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Lightweight skis may require some unusual mounting tools. For example, some ski specs call for drill bits that are typically used for child skis. Yes, your expensive skinny skis may in fact be designed for children. But hopefully you mount them like an adult by using some of the tools below. 3.5 x 7.5mm Drill Bit - Custom size required for Vapor Svelte and shorter Nano skis (164..
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Open it, shake it, and let your worries dissolve away as the heat builds up. With a 5-year lifespan, these hand-warmers heat up to 135°F (57°C) and are odorless, battery-free, and have a place in every backcountry skiers backpack. The air-activated formula fits well in most gloves and mittens, and provides several hours of artificial heat. Placing the hand warmer into an overmitt p..
$1.00
Some of us stop skiing earlier than we should when our hands get cold. For others, quitting starts with feet. After trying sweaty socks, inflexible liners, expensive electronics, and homeopathic remedies, it may be time for a simpler solution. Yaktrax toe warmers are air-activated packets of magic that add just enough heat to get you through a long day. You’ll find even more benefi..
$1.50
Sometimes there are sharks in the water. Sometimes there are rocks in the snow. If you get bitten by the latter, use the tools below to help repair your kit. P-Tex: Both black and clear 8mm sticks of P-Tex, good for placing base welds on your expensive ski bases. Sold individually, price is per stick..
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Hydrogel Technology is kind of a Maurten thing if you know what I mean. Actually, you probably have no idea what we're talking about. Let's start with their drink mix; providing either 160 or 320 calories per package, this stuff will send carbohydrates to your system like Hall of Fame basketball player Karl Malone (aka "The Mailman"...it's a Utah thing). So, how does Hydrogel Techn..
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The official lip balm of the US Ski team. Unfortunately the US Skimo team isn't recognized in that group yet but fingers remain crossed. While that one hand has crossed fingers, your other hand you can be applying Dermatone's Medicated Lip Balm, the superior defense against chapped lips. Widely regarded as the "best chapstick ever", the Medicated Lip Balm uses a really dense formul..
$2.95
Lets face it, Ski bases get dirty. Whether its skin glue residue, or late season turns with a lot of dirt in the snowpack, it happens. However, your bases do not have to stay grimy. Easy Cleaner Wipes from Start will strip the gunk from your base, and get your skis back to gliding properly. All you need to do is wipe your base from tip to tail, and watch the junk come right off. If..
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Sometimes you eat the bar...and only good things happen! Maurten's Solid nutrition bar will make sure the bar doesn't eat you out there on the skin track. Packed with 225 calories and 44g of carbohydrates, this low-fiber mixture will fuel the body and keep your tummy as happy as a moth in a chandelier shop. As always, Maurten has set out to create a simple product that yields incre..
$3.00
We all hate some flavors: perhaps for you it's coconut, cilantro, or dill. Not to worry if your palette is sensitive, Maurten's Gel just happens to be flavorless. Created for anyone who wants to perform at their best, these flavorless wonders are next level - packing some scientific revelations from Hydrogel Technology. This walk-on-water nutritional equivalent has carbohydrates th..
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Taking a note from nature and using simple, real food makes for top-notch performance nutrition. Spring Energy focuses on using 100% natural ingredients throughout its lineup of gels and other nutrition products. No lab-grown experiments were run to replicate food. The Gel ingredients list harnesses the power of specific foods to match the needs of endurance athletes. Because of th..
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If you're debating whether you really need to bring a Voile strap... trust us, you do. To simplify this decision tree even further, Voile has developed their Nano Strap, which is a mere 1/2" wide (1.3 centimeters for the enlightened metric users out there). Featuring the same grippy, soft, slightly stretchy, and weather-resistant Polyurethane as other classic Voile straps, the narr..
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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..
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Christopher Kussmaul is a devoted backcountry skier and the author of Peaks and Couloirs, one of Montana’s only modern ski guides which offers an in-depth look at the big mountain skiing within the five ranges surrounding Bozeman, Montana. Outside of the Northern Rockies, his love for the sport has taken him to Pakistan, Nepal, Alaska, and Canada in pursuit of bushwhacks, big verti..
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Not only can Voile ski straps hold a pair of skis together, they also come in handy for various unforseen circumstances. They've been used to hold skins onto skis when glue fails and hold boots onto feet when a buckle fails. They can also lash a broken pole together or be used to attach items to your pack. Many skiers won't leave home without a strap or two or four in their pack ju..
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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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Broken or missing parts from your poles should not be a reason to throw them out. Replace the parts and get those poles up and going again. Komperdell Swivel Basket Pole Tip - Compatible with a variety of Komperdell touring poles. Kreuzspitze grey baskets- 6.5 x 9cm size. 10mm inner diameter...
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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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Handy little guy, aren't you? This is one of many things you can say to Wintersteiger's inanimate object, the Alpin Plexi scraper. The 3mm thick build leads to a fluid motion that will leave your bases silky smooth and ready to brush. Measuring 130mm x 60mm this can hang out in your garage, your pocket, or your glove compartment. A steady hand, a sturdy scraper, and a ski-obsessed ..
$5.95
Gloworm accessories for upgrading or adding to your existing setup. Other parts are available upon request! Headstrap - Simple strap that fits on your head or helmet with a Go-Pro style mount quick mount incorporated. 70g weight. 2-Cell 3400mAh Battery - Replacement battery for Gloworm 1.0 lights (Alpha RF Headlamp). Includes velcro strap and adhesive "battery cradle" mountin..
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The skin-care products you are mostly likely to find in a skier’s possession involve water-repellency, glide-improvement, glop-reduction, and long-term storage. This skin product, however, isn’t for your climbing skins but rather is formulated for your epidermis. Dermatone Skin Protector protects your mug from the elements, so you can nail that Instagram shot without excess risk of..
$6.95
Outside of your avalanche safety gear, this is the one piece of gear that should always be in your pack. Reflecting a whopping 90% of your infrared heat, weighing in at slightly more than a Tic-Tac (pending Tic-Tac weigh in), and packing to smaller than a deck of cards, the ARVA Rescue Blanket is a necessary adventure-buddy that might just save your adventure-behind. If things didn..
$6.95
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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DWR treated softshell jackets, pants, skin suits, gloves, and the like get stinky after a while. Throwing them in the wash with normal detergent can easily strip weatherproofing and render a perfectly good garment useless in inclement weather. Use the Nikwax products below to keep your soft goods performing as if they were new. All the garment care products come with easy-to-follow..
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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
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
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
Now you can wax like a professional. If you spend a lot of time on your skis then Start’s Acrylic Wax Scraper will be a valuable utensil, right next to your forks and knives. The scraper is just flexible enough to get into the grooves of a concave base but stiff enough to get an even scrape from edge to edge. Start’s Acrylic Wax scraper can be used to wax just about anything except..
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If you've already solved your bottle holding issues, you might be in the market for a spare water bottle. The CAMP Action Bottles dispense water through either a drinking tube (118 grams) or a spout (98 grams). The drinking tube is nice for days where it's not too cold (it can freeze) as you can take a sip without pulling the bottle out of the holder. The spout is a standard pull-o..
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Dermatone’s "No-Touch" Sunscreen Stick is the leader in the battle against greasy hands involved in sun protection. It also, of course, battles hard against said sun. At a whopping SPF 50, this moisturizing and fragrance-free sunscreen stick is applied like a glue stick. Except on your face. No need to take your gloves off to top-up your protection. US Ski Team's official sun..
$9.95
Our condolences. If you’re here, it means that you likely broke or lost a piece of your beloved Voile pole. But don’t dwell on the negative, instead, simply select the part you broke and Voila’ (or should be we say, “Voile”), you’ll be back out in no time. Lower Section CamLock 2 –This is the replacement lower section for the CamLock 2 Carbon pole. Lower Section CamLock 3 – R..
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Mark Smiley is an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide who has completed impressive climbing and skiing expeditions all over the world. Most known for his (and his wife Janelle's) attempt at ticking all of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America, Mark is now a proud father who is modernizing the practice of guiding with electronic instructional courses he calls MtnSense. Now he is applyin..
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It's best to embrace the times at hand and if you have to wear a mask, better make it comfortable to wear. Since our backcountry adventures generally demand higher output than our day-to-day activities, Crazy Idea has come up with a mask that works in both situations. Featuring a removable 3-layer internal filter, this mask will give you the ability to move air when you are exercis..
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Big backcountry adventures are that much better when your gear is fully dialed in and that much worse when they're not! We don't love excessive weight but this tool is anything but excessive when it saves the day. So don't let a loose binding or backed out screw on your boots lead to trouble. Light enough to travel into the backcountry and compact enough to live in your glovebox, t..
$10.75
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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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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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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Need a backup battery? Replacement head strap? Find accessories for the Ski Trab headlamps here. Hopefully you have a europlug to charg 'em! Aero Head Strap – The headband with Velcro onto which you can attach a lamp. Helmet Support – The tripod that mounts to a helmet to support an Aero lamp. 7.4V Battery Packs – Two and four cell packs for use with the 400 and 1600 lumen..
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Wider skis need wider gear. Wider skins, wider stance, wider skin track, wider scrapers! Wintersteiger's 5mm plexi scraper is what you want when it comes time to get your powder boards ready for that inevitable deep day that we know is just around the corner. The 5mm thick build leads to a smooth motion that won't flex and dig into your bases. A steady hand, a sturdy scraper and a ..
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It's never too early to start learning about snow safety! The Avalanche Dragons by Erin C. McCrea is a fun children's book that follows Goat and Moose through a day of backcountry skiing, avalanche avoidance, and a close call. With beautiful illustrations and an easy-to-follow storyline, this book will help your little ones begin thinking about how to stay safe when exploring out o..
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Start’s Metal Scraper is just that, a metal scraper made by Start. A key tool of any ski workshop, the metal scraper can be used for a variety of things. Most often it will be seen scraping newly added P-Tex off the base of your skis. Be sure to add a fresh coat of wax after a good repair job...
$12.95
There’s no sense in having a state-of-the-art ski, boot, and binding combo that is poorly maintained. Use a Swix Gummy Stone to remove all the rust and inconsistencies along your ski edges to make the most of your gear. The soft blocks are also great for detuning your skis near the tips and tails to reduce grabbiness or hookiness. Apply to new skis or freshly filed edges...
$12.95
If your bases look like a dirt road full of frost heaves after a questionable base weld, tap in Wintersteiger's metal scraper to smooth out the ride. When your plastic scraper just doesn't have the "oomph" to get the job done you can put it on the bench and sub in this wonderfully wide scraper...
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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
CAMP Bottle Holders are perfect for attaching to your backpack straps and having hydration right in front of you at all times. Designed to attach to just about any pack with a chest strap or horizontal loop, the holder will alleviate the need to take on and off your rig just to get to some water or energy drink. The bottle holders weigh just 32 grams (1.1 ounces) and include a bung..
$14.95
Keep your neck, head, ears, any maybe other parts warm with the Skimo Neck Gaiter. This sleek tube of CoolMax fabric can be worn dozens of ways to enhance your appearance or temperature. CoolMax is breathable so you won’t overheat on the up, but provides a good level of protection on the down. The gaiter is elegantly styled with the Skimo Co logo and is guaranteed to attract the op..
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NOLS Instructors Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland set out to create a really cool way to teach folks about backcountry skiing, winter camping, and safe winter travel. Nailed it! The effort resulted in Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book which is jam packed with information, tips, and comical illustrations. This book is a fun read for any backcountry enthusiast or newb..
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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. Butterfly 2.0 Basket Set - Complete set of replacement tips for the Dynafit Speed poles, including the hard-to-remove ferrules with a small integrated basket and angled carbide tip. Includes two tips and two basket extenders. Powder Basket x1..
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You just picked the perfect pack for light and fast strikes in the mountains, but now you can't fit your helmet! The easy solution is Mammut's helmet holder. 4 stretchable loops can be fastened around attachment points on the back of your pack and will fit most configurations. Leave room for a puffy, thermos and travel sized Scrabble board in your pack by conveniently placing your ..
$14.95

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