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Say goodbye to constantly refilling airbag canisters and the hassles of traveling with them and say "Hello" to the SCOTT Patrol E1 30 Avy Pack! The E1 Alpride Airbag System is the lightest electronic airbag yet and is simple to use, simple to charge, easy to travel with, and extremely reliable. It’s powered by 4 supercapacitors that don’t use a chemical reaction to store energy so ..
$1149.95
The Gara Aeros are lightweight racing and adventure gloves with retractable wind protection. Uniquely the wind covers stow into the back of the palm, as opposed to the wrists. This adds a bit of warmth to the back of the hand while stowed, and also prevents reducing circulation through the wrists. The glove body is built with lycra fleece and a breathable Schoeller fabric that is p..
$89.95
We are forever indebted to Andrew McLean, designer of the Whippet. With dozens (hundreds?) of known uses, the iconic pole is a staple of ski mountaineering. The latest iteration features a totally removeable Whippet head, allowing you to adapt to the changing conditions at a moment’s notice. Using an easy-to-operate threaded wedge system to securely pair the reinforced pole and Whi..
$149.95
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
HS could stand for "Han Solo," "Handsome Sonofagun," "Homely Sailer" - the list goes on. Swix thought it should stand for "High Speed" when they came out with their HS liquid wax line. Spray on, let sit for 15 minutes, brush it out and hit the snow. Your future is now, convenience is the name of the game with waxing now that you can ditch the iron and stop dedicating an entire gara..
$29.95
Whether you're benighted on Rainier or spending a frigid day in the Tetons, you will be happy you brought the CAMP Hotmitt’N. Lightweight and packability make the Hotmitt’N an easy piece of your kit to bring along. Windproof outer layer with down insulation is designed to keep your digits warm, even on the tallest peaks. When the weather turns for the worst or you're spending the n..
$159.95
The Blacklight Pro Pole is a great addition for any skier who wants a lightweight, reliable pole. Featuring a longer grip zone to allow for easy movement on sidehills and in the steeps, vertical gain is the name of the game for this fast and light accessory piece. More good news; lightweight doesn't mean light on durability. These poles are made of some of the strongest materials o..
$159.95 From $119.95
"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
Let's start with what this product isn't. It's not a hard candy in the shape of a battery. It's not a battery-powered defibrillator, capable of saving your life. No, it's something much more important: the Dynafit Batter Life Saver will save the life of the battery in your Instagram device! Use this Social Media Life Saver to keep your phone warm and photo-ready, because if you did..
$24.95
Did you know that the old adage, "You lose half your body heat through your head" is a myth? The truth is that your head accounts for roughly 7% of your body's surface area, and a proportional 7-10% of your body heat is lost there. Don't sweat your life away while skinning in an over-insulated wool beanie or thick ski helmet-- ditch the heavyweight headgear and instead wear the nev..
$24.95
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 Kohla Space Pack combines one of the fastest race-pack layouts with the wonder material known as Dyneema*. Strong, light, waterproof, you name it. The Space Pack carries a spritely 20-liters of gear split between a main compartment and a crampon pouch. The main zipper houses all your safety gear, a hydration bladder, snow study equipment, and maybe a puffy jacket or extra glove..
$189.95
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 ..
From $7.95
I don’t always go skiing in California, but if I did I would trust Jeremy Benson to tell me where to go. As a sponsored backcountry skier and avid outdoor enthusiast/author he knows the state better than I know my back yard. Whether you are a backcountry amateur or an experienced veteran, this book has it all with 99 routes to serve any craving...
$21.95
With good reason soft flasks have been increasing in popularity. If you haven’t already tasted the Kool-Aid, let us enlighten you. When fully loaded with water, soft flasks maintain their shape just like a hard bottle. After a few sips, however, the contents won’t slosh around; instead it’s a quiet and air-tight blob that conforms to your body and moves with you. When it’s empty, t..
$22.95
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..
From $8.25
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
Backcountry Skiing Utah: A Guide to the State’s Best Ski Tours offers a delicious taste of each mind-blowing, jaw-dropping zone in Utah. Each zone has enough terrain to make you rethink your life commitments. The best of the best from Logan’s section of the Wasatch all the way down to the Henry mountains which the locals are trying to keep for themselves. SLC-based guide Tyson Brad..
$24.95
Behold, the CAMP G Comp Racing. Breathability and dexterity were prioritized when designing this glove, but not at the expense of real-world features. The upper is made of a breathable elasticized micro-fiber whereas a durable anti-slip treated synthetic leather makes up the palm. These two halves are joined by an exterior-seam, box construction to further enhance dexterity and com..
$99.95 $64.94
Built on the same time-tested platform as the Speed 20 pack, the Speed 28 operates under the same philosophy as its lower-volume brethren. Except in this case, Dynafit argues that more volume is better. If you’re doing more touring than racing, you just might agree. Breathable shoulder straps, a luscious back-panel, and supportive hip belt ensure a comfy fit the entire day. The mai..
$139.95 $119.95
Light as Heli-o-um! Yet somehow stronger than your average carbon pole. The Black Diamond Helio Poles are inflation-molded into single, streamlined poling machines. The “grip” is simply part of the molded design, obviating the need for weighty or complex hand holders. Ditto for the touring rest that allows you to choke up on the pole when side-hilling or booting. The wrist straps a..
$319.95 $191.97
What would make the popular G Comp Wind mitts even better, you ask? Insulation, that’s what. Now get your favorite transformer gloves with bonus warmth, via PrimaLoft® Gold insulation. When you’re working hard and it’s reasonably temperate, the breathable Lycra gloves are all you need. But if the temperature drops or you hit a cold wind on the ridge, simply pull the overmitt out fr..
$99.95
Designed for agility, the Dynafit Racing gloves are made from Polarlite® DYNAstrech, a polyester / spandex blend that is form fitting yet very flexible. They also feature a soft chamude front which, combined with special silicone printed zones in the fingers and upper palm, offers excellent grip. The Racing gloves are finished with a brushed interior and neoprene cuffs to keep out ..
$49.95
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..
$14.95
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
You know you ski a lot (or just wax a lot) when your scraper becomes dull. The folks at Swix ski a lot and decided it was time that somebody made a sharpener for wax scrapers. If your wax scraper has rounded edges, the Swix Plexisharpener is the perfect tool to revive it. Slide any acrylic scraper over the file and it becomes square, meaning less passes to scrape off your hot wax. ..
$19.95
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. Simply slide the waterproof mittens over your lightweight gloves to give your hands respite from the weather. Shell mittens fe..
$79.95
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
Soft Flasks are a nice hydration option since they get smaller the more you drink!! CAMP’s version, aka the Soft Flask CAMP (SFC), comes in a range of sizes to suit all of your hydration needs. The 150ml and 300ml flasks are good for gel, which is much easier to consume when mixed with water and put in a flask, as well as for shorter tours where you don't need as much water. The 60..
$24.95
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
Allen and Mike are back at it again with a helpful little book about avalanche safety. For a beginner, or an expert, Allen and Mike have disclosed this handy book with illustrations and detailed advice on how to stay safe in avalanche terrain. If you're thinking about going backcountry, consider checking out the helpful skills and techniques Allen and Mike's Avalanche book detail i..
$16.95
Standing atop the podium on race day isn't a stand-alone event. Months of training runs that start in the daylight and end with a headlamp, solo dawn patrols, and many thousands of vertical feet climbed all go into winning a race. All those funny off-balance falls, pounding on your boots to clear the packed powder, and celebratory pole taps with your friends can take its toll on yo..
$89.95 From $69.95
The Salomon MTN S3 pole is a highly versatile pole that can quickly adapt to any terrain you might find yourself in. The carbon fiber construction promotes light ‘n fast movement and has an exceptionally low swing weight, even for a carbon pole. Quickly adjust the length of the poles when booting or side-hilling using the reliable tension-adjustable clamp system. The articulating b..
$199.95 From $149.95
Built for those wanting an ultra-thin and precise fit, the Pro Fit Compression Nano Tour from Dissent is designed with serious backcountry travelers in mind. Unlike other wool and synthetic socks that get looser as the day progresses, the engineered fabrics of the Nano Tour are designed to resist stretching (even while wet), allowing for a precise “compressive” fit all day, every d..
$54.95
Sometimes in the backcountry we can have a love-hate relationship with snow; it's overwhelmingly fun to play in, but a drag when it clings to the two planks of wood tied to our feet. It seems pretty intuitive that as skiers, we don't want the snow to hang on to our skis' topsheets. So, instead of shopping for a bottle of Crisco or sprayable oil in a can at your local grocery store,..
$22.95
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...
From $5.95
A performance ski sock made for a women’s foot. The RFL’s are thin, ultralight Merino wool socks that work great in close-fitting ski boots. RFL stands for Real-F’in-Light, meaning these are the lightest, thinnest socks in Darn Tough’s Vertical ski line. But that doesn’t mean they are weak, since like all Darn Tough socks, they are covered by a lifetime warranty. The socks have ant..
$25.95
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..
From $9.95
Nobody wants chapped lips when it's time for a Duck Face selfie! Protect yourself and anyone you may plant a kiss on with Dermatone's Lips and Face Stick. More importantly, you can lather this all over your face to keep from crisping up like that bacon you scarfed down at 4 AM before a big day in the mountains. High adventures require high protection, and the SPF 30 rating is just ..
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Wax on...wax off...Congrats, you just waxed your skis, but the job is only half done! Time to brush your sticks for maximum speed and minimal drag out there in the wilds with the lineup from Swix. These brushes are the best around, and nothing's gonna ever keep them down. Multiple options can help you keep it simple or dig into the nerd side of waxing by utilizing the right materia..
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Running out of light in the mountains can be scary. The R1 battery from Petzl can give you some reassurance that your awesome Nao RL headlamp will always have the power it needs to keep you moving up and downhill safely. This backup battery has all sorts of uses and stores easily in your pack. During a long night, it's never a bad idea to bring along an extra R1 battery. Type..
$69.95
Dedication is important. Dedication to training, dedication to days in the mountains, a dedicated safety equipment compartment like you will find in Dynafit's Speed 20 pack. Almost too many features to mention, yet not-a-one worth overlooking, this race-oriented pack is well-engineered by the skimo experts at Dynafit. Since you're working hard, this pack has an Airmesh back panel a..
$139.95
Skin up, ski down. Seems simple, but we all know there is a lot more to it, including having the fitness to get up high in the mountains. Get the most from each outing by tracking all your data with the Apex 2 Pro sports watch from COROS. Yes, this watch has ski mountaineering as an activity option, kind of important to mention. It also can track reps and sets automatically from ov..
$498.95
For some, party time ends at dawn. For others, the party starts at dawn when the sun is cresting the ridge, pouring light over that perfect line you're about to descend. As you race against the sunlight, you can track all your stats with the COROS Apex 2 Pro watch. Total ascent, time on the skin track, heart rate, pace, ascension rate, blood oxygen level - these are examples of the..
$398.95
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
The Dynafit Tour Pole is as simple as it gets. It's a stick of aluminum with a powder basket, just what you need for skinning and skiing through the backcountry. Okay, Dynafit did add an extended grip and a hand-strap so you can hold the thing with cold digits. The fixed-length pole comes in sizes from 110cm up to 145cm so you'll probably find one that feels perfect. The Dynafit To..
$69.95
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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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..
From $4.95

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