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What Inspired You?

What Inspired You?

By Old School   |   May 7, 2012 May 7, 2012

We recently received this email from Ross Curwen, a reader from, as he says, "rainy old England." Just a letter saying thanks to The Cleanest Line community from rainy old England. About a year ago I injured my shoulder. This meant I had to cut right back on two things… Read More

Skiing Patagonia, Saving Patagonia – Chile needs energy, but is damming its wildest rivers a price worth paying?

Skiing Patagonia, Saving Patagonia – Chile needs energy, but is damming its wildest rivers a price worth paying?

By Ember Photo   |   May 26, 2011 May 26, 2011

It was ten years ago when we first pedaled over an obscure pass alongside South America's second largest lake and caught our first glimpse of Chilean Patagonia's wild and wonderful Rio Baker (Baker River) watershed. Never before had we encountered such a vast and ecologically diverse corner of the… Read More

On the Road with Solitaire, Episode 4 – Low Tide

On the Road with Solitaire, Episode 4 – Low Tide

By Nick Waggoner   |   May 24, 2011 May 24, 2011

“When you land in a freeride mecca and things are neither free, nor rideable, what’s a guy to do? It was time to make lemons into lemonade.” The fourth in a series of posts from Nick Waggoner and the crew at Sweetgrass Productions. They’re currently hard at work… Read More

Product Testing – New R1 & R2 at the top of Colorado

Product Testing – New R1 & R2 at the top of Colorado

By Old School   |   Dec 13, 2010 December 13, 2010

We test our gear on a variety of levels. Our Athletes & Ambassadors are responsible for putting the latest designs and fabrics through the paces before we'll add a new product to our lineup. But just because something reaches our shelves doesn't mean testing is over. Once a… Read More

Picture Story: Prayer for Thanksgiving Snow

Picture Story: Prayer for Thanksgiving Snow

Nov 24, 2010 November 24, 2010

The snow has finally come to the Sierra Nevada, giving those of us who moved here to be close to the mountains all the more reason to be thankful. If you're able to make skiing part of your Thanksgiving holiday… Read More

Skiing Alpha’s Ivory Shoulder

Skiing Alpha’s Ivory Shoulder

Nov 18, 2010 November 18, 2010

Days of big powder, multiple laps, burning legs (and full-on treeside safety meetings) will soon be here. 'Til those show up, we're trying to tide ourselves over with a few quick hits here an there to keep the spark lit. Patagonia skiing ambassador JD Hare is kindly helping… Read More

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