A collection of stories, tips and advice.

November 20, 2023

Dialed In: Summit County Commissioner Nina Waters on Making the Outdoors a More Equitable Place and Après-Ski Bacon Bloody Marys

Nina Waters planned to live in Colorado for about three months—just long enough to perform in the community’s summer musical series. But after quickly falling in love, she made it her home.

September 21, 2023

Phil Clark Chats About His Approach to Fly Fishing and the Spot Brand

When not fishing or working on the Spot brand, you’ll catch our creative director Phil Clark outdoors via bike, skis or wood fired hot tub. We recently caught up with him to chat about fish, gear and creating content you believe in.

September 18, 2023

Dialed In: Rapha’s Matt Duer on Community, Gear and Driftless Gravel

Matt Duer opened Rapha’s third US store in Chicago. Now, he travels across the US managing Rapha’s wholesale network and riding with those communities. He recently took over the Ten Thousand, an annual gravel ride through the Driftless region of Illinois.

August 22, 2023

Justin Olsen on Adventure, Highlining and Living in an Adult Summer Camp

Justin Olsen is based in Yosemite, but he rigs highlines, climbs, bikes and skis all over the world with a camera in tow. We recently caught up with him to chat about the adventure of rigging highlines, how he captures it all through photography and life in Yosemite.

July 24, 2023

Dialed In: Field Mag’s Graham Hiemstra on the Intersection of Good Design and the Great Outdoors

Field Mag does what other core outdoor mags don’t—it speaks to outdoors lovers in major cities. We chat with Graham about all things film photography, the best gear, good design and balancing outdoor time while living in NYC.

June 7, 2023

Maria Goy is Blazing Trails and Bringing Peace of Mind with Her

We spent the morning sipping coffee and cruising around Austin with Maria to learn how she’s making it easier for the active and travel communities to pursue more of what they love with peace of mind.

May 18, 2023

From Stoke to Shock in Less than a Second

Imagine waking up to 17 inches of fresh powder and then getting to the mountain in time to snag first chair. Seconds from dropping in, you eye an untouched powder stash near a cliff band and you’re stoked for the surge of adrenaline that’s sure to follow.

April 24, 2023

Spot Joins Protect Our Winters

We’re thrilled to join the Protect Our Winters (POW) Alliance—a nonprofit that protects the places and lifestyles we love from climate change. Spot was founded by avid skiers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts, so it’s important for us to protect the spaces where we live, work and play and support...

April 19, 2023

Dialed In: Fly Fishing, Community and Conservation with Brooks Scott

We recently sat down with our good friend Brooks Scott to chat about his role at Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF), what he’s been up to and his passion for fly fishing… he even lets us in on where to go for the best smallmouth bass fishing in the world.

March 14, 2023

Dialed In: On the Hill with Claire and Warren

We sat down with two of our ski patroller friends, Warren Bunnel and Claire Joubert, to get their insider perspectives on mountain safety, common injuries and what patrolling is really like.

October 11, 2022

Ikon Pass Benefits You Need for the '22-23 Season

Plan an epic ski season with Ikon Pass and Spot. Ikon Pass benefits now include Injury Insurance and Pass Protection. Learn about Ikon Pass insurance and how to get coverage here.

June 3, 2022

Our 5 Favorite Mountain Biking Trails in Texas

Looking to test your limits on some Texas terrain this summer? We got you covered! Here are five of our favorite mountain biking trails in our home state...

May 24, 2022

8 Bike Safety Tips for Ultimate Peace of Mind in the Saddle

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned cyclist, you’ve probably come dangerously close to wiping out at least once. Or even worse—crashing (here at Spot, we know...

April 5, 2022

Why Your Cycling Organization Needs Spot Insurance

We’ve all had our fair share of “oh shit!” moments while in the saddle. After all, bicycling leads to the highest number of sport and recreation-related...

April 1, 2022

Where Bike Lovers Can Find Spot's Injury Coverage

Check out our list of biking and cycling partners with injury coverage: Cascade Bicycling Club (CBC) CBC is the nation’s largest statewide bicycle non-profit...

March 17, 2022

Follow These 6 Steps After an Accident on the Mountain

Picture it: you’re cruising carefree through fresh powder when you suddenly collide into a new rider slowly zig-zagging across the run. Or trip over someone...

March 14, 2022

Ikon Pass Holders Can Now Purchase Spot Pass Protection

How Ikon Pass and Spot Insurance are fundamentally changing the mountain experience for millions of riders across the US. What is Spot Pass Protection?...

March 10, 2022

Why Ikon Pass Chose Spot as their Official Insurance Provider

What’s the only thing more painful than wiping out on the mountain? The massive ER bills that follow. That’s why we partnered with Ikon Pass to offer their...

January 28, 2022

Ski Resorts & Mountains with Spot Injury Insurance

Berkshire East is located in Charlemont, Massachusetts and nestled within the beautiful Deerfield River Valley. The resort has been family-owned and operated...

January 6, 2022

Why Telluride Ski & Golf Resort Added Injury Insurance

In August, Telluride Ski Resort announced their latest partnership with Spot Insurance to bring on-demand injury insurance to their mountain for the ‘21-22 season...

December 22, 2021

Why the Ski Industry Needs Injury Insurance

With rising health insurance costs, many riders are just one injury away from a painful and unexpected financial burden—meaning less time spent on the mountain...

July 27, 2021

Spot Ambassador Ayesha McGowan talks plans for 2021

We sat down with professional cyclist and activist Ayesha McGowan, to answer three questions about hosting Thee Abundance Summit, her career, and outlook on 2021...

June 17, 2021

Why Injury Insurance is Great for Bikers

Looking to test your limits on some Texas terrain this summer? We got you covered! Here are five of Spot's favorite mountain biking trails in our home state.