Most Valuable Gear: Dynafit Speed Turn Ski Binding

A new benchmark of simplicity and ultralight touring performance!

The earliest tech bindings from Dynafit were revolutionary, both in their unconventional minimalism and exceptional touring performance. Over time, the tech binding concept has grown and the technology has become increasingly reliable. Modern tech bindings, like the Marker Kingpin, Diamir Fritschi Vipec and Dynafit’s own Beast 16 have evolved to improve power transmission, downhill capability and incorporate release value. Yet all … Read more >>

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How to Choose Climbing Skins

What climbing skins are right for you and the type of skiing that you do?

Venturing into the backcountry on your own power to seek fresh lines is one of the most invigorating and pure skiing experiences. Ski touring on any terrain requires a few essential pieces of gear: touring bindings with a releasable heel, lightweight touring boots with a substantial walk mode, and a pair of climbing skins. Skins … Read more >>

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Published:December 30, 2014 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: Dalbello Ski Boots

Dalbello: A new era of Italian ski boot design and innovation!

 

A rising ski brand with a boot building heritage

The Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year announced the arrival of Dalbello as a serious contender in the ski boot world. While the family-owned brand is celebrating its 40 year anniversary in 2014, Dalbello is still relatively young and unknown compared to some of the older heavyweights of … Read more >>

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Published:December 11, 2014 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: La Sportiva

La Sportiva

 

Italian Craftsmanship, Born in the Mountains: The Early Years of La Sportiva

Like many companies who manufacture high-end mountaineering boots, climbing shoes or hiking boots, La Sportiva originated with a humble skilled craftsman in the mountains of Italy, who drew inspiration, purpose and knowledge from the people who lived and worked in the mountains. Beginning in the 1920s, Narciso Delladio worked in his workshop, crafting quality wooden … Read more >>

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Winter Layering Guide

Stay warm and comfortable this winter with proper layering!

Cold temperatures and snowy weather don’t mean that you have to head inside and spend all of your free time sipping hot toddies, playing board games and reading by a fire (though that does sounds like a good way to spend your evening after a long day of ice climbing, winter hiking or skiing). With proper layering and a thermos of … Read more >>

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The Teardrop Trail 02/24/2010

Zeke Skiing the Teardrop Trail

We woke up early this morning and ripped up the teardrop trail in nearly 2 feet of on the ground and more piling up by the minute.

It’s amazing what one will do for a little powder skiing. Tuesday night, with a rapidly improving snow forecast we plotted taking in the Teardrop trail before breakfast.  In the morning we awoke … Read more >>

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Published:February 24, 2010 View Post

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New Scarpa T2 Eco Tele Boot

Introducing the new more environmentally friendly telemark boot from Scarpa: the T2 Eco made with Pebax Rnew!

If you want to ski a great telemark boot and help out the planet at the same time, this is your boot.   The T2 Eco Tele boot is made from caster plant oil, not from ancient sunlight or decayed dinosaurs.   The T2 has long been a great boot choice for lightweight all … Read more >>

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Published:November 25, 2009 View Post

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