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A Ski for All Snowshoers

It was a world-record gathering of ‘Hoksters’ with 75 people arriving to learn about or to test 'Hoks,'  a product some call a sliding snowshoe, others a grippy ski. This short, wide ski has a permanent climbing skin covering half its length for grip going up and to control speed coming down.

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Gear of the Year - 2014 Edition

We all have items in our equipment arsenals that have earned our admiration. We've shared our thoughts on some of the best products we tested this year. Now it's your turns. Add to the conversation by sharing your thoughts on the best products you used this year.
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Like Us to Win Gear

Help us get 1,500 'Likes' and we'll help you get Exped equipment. WenatcheeOutdoors' Facebook is just 100 'likes' shy of this goal - and we see this as the perfect time for another gear drawing! We've got various pieces of outdoor equipment from Exped looking for a new owner.
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Best Outdoor Products

Recently we put out an email to about 50 locals who we know to be serious about their outdoor passion and whose opinions we value. We asked them to tell us about  products that they have used and tested extensively, that have become favorite products, and that they would recommend to others without hesitation. Here's what we found out...

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Ski Deals for the 2013-14 Season


Most ski areas around the region offer the best deals early in the season. How early? Here's what local penny pinchers will want to know about when to buy-in.
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Flashlights, Solar Energy & the PUD

A flashlight needing no batteries because it operates off its own solar cell and/or its own generator is worth snapping up. Here's how to get such a light and how to support a PUD program fostering sustainable energy to boot. It's a little bribe for supporting a good cause.

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Deals and Steals

With downhill skiing winding down for the winter (Mission's last day is April 7), it's time to ponder your strategy for keeping skiing affordable next season. The cheapest prices for a pass will be found by purchasing before June 1. Until then, seasons passes for the 2013-14 season at Mission will run $349 for adults, and will bump up another $75 after the cutoff.

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Treasure on the Loop: Gift Card Giveaway

Last week AmeriCorps volunteer Shelly Forster walked down to the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club boathouse, hoping for a quiet late afternoon paddle. Instead she found the devious Squilchuck Trolls and their fabled treasure trove. Although she was unworthy to claim the treasure, you can follow the clues posted here and on the Forum for your chance to find the hidden Sports Outlet gift card.
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Exped Bivybag Duo Giveaway: Winner Chosen

We threw all of the contestant names into the BivyBag's stuff sack, thus allowing Bivy to choose it's own future owner and master. Congratulations to our winner: kbknight. The contest may be over, but you can still read this gear review and see Exped's solution to getting caught in the cold.

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Sock Giveaway Winners, at Last

Remember when WenatcheeOutdoors had a sock giveaway contest and promised to announce the winners before Christmas… and then forgot to actually give the socks away? Just when you were beginning to worry that our “giveaway” was a hoax, we bring you the winners.