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MAZDZER WINS HISTORIC OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – In a 15 minute period that displayed the best of Olympic racing, Chris Mazdzer brought USA Luge its long-awaited men’s Olympic medal Sunday night when he scored the silver at the Alpensia Sliding Centre.
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Cold Weather Layers for Fall and Winter, Midweight and Expedition Wool Base Layers

A Simple Clothing System

The System

The main point of my clothing system is to have a few key clothing items that can be used for a variety of environmental and route conditions.  Being able to mix and match these key clothing items will allow you to be able to carry only what items you need for the location you’ll be hiking in.

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USA a Close Fourth in Oberhof Relay

Just 0.007 of a second separates USA Luge from the team relay podium in Oberhof, In 4 races this weekend, Germans set 3 track records

 

OBERHOF, Germany – Last spring when the World Cup schedule was released, Germany got what it wanted – one of the final three races of the season in Oberhof. The last three events determine seeding for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and Germany’s domination here even exceeds what it does elsewhere.

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Message from the President

The ski season is in full swing through most of the country and I hope that you are able to get out and enjoy some great turns.  Our schedule is packed with events over the next few months and I hope that you will be able to come join us as a participant, volunteer or spectator.
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Mortensen / Terdiman 7th in Calgary doubles to lead US effort

Last call: race offs for US Olympic spots loom on home ice in Lake Placid
CALGARY, Alberta – The World Cup tour came to North America this week, with the USA Luge doubles team of Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman opening the race weekend Friday in Calgary with a seventh place performance.

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West Mountain, NY – 2 Sprint Classic Races and Clinic

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am – January 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

USTSA and West Mountain will host the Reliable Racing Telemark Sprint Classic Races, the first stop of the Minus33 Eastern Telemark Series, on January 6th and 7th, 2018. These 2 run events will include GS gates, a Nordic style jump, a 360-degree banked turn, before a short Nordic skate.
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USA Luge led by doubles teams in Altenberg World Cup

Germans take 3 of top 4 spots in both races as Loch, Eggert/Benecken win

ALTENBERG, Germany – Americans Matt Mortensen and Jayson Terdiman placed 11th Saturday in the third World Cup doubles race of the season, leading the USA Luge effort on the day at this German resort adjacent to the border of the Czech Republic.
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WHITE CASTLE NATIONWIDE CONTEST: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ‘BE A SLIDER?’

Chance to win a trip for two to the 2018 USA Luge Fantasy Camp in Lake Placid, New York

 

  Columbus, Ohio – Do you have what it takes to be a slider? White CastleÒ is proud to team up with USA Luge for the nationwide Be A Sliderä contest, searching for one bold Craver to win a trip for two to the 2018 USA Luge Fantasy Camp where they’ll experience what it takes to be a luge athlete!
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Rafting trip down the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon

 

Just returned from a winter (Dec/Jan) raft trip down the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon. Stocked up on Minus 33 gear in preparation for this adventure. Trip was wet and cold as expected, and my experience was awesome. Your gear performed very well. I was particularly impressed w/ my expedition weight base layers – Katmai bottoms and Kobuk top. Wore these every day under my dry suit on the River and stayed comfortable w/out being too warm. Great quality – standing up to daily rugged use for our 19 day trip.
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Expedition Wool Mountaineer Sock

Expedition Wool Mountaineer Sock

Product Story

The Expedition Mountaineering sock was built to be our warmest sock for winter mountaineering. On the coldest days, when you can’t even imagine going outside, this sock will become your best friend. A perfect fit for any cold weather exploration, frigid adventure, or just shoveling the driveway snow, it delivers time and again. Don’t get caught without them!

IDEAL SEASONS: Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Biking, Running, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
FABRIC: 82% Merino Wool, 10% Polyester, 5% Nylon, 3% Spandex
STYLE #: 9402
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Large = 5.6 oz. (159 grams)
Imported.

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Juneau Women’s Expedition Wool Leggings

Juneau Women’s Expedition Wool Leggings

Product Story

Most ladies know that leggings are way more comfortable than pants. And most outdoor enthusiasts know that Merino Wool is way more comfortable than other fabric. Combine the comfort of Merino Wool with the comfort of leggings, plus the superior warmth of our Expedition Weight fabric, and you have your new go-to winter bottoms! Whether it’s keeping up with your outdoor workout routine, or walking to class when the next big storm hits, you will be toasty all winter long with these in your wardrobe!

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IDEAL SEASONS: Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Base Layer, Mid Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 400 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 8100
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Medium = 11.2 oz. (317.5 grams)
Imported.

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Juneau [joo-noh]

Juneau, Alaska is the capital of this magnificent state. Juneau is the only U.S. capital that can only be reached by boat or plane due to the extreme terrain that surrounds it. Because of this, no roads connect Juneau to the rest of the United States. 3,576 foot Mount Juneau overlooks the city.

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Kenai Women’s Expedition Wool Bottom

Kenai Women’s Expedition Wool Bottom

Product Story

Similar to its Expedition Crew sister, the Kenai Women’s Expedition Bottoms complete the ensemble and wraps you in a blanket of warmth. Show old man winter you mean business by wearing these under your favorite pants and conquering the outdoors. Ideal for frigid temperatures, don’t get caught without them!

IDEAL SEASONS: Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Base Layer, Mid Layer, Insulating Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 400 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 809
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Medium = 12 oz. (340 grams)
Imported.

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Kenai [kee-nie]

The Kenai Peninsula is located on the southern coast of Alaska, bordered on one side by Cook Inlet and the Alaska Ocean on the other. It’s often called the “Alaskan Playground” because of all the activities available in the area; for example, wildlife sightseeing, kayaking and canoeing, dog sledding, and fishing.

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Tanana Women’s Expedition Wool Crew

Tanana Women’s Expedition Wool Crew

Product Story

Ultimate warmth and luxury await you with the Tanana Women’s Expedition Crew. Use this top when arctic temps rear their ugly head and try to keep you indoors. This crew provides extreme warmth while wicking moisture away from your body to keep you dry and comfortable all day long. Use it on your next winter excursion – whether it’s snowshoeing, cold-weather hunting, walking the dog, or shoveling the driveway – and you will not be disappointed!

IDEAL SEASONS: Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Base Layer, Mid Layer, Insulating Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 400 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 807
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Medium = 12.8 oz. (362 grams)
Imported.

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Tanana [tan-uh-nah]

The Tanana River is in east-central Alaska and an important tributary of the Yukon River. It runs by the northern city of Fairbanks before joining the Yukon River, where it is still an important waterway for commerce.

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Katmai Men’s Expedition Wool Bottom

Katmai Men’s Expedition Wool Bottom

Product Story

The Katmai is our Expedition weight bottoms, made with 100% fine Merino Wool. You will barely notice these long johns as they are snug fitting and soft next to the skin. While in the wilderness, the odor-free properties of Minus33 Merino Wool will be appreciated by hunters and backpackers alike. When you need to be warm the Katmai is the garment for you.

IDEAL SEASONS: Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Base Layer, Mid Layer, Insulating Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 400 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 709
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Large = 14.4 oz. (408 grams)
Imported.

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Katmai [kat-mahy]

Mt. Katmai is located in the Katmai National Park which is located in southwestern Alaska and is home to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. This huge northern wilderness area is untamed and full of wildlife.

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Yukon Men’s Expedition Wool Crew

Yukon Men’s Expedition Wool Crew

Product Story

The Yukon is a 400 g/m2 Crew Neck designed to keep in body heat and be super comfortable as a base layer. The fine micron 100% Merino Wool garments will rapidly wick away moisture during periods of high activity while preventing heat loss during inactive times. This piece is designed to be one of the warmest layering tops you will find. Whether you’re wielding an ice axe on a near vertical ice sheet or taking the dog for a walk on a cold afternoon this garment will perform to your satisfaction.

IDEAL SEASONS: Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Base Layer, Mid Layer, Insulating Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 400 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 707
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Large = 17 oz. (482 grams)
Imported.

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Yukon [yoo-kon]

The Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories and a picturesque mountain range which includes 5 mountains over 15,000 feet. Notable rivers include the Yukon River, after which the territory was named, as well as the Pelly, Stewart, Peel, White and Tatshenshini rivers.

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Kobuk Expedition Wool 1/4 Zip

Kobuk Expedition Wool 1/4 Zip

Product Story

When it’s cold out, are you the first to go out and the last to come in? Even if it’s windy? Even if it’s snowing? If you said yes, then this top is calling your name. This ¼ zip features thumb holes, a mock neck, and a zipper for venting. You’ll love the warmth and comfort it provides while you are battling the elements!

IDEAL SEASONS: Fall Winter
RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES: Everyday Wear, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Snowsports
LAYER TYPE: Mid Layer, Insulating Layer
FABRIC: 100% Merino Wool, 400 g/m2 Interlock Knit, 18.5 Micron Fibers, UPF Rating 50+
STYLE #: 723
GARMENT WEIGHT: Size Large = 19.2 oz. (544 grams)
Imported.

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Kobuk [koe-book]

Kobuk Valley is home to a National Park, 500,000 migrating Caribou, majestic sand dunes, and the life of them all, the Kobuk River. Being so remote and with no roads leading to this beautiful place, it’s not hard to see why so few travelers make it to see the annual Caribou migration. Kobuk Valley is located inside the Arctic Circle, where temperatures can fall as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter night.

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