Known as The Farmer, Dave Van Dame, has been skiing the Alta Ski Area for 48 years. His simple approach to everything from his commute to the mountain to "farming" a field of snow mashes up minimalism, sustainability, moving meditation, and art in the most inspiring way.
TUNE IN, TAKE IT IN
Take a break today at 2:30 p.m. PDT to tune into the live reveal of the Spring Obsidian Collection! Be sure to like the Cairn Facebook page so you'll be alerted when the good times and good gear go live.
Uniquely magical outdoor experiences can be made even more powerful when they're shared with people who hold shared identities. In this short film, Jalen Bazile and Rachel Olzer share a bikepacking adventure and, in the process, are able to experience and express how finding BIPOC outdoor enthusiasts to explore the places and activities they love makes them feel more connected.
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
According to mountain biking expert Lee McCormack (a.k.a. Lee Likes Bikes), your mountain bike is probably too big for you. He's come up with an easy system for finding your perfect fit.
QUICK & DIRTY
Plan some kid-free adventures. Apply for the Trail Sisters Childcare Grant.
Looking ahead: Ikon Pass is now available for the 2022 season.
Bend, Oregon resident and friend-of-Cairn, Lucas Alberg, just released a beautiful bedtime book: Goodnight Great Outdoors.
Enter for a chance to win a Cairn Obsidian, Skyroam wifi hotspot, and the funds to fuel your next adventure.
"I don't usually use drink mixes with calories in for hiking - I prefer water or electrolyte drinks (if it's really hot). However, for nordic skiing where I need a bit more energy and stopping to eat something doesn't feel as convenient, this is a great option."
- Cairn Subscriber review of Skratch Labs Sports Hydration Mix
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