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Do you want to join the Movement movement?? Better get a branded 5-Panel Cap!! With enough room to fit most noggins (excluding only the very big and very small ones), this cap will keep your dome safe from the hot rays of the sun or the cold droplets of rain for years and years to come. Whether you plan on buying this hat for yourself and wearing it a like a loyal pal, or gifting t..
$29.95
Colorado's state motto, "Nil Sine Numine," comes from Virgil's Aeneid and roughly translates to, "Nothing without providence." For skiers, the state motto might as well be "Nil sine nix firmitas," or, "Nothing without snow stability." When the Centennial State's tenuous winter snowpack transforms into a bountiful spring corn harvest, the Rocky Mountains open up to skiers hoping to ..
$36.95
If making turns in Colorado’s front range sounds like a tick list project for you, then it’s easy to guess which book would be good to read. You guessed it. Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range is all about doing exactly that. Volume 1 of this series includes everything South of I-70, which encompasses areas like Loveland Pass, Arapahoe Basin, Summit County, and much more. Detail..
$31.95
The Tenmile-Mosquito mountains are a scenic sub-range of the Colorado Rockies containing a high concentration of 13,000ft and 14,000ft peaks. Situated in relatively close proximity to the Front Range, the Tenmile is known for easy access and dependable snowfall. This select guidebook to the area is illustrated with color photographs and detailed-yet-concise descriptions of the 42 r..
$27.95
We decided to embrace the times at hand and if you have to wear a mask, you may as well make a statement with it. As a greatly appreciated Skimo Co customer we want you to proudly display your love of all things snow! Just like the Crazy Idea Sport Mask Light featuring a removable 3-layer internal filter, this mask will give you the ability to move air when you are exercising or in..
$19.95
Starbucks and Microsoft aren’t the only awesome things in Washington. The skiing is amazing too. With record-breaking snowfall averages, the ski season is long and fruitful, though not always for the faint of heart. This guide book reveals local knowledge and tunes you into the habits of the snowpack for safe travel and peace-of-mind. The focus of this book is near the SeaTac area ..
$21.95
When you envision Colorado ski-mountaineering you likely picture something resembling Rocky Mountain National Park. For good reason as it’s wild and picturesque. Mark Kelly’s guidebook is the ultimate compass that unlocks the secrets of the park and inspires long days in the backcountry. Feast your eyes on some of the most awe-inspiring terrain on the planet. Grab a tank of gas, so..
$25.95
To many people, California is a hot desert with too many people that only surf and visit Coachella. For any serious ski mountaineer, however, California should be a seasonal destination for steep skiing and pushing limits. It’s not too far from anyone in the Western US and the conditions are often stable, especially in the spring. The almost-excessive amount of snow sets up quickly..
$19.95
While the Sierra Nevada has long been known to climbers and hikers as the Range of Light, for backcountry ski enthusiasts it might be better termed the Range of Corn. Home to a staggering variety of daylong tours, ski mountaineering objectives, and complex traverses, the Eastern Sierra transforms in spring into a glisse playground of peaks, passes and valleys. With so much to choos..
$38.95
Ski lover? Perfect. History nerd? Excellent! Throw on your best flannel and spend your apres-ski with "Written in the Snows." Written by epic historian Lowell Skoog, you will explore over a century of ski culture in the Northwest, culminating in today's increasing love for sliding on snow. Early ski resorts are the backbone on which the ski industry was built and Skoog dives into t..
$29.95
Ever wondered why Utah brags about such great snow? Is it really because of lake effect? Or perhaps you know that a lingering northwest flow combined with orographic lift is a good thing for Little Cottonwood Canyon, but can’t actually explain what that means. Thankfully for us, renowned meteorologist Jim Steenburgh took the time to answer these questions and many more in “Secrets ..
$21.95
For what seems like decades, ski bases have received the same treatment. Hard wax is melted onto a base with an iron, wax is allowed to cool, wax is scraped, and wax is brushed. As we all know, it is a pretty tedious process. However, Swix has a solution. Swix Glide Wax For Skin Skis will can be applied to the base material on any ski (not just skin skis) to keep things gliding smo..
$14.95
The Western United States seems to get all the attention within the skiing community but maybe that’s just because New Englanders like it that way to keep the yokels away. Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast is the guide book for ski touring of all kinds in the Northeast. Whether you free your heel or keep it locked, prefer skins or fish-scales, enjoy plastic or metal edges, t..
$19.95
Any trail runners, ski mountaineers, or climbers interested in refining and improving their fitness regimen or training program should race to get their hands on their own copy of Training for the Uphill Athlete. Aimed at providing a universal mountain-based approach to fitness, this tome provides its readers with the keys to a more efficient, thoughtful, and deliberate approach to..
$34.95
This well-written skimo guide contains everything you need to know to get started racing. Even veterans of the sport will pick up some helpful tips. Written by Skintrack.com’s Stano Faban and Eric Carter who combined have many years of experience racing in World Cup and other ISMF races. Click here to order the eBook directly from the authors...
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Andy Tyson is a seasoned NOLS Instructor, guide for Alpine Ascents International, and a veteran Exum Mountain Guide. Needless to say, Andy has years of high mountain experience. Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and the life-breath of this wonderful book. The two of them got together to write Glacier Mountaineering which is an intelligent guide to safe-travel on glaciers with a un..
$19.95
"The Ultimate Guide to Lightweight Winter Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking" In 2014, Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry set out to be the first hikers to navigate the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter. Taking four and a half months, the two men walked, skied, and snowshoed for 2,650 miles from British Columbia to the US-Mexico Border. The two men are regarded as e..
$24.95
Written by Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley, both of which are UIAGM/IFMGA licensed guides, this book covers everything from the basic alpine environment to proper hazard assessment tools. Learn more about how to make educated decisions and operate safely in the mountains...
$22.95
The complete guide to the construction, placement, and anatomy of a climbing anchor. Loaded with pictures and diagrams of good examples, bad examples, neat tricks, and all sorts of info to make you an expert on climbing anchors. Just add experience! Update 2019/20: 2nd Edition - Terminology distinction between "anchor" and "placement" or "piece" - Comparision Lists - C..
$24.95
A handy reference, the Outdoor Knots Book clearly explains every useful knot for backcountry skiing, mountaineering, camping and more. While not a complete bible for knot-nerds, it has easy-to-follow descriptions of the knots you’ll appreciate. With bonus coiling techniques, maintenance tips, and knot characteristics, this book will help you master vertical sports and lounging in a..
$14.95
A board-certified emergency physician's guide to staying safe and healthy at altitude. This updated second edition guide includes the latest and greatest information about everything from preparing for your first high altitude adventure to different types of high altitude drugs and symptoms of high altitude sickness...
$8.95
When you leave your car at the trailhead and head up into the mountains, being prepared for accidents is as important as bringing water and enough layers. Minor injuries like a broken finger or sprained ankle can quickly grow serious when you're far from the car and out of cell service, and more serious injuries or illnesses are only a slip on a rock or sip of bad water away...
$14.95
The 4th Edition of Adventure Medical Kits’ Wilderness & Travel Medicine book is better than ever. If you have spent time in the wilderness you are well-aware that eventually, things happen. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Things happen, even to the most experienced backcountry users. Written by Dr. Eric A. Weiss, a renowned expert in wilderness medicine, this bo..
$15.95
The life of Doug Coombs, the legendary steep-skiing pioneer, is told through the eyes of Robert Cocuzzo in this epic biography. Complete with words like fall line, beacon, Napoleon complex, and a breakdown of avalanche science, this book is sure to intrigue anyone interested in learning about the life of one of the greats...
$18.95
If the line 'I'm cool, but not a punk' can be used to describe you, then the Dynafit Graphic Trucker cap might be a good fit for you. If you've heard about the Dynafit Skimo Syndicate and have always wanted to join, here's your chance! If you like hats that look cool and are comfy, this hat might be for you! Basically, if you're a person who has worn a hat before, this hat is defin..
$24.95
Do you ever find yourself struggling to fully express just how much you love skiing uphill? Then fear not! The oh-so-fashionable Ski Uphill Beanie from Dynafit will help you share your feelings—and much more. This retro style Pom-Pom beanie is, “cool,” as the kids say nowadays, and it also will keep your noggin' warm when the ambient temperature dips down, and wick the sweat away i..
$34.95
Skiing may be the best thing ever, but do you know what isn't the best thing ever?? Helmet (or hat) hair!! If you're tired of hat hair and if going Mr. Clean bald isn't an option, a good looking hat is the only way to combat the dreaded frizzy-scruff cowlicked condition we call helmet (or hat) hair. The Skimo Logo Flexfit hat is the best hat for helmet (or hat) hair-averse skiers t..
$29.95
Ask anyone in our shop and they will tell you that you can't have enough logo wear, how else will everyone know that you ski in the backcountry? The Dynafit Trucker 3 Cap subtly asserts that you are familiar with tech bindings and lycra layers so that anyone you walk past can marvel at your skiing prowess. Made in the typical trucker hat fashion, the Trucker 3 Cap has a flat brim a..
$24.95
The Avalanche Pocket Guide is a fold-out field reference pamphlet that's been nicely laminated and has a fancy built in inclinometer. A perfect gift for anyone that spends time outside in the winter...
$8.95
Don't head to the glacier without it. The Crevasse Rescue Pocket Guide is something all climbers, hikers, mountaineers, mountain goats, skiers, and anyone that travels on snow should have memorized...
$8.95
After your beacon, shovel, probe, skis, skins, boots, first aid kit, pants, and Skimo Co headband, a trustworthy map is the most important piece of equipment to bring with you into the backcountry. But don't trust just any map to get you to where you want to ski - if you're headed to the Lake Tahoe area or the snowcapped mountains of New Hampshire, pick up one of the Backcountry Sk..
$18.95
The best skiing map of the Wasatch mountains. Virtually all the named chutes, bowls, peaks, and fun. Printed on waterproof paper. All proceeds from the sale of this map are donated to the Utah Avalanche Center...
$13.95
Skinning in a trucker cap is a great way to increase your cool points. But more importantly, because of the extra ventilated DynaStretch material, the Dynafit Tech Trucker Cap will keep your points cool. It does equally as well at keeping the sun out of your eyes as it does keeping the sun off of your neck when worn switch. It’ll even keep the sun off the side of your head if you’r..
$29.95 From $26.64
Turn your forehead into a billboard with this adjustable trucker hat. Comes in skimo blue or emo black. Front panel in white adorned with the Skimo Co logo...
$19.95
It sucks to buy a new pole just because a part was knocked off by a passing tree. See below for some pole parts available from Dynafit. Ultralight Pole Straps - The same Ultralight Pole straps found on the Carbonio pole. Please note these are sold with black webbing rather than the green webbing shown in the picture. Butterfly 2.0 Basket Set - Complete set of replacement tips..
$14.95 From $12.95
Whether you like some powder or lots of powder, Black Diamond makes the right size basket for you. If you cut off your straps and later regret it, maybe you can find replacements here. Various BD ski pole widgets are listed below. Compact Powder Baskets – Cutouts help prevent the basket from pushing the tip out of the snow. 16g. Freeride Baskets – Slightly slimmer for going f..
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Ski Trab pole replacement parts to fix or upgrade your poles. All baskets, handles, and straps are sold in pairs, unless otherwise noted. Shafts and ferrules are sold individually. Vertical Baskets - Race pole baskets that measure 6.5cm x 6.5cm. For Trab Vertical or similar poles. 11mm inner diameter at the mouth. 18 grams with the included metal tips. Gara Baskets - Bigger, ..
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Eli Whitney has long been credited with the popularization of interchangeable and replaceable parts, an idea that’s been around since the late 1700’s. Thankfully, that lightbulb moment is still a technique being used today. Break a pole? Lose a basket? Our G3 pole parts listing should have you covered: Grip Straps – Compatible with any G3 pole, these replaceable straps are sold ..
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Need replacement Leki pole parts? This is the place. We have spare baskets and lowers if you broke one, lost two, or just want a backup or three. Haute Route basket - Life is a little easier with the Haute Route pole basket (AKA Big Mountain Binding Basket). The shorter straight edge is a great tool for quick adjustment of the heel risers. The long edge makes scraping snow off y..
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If you ski a lot, chances are that parts will break, get lost, or simply worn down. Typically, this will happen just after the warranty period expires. In any case, spare parts are great to have around. Below is our list of replacement parts for Kohla’s poles. All parts are sold individually unless noted otherwise as x2. Feather Pro Lower x1 - The 14mm carbon fiber lower belongi..
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If you broke your basket, lost an end cap, or are looking to add wrist straps to the "Cham" poles, then you're in the right place. Or, if you want to personalize your Les Batons d'Alain with a custom-pole/basket color combo so as to stand out as much as possible, we've got what you need!! All parts are only compatible with Les Batons d'Alain...
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SCOTT has been making handsome, reliable, and just generally awesome poles for years and years and years. Every once in a while you may need some parts and pieces to keep them going. Here's how we can help! RC Pro Pole Straps - Comes as a pair, these work with the RC Pro Pole...
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When you finally learned to not run with scissors, your mother probably thought she had finished her job and never imagined you'd be skiing with an ice axe in your hand. Do yourself and your mother a favor by keeping this on your axe when not in use. This Black Diamond Protector protects you from picks of all sorts, but especially those found on a Whippet pole. This is similar to t..
$4.95
Tired of deciding whether to bring an ice axe along with your Whippet or Whippets? Well, Black Diamond has the answer: bring the Whippet(s) and a Conehead(s). Coneheads convert any Black Diamond Whippet into a tool you can plunge into the snow. Just remove the lower section of your pole and slide in a Conehead, and whala!! You now have a tool to plunge like an axe. They come with a..
$19.95
The Carbon insoles are Superfeet's lighest and thinnest model. They offer stability while racing and touring without weighing you down or squashing your performance fit. Made with carbon fiber and ultralight foam, the insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for medium to high arches. They also add a little insulation between your foot and the snow. U..
$59.95
The Blue insoles are Superfeet's middle of the road model. They offer stability while racing and touring. Made with structured heel cup and full length foam to provide support for every step. The insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for medium arches. They also add some insulation between your foot and the snow. Thin construction is great for all ..
$54.95
As Superfeet’s most popular insole, the Green model fits the most feet. With a fairly high, well-placed arch and an ample heel cup, the green offers good support for skiing. It also features heavy-duty shock absorption which appeals the resort crowd and hucksters. It’s rather high volume so great if you are trying to take up some space in your ski boots to achieve the right fit. Ge..
$54.95
The Merino Grey insoles are Superfeet's based off their super popular green model. They offer good shape and stability with warmth of a Merino wool top sheet. Made with structured heel cup and full length foam to provide support for every step. The insoles help keep your heel in place while providing arch support for high arches. They also add insulation between your foot and the s..
$54.95

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