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Remaining very warm even when drenched in moisture, wool has long been prized as an insulating material. However, even wool is imperfect, mostly because of its heavy weight, scratchiness, and stubborn…unstretchiness. Enter the Wool Tech Beanie, which Ski Trab has prepared from a hodgepodge of wool, polypropylene, and polyamide for your wearing pleasure. The result is a wool beanie ..
$34.95
Petzl's Nao RL is here to make your ambitions a reality if your childhood dream was to staff a lighthouse, direct a spotlight, or otherwise command ultra-powerful photon beams. Wielding an absurd 1500 lumen rating, this headlamp melds an ergonomic strap design reminiscent of the Iko with the adaptive light of the Swift RL, which preserves headlamp battery and reduces manual input b..
$169.95
Anyone who has tuned skis can tell you that scraping the wax is the most time-consuming and tedious task of the process, and lacking a sharp plastic scraper makes it that much more onerous. With the Swix World Cup Scraper Sharpener, you'll never lack a sharp scraper again. Swix built this scraper with two vertical walls to ensure a clean 90° edge every time. With a 100mm long file ..
$59.95
It has been said that spandex is a privilege, not a right. Julbo must disagree but they decided it's a right for everyone when they added it to the design of their Ultimate Cover sunglasses. With a removable nose cover as well as removable side shields, all made of spandex, these sunglasses can protect you from high altitude sun rays as well as ripping northern winds. The CustomFit..
$249.95
In conjunction with a primarily nitrogenous atmosphere, the Earth's distance from the Sun (150 million km) provides the ideal conditions for life as we know it. Even with this cushion, there remains more than enough sun to go around to burn your eyes should you venture out sans protection. If you plan to spend your days biking, running, or skiing with varying levels of solar exposu..
$219.95
Turn night into day! The Gloworm X2’s impressive 2,000 lumens will light up just about the whole mountain, allowing you to ski or climb without any visibility limitations. Seriously, it will make other headlamps seem like child’s play! In typical Gloworm style, the durable, aluminum-housed 71g featherweight light connects to a battery pack via one of the included cords. Put the bat..
$268.95
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
All good things must come to an end and in this case, it is the CH line of waxes from Swix that have pulled an Irish goodbye. No need to worry however, Swix is still in the bar wax game and one of their offerings is the Performance Speed line. The PS line is the replacement of the CH line bringing better durability and performance. The PS waxes are fluoro free and ready to make you..
$14.95
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 Only with the RC Pro Pole. ..
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It’s hard to overstate the backcountry skiing terrain of Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Think massive faces, steep couloirs, great tree skiing, terrifying yet enticing avalanche slide paths, and playful pillows. Oh, and it’s all covered in legendary interior BC powder. Thanks to Douglas Sproul, it’s now also hard to overstate the area’s guidebook. Rogers Pass is a complex area but ..
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The new Dynafit DNA 16 pack is loaded with new features that further allow the skier to customize the pack for their specific needs. Offering height adjustable chest straps to dial in the perfect fit, and repositionable ski carry loop to find the ideal configuration to carry skis. The Dynafit DNA pack also will help your teammate when they start dragging behind by adding a rope par..
$129.95
Dawn Patrol? Try Midnight Patrol. When the nights are long, and the approaches are even longer you may have loved your Petzl Swift RL to the end of its days. Or not! Instead of replacing your headlamp just swap out the battery with Petzl’s Accu Swift RL battery. If you tend to head out in colder environments where ice beards and frosted hair are in style this battery will continue ..
$64.95
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 ..
$11.95
Petzl's latest lighting creation strays away from conventional headlamp design in order to create an even more ergonomic and comfortable option. Be gone front-heavy, stretchy bands! The IKO headlamp increases air circulation during those uphill sprints and balances the weight by utilizing what they're calling the AIRFIT headband. This semi-rigid headband places the lamp upfront and..
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The learning curve for ski touring is forever pointed upwards, even after you've mastered kickturns and reading the avalanche bulletin. So if you could attend an advanced ski mountaineering course with the top professionals in the industry for less than $35, you'd be crazy not to! Well, here's your chance. Rob Coppolillo's "The Ski Guide Manual" covers advanced critical concepts su..
$32.95
It's never good to have a screw loose, especially in the backcountry. G3 has a minimalist tool with maximum effectiveness that even has the word backcountry right in the name! G3 Backcountry Binding Tool is ready to help you out when things get loose (but not the fun kind). A combination of a #3 Pozidriver on one end and a Torx T20 interface on the other end you can service most bi..
$19.95
One small step for a skier, one giant leap for skier-kind! DPS has improved upon the impressive Phantom "waxless" base treatment by chopping the process down to one single step. That makes it twice as easy to apply which is exactly half as much work. Even those of us that are too lazy to wax can make it happen! If you're looking for good glide and more consistent performance from y..
$99.95
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
Many skiers neglect their ski bases throughout the ski season only giving them the needed maintenance a few times a year, opting for après over ironing and scraping. From the Finnish wax aficionados, Start has created a product that cuts out the most laborious part of waxing. No more ironing or scraping just apply Start SG liquid wax, wait, and brush, easy enough to do at any point..
$18.95
The Dynafit Performance Dry Slim Headband is to headwear what a Speedo is to regular swimming trunks. Covering just the “bare essentials,” this slim and stretchy little headband will take care of wind-blocking duties and keep the sweat from dripping into your eyes. With its exceptionally scant weight, even Descartes would have trouble thinking of a reason not to bring it along. For..
$19.95
The RFL Thermolite Sock is another great addition to the lightweight and ergonomically designed attire from Darn Tough. This sock maximizes the best properties of synthetic material by implementing hollow fibers that trap air to provide incredible insulation. If you're a "sweat monster" you will appreciate that the Thermolite polyester material is quick drying and magically pu..
$24.95
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
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
A worthy addition to any coffee table or bookshelf, the "50 Classic Ski Descents of North America" is a stunning visual presentation of the best ski lines this continent has to offer. Authored by celebrated ski mountaineers Art Burrows, Penn Newhard, and Chris Davenport, 'The 50' includes photographs and descriptions of each line, as well as quotes and contributions from many other..
$59.95
The Petzl Swift RL headlamp is for folks who prefer the swift methods of mountain travel and who need a light and ultra-bright lamp that stays lit for hours. Beaming out a cool 900 lumens, the Swift is bright enough to function as a spare headlight for your car, but unlike your car, the Swift doesn't weigh 1800 lbs. In fact, the Swift is the brightest and lightest and most fully-fe..
$124.95
The trekking poles of yesteryear were pretty much glorified alpine ski poles, with no adjustability, shock absorption, or extra features. With the recent innovation in the world of trekking and fastpacking, however, the paradigm has flipped and now ski poles are taking their cues from the hiking world. Black Diamond's Alpine Carbon Cork WR poles mesh the two worlds together nicely ..
$219.95
Sure, you make sure your beer cans and candy bar wrappers aren't left behind in the backcountry, but did you know your ski is causing pollution? Wax from skis and skins is scraped off by snow crystals and is left behind in the snow. It will eventually wind up in local watersheds as the snow melts. If you want to do your part to prevent hydrocarbon pollution, MountainFLOW All-temp E..
$19.95
Whether you're pushing the limit in your own back yard, exploring a new mountain range, or simply want to be prepared for the unexpected, the Black Diamond Alpine Whippet Attachment has you covered. Using BD's ClickLock Dial, this head attaches to your Whippet Ready poles quickly so you can feel more secure when you find yourself in steep, soft snow. Shaped more like an adze than a..
$79.95
If you do any serious binding mounting or adjusting, then you should be using G3 Pozidriv tools. Comfortable grips, precise fit, and hardened steel tips make the ShopTech Pozidriv the tool you want to use on your precious gear-babies. The Pozidriv head fits a sizable portion of mounting and adjusting screws in the ski industry, including all screws on the G3 ION and ZED bindings. G..
$17.95
Whether you're skiing, running, or biking, the Julbo Aerospeed sunglasses meet the highest standard for full-coverage, performance sunwear. Regardless of if you have a wide face or just like your sunglasses extra wide, the giant photochromic Julbo REACTIV lenses provide full-wrap coverage while being aerodynamic and efficient. Light and fast enough for even the pickiest of gram-cou..
$219.95 $197.96
"One ski pole to rule them all, one ski pole to find them, one ski pole to bring them to the summit, and in the deep snow, you'll not fall in..." Isn't that how the quote from Lord of the Rings goes? Either way, if Dynafit had a retail dealer in Middle Earth, Sam and Frodo definitely would have taken the Speed Vario 2 pole with them on their trek to Mordor. Features like high de..
$149.95
On-the-spot decision making with lightweight, compact, and durable guide books! Beacon Guidebooks is offering up easy-to-digest beta on backcountry terrain in Colorado and Washington. Regional maps accompany aerial photographs and GPS Coordinates designed to provide you pertinent information while keeping wisdom and safety in mind. No guidebook will obviate the need for an avalanch..
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In the dog-eat-dog market for ski socks, only the fittest survive. Bridgedale isn’t scared since they make the best-fitting (aka “fittest”) socks around. The Ski Lightweight socks feature a wildly comfortable construction. Knowing that no single fabric is the perfect ski sock material, Bridgedale zoned their ski socks to include the right materials in the right places. The goal was..
$28.95
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 $23.95
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
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
If Colorado snow is labeled as gold, this is the ultimate treasure map. The duo of Brittany and Frank Konsella have more big mountain, racing, and mountaineering experience than most people have experience eating. They both have skied all of Colorado’s 14,000ft peaks and fistfuls of other mountains from the top of the state to the bottom. This book has 102 backcountry routes with d..
$21.95
Early or late season days can take their toll on your gear. After such abuse, make sure your edges are clean, sharp, and happy. Two pre-set side edge angles are built into the 2x2 Edger for simple and accurate hand-tuning. Side Edge angles are set at 87 and 88 degrees (aka 2 or 3). The two options are well labeled for easy identification, so you spend less time reading tuning manua..
$24.95
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
Swix’s Diamond Stone is good for polishing edges and removing burrs from rocks or aggressive filing. Less suitably used on finger nails and woodshop projects, this Diamond Stone is perfectly tuned for making sharp ski edges even sharper. Eliminate burrs and make your skis slice through snow like a knife through butter. This a medium grit stone which is a good for backcountry skiing..
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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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The photo makes it looks more like a purse, but it’s a ski bag! The Movement Alp Tracks ski bag unzips and becomes a full-length case made of ripstop nylon. Slip in your Alp Tracks skis and jet off to whiter pastures. When you’re home, zip it back up into a nice little rectangle and it won’t take up much space. The bag for Movement aficionados. Did we mention this comes free with a..
$29.95
The Gara (Race) Overglove is Ski Trab’s way of keeping all 10 of your digits cozy and dexterous. Lightweight overgloves are the preferred way of employing thin race gloves in sub-zero temperatures. Instead of Velcro that can ball up with snow and be rendered useless, the Ski Trab uses a double-layer lycra cuff with a sturdy pull tab to seal out the elements. Thanks to a generous am..
$89.95
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
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
What do mountains, diamonds, and your pitch to your significant other to let you buy one more pair of skis have in common? They're all masterpieces, and masterpieces take time to craft. Julbo spent 10 years developing the REACTIV lens technology, and it turned out fantastically well. The Julbo Aero is the high-performance optic of choice for mountain athletes the world over. No fra..
$219.95
Your face is the most common place to forget the Julbo Aerolites. Built on the same platform as the Aero, the Aerolite is an equally high-performance optic, only slightly narrower and even lighter. A rimless lens design paired with massive ventilation cutouts on the sides come together to form a pair of glasses so light you’ll forget they're on your face, leaving you frantically se..
$219.95

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