Backcountry 101

What even is it? Unlike resort skiing, the backcountry provides an opportunity to explore the snow without boundaries. No chairlifts, no groomers… you get to explore unmarked areas and carve untouched snow. Feeling ready to explore all that backcountry skiing has to offer, but not sure where to start? Here are some important points to get you into a backcountry mindset.  Get avalanche educated!  Your backcountry adventure starts before you get out there - with education!It is super important to understand the weather and avalanche forecast of the mountain. The wind, temperatures, and previous snowpack conditions will dictate your day in the backcountry. There are a variety of avalanche safety classes available, anywhere from a 1 day class, 3 day class, or even 10 day class! Totally up to you depending on your prior experience and...

Top 5 Winter Sports to Give a Go This Winter

Have you been constantly checking the weather forecast as the mountains continue to collect snow? So have we! These are our top five sports to give a go before winter turns to spring: Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding Also known as alpine skiing, downhill skiing is an activity ski resorts offer with groomed runs in marked and patrolled areas. There’s nothing like experiencing the beauty of snow capped mountains on your way up a chairlift, and the rush of flying down the mountain, just to get to the bottom and do it all over again! Downhill skiing gives you a great excuse to travel somewhere new and capture some fresh mountain air. There is always an adventure to be had whether you're a seasoned veteran or new to the sport.Check out the Top Colorado Ski Resorts here!Photo Credit: Visit Almaty (@visitalmaty) Cross-Country and Skate...

Top California Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts

California Ski Resorts
Top California Ski Resorts California is home to some of the best ski resorts in North America. With mild winters and countless resorts lined up and down the Sierra Nevada mountain range, you won't want to miss days spent on the slopes at these resorts. Below, Gearo has put together a list of the top ski resorts in California to help you decide where your next ski vacation will be. Top California Ski Resorts StatsSquaw Valley Alpine Meadows Olympic Valley, CA Skiable Terrain 3600 AcresHeavenly South Lake Tahoe, CA  Skiable Terrain 4800 AcresMammoth Mountain Mammoth Lakes, CA  Skiable Terrain  3500 AcresKirkwood Kirkwood, CA  Skiable Terrain  2300 AcresNorthstar Truckee, CA Skiable Terrain 3170 Acres1. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows - Top California Ski Resort Topping the list at number...

Best Places to Ski in Utah

Ski & Snowboard Rentals Utah
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...

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: 8Runs: 55 (22% beginner, 43% intermediate, 22% advanced, 13% expert runs)Season: Mid-November through April Closest City: FlagstaffMt. Lemmon Ski ValleyJust 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,...

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...