Archive | September, 2011

voile straps

Off-Piste Mag Logo Gear

We finally have all of our Off-Piste Mag logo swag back in stock. This year we have two ball cap styles, trucker and traditional, as well as our 100% organic cotton hoodies with embroidered¬† Off-Piste logo. Our Voile straps are back in stock, too! We went with 18″ straps this season to fit your favorite fat boards. Support the best… Read More

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Petzl Rechargable Headlamp

Petzl Tikka XP2 Headlamp and CORE rechargable battery 2.9 oz. (83g) with CORE battery $55 (headlamp), $40 (CORE battery), www.petzl.com Headlamps have come a long way since the days of the old Petzl Zoom with its bulky battery and adjustable light beam. Much of the credit for higher quality headlamps can be given to LED light technology. LEDs burn brighter,… Read More

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la nina in action

La Nina on Deck

Well, it’s official, NOAA has issued a full on La Nina advisory for the approaching winter season. Until recently, NOAA was undecided whether the coming winter would be a neutral year or a La Nina year. The sea surface temps now point toward La Nina, although there is of course still some uncertainty. I have yet to read anything about… Read More

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G3 Ski Graphic Contest

Ski Graphic Contest

Who has not dreamed of designing their own ski top sheet? I know I have. Too often I find myslef staring down at the skis on my feet thinking, I could create cooler graphics than these. Have I ever done it, not yet. But you should try! For the fourth ski season in a row, G3, Vancouver BC-based backcountry ski… Read More

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Speed Climbing

It has been a while since I posted a random clip to fill the time. I recently read in the news that Facebook is the number one time waster in America. Well, to be fair the article said it was the number one social networking site where Americans choose to spend their time. So, in an attempt to provide more… Read More

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dynafit radical

Dynafit Radical ST Binding – First look

We recently got a pair of the new Dynafit Radical ST Bindings to demo. If you are immersed in the world of ski touring (read ski geek like me), you likely know that Dynafit unveiled a new generation of their tech-binding last winter called the Radical Series. If you are not fully up to speed on Dynafit bindings (and other… Read More

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Powderwhore Movie Trailer

Breaking Trail: Powderwhore Movie Trailer

The Howell brothers are at it again: Powderwhore Productions has just released their 2011-12 ski movie trailer, Breaking Trail. The new film departs from their telemark specific focus of past seasons in favor of the full gammut of snow sliding tools, telemark, alpine touring and splitboarding. They remain focused on human powered access, and as the title implies, the Powderwhore… Read More

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Mt Hood Fire Map

Mt Hood Dollar Lake Fire

Warm weather and east winds have favored the expansion of the Mt. Hood Dollar Lake fire. The fire is now approximately 4,500 acres in size. Most of the growth has been to the west, but changing winds today could again impact fire behavior. The USFS is reporting 10% containment with a high probability of continued growth, which is better than the… Read More

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