For some, ski­ing is a hob­by. For oth­ers it’s a way of life.  I was for­tu­nate enough to grow up in places known for hav­ing a land­scape filled with high moun­tain peaks, easy acces­si­bil­i­ty to out­door recre­ation, and win­ters that made out­siders for­get about any pre­vi­ous notions of what they defined as “pow­der.” Self-pro­claimed or not, I found myself sur­round­ed by “ski-bums” – a lot of them.  The fun­ny thing about ski-bums is that for the most part those who don’t look at ski­ing as a way of life and instead a hob­by, aren’t usu­al­ly privy to the pas­sion behind these fear­less snow enthu­si­asts. Their lifestyle seems for­eign, maybe a bit lazy and fever­ish­ly unam­bi­tious. What peo­ple don’t real­ize how­ev­er is that these “ski-bums” have pas­sion like no oth­er. They are will­ing to sac­ri­fice com­forts of life to do some­thing they love. They choose to do some­thing that excites them and makes them hap­py every sin­gle day of their lives despite hav­ing the option to take the path of least resis­tance.  In my years liv­ing in ski com­mu­ni­ties, there is one thing that always amazes me and nev­er sur­pris­es me: pas­sion­ate skiers/riders always find a way to make it work in every­thing they do. They turn adven­tures into a lifestyle and pas­sion into profits.

Fly­Low did exact­ly that.  The small com­pa­ny was born from the cre­ative minds of two Jack­son Hole “ski-bums” and in a few short years, Fly­Low has made a name for itself in a sea of out­door gear and appar­el.  They call co-founder Dan Abrams a soul ski­er and for good rea­son.  The Fly­Low sto­ry is one of our favorite human-pow­ered adven­tures and we’re excit­ed to debut them on The Clymb today. Shop men’s and wom­en’s freeride ski appar­el here.

Then, Walk This Way with boots, trail run­ners, and more for men, women and chil­dren, from some of your favorite footwear brands like Cha­co, Teva, KEEN, VIVOBAREFOOT, and more!

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You can still take advan­tage of our lim­it­ed-time $4.98 flat rate ship­ping or add a The Clymb t‑shirt to your order and the whole thing ships for free.

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