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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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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 ..
$6.95
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..
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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
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..
$119.95
Petzl saw all the kids (and woke old folks) walking around with their reusable shopping bags, straws, and coffee cups, and they decided to join the party. With the Petzl CORE headlamp battery, simply plug your batteries into a charger the night before a big adventure and voilà, start the next day knowing that your headlamp won't quit before you make it back to the car. No longer wi..
$29.95
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..
$16.95
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
"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..
$25.95
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..
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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
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
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
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..
$21.95
Nothing improves speed like a good hot wax. If you are an “Instagram skier” then you probably don’t need this, because it’s likely that you look fast enough. Swix’s Waxing Iron is the golden ticket for skiers that prefer to go fast in real life. Easily melts any kind of ski wax, butter, or whatever glide-y substance you smuggled out of Europe. Use on your ski bases and skins (at lo..
$54.95
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..
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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..
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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
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
When an industry leader in lightweight, purpose-driven gear delivers a minimalist pack built for high-performance ski mountaineering, you bet we are going to be there for the unveiling. The Veloce is CAMP's lightest and most simplistic race pack, specifically designed for vertical and sprint race formats. Of course, we think the Veloce can also be used for fast dawn-patrol missions..
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Not so great for arc welding, these gloves are more about arcing turns. The Black Diamond Arc is a durable and dexterous solution for adventures where you are doing as much climbing as skiing. A great all around glove for anyone who tends to wear gloves out quickly and an even better glove for those that just want something that will perform. A Pittards Oil Tac leather palm gives y..
$89.95
Carbon fiber and Titanal® assemble in joyous union to offer a lightweight and durable pole built for speed and reliability. The Dynafit Speed pole is designed around high-end training and racing but burly enough for the local skimo adventures. The Speed is a fixed-length poker made of two sections. The upper is light & stiff carbon fiber and the lower is a robust metal designed..
$99.95
The e+LITE headlamp from Petzl is perfect for those adventures which you don't expect to need or want a headlamp, but are smart enough to never go without. Chock full of features, the e+LITE weighs just 26 grams (0.9 ounces). Stuff it in your pack and forget about it. Just remember you have it when you’re caught out! Included carrying case disappears into virtually any pocket..
$29.95
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. Hardman Double Bubble Urethane: Easily winning awards as the epoxy with the..
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Swix is the most recognized ski wax in the industry. With an assortment of waxes for your skis and skins, you can adapt to any snow condition. Yes, waxing skins can greatly improve glide as well as prevent glopping in the latter part of the season. CH (Hydrocarbon) waxes are great for skis and skins alike. LF (Low Fluorocarbon) waxes work great on skins in snow with more moisture. ..
$14.95
The replacement filter for the Katadyn BeFree filtration bottle. Good for up to 1000 liters on average (may vary depending on sediment levels), this filter removes 99.9% of protozoa and 99.9999% of bacteria. To clean it, just shake, swish, swoosh, dip, or backflush with some clean water and you're good to go. Screw on, screw off, and screw being limited by the amount of water you c..
$24.95
Holy filtration! Katadyn just upped the ante for freedom of movement in the mountains with virtually unlimited water. With careful planning, this might be the only water you carry during an ultralight spring mission. It could also complement and slow the consumption of a bladder. Bring a bottle as backup on short day hikes. Use it for traveling in foreign countries. Give one to peo..
$44.95
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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