State soundtrack has a wide range of artists and genres. Everything from Johnny Horton’s country-western twang to Pretty Light’s electric vibes–there’s something for all styles and tastes. If you’re looking for that extra adrenaline pump when charging down the hill, throw on Spector’s Just Hiss or MIA’s Born Free. When you’re on the chair and need something to get you in the zone, check out the hypnotic tunes of A Poor Man’s Memory by Explosions in the Sky or Circles and Squares by We Were Promised Jet Packs. To get you started, we’ve listed a few of our favorite tracks below.
Denver, Colo., Sept. 29, 2012—Snow has already arrived, snowmaking at several resorts is in full swing, and the countdown begins for the last, best outdoor sale of the year at the 21st annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo from Nov. 2-4, 2012 in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in Hall F. This gigantic sale is a magnet for shoppers on the prowl for skis, snowboards, boots, outdoor clothing, and essential accessories such as helmets, hats, goggles, and gloves. The reason: prices on last season’s inventory are marked down 40-75 percent.
Current skiers and snowboarders have numerous opportunities to earn rewards this winter for helping newcomers sign up for beginner lessons from professional instructors at local venues throughout the U.S. Those who qualify for the Bring a Friend Challenge can win trips to fabulous destination resorts as well as skis, snowboards and accessories.