Archive | February, 2015

G3 ION ski Crampon

Crampons

The lackluster winter here on the West Coast has many of us pursuing ski mountaineering adventures where climbing skins can only get you so far. Here’s some beta on a couple solutions for alpine endeavors: ski crampons for telemark and AT gear and boot crampons for when it’s time to carry your skis. Ski Crampons Ski crampons are an underrated tool… Read More

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one wasatch

Mountain Accord – One Wasatch Debate

Mountain Accord Seeks to Solve One Wasatch Debate deadline for comment extended to MAY 1, 2015 No one disputes that the Wasatch Mountains are a valuable resource, but the future of how to protect, preserve and best utilize the resources the Wasatch have to offer is the center of much debate.  Mountain Accord, a public process bringing together more than… Read More

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2015 ski reviews off-piste mag

Full 2015 Ski Reviews

It’s the time of year when ski deals can be had at your local shop and online. So, to help in your quest for the right quiver of one or quiver builder set of boards, we offer our full 2015 ski reviews for your consumption. Backcountry skis are lighter and more versatile than ever. A combination of rocker profile, tip… Read More

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2015 OR Show

New Backcountry Ski Gear

We traveled to the annual ski industry show to check out the latest backcountry ski gear and backcountry offerings continue to grow. Last year, avalanche airbag packs were all the buzz, while this year the focus was more on staple gear like skis, boots bindings and base layers. Also notable was the presence of companies like Salomon, Atomic and Fischer… Read More

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G3 ION binding review

G3 ION Binding Review

G3 ION Binding Review Although we skied the new G3 ION binding a little last spring and liked it, it wasn’t until this January that I’ve been able to mount and ski a pair for long-term use. The ION represents a full redesign of G3’s first tech binding, the Onyx, and it’s proving to perform well. Upon first glance, the G3… Read More

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