10 Apr 19
Life in Lemania

I guess that I failed to mention that on Monday I decided to return to Zermatt for another round of ski demo-ing. When I was last there, I discovered that indeed there were skis better on ice than any skis that I owned, and this time I was going to focus on them. The ones […]

28 Mar 19
In The Know Cycling

Designed with the year-round backcountry athlete in mind, the women’s Dynafit Radical Down Hood jacket is ideal in mild and snowy conditions alike thanks to toasty, water-resistant goose down.

11 Mar 19
Organizational Theory

Running head: (BLACK) DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (Black) Diamonds are Forever Black Diamond Equipment’s Case Development and Analysis Patty Eagan University of Alaska Fairbanks MBA 617 Final Report Introduction Over the course of the Organizational Theory for Managers class at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I have studied and analyzed Black Diamond Equipment. This paper evaluates […]

26 Feb 19

What’s in my spring skimo pack? I’m in the mountains frequently. I work at Mount Hood Meadows Winter Resort, volunteer with Crag Rats Mountain Rescue (Hood River, OR), and work part time as an international expedition leader.  I love being in the mountains and also like having a good margin of safety—all seasons. I like […]

24 Feb 19
Alta Backcountry

In the modern world of ski fashion and clothing, knickers and anoraks rank somewhere in the same spectrum as a pair of 205 cm Rossignol 4SKs. These days, it’s all about steezy (style + ease) Gore-tex garments with baggy cuts, uber high tech shells and colors that resemble a bag of Skittles. Classy style has […]

18 Feb 19
Organizational Theory

Analysis of Black Diamond Equipment’s Environmental Complexity Patty Eagan University of Alaska Fairbanks   Author Note Patty Eagan is currently a student at the School of Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks. This research was conducted as part of MBA 617 Organizational Theory for Managers course instructed by Dr. Nicole Cundiff. Correspondence concerning this article should […]

14 Feb 19

Quand Roberto Amaddii (le maestro organisateur du Tuscany Crossing) et l’organisation du BCT (Alessio et Alessandrio) nous invite au Brunello Crossing – Banfi Trophy 44km +1800 – nous acceptons sans hésitation… Nous sommes animés par cette passion de la Toscane où nous revenons chaque année nous ressourcer. A l’affiche Marco De Gasperi (Multiple champion du […]

09 Feb 19
The Outer Sanctum

“Free your heel and your mind will follow,” is what the telemarkers say.  Actually, they have many pithy sayings including “Randonee is French for ‘I can’t tele.‘”. The backcountry skiing bug has bitten me a lot more gradually than most of my obsessions tend to.  Ten years ago, I happened across a pair of burly […]

24 Jan 19
Gallatin Alpine Sports

You never thought you’d see the day when you could enjoy both freeride and touring performance in one boot, but with the Dynafit Women’s Beast Ski Boot, that day has arrived. Built for long days in the backcountry when turns are the ultimate goal, this boot is both lightweight and stiff, letting you save energy on the climb and giving you the ability to power through turns on the downhill.

24 Jan 19
Gallatin Alpine Sports

The Dynafit Men’s Beast Ski Boot is packed full of high-tech materials and well-thought features. Lightweight yet stiff, these boots are built for long days in the backcountry when turns are the ultimate goal. The shell is comprised of a combination of Pebax and Grilamid for a slight amount of give and a smoother flex to give you the ability to power through turns and even stick a few landings.

24 Jan 19
Gallatin Alpine Sports

Designed for aggressive backcountry skiing, the Men’s Hoji Pro Tour Ski Boot balances a light weight with a progressive performance for riders who value downhill riding as much as easy skinning. Its wide last creates an incredibly comfortable fit for skiers who like to layer socks, or women with wider feet, but regardless of your foot shape, the straps, inverse buckles, and various micro-adjustments will ensure a secure fit. Dynafit’s remarkable Hoji Lock system that quickly switches the boot from walk mode to ski mode with a quick flip of a switch. Recent updates include a narrower toebox with the TLT inserts set closer to the front in order to maximize the boot’s walking efficiency, and it eases your ability to step into tech bindings a lot easier than before.

23 Jan 19

Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race Mar. 2-3 – New United States Ski Mountaineering Association National Championship  For the ninth year in a row, Aspen Snowmass, is scheduled to host the Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race Saturday, Mar. 2. For athletes not quite ready to take on the full course, participants have […]