"Let’s go to the Sierras and ski the Mendenhall Couloir and Bloody Couloir!” “Quick trip out to ski Shasta?” A few years ago, if you had made these statements to me, I would have laughed loudly, confident that you were sarcastic. While these objectives aren’t cutting edge, they are all fairly big lines; steep descents that come with enough avalanche danger that they can’t be taken lightly. Each is the type of descent any skier who has spent time in unforgiv..
It’s that time again, welcome to the 2017/18 season preview! With a long spring/summer season afforded by ample snowfall throughout the west last winter, the receding summer has seemed especially short. October is already here and we are geared up for another great season. As usual, we’ll be highlighting some products and trends we find interesting. Unusually, we’ll start with skins, a category that is being overwhelmed with choice. We ..
Don’t clutter the landfills with old broken tech bindings! Somewhere someone could use those parts to milk a few more seasons out of their investment. We act as the intermediary, buying used and broken bindings in order to salvage the working components. You benefit by getting credit towards a new binding.
Here’s how it works: bring or ship your binding to our retail store. We will evaluate it and issue store credit based on the current ma..
A surprise September snowstorm in the Wasatch has folks thinking studiously about the 2016/17 ski season. This is our 3rd annual backcountry preview, which we’ll still call a preview despite having already kicked off the rock-skiing season. Below are highlights of some notable trends and developments related to ski touring and mountaineering gear.
Whoa, boots! Lightweight backcountry ski boots garnered by far the most product development dollars..
Welcome to our second annual season preview, this time featuring the 2015/16 ski season. While many skiers and industry players are still recovering from the hangover of a record low snow year throughout much of the west, optimistic folks and east coasters are eagerly anticipating another great season. October came fast this year and we will use the first day, the second anniversary of our opening, to look ahead and see what’s in store (literally and fig..
Welcome to our first annual season preview, starring the 2014/15 ski season! Exciting developments are upon us as we bid summer adieu and start the annual praying for fresh snow. We will take the time to highlight a few on this first anniversary of the day we opened for business.
Skimo goes mainstream
Well, maybe not mainstream, but a couple major skis companies are (re)entering the North American skimo scene. After false starts in the na..
After more than a year of hard work, I am proud to announce that Skimo Co is open for business!
Kindled from a passion for ski mountaineering, formalized during a layoff due to injury, and toiled on daily since, Skimo Co is a specialty ski shop that is singularly focused on backcountry adventures.
Our philosophy is simple. The best way to enjoy the Freedom of the Hills¹ is on skis, and lightweight skis let you enjoy more of it. Or to put it more succinctly, sk..
Do you find product reviews helpful? We sure do, and many of our customers do as well.
Unfortunately taking the time to write a nice, detailed review does you little good since you've already bought the product. Instead, you write reviews to benefit others. You then hope to rely on them when making your next purchasing decision. This is all very circular, and in some ways karmic.
Skimo Co is a new shop and thus doesn't have a long history of karmic product rev..