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Alpine Touring Skis

A Look At Alpine Touring Skis

One of the big questions that we hear from people looking for a ski to ride in the backcountry with AT or Randonee bindings is, “if I am going to be skiing with my heels locked down, then why don’t I just use an alpine ski?” Well, first, you can. Second, we’ll explain why you […]

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A Look At Alpine Touring Boots

Like AT skis, we often get questions as to what the difference is between Alpine Touring boots and Alpine boots. As with the skis, though they look alike at first, the differences are many. We’ll walk you through them. In our discussion of AT skis we mentioned that the forces on softer, backcountry snow are […]

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A Look At Alpine Touring Bindings

There are a number of Alpine Touring binding options available and valid reasons for choosing any of them. We’ll give you the best reasons for buying each model that we carry. The most popular Alpine Touring bindings are the Fritschi system which has both toe and heel releases, is a step-in, will accommodate either AT […]

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A Look At Climbing Skins

One of the unsung heroes in the ski equipment world is the climbing skin. Climbing skins allow us entry into the backcountry and all that goes with it. When skiing we love the powder or the speed and the feel of a great turn, but skins give us the views, the quiet, and the opportunity […]

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