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Surface Skullcandy Collab Ski Pole

By , December 30, 2011 7:00 PM

Surface Skullcandy Collab Ski PoleWhen the great minds at Surface and Skullcandy collided the outcome was the Collab Ski Pole. The 2011/12 Surface Skullcandy Collab Ski Poles are made of aluminum and come with soft ply rubber grips making them easy to hang onto. These sticks come with adjustable nylon straps so they will stay in tack while hucking off those cliffs. Beware of the steel tips on the end of these poles, they can be deadly.

Recommended use is big mountain, park and pipe. They come in lengths 110cm, 115cm, 120cm and 125cm and they come with alpine baskets.

MSRP: $64.95 Check Availability at evo or

Alta Torchlight New Years Eve Parade

By , December 29, 2011 4:22 PM

Alta LogoCome up to Alta on New Year’s Eve for the annual torchlight parade and fireworks. People can start loading Collins at 5:15pm and the parade will start at 6:00pm.

The parade will follow the main cat track from Watson Shelter to the base of Alta. Those wanting to participate in the torchlight parade should be intermediate skiers that can ski blue runs and please wear goggles. Those not wanting to ski can watch from the Goldminers Daughter Lodge at the base of Collins. Or you can watch in your car parked anywhere along Hwy 210. Please pull off the road to watch.

The parade route will be marked with flares and flame torches will be given to adults prior to the parade. Please have children wear headlamps or carry flashlights. No open containers are allowed on the lifts. Please no beginner skiers. The firework show will be held while the torchlight parade is in progress. Containers for the Utah Food Bank drive will also be out all day and during the parade. Please bring a non-perishable item to donate for the Alta Food Drive on Saturday, December 31st.

We’ll see you out there at 5:15 to welcome in the New Year and hopefully bring the snow our way!

Black Diamond Starlet Ski

By , December 24, 2011 2:20 PM

Black Diamond Starlet Ski

If you are a woman looking for a great touring ski that will give you the ease of going uphill but will also hold it’s own on the way down, the Black Diamond Starlet Ski is the ski choice that will not leave you disappointed.

The Starlet is a women’s specific ski, constructed with a wide, soft-flexing & early rise tip. This tip will give you the needed float in the powder but will also slash through the crud or any variable snow condition. You’ll have enough float in the powder with an underfoot dimension of 100mm but you won’t think twice on those steep kick turn corners on the uphill climb up.

The Black Diamond Starlet Ski is built as a women’s specific torsion ally stiff flex that allows the desired stiffness. It is built with Black Diamond Formula One Technology, using three internal ribs to transmit power throughout the ski. Wood core. Available in length 156, 166 or 176.

The Starlet was Backcountry Magazine 2011 Editor’s Choice Winner.

MSRP: $699 Check Availability at or these other stores..

Bern Watts EPS Helmet

By , December 15, 2011 2:10 PM

Bern Watts EPS The Bern Watts EPS helmet is a great choice if you’re looking for a lightweight and inexpensive ski helmet. This particular model comes with a low profile visor and a removable knit liner. So when the snow stops falling and it’s time to break out the mountain bike, you have a helmet ready to go. The shell of the helmet is an ABS lightweight shell with a high impact EPS foam which is an impact Foam Expanded polystyrene hard foam interior. This type of foam will evenly distribute the force of your impact to protect you from those hard falls or tumbles while skiing or biking.

The 2012 Bern Watts EPS helmet is a 20% lighter than last years model. This helmet will keep you warm during those blustery ski days but keep you cool on the trails in the summer.

Bern EPS Helmet certifications: CPSC, ASTM F 2040, EN1077B, EN1078

Killer price on discontinued colors! Plenty in stock: $99.95 SALE @Backcount $54.97 <–

Ski & Gear Deals NOW

By , November 26, 2011 10:36 PM

Take a look at some of the deals and codes for the big “Black Friday” & “Cyber Monday” shopping weekend, in full swing right now. Most outdoor stores will have special codes and other incentives to buy through the holidays, and then it will be hard to find anything heavily discounted until the end of season ski clearance sales that start in April.

Here are a few that were good enough to show here.. but check your favorite online ski stores this weekend and you’ll be sure to find the goods. Don’t forget to use codes below.

Alli Sports

  • 20% off everything plus free ground shipping. Code: turkeys (11/24-11/27)
  • 30% off all regular price plus free ground shipping. Code: interweb (11/28-11/30)

Christy Sports

  • Save 39% on the 10/11 Volkl Mantra..only $499.95. Code: N/A (While Supplies Last)
  • Save 39% on the 10/11 Volkl Aura..only $499.95. Code: N/A (While Supplies Last)
  • Save 50% on the 10/11 Ride Manic..only $179.95. Code: N/A (While Supplies Last)

Liftopia Liftopia

  • Park City (UT) Lift Tickets from $53/day (Save 30%). Code: N/A (11/14-12/07)
  • Copper Mountain (CO) Single Day Lift Ticket from $49.99 (Save 50%). Code: N/A (11/14-12/07)
  • Stowe (VT) Lift Tickets from $59/day (Save 19%). Code: N/A (11/14-12/07)

The Ski Bum The Ski Bum

  • 20% Off-Clothing and Footwear + Free Shipping over $29. Code: BLACK11 (11/24-11/27)
  • 10% Off any purchase over $100 + Free Shipping over $29. Code: CYBER11 (11/28-11/28)