e-martin's FaveThing http://www.favething.com/rss/e-martin en-us http://www.favething.com/images/logo.jpg www.favething.com http://www.favething.com Men's Silent Down Shirt Jacket http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-silent-down-shirt-jacket/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-silent-down-shirt-jacket/ I recently purchased the Men's Silent Down Shirt Jacket from Patagonia as the newest addition to my 2021 ski gear collection. I have been very pleased with the quality of Patagonia gear thus far and I hope this shirt jacket exceeds my expectations as well. I am very impressed by the snap-front shirt styling and the windproof, weather-resistant fabric. It is insulated with 700-fill-power recycled down. This jacket feels very soft and warm, which will be great on cold ski days when I'm blazing down the slopes. This shirt jacket is available in classic navy, black, forge grey, and nest brown. I personally prefer the classic navy colour, which is pictured up above. This shirt jacket has a regular fit and is quite comfortable. This will be great for skiing or snowboarding, or even a day out on the town during the chilly winter. If anyone else is interested in the Men's Silent Down Shirt Jacket, click on the images up above. 2021-01-05 21:24:31 https://www.patagonia.ca/product/mens-silent-down-shirt-jacket/27925.html?cgid=mens&dwvar_27925_color=CNY Men's Untracked Pants http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-untracked-pants/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-untracked-pants/ I recently purchased the Men's Untracked Pants from Patagonia as I was very impressed with my recent purchases of a hoodie and vest from Patagonia. I figured it wouldn't hurt to complete a Patagonia collection for gear ski gear heading into the 2021 ski season. I am very impressed that these ski pants have a soft 3-layerrecycled nylon GORE-TEX stretch fabric for great windproof and waterproof/breathable performance. The fully featured and refined silhouette and flannel backer will be great for extra warmth and comfort on the cold days that I will need it most. These snow pants are available in a classic navy colour and oxide red colour, but I personally preferred the classic navy, which is pictured up above. These pants have a regular fit and are very comfortable. These will be great for skiing or snowboarding. If anyone else is interested in the Men's Untracked Pants from Patagonia, click on the images up above. 2020-12-18 21:15:05 https://www.patagonia.ca/product/mens-untracked-ski-snowboard-pants/29903.html?cgid=sport-skiing-snowboarding-mens&dwvar_29903_color=CNY Men's Classic Retro-X Fleece Vest http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-classic-retro-x-fleece-vest/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-classic-retro-x-fleece-vest/ I recently purchased the Men's Classic Retro-X Fleece Vest from Patagonia as I was very impressed with my recent purchase from Patagonia. I really like this fleece vest as it is very versatile, made with recycled materials, and features a bonded windproof membrane that will keep my core warm in cold and windy conditions, the perfect addition to my ski gear collection. Available in a few different colors, this vest fits true to size and has a convenient set of pockets. I can see this vest being great for work, skiing or snowboarding, running, and other outdoor activities. If anyone else is interested in the Men's Classic Retro-X Fleece Vest from Patagonia, click on the images up above. 2020-12-14 21:18:31 https://www.patagonia.ca/product/mens-classic-retro-x-fleece-vest/23048.html?cgid=mens-fleece&dwvar_23048_color=BOB Men's Micro Puff Hoody Jacket http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-micro-puff-hoody-jacket/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-micro-puff-hoody-jacket/ I recently purchased the Men's Micro Puff Hoody Jacket from Patagonia as a part of their Holiday sale. I could not pass up this deal for a sweet piece of ski gear at such a great cost. The Men's Micro Puff Hoody Jacket is a ultra-lightweight and water-resistant jacket that features down-like warmth with synthetic insulation. Micro puff is an amazing layer of warmth that will keep me very cozy on the slopes. IT can be worn under a rain shell or a jacket or by itself. It fits true to size and is guaranteed durability and resistance to the elements. I like that this hoody can be stored in a back and it packs down to nothing and then fluffs right up when you pull it out. This jacket is available in several colors, such as black, fire, forge grey, Balkan blue, and mango. My fave is the mango color, which is pictured up above. If anyone else is interested in the Men's Micro Puff Hoody Jacket from Patagonia, click on the images up above. It is a perfect layering piece and a great standalone piece, an important component to any skier's arsenal. 2020-12-09 21:05:47 https://www.patagonia.ca/product/mens-micro-puff-hoody/84030.html?cgid=sport-skiing-snowboarding-mens&dwvar_84030_color=MAN Men's PowSlayer Jacket http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-powslayer-jacket/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/men-s-powslayer-jacket/ I've been gearing up for the ski season and what better way to do that than pick out a stylish new jacket to keep me warm when I hit the slopes. The Men's PowSlayer Jacket from Patagonia was a great choice. This ski jacket is available in a range of colors and sizes and has a regular fit. It is designed to be lightweight, packable and optimized for backcountry touring. I really appreciate the GORE-TEX Pro fabric that ensure it is durable, waterproof, breathable and has excellent windproof protection. I'm excited that I will be able to stay warm and dry in style down the ski slopes. I like that it's made of 100% recycled nylon face fabric as well. This will give the jacket a higher durability. If anyone else is interested in the Men's PowSlayer Jacket from Patagonia, click on the images up above. 2020-12-02 21:02:28 https://www.patagonia.ca/product/mens-powslayer-ski-snowboard-jacket/30305.html?cgid=sport-skiing-snowboarding-mens&dwvar_30305_color=FRE 2020 Volkl Mantra 102 Skis http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/2020-volkl-mantra-102-skis/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/2020-volkl-mantra-102-skis/ I recently purchased the 2020 Volkl Mantra 102 Skis from Volkl in anticipation for the winter and peak ski season. These freeride skis are optimized flotation, ultimate control, playful dynamics and versatility in any terrain. The Mantra 102 skis have a tip and tail rocker to allow for a true power freeride. I am very impressed by the titanal frame and the carbon tips that provide more damping and stability over the full length of the ski. The core is made of a multilayer woodcore and poplar/beech with a P-Tex 2100 base. What most intrigued me about these skis was the 3D radius that allows a sidecut geometry, which perfectly suits the rocker construction. Depending on my speed or angle, this means the effective edge becomes shorter or longer and the matching sidecut radius provides not just hold, but also exceptional maneuverability and comfortable smooth running. Thinking about how these technologies work feels so exhilarating! I cannot wait until my upcoming first ride of the season on these. If anyone is interested in checking out the 2020 Volkl Mantra 102 Skis from Volkl, click on the images up above. 2020-11-18 18:39:56 https://www.voelkl.com/en/products/skis/freeride/mantra-102/ Mont Sutton Print http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/mont-sutton-print/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/mont-sutton-print/ I purchased the Mont Sutton Print from Circle Square Diamond as the newest piece of art for my den after being thoroughly impressed with my last print purchase. This print features the Mont Sutton ski resort in the town of Sutton, Quebec, and gives information on its base and summit. I love skiing, and am a huge fan of ski-related art. I really appreciate that I was able to select my print type, either art print or canvas print, and its size ranging from 8'' x 10'' all the way up to a maximum of 24'' x 36'', costing a bit more for the size difference. The sleek design of this print and minimal look allows it to be a really eye-catching addition to my home. it does a great job of sprucing up an otherwise boring wall. If anyone else is interested in checking out the Mont Sutton Print from Circle Square Diamond, click on the images up above. 2020-09-10 20:02:07 https://www.circlesquarediamond.com/collections/north-american-prints/products/mont-sutton Mont-Sainte-Anne Print http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/mont-sainte-anne-print/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/mont-sainte-anne-print/ I recently purchased the Mont-Sainte-Anne Print from Circle Square Diamond as the newest piece of art for my den. This print features the Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resort in Quebec, and gives information on its north and south side base and summit. I love skiing, and am a huge fan of ski-related art. I really appreciate that I was able to select my print type, either art print or canvas print, and its size ranging from 8'' x 10'' all the way up to a maximum of 24'' x 36'', costing a bit more for the size difference. The sleek design of this print and minimal look allows it to be a really eye-catching addition to my home. it does a great job of sprucing up an otherwise boring wall. If anyone else is interested in checking out the Mont-Sainte-Anne Print from Circle Square Diamond, click on the images up above. 2020-09-01 20:30:32 https://www.circlesquarediamond.com/collections/north-american-prints/products/mont-sainte-anne Smith Men's Skyline Snow Goggles http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/smith-men-s-skyline-snow-goggles/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/smith-men-s-skyline-snow-goggles/ I recently purchased the Smith Men's Skyline Snow Goggles from Sun & Ski Sports for the winter season. I love that these ski goggles have a rimless design that really maximizes my field of view while providing excellent helmet integration. The spherical lens has such great peripheral vision and my favorite feature is how the lens is enhanced with Fog-X anti-fog coating to ensure fog-free vision. These ski goggles have a medium fit with responsive fit frame design. The ultra-wide, silicone back strap is very comfortable with the helmet compatibility. I personally love the black/platinum mirror color combination that is pictured up above, but these snow goggles come in several color variations. If anyone else is interested in the Smith Men's Skyline Snow Goggles from Sun & Ski Sports, click on the images up above! 2019-11-28 20:33:29 https://www.sunandski.com/p/00810064200002020/smith-men-s-skyline-snow-goggles Obermeyer Foundation Tall Men's Insulated Ski Jacket http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/obermeyer-foundation-tall-men-s-insulated-ski-jacket/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/obermeyer-foundation-tall-men-s-insulated-ski-jacket/ I was searching for some new ski gear for the season when I came across the Obermeyer Foundation Tall Men's Insulated Ski Jacket from Skis.com. This ski jacket is designed for all sorts of slope adventures - it's waterproof and breathable, providing complete weather protection and 100g of insulation in the body and 80g of insulation in the sleeves and hood to keep me warm the entire time. I really like that the Silicone Grip shoulder detail is perfect for when carrying a backpack and that the multiple multi-use pockets provide storage for slope necessities. The Tall fit is great for those that are seeking extra length as there are two extra inches of sleeve length and an extra inch in the back. If anyone else is interested in the Obermeyer Foundation Tall Men's Insulated Ski Jacket from Skis.com, click on the images up above! This is an excellent jacket, and I can't wait to get started on the slopes. 2019-10-16 20:09:01 https://www.skis.com/Obermeyer-Foundation-Tall-Mens-Insulated-Ski-Jacket/582536P,default,pd.html BoundarySeeker Gloves http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/boundaryseeker-gloves/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/boundaryseeker-gloves/ The BoundarySeeker Gloves from Mountain Steals are amazing ski gloves. They feature a waterproof membrane three times more breathable than the industry standard, a stimulus on the thumb, index and middle finger, and a suede nose wipe at the back of the thumb. I love how incredibly soft and warm the wool and fleece lining is. The glove shell is made of 100% goat leather and is perfect for skiing in the mountains. There is a range of sizes so I was able to order a pair big enough to have a close fit with my hands. If anyone else is interested in the BoundarySeeker Gloves from Mountain Steals. 2019-01-24 18:38:56 https://www.mountainsteals.com/product/mountain-hardwear-boundaryseeker-glove_10342804 Giro Men's Semi Snow Goggles http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/giro-men-s-semi-snow-goggles/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/giro-men-s-semi-snow-goggles/ I really like the Giro Men's Semi Snow Goggles from Sun & Ski Sports! They are a slightly more compact medium-fit frame for riders with slimmer faces. These ski goggles feature the retro look of an injection-molded cylindrical lens, and undercover tech with the expanded field of view of EXV Technology at a great value. These ski goggles are available in a full range of frame colors and lens tints, plus bonus lens options for riding through from high noon to after dark in the park. I personally prefer the Black Futara color scheme. I also really like the anti-fog coating and the triple-layer face foam with micro-fleece facing. If anyone else is interested in the Giro Men's Semi Snow Goggles from Sun & Ski Sports, click on the images up above. 2019-01-21 14:32:01 https://www.sunandski.com/p/0081056079220/giro-men-s-semi-snow-goggles Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boot http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/dynafit-hoji-pro-tour-ski-boot/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/dynafit-hoji-pro-tour-ski-boot/ The Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boots from Moosejaw are the newest addition to my fave ski gear. They are mid height, cushioned, closed toe ski boots that are made for mountain terrain. I think they are fantastic, light on the foot and built sturdy. I really feel that they give me the strongest level of downhill performance and the most efficient uphill performance. My favorite features are the ultra lock strap, master step, progressive forward flex, safety lock buckles, micro-regulation for precise adjustment, cramp-in system, hoji lock and speed nose that ensures additional efficiency, agility and maneuverability. These ski boots enable efficient climbing technique with superb comfort, flexibility, and maximum freedom of movement with a cuff rotation of 55 degrees. This enables a natural, energy-saving walking motion even on very steep terrain. Choosing the right ski boots for your terrain and bindings is very important! For me, I can't go wrong with these. If anyone else is interested in the Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boots from Moosejaw, click on the images up above. 2019-01-16 16:57:51 https://www.moosejaw.com/product/dynafit-hoji-pro-tour-ski-boot_10391947 Dare 2B Men’s Profuse II Ski Pants http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/dare-2b-men-s-profuse-ii-ski-pants/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/dare-2b-men-s-profuse-ii-ski-pants/ I've really been enjoying the Men's Profuse II Ski Pants from Dare 2B on the Regatta site. They are solidly built ARED VO2 20000 fabric ski pants mapped with Aep Kinematics technology. They are the gold standard in men's ski trousers! They are made from tough wearing Oxford Polyester with a small grid pattern. I love that they are highly waterproof and breathable, not to mention seam sealed. They are fully lined with high warmth, low-bulk fill. The four-way stretch and articulated knee design for aerobic mobility on the slopes. The detached bib system and adjustable waistband for a fine-tuned fit. Snow gaiters and reinforced hems keep these pants stronger for longer. Breathable, comfy, warm pants with great mobility is all you can ask for when skiing! If anyone else is interested in the Men's Profuse II Ski Pants from Dare 2B on the Regatta site, click on the images up above. 2018-11-19 14:10:27 https://en.regatta.com/product/dare-2b-mens-profuse-ii-ski-pants-black/ Arc'teryx Men's Chilkoot Insulated Ski Pant http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/arc-teryx-men-s-chilkoot-insulated-ski-pant/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/arc-teryx-men-s-chilkoot-insulated-ski-pant/ The Arc'teryx Men's Chilkoot Insulated Ski Pant are my favourite to wear when i'm on the slopes. They are a waterproof GORE-TEX ski and snowboard pant with synthetic insulation a streamlined design for the best performance on cold days. Regardless of the snowsport, it offers efficient protection, layering and movement. GORE-TEX allows it to be waterproof, windproof and breathable that offers a fully protective environmental shelter for your legs. The synthetic insulation allows for quick dry times, durability, and retains warmth when damp. Super helpful! I love how Arc'teryx designs smart, specific and performance driven ski gear. These ski pants have watertight zippers, an adjustable waist, outer thigh ventilation, 100D Cordura cuff guards, and fully taped seams. They very comfortable and sport an athletic fit! These ski pants are my favorite! If anyone else would like to check out the Arc'teryx Men's Chilkoot Insulated Ski Pant, click on the images up above. 2018-09-21 20:02:48 https://arcteryx.com/ca/en/shop/mens/chilkoot-pant Arc'teryx Men's Macai Jacket http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/arc-teryx-men-s-macai-jacket/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/arc-teryx-men-s-macai-jacket/ The Men's Macai Jacket by Arc'teryx is a luxurious, cold weather, ski and snowboard specific jacket that I love to wear. Although the price may be off-putting, it's worth the expensive price. The Macai Jacket is fully waterproof and windproof while remaining breathable thanks to the GORE-TEX fabric with both down and synthetic insulations in a regular fit. It is both highly comfortable, and the placement of insulation ensures prolonged jacket life. I really like that the materials retain warmth when wet, which includes areas like along the hem, hood and underarms; places prone to contact with moisture. There is a removable power skirt, mesh lined underarm vents and a mesh-backed front zip that prevents snow entry but allows heat to escape for those moments when working up a swear in deep snow. I feel that my favorite feature is the removable, insulated hood that fits over standard ski and snowboard helmets, because it is designed to rotate with head movements. If anyone else would like to check out the Men's Macai Jacket by Arc'teryx, click on the images up above. It's a great ski jacket! 2018-09-11 16:07:07 https://arcteryx.com/ca/en/shop/mens/macai-jacket Atom Electric B10X All-Terrain Longboard Skateboard http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/atom-electric-b10x-all-terrain-longboard-skateboard/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/atom-electric-b10x-all-terrain-longboard-skateboard/ The Atom Electric B10X All-Terrain Longboard Skateboard is an amazing board, strong in both bodywork and in the engine. This allows for enhanced sturdiness on all types of terrain, which I definitely appreciate. The best part about this skateboard is the 1000 watt motor which is ran by a strong lithium battery. It's strong and holds charge for quite a while. It's so powerful that you can even climb up hills the way you would rip down one on a skateboard, awesome! An even better feature is the amazing braking system that allows for instant braking, and recharges the battery while doing so. This electric skateboard has two speed modes, slow and fast mode, and an ergonomic remote control to control your board. I'd love to take an off-road adventure with the B10X All-Terrain Longboard Skateboard. Imagine: instead of having to carry a traditional longboard in your hands when you're on hilly terrain, your electric longboard will accelerate and add torque so you can conquer the hill effortlessly. That's beautiful uninterrupted skating. 2018-05-02 12:59:11 https://www.amazon.com/Atom-Longboards-Electric-Longboard-Skateboard/dp/B074DG9B9F Bamboo GTX Series 2 in 1 from Evolve Skateboards http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/bamboo-gtx-series-2-in-1-from-evolve-skateboards/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/bamboo-gtx-series-2-in-1-from-evolve-skateboards/ I've been on the fence for a while about getting a GTX Street or a GTX All Terrain skateboard, however, with the Bamboo GTX Series 2 in 1, I no longer have to choose! I can quickly switch between optimal setups for either all terrain or street skating within minutes. This is a definite must have for those who love a comfortable ride on any terrain surface. The Bamboo GTX Series 2 in 1 is a top tier electric bamboo skateboard that is capable of reaching speeds of 37-43 km/hr with a large lithium battery range of up to 30-50 km. The deck flex has been fine tuned, the grip-tape has been laser cut and the 3000 watt motor has been blinged out with a gold finish. My favourite feature of the Evolve Bamboo GTX is that it offers a range of riding modes, with the ability to adjust speed modes on the go to suit conditions. "Slow" mode is perfect for beginners, with easy control and a safe top speed. "Eco" mode gives unparalleled range and a relaxed ride. "Fast" mode will allow you to speed past traffic. And lastly, "GT" mode gives insane power with the acceleration ability to climb hills of up to 25% gradient. You can see every one of these choices reflected in real time with the Evolve GT Series Remote. This will show the speed, battery level, range and mode on a sweet LCD screen. This high performance electric skateboard is exactly what i'm looking for, and i'm stoked to give it a try. It has a sleek, luxury look to it in a traditional longboard style, yet stands out with unparalleled performance. 2018-04-05 12:54:33 https://www.evolveskateboards.com/products/bamboo-gtx-series-2-in-1?variant=39346860109 Lynsey Dyer - professional skier http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skier-girls/lynsey-dyer-professional-skier/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skier-girls/lynsey-dyer-professional-skier/ Lynsey Dyer was born March 13, 1983 and grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho. She is an American freestyle skier and big mountain skier. Off the slopes Dyer co-founded the non-profit SheJumps.org and founded the movie production and apparel company Unicorn Picnic. The focus of Unicore Picnic is to encourage girls and women to participate in the outdoors through mentorship. Lynsey was the first female to be on the cover of Freeskier Magazine. She also was the first women to open a Warren Miller film and created the first all-female ski film. Having won several freesking competitions she was awarded Skier of the Year by Powder Magazine. On Dyer's Facebook page she writes, "The best place in the world is where the snow and my friends are". 2016-11-13 01:08:22 Angel Collinson - Pro Freeskier http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skier-girls/angel-collinson-pro-freeskier/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skier-girls/angel-collinson-pro-freeskier/ Angel Collinson was born in the snow... almost literally. Angel grew up living at the Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. As an accomplished freeskier she competes on the Freeskiing World Tour. 2016-11-08 22:40:54 http://wickedskiing.tumblr.com/post/140802137593/that-feeling-skier-angel-collinson Powder days can't come fast enough http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-pics/powder-days-can-t-come-fast-enough/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-pics/powder-days-can-t-come-fast-enough/ The ski season is quickly approaching. Looking forward to days full of deep and fresh pow. 2014-09-08 01:09:46 http://vavisual.tumblr.com/post/90930234801/varelavisual-emotion-club-baqueira-beret Phat no handed jump [photo] http://www.favething.com/e-martin/mountain-biking/phat-no-handed-jump-photo/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/mountain-biking/phat-no-handed-jump-photo/ Cool mountain biking photo. Great shot of a no handed dirt jump on a Trek DH bike 2014-09-08 01:04:45 http://xphotz.com/post/56898290715 Brook Macdonald sailing through the mud in Champéry, Switzerland http://www.favething.com/e-martin/mountain-biking/brook-macdonald-sailing-through-the-mud-in-champery-switzerland/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/mountain-biking/brook-macdonald-sailing-through-the-mud-in-champery-switzerland/ photo of Brook Macdonald at the UCI MTB World Championship in Champéry, Switzerland. 2014-09-01 16:34:39 http://cadenced.tumblr.com/post/94903309605/brook-macdonald-in-flight J Crew men's jeans http://www.favething.com/e-martin/pants/j-crew-men-s-jeans/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/pants/j-crew-men-s-jeans/ J Crew faded men's jeans. 2014-08-13 15:39:24 http://factory.jcrew.com/mens-clothing/pants/denim/PRDOVR~31670/31670.jsp?color_name=vintage-worn Marbel Electric Skateboard http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/marbel-electric-skateboard/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/marbel-electric-skateboard/ The Marbel Electric Skateboard weighs under 10 lbs and offers a range of up to 10 miles and a top speed of 20 mph. This electric skateboard it's built entirely from carbon fiber and kevlar, save for the nose, tail, and wheels, which are all crafted from Urethane rubber. You can also pair the board to your phone and completely customize your ride. 2014-05-30 13:43:04 http://ridemarbel.com/ Fernie Alpine Resport, British Columbia, Canada http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skiing-bucket-list/fernie-alpine-resport-british-columbia-canada/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skiing-bucket-list/fernie-alpine-resport-british-columbia-canada/ The town of Fernie is a historic mining hamlet tucked into the far southeastern corner of British Columbia. This gem somehow still flies below the radar of most ski vacationers - which isn’t a bad thing The wide-open alpine bowls of Fernie Alpine Resport with its knife ridges and and daredevil chutes are rarely crowded. Even better is that fresh tracks can still be found in afternoons on powder days. This is a Canadian skiing sweet spot - with more consistent powder than Whistler to the west and warmer temperatures than Banff to the north. The town of Fernie, BC is small and funky with a charming downtown that hasn't lost its connection to the past. Fernie is the kind of ski town where old skis are turned into fences and benches. Fernie Alpine Resort located 4.5 miles outside town and is perched overlooking the Elk River Valley. The ski resort clings to the sculpted faces of the Lizard Range. Fernie's five distinct bowls - Siberia Bowl, Timber Bowl, Currie Bowl, Lizard Bowl, and Cedar Bowl - will keep advanced skiers and snowboarders stoked on adrenaline all day long. I'm lucky enough to have checked this off my must ski bucket list - and I'm sure I'll go back. 2013-02-24 19:14:05 http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/473/cache/fernie-resort-british-columbia_47304_600x450.jpg Photo of Miles Davis Performing at Shelly's http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/photo-of-miles-davis-performing-at-shelly-s/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/photo-of-miles-davis-performing-at-shelly-s/ This iconic photo shot by Bettman was taken on March 30, 1968. Miles Davis the amazing trumpet player captured playing at Shelly's Manne Hole nightclub. This would be an fantastic photograph to hang on a wall of a study, rec room, or man cave. 2013-02-21 04:41:43 http://soniceditions.com/image/miles-davis-performing-in-nightclub Handmade Print of Shelby Cobra by Manual Designs http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/handmade-print-of-shelby-cobra-by-manual-designs/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/handmade-print-of-shelby-cobra-by-manual-designs/ This handmade print from Manual Designs features a minimalist line art representation the Shelby Cobra. These 10" x 16" handmade prints are signed and numbered by the artist. These car prints are a perfect way to class up your garage or man cave. If the Shelby Cobra isn't your fave that you can even get a custom print of any car, in any color combination you'd like. 2013-02-19 04:38:41 http://manualdesigns.bigcartel.com/product/shelby-cobra Whistler Blackcomb mountain print http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/whistler-blackcomb-mountain-print/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/art-for-guys/whistler-blackcomb-mountain-print/ The strength of semi-abstract print is the simplicity of the design that represents the trail layout of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. 2013-02-19 04:28:41 http://www.liftsandbounds.com/products/whistler-blackcomb-mountain-print Swimming with a Great White Shark http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-do-this/swimming-with-a-great-white-shark/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-do-this/swimming-with-a-great-white-shark/ When I saw this photo of this diver swimming freely with a large great white my desire was rekindled. The question I have for myself is, do I have the balls to swim along side a shark or am I going to cage dive. 2013-02-17 04:49:33 http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/418287_1979260337948_1075512080_n.jpg See the biker through the forest http://www.favething.com/e-martin/mountain-biking/see-the-biker-through-the-forest/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/mountain-biking/see-the-biker-through-the-forest/ The Empire needed this guy on the moon of Endor. What an awesome mountain biking photo. 2013-01-30 04:50:23 http://image.redbull.com/rbx00124/0001/1/900/402/top-50-images/2010/illumination/IL10_013791_000508-1.jpg Jumping the chasm http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-pics/jumping-the-chasm/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-pics/jumping-the-chasm/ Eric Berger photographed skier Dan Treadway jumping a couloir in the mountains of Whistler, BC, Canada. This photograph is a Red Bull Illume finalist. 2013-01-29 04:28:17 http://image.redbull.com/rbx00124/0001/1/400/402/top-50-images/2010/new-creativity/CR10_018940_004231.jpg Scuba Diving with Airplanes Wrecks http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-do-this/scuba-diving-with-airplanes-wrecks/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-do-this/scuba-diving-with-airplanes-wrecks/ What an awesome photo. This going scuba diving at dive sites with airplane wrecks is definitely on my bucket list. 2012-11-19 23:05:35 http://aviatrixbettinix.tumblr.com/post/27053568539#notes Sea kayaking with killer whales http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-do-this/sea-kayaking-with-killer-whales/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-do-this/sea-kayaking-with-killer-whales/ I will do this. I will sea kayak with a pod of killer whales. Darn right I will. 2012-11-16 01:57:34 http://theberry.com/2012/11/10/best-photos-of-the-week-52-photos-5/botw-49-42/ Kayak Victoria Falls, Zambia, Africa http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-travel-there/kayak-victoria-falls-zambia-africa/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/i-will-travel-there/kayak-victoria-falls-zambia-africa/ Two South African and one U.S. whitewater paddlers crossed the crocodile- and hippo-infested waters above the falls to scout the rapids below which these subsequently kayaked. Victoria Falls is a mile-wide, 350-foot-high waterfall between the African nations of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world. 2012-07-20 21:03:29 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2148041/Daredevil-kayakers-paddle-precipice-Victoria-Falls--just-better-look.html Land Rover / Bowler EXR S http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/land-rover-bowler-exr-s/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/land-rover-bowler-exr-s/ Bowler and Land Rover have developed a road-going rally version of their Range Rover Sport-based SUV. Building on the brand's strong heritage, the EXR S is the road-going companion to the Bowler EXR, the monster off-road race vehicle designed for such grueling days-long events as the Dakar Rally. The Bowler EXR S has generated huge interest because of long desire over the past years for a street-legal version of their competition cars. The EXR S shares the EXR's hydroformed base chassis (with the engine moved 300mm rearward) and various switchgear, light clusters and grilles, all from the Range Rover Sport. The EXR S also shares the same strong and lightweight composite body panels with its competition-bred stablemate the Bowler Nemesis EXR. The new street-legal EXR S features the Range Rover Sport's sexier supercharged 5.0-liter V8 coupled with a six-speed ZF automatic. Rated at 550 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque, the EXR S rockets to 60 in 4.2 seconds and has top speed governed to 155 mph. The EXR S boasts the six-speed ZF automatic transmission and E-diff from the Range Rover Sport 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged. 2012-06-29 16:05:42 http://www.autojournal.cz/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2011_Bowler_Nemesis_EXR_002.jpg Street Surfer Electric Skateboard by FiiK Skateboards http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/street-surfer-electric-skateboard-by-fiik-skateboards/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/skateboards/street-surfer-electric-skateboard-by-fiik-skateboards/ No need to push with a FiiK skateboard. Just control the electric power-train with the throttle on a simple wireless hand controller. A magnetic motor powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, ABS brakes, oversized trucks, and a variety of wheels and decks gives you a ride that allows you coast over 20 mph without the need to touch your foot to the ground. 2012-06-09 00:53:25 http://fiikskateboards.com/fiik-electric-skateboards/street-surfer-electric-skateboard.html MINI John Cooper Works Countryman http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/mini-john-cooper-works-countryman/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/mini-john-cooper-works-countryman/ Although not yet selling a WRC version of their Countryman, MINI is getting closer to offering a car I'd buy in 2013 with their rally inspired John Cooper Works Countryman. 2012-03-30 20:42:10 http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/suvs/1202_2013_mini_countryman_john_cooper_works_first_look/large_photo_06.html The HemLoft http://www.favething.com/e-martin/hideaways/the-hemloft/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/hideaways/the-hemloft/ The HamLoft is a secret tree house built on crown land in Whistler, Canada. 2012-04-23 18:32:39 http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/04/weekend-cabin-the-hemloft-whistler-b-c/ Powaqqatsi in the South Gully of The Chief http://www.favething.com/e-martin/climbing-routes/powaqqatsi-in-the-south-gully-of-the-chief/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/climbing-routes/powaqqatsi-in-the-south-gully-of-the-chief/ 5.10d. Trad climb. 7 pitches. Mixed protection. 600 feet in length 2012-04-23 01:46:44 http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos/Topo/Powaqqatsi_92631.html Mammut Ride Removable Airbag System (R.A.S.) 30L Avalanche Backpack http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/mammut-ride-removable-airbag-system-r-a-s-30l-avalanche-backpack/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/mammut-ride-removable-airbag-system-r-a-s-30l-avalanche-backpack/ The avalanche airbag significantly reduces the risk of being buried in an avalanche, considerably improving chances of survival. Mammut's Removable Airbag System (R.A.S.) can be transferred between different R.A.S. compatible backpacks. 2012-04-22 20:39:52 http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Snowsports/BackcountrySafety/PRD~5025-962/mammut-ride-airbag-r.a.s.-30l-avalanche-backpack.jsp Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/cosworth-impreza-sti-cs400/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/cosworth-impreza-sti-cs400/ When the WRX STI is not hardcore enough for you the Cosworth Cosworth Impreza STI CS400 should give you what you're looking for. Only available in UK. Only 75 limited units will be made. 395 horsepower. 398 of torque. 3.7 seconds to 100km/h. 2012-04-02 15:15:07 http://www.fastmotoring.com/index.php/tag/subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-cosworth/ Black Diamond Covert with AvaLung http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/black-diamond-covert-with-avalung/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/ski-gear/black-diamond-covert-with-avalung/ The AvaLung is a nice feature with the bag. I'm considering a few other less expensive bags that if I go with I'd have to purchase the AvaLung system separately. 2012-03-30 21:00:58 http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Snowsports/PacksBagsAccessories/PRD~5019-818/black-diamond-covert-wavalung-unisex.jsp Mini - John Cooper Works WRC http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/mini-john-cooper-works-wrc/ http://www.favething.com/e-martin/rally-cars/mini-john-cooper-works-wrc/ The one reservation I've had about Mini was that they didn't offer a truly rally inspired car. Now they do. And I must say... the Mini John Cooper Works WRC car is definitely inspired. 2012-03-30 20:32:34 http://www.4wheelsnews.com/gallery/2011-geneva-motor-show-mini-john-cooper-works-s2000-makes-us-drool/23892/