The Tour Randos are fun and affordable backcountry skis. Because they are made by Ski Trab, they have arguably the most advanced construction in category. Not quite as many layers of technology as in Trab’s high end models, but there is still quite a sand..
8.6mm triple certified rope? Yes, it’s possible. Go light and fast yet remain safe with the new Edelrid Corbie rope, the latest invention from the inventors of modern rope. The incredible 51 g/m weight and small pack size make it perfect for long alpine m..
$259.95 From $179.95
Though not named after our store, the La Sportiva Skimo gloves fit right in. They are designed for alpine touring and work great in the dead of winter. The gloves feature a light layer of Polartec Alpha insulation, the most breathable kind. This allows yo..
Millet categorizes the Touring Shield Pant as an "action shell" for a reason. Built with Polartec® Powershield Light and Stretch three layer fabric, the pants are cut ergonomically and have articulated knees to move with your body. And since they are spec..
As active ski mountaineers know, layering is key to dealing with unpredictable weather. This applies to gloves as well. The CAMP Drymit'N is a handy companion for thin and dexterous skimo gloves when it gets colder or you'll be touching a lot of snow. Sim..
Sometimes written as the Se7en Summit, this affordable combination of new and old school design is a workhorse in spring conditions. While Dynafit has had a ski with this name for some time, this year’s model incorporates technology from the high-end Cho ..
The only catch to the Flycatcher is that you have to buy two. Edelrid chose this packaging option to reinforce the idea that it’s a twin rope, designed to be used simultaneously while climbing. We won’t report you, however, for breaking the kit in two and..
$349.95 From $249.95
It’s about time someone focused on making decent touring gear for kids. Hagan is a family-owned Austrian company that understands how to spend quality time with your kids: skiing uphill! The Sky Force skis are specially tuned for juniors, with an easy sid..
Due to its high cost, it is wise to use Polartec® NeoShell® fabric in only strategic places. That is exactly what Millet did with the LTK Hybrid Neo jacket. The most breathable shell material on the market is used on the hood and shoulders to offer protec..
We love the name almost as much as the ski. Voile designed this mountaineering tool to help you succeed in those alpine missions with a specific goal, AKA an Objective. While it can’t guarantee success, you can rest assured it won’t cause a failure. The i..
The Women’s Mezzalama is lined with Polartec Alpha, making it the lightest and most breatheable insulated Dynafit jacket. This is perfect for a backup later for races, tours, or ski mountaineering. If the weather stays nice and you don’t need the protecti..
Built with the same technologies as Ski Trab's Gara Aero WC race ski, the Magico is targetting those skiers who want to maximize their fun with big days. With the Attivo progressive shape, flex, and shock absorption on a wider board with a longer tip, you..
$974.95 From $629.95
The 84 is the mountaineering specialty ski of the Movement Alp Tracks line. Using the same advanced construction techniques found in the 94, 100, and 106, this steep skiing weapon is built to perform on the up and the down. Amazingly lightweight yet stabl..
The Women’s version of the Alp Tracks 84 uses a slightly different mix of carbon fibers to adapt the flex to female skiers. Not quite as stiff, the ski is still light, damp, and reliable. Movement’s most advanced construction process is labor intensive, i..
The Vertex is built with the same versatile shape and profile as the Vertex-X, but with a beefier construction. If you’re big, strong, or plan on carrying a heavy load, the Vertex is a great companion for steep skiing. The ski has the ultimate mountaineer..
The new Vertex looks destined to become the crown jewel of the X-Series skis from Movement. Replacing the Bond-X ski at 84mm underfoot, the Vertex-X adds a mini ABS sidewall underfoot so it can hold up even better to the rigors of everyday touring and mou..
The Vista is a nimble and stable backcountry and mountaineering ski for women. It has a tapered tip and a tail to make it easy to initiate and release out of turns. The integrated light rocker tip and tail help with float and prevent unwanted hookiness in..
Lobsters have claws and now you can too. Really soft and warm claws that is. The Ski Trab Lobster gloves fit over a thin glove, adding insulation in a pinch (pun intended). Your Middle and Fore fingers will be mated in one half of the overglove, with a sa..
Still the widest platform in Atomic’s high-end backcountry lineup, the Backland UL 85 is the ticket for all-season usage. From deep powder in the winter to those spring corn harvests, the 85mm waist will perform. Atomic redesigned the tip from the Ultimat..
Seemingly out of left field comes some impressive new lightweight skis. That is, if left field were defined as the Blizzard factory in Austria and you gloss over the fact that Blizzard manufactured many skis stamped with other, well-known, backcountry bra..
$599.00 From $439.95
The new Zero G series from Blizzard is a sleeper. Somewhat secretly, Blizzard has been making backcountry skis for other brands and it shows on their first lightweight self-branded skis. With a 3D carbon layer and a full-length sidewall, the skis can hold..
$599.00 From $359.95
As lightest and skinniest ski in the DPS touring lineup, the Cassiar 87 Tour1 is likely to get picked on by his peers. We like to stick up for such poor souls because they will probably have the last laugh. The 87 is a classic touring ski with a medium wa..
The Hagan Chimera series of skis is known for its solid yet lightweight construction. The latest member with the most unique name, the Chimera Y-Flow, is a worthy contender for a true one-ski quiver for backcountry skiing and mountaineering. Incredibly li..
As the lightest and skinniest member of the Helio family, the 88 is the fastest to the top and the quickest to turn. It’s the ideal choice for long-distance or high-altitude winter tours, plus spring mountaineering season. It shares the Sidewall Dampening..
This is the go-to hat for most racing and speed touring. It’s basically the Dynafit Performance headband with a light mesh lid covering the top of your head. The mesh traps about half your heat which is about perfect when going fast. It’s super thin so fi..
The Fischer Transalp 88 hits the sweet spot in width, weight, price, and skiability. The 88mm waist is the sweet spot for do-it-all backcountry skis. The 1215 gram weight  is the sweet spot for up versus downhill performance. The $600 price tag is th..
The next-generation Y-Flow has arrived. Hagan has made some improvements to the innovative ski that launched a whole series of well-received snow sticks. They’ve slightly narrowed the tip and widened the tail, keeping the fun “Y” shape but improving the t..
The Balance is a new women’s ski from Movement designed to be taken up, down, and all-around the mountain. With a versatile high-80s width and a light rocker tip, the ski is equally balanced for soft and hard snow conditions that you may encounter on diff..
Movement judged that the Nexus ski had enough improvements over the Balance to warrant a new name. We trust their judgement. The Nexus has the ABS Shock Absorbing sidewall the Swiss company has started to install in all its lightweight skis. This adds sho..
Now that the Powder Keg has installed a tradition of technical skimo races in North America, it’s time to drop the excuses and grab the fixed rope. Best to grab it with the Pilot Ascenders from CAMP, since you don’t want to burn through your glove if you ..
Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. However, the sixth tallest mountain in the world, named Cho Oyu on the Tibet / Nepal border, is mostly white with snow. Dynafit gets close to the proper translation with the Cho Oyu ski, a blue ski designed fo..
Makers of insulated ski touring overpants seem to agree that Polartec® Alpha insulation is the key ingredient. Millet is no exception, as they chose the surprisingly breathable fill for the new PM Alpha Pant. The annual Pierra Menta in France, home of Mil..
Movement is aiming the Response-X at mountain guides and skiers who go on multi-day tours. Well, we think that if you ever ski back-to-back one-day tours, that is close enough. Weighing in at a little over a kilo, the Response-X will help prevent leg-hang..
Replacing the venerable Response-X is no easy assignment. The Session-X is up to it, however. Improved with mini-ABS sidewalls that reduce shock, increase edge hold, and offer impact resistance, this ski becomes the default flagship of the Movement X-seri..
The Carbonio 88 is a limited edition speed touring ski with a stiff carbon construction. Available only at select dealers, the Carbonio series features micro sidewalls, flex tips, and a souped-up carbon layup that maximizes downhill performance. The skis ..
Millet calls it a “new-generation hybrid” jacket which seems appropriate. The dual-natured Touring Alpha is a slick composite of insulated and soft shell jackets. Power Stretch® Pro back and side panels are combined with Polartec® Alpha insulation on the ..
After seeing the joy on the co-owner of Ski Trab’s face while making smooth turns in the Wasatch during low-tide, we knew we had to have what was under his feet. The Trabucchis truly love their craft, and the new Mistico is the latest product of that labo..
A great one-ski-quiver, the Maximo from Ski Trab is designed to work well in all conditions. This is achieved through the Low Omega Profile, meaning they vary the thickness of the core and stringers along the length of a ski to regulate the flex. A softer..
Lightweight yet extremely performant, the Nevaio is an all-mountain bruiser. With a relatively long radius and a penchant for holding and edge at speed, this ski is a dangerous companion. The Nevaio is damp and ready to slay the mountain with its CarbonSh..
As the true all-mountain width in the Alp Tracks line, the 94 is a daily touring machine. With a crazy light yet robust construction, the AT series of skis are sure to gain some converts to the Swiss ski movement. The Alp Tracks 94 is part of a limited ha..
Versatility, easy and quick turning, excellent edge grip. Those were the primary concerns when developing the Apex ski. If you’re looking to charge in difficult terrain, but don’t want a huge weight penalty, the Movement Apex could be for you. The light t..
Voile started supplying Salt Lake City with solid lightweight backcountry skis in 1991. Their simple formula has been so successful that you can now find their skis all over the world. The basic recipe is this: "make as lightweight as possible without com..
The Helio construction is Black Diamond’s next step in carbon-fiber evolution. Noticeably more damp than BD’s prior carbon skis, the Helios have a layer of rubber in the sidewall near your heel to reduce vibration. The torsional stiffness and progressive ..
The 95 is the flagship touring width of the new Zero G series. Designed with heaps of secret experience building skis for other brands, these are no introductory models. A unique 3D fiber layer called Carbon Drive spans the entire ski, offering torsional ..
The Cassiar 95 is an all-mountain shape that often tricks us into thinking it’s a big-mountain ski. Of course, we’re used to race skis and not the 138mm wide Lotus Spoon which put DPS on the map. Maybe one day Stephen Drake (DPS founder) will return our h..
DWR-treated fabric, Primaloft insulation, and full side-zips aren't generally the first words that you'd think to use when describing a skirt, but thanks to Dynafit’s introduction of the Radical skirt, now we do. The TLT Skirt is an updated version that m..
Attach CAMP's ultralight Shell tube to your harness with the included Photon locking carabiner, feed some rope through, and rappel. That's all there is to a belay device described as "deceitfully simple". More obvious are its lightness and durability, wit..
The Dynafit Radical skirt is so functional that guys are tempted to wear it. Featuring a full wrap of Primaloft insulation, the skirt can be zipped on and off over a race suit or touring pants. Perfect for before and after races, the comfortable moisture-..