Archive | March, 2012

Ski Touring with Black Diamond

I’ve been on the road enjoying the March snow in the greater Northwest. Black Diamond Equipment hosted a crew of ski journalists up in the North Cascades to check out the latest Black Diamond backcountry skis. The crew ripped it up on the new Carbon Megawatt, Justice, Drift and the all new Revert. The Justice was my pick of the… Read More

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Hankin Evelyn Backcountry

I just returned from a trip to Smithers, BC to check out the Hankin Evelyn Backcountry Recreation Area. It’s a new concept in backcountry skiing – a dedicated backcountry ski tenure complete with a great day-use hut, gladed runs, an overnight cabin and lots of cool locals out skiing. The project is the work of many people from Smithers, BC,… Read More

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Dynafit Radical Update

Dynafit just released the following letter addressing some issues that have arisen with the Radical AT bindings. Although our bindings have been working great, there have apparantly been some issues with the heel unit. Read on . . . "Dynafit has seen a recent increase in the number of Radical binding climbing aid breakages reported by our dealers and consumers. … Read More

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Dynafit Huascaran

Not long ago Dynafit was best known for their lightweight alpine touring bindings and a quiver of rando-racer skis with, literally, narrow appeal. With the launch of the Manaslu a few years ago and then the Stoke, Dynafit began turning heads in the broader North American backcountry ski market. The Manaslu is still one of our top picks for a… Read More

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