Best Places to Ski in Utah

Utah is a skier’s paradise. Acres of amazing ski resorts and backcountry trails are located a mere 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. Whether you are looking for some nice groomers or pristine powder, there is something for every skier in Utah. These are our picks for the best places to ski in Utah.    The Staples  Park City Mountain Resort  Park City is the ultimate ski town. The resort itself has more than 7,300 skiable acres, 3,226 vertical feet, and over 330 trails. In 2002, Park City hosted sections of the Winter Olympic Games. Over 100 groomed trails and great mountain amenities make the mountain a luxurious and family friendly destination.  Alta/Snowbird These two resorts, located in Little Cottonwood Canyon are powder paradises. Of Alta's 119 runs, over half of them are rated as advanced. Skiers come from all over the world...

Best Places to Ski in Arizona

Skiing In Arizona
It may come as a surprise that a state which reaches well above 100 degrees fahrenheit in the summer has amazing skiing in the winter. There are many great skiing destinations in Arizona to get your powder fix. Here are our picks for the best places to ski in Arizona. Arizona Snowbowl Not only are there scenic chairlift rides that face the San Francisco Peaks, but there are 55 runs of every level to keep you coming back for more. The new high-speed six-person lift also gives ample opportunity to explore the entire mountain. Close to Phoenix, the Snowbowl has a taste of winter while not leaving the heart of the desert. Ski Lifts: 8 Runs: 55 (22% beginner, 43% intermediate, 22% advanced, 13% expert runs) Season: Mid-November through April Closest City: Flagstaff Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Just outside Tucson, Mt. Lemmon is the...

Where to Backcountry Ski in the US

Backcountry skiing is one of the best ways to enjoy nature and get some amazing untouched powder. Earning your turns in pure wilderness is an experience like no other. Once you get the right gear and training, you need to find the right location. Gearo has you covered with our picks for where to backcountry ski in the US.    Colorado This state is known worldwide as a primer ski destination. Hitting the slopes of one of the 32 Colorado ski resorts guarantees a mellow day in the snow. For those looking to earn their turns and escape the crowds, Colorado has some of the best backcountry skiing as well.    Indian Peak Wilderness For backcountry skiing near Boulder, head to the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Indian Peaks Wilderness is an amazing escape from the traffic of I-70 and just 90 minutes from Denver. Within this wilderness,...

Skis & Snowboards – Rent Vs. Buy

Ski Rentals
Let’s be real – ski and snowboard gear is expensive. It’s big, bulky and can be a huge hassle to store. But without it, you wouldn’t be able to do a vast majority of the winter outdoor activities you love. That's why renting outdoor gear is a great alternative to purchasing it. Check out these reasons to rent gear! Cost: Once you've brought home the bacon, it can be tempting to run out and snag that shiny equipment you've been eyeing. But here's the bottom line: buying winter outdoor gear is not cheap. Renting winter gear, however, significantly lowers the upfront cost. Plus, it's a great way to try out high-quality gear without breaking the bank. For instance, a new backcountry setup can cost upwards of $1300 but renting one starts around $50. Additionally, keeping your gear in its best condition can come at a high cost. Outdoor...

Bikes 101

There is nothing quite like the freedom of a bicycle. From long road rides, to gravel adventures, to adrenaline pumping mountain bike rips, it is so easy to have fun on two wheels. The hard part is figuring out where to start. Between the bike itself, the gear, and trails, there is a lot to consider. Gearo is here to help you get started on your next biking adventure with our Bikes 101.    Step 1: What type of biking are you interested in?    The three main types of biking are road biking, mountain biking, and cyclocross/gravel. Road Biking: This type of biking can be summed up as longer endurance rides on paved roads. Road bikes have the distinct curled handlebars, light frames, and skinny tires with slick treads. Many people find this type of cycling as a form of low impact cardio. It’s widely considered that three miles...

Best Lake Tahoe Adventures

The Lake Tahoe area is full of so many amazing opportunities for adventure, so many that it can be hard to find where to start. We are here to help you plan your next trip with our picks for the best Lake Tahoe adventures. Whether it’s biking, hiking, or paddling, there is something for everyone in this cool summer destination.   Biking  The Lake Tahoe area is known for it’s amazing selection of biking trails. There are trails for all skill levels. Northstar Bike Park is a lift accessed single track park with a multitude of trails, even those specifically for e-bikes. The resort itself even offers lessons for those looking to up their game. For a longer trail, the Flume Trail is a great option. It is a 14 mile out and back trail with awesome sections of singletrack and some great climbing. If you are looking for a great introduction...

Best Beaches Near Honolulu

The warm, sandy beaches of Honolulu provide the perfect setting for a day in the sun. From swimming, surfing, to sun bathing, there are so many ways to enjoy the warm water and tropical weather. Here are our picks for the best beaches near Honolulu!  Waikiki Beach (Closest) There are few beaches near Honolulu as iconic as Waikiki Beach. This beach is world famous due to its location near the heart of Honolulu. Most Oahu resorts and hotels are near this beach, making it popular with many tourists. It is also an extremely popular surfing and SUP spot among locals and tourists alike. This beach can get busy, especially on the weekends, but that is a small price to pay for its sheer accessibility!    Ewa Beach Park (Close) Located about a 30 minute drive from Honolulu, Ewa Beach Park is a popular local beach known for swimming,...

Three Ways to Explore Lake Tahoe

Looking to see what Tahoe has to offer? There are so many ways to explore Lake Tahoe, both on land and water. Here are three ways to get out and about around Big Blue.    Explore by Bike Bikes are big in Tahoe. There are a ton of great mountain biking trails for those seeking a more adrenaline-filled adventure. The mountain trails are a great way to check out the amazing natural scenery. The Flume Trail has amazing views of Lake Tahoe from above for mountain bikers. For those looking for a more relaxing cruise, the South Lake Tahoe Bike Path is ten miles of paved trail. The path goes along the lake as well as through some great downtown locations.    Explore by Foot There are a multitude of amazing hikes around the Lake Tahoe area. Check out the Skyline Trail at Heavenly Resort for great views of Lake Tahoe and Carson Valley....

Camping in Colorado State Parks

There is nothing quite like sleeping under the stars. Colorado is one of the best spots in the country for camping, and many of these camping spots are near Denver. No matter if you are looking for an intense backcountry getaway or a relaxing weekend at the campground, there is a place for every type of camper. Although there are a couple Colorado camping restrictions, we are here to help you find the perfect destination for camping in Colorado State Parks.   Boyd Lake State Park Less than an hour and a half north of Denver, Boyd Lake State Park is the perfect location for a weekend camping trip. The lake itself has over 1,700 square miles of water to explore via all types of watercrafts. Their 148 campsites at Cottonwood Campground are first class. With completely paved pull-through spots that can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet...

Best Hiking Near San Diego

San Diego has so much to offer from beach cliffs to scenic canyons, all within a short distance of downtown. Hiking the trails around San Diego is a great way to explore the natural wonders that the terrain has to offer. Below are our picks for the best hiking near San Diego.    Mission Trails Regional Park  This park, located a mere 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. Within its staggering 8,000 acres of protected land, there are over 60 miles of hiking trails to explore. For the more ambitious hiker, the park is offering a Five Peak Challenge. Those who summit Cowles Mountain, Pyles Peak, Kwaay Paay, South Fortuna, and North Fortuna with photographic proof, will receive a special edition pin.    Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve Around 20 minutes North of Downtown in the city...