DPS Carbon Pagoda Tour CFL Skis’ Secret Formula
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by Bergen Tjossem
1M ago
The new lineup adds flax, cuts weight, and ski really, really well With a start-to-finish factory in Salt Lake City and Wasatch testing ground a mere 33 minutes apart sans traffic, it’s no surprise that DPS is able to pump… The post DPS Carbon Pagoda Tour CFL Skis’ Secret Formula appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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Good and Bad of an Experimental Touring Shell from Norrona
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by Bergen Tjossem
1M ago
The trash bag-like material strips the face fabric off 3-layer GORE-TEX for maximum waterproof breathability and ultra-low weight, but there’s a catch. I’m not sure how many more times I can flip flop on where I stand in the hardshell/softshell… The post Good and Bad of an Experimental Touring Shell from Norrona appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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A Small Hut for Big Skiing in the San Juans: Aladdin’s Lamp
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by Bergen Tjossem
3M ago
Four of my hut companions and I leaned into plastic deck chairs facing the wind-scoured peaks looming over Silverton, passing around a flask of cheap mezcal, recounting the day’s ski runs. Calling the conditions harsh would have been an understatement.… The post A Small Hut for Big Skiing in the San Juans: Aladdin’s Lamp appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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A Mellow Tours All-Rounder: ZAG’s UBAC 95 Skis
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by Justin Park
4M ago
It didn’t take long to feel comfortable on ZAG’s updated 2024/25 UBAC 95s, but I eased in anyway. I felt like I knew them quickly through soft snow, trees, soft chop, and powder. They just felt easy right off the… The post A Mellow Tours All-Rounder: ZAG’s UBAC 95 Skis appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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Do Raide Research packs live up to the hype?
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by Mike Lavery
4M ago
Having spent 15 years in product development myself, I’d always dreamed of building my own “Super Pack” for skiing. Kyle Siegel, a mechanical engineer with experience at SpaceX and The North Face, beat me to the punch by launching ultralight… The post Do Raide Research packs live up to the hype? appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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Help Avalanche Researchers Study Forecasts, Win Prizes
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by The Editors Of Wildsnow
4M ago
Backcountry travelers worldwide (that’s you!) can help researchers at Simon Fraser University study how winter recreationists use the avalanche forecast. You can access the survey here: https://caic2024.avalancheresearch.ca/en/ (Estimated 20 minutes to complete.) Here’s the basic idea of the research project:… The post Help Avalanche Researchers Study Forecasts, Win Prizes appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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Ask a Forecaster: Q&A with CAIC’s Andrew McWilliams
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by Justin Park
4M ago
Andrew McWilliams is a former Avalanche Technician at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and is the current Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecaster for the Northern Mountains which includes the Gore Range and all of Colorado North of I-70.  Before that, he… The post Ask a Forecaster: Q&A with CAIC’s Andrew McWilliams appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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Helly Hansen’s Odin Backcountry Softshell Kit Review
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by Justin Park
5M ago
I’ve long been a shell guy when it comes to outerwear for ski touring but as I’ve picked up my pace on uphills and toured longer and longer into spring and summer, I’ve found myself searching for lighter layers that… The post Helly Hansen’s Odin Backcountry Softshell Kit Review appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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How to Fuel for Ski Touring: Nutritionist Q&A
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by The Editors Of Wildsnow
5M ago
For most of us, backcountry skiing is a hobby, an outlet, and an excuse to spend time in the mountains, but if we aren’t professionals and don’t race, we don’t always think of it as a sport. Still, it’s physically… The post How to Fuel for Ski Touring: Nutritionist Q&A appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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A Pullover Hardshell for Spring Tours? Trew’s Le Skieur Anorak
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by Bergen Tjossem
5M ago
It was 2008 when I first slapped skins on a pair of skis, my dad’s ~210cm tele skis from the early 90’s. I also borrowed his old Patagonia anorak rain jacket that had seen about as many years as the… The post A Pullover Hardshell for Spring Tours? Trew’s Le Skieur Anorak appeared first on - The Backcountry Ski Touring Blog ..read more
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