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Posts tagged: 2012

Holiday Pow Skiing

By , December 26, 2012 10:00 PM

I must have been a good boy this year because Santa brought my Christmas wish early. Deep, light, fluffy pow! The past three days have been unforgettable. A stormy Christmas eve, a sunny bluebird Christmas day, and another deep and stormy post-Christmas day. Conditions were great everywhere but Keyhole was by far today’s winner. I’m not sure if people didn’t notice that it was open but no one was skiing it. The coverage is good to go on the left side lines but, if you head right be sure to slow down towards the bottom as some of the exits are still a bit rocky. The forecast looks super-tasty for tonight and tomorrow so make sure to set those alarms.

Smith I/O Recon Goggles Review

By , December 1, 2012 1:55 PM

Smith I/O ReconIf you’re not already a fan of Smith’s I/O goggles you should be. With an amazing field of view and an easily interchangeable lens this is a tuff goggle to beat. New to this year Smith is introducing the I/O Recon!

This next-gen goggle contains more features than you could ever imagine. With a built in LCD screen in the bottom right corner of the lens this mini-computer can do everything from viewing your phone’s text messages to tracking your vertical drop on the slopes. Using bluetooth and wifi technology this goggle can wirelessly connect to your smartphone or helmet cam. Want to change the music track your listening to on your iphone or check out if you got the right viewing angle on your helmet cam, just press a button on your Recon wireless remote and you can control everything effortlessly.

The heads-up-display inside your goggle can do it all – track your speed, tell you how big that cliff you just hit was, calculate your current elevation, locate your buddies on the mountain, check your text messages or missed calls, turn up the volume on your favorite jam, check the current temperature, and a whole slew of other over-the-top features.  Not exactly the cheapest of goggles (retail:$650) but if you’re a techno geek that has to have the latest and greatest this is the goggle for you.

Retail Price: $650

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Labor Day Ski/Gear Deals

By , August 25, 2012 2:57 PM

If you scored a Mountain Collective Ski Pass from Liftopia then you’re going to need to gear up. Regardless of what mountain pass you score this year, take a look at Ski Bum Poet‘s pics for summer clearance ski sales. There are a couple of opportunities here to save 20% on your entire order using promo codes.

Labor Day Ski Sales 2012

2012 Snowbird Freeskiing World Tour

By , March 16, 2012 8:52 PM

If you missed round one of Snowbird’s Freeskiing comp today make sure you don’t miss out on tomorrow’s runs. Held on Silverfox, athletes were throwing down like it was a two foot pow day. Tomorrow the event moves to the North Baldy venue where competitors will have even more cliffs and chutes to play around on. Remember, if you don’t have a Snowbird season pass or don’t feel like forking over the $78 for a lift ticket you can always watch the event for free, live on the Freeskiing World Tour’s website. Starting at 10am and running until 2pm this will be an event you won’t want to miss.

Snowbird Freeskiing World Tour - Day 1

Atomic Bent Chetler Ski

By , March 8, 2012 7:27 PM

Atomic Bent Chetler Ski

Atomic Logo

If you are looking for a great ski for slaying pow you should check out the Atomic Bent Chetler. Not only can these skis rage on the mountain, they have pretty cool graphics to show off.

The Bent Chetler skis are a hybrid-powder profile ski. Freerider Chris Benchetler designed these, and they are fun on deep powder days, jibbing off pillows or smearing those buttery turns. They have a tapered tip and tail and wood core construction with camber, and a sidewall construction that grips on steeps and icy slopes.

The graphics were new for the 2011-2012 season and the tail has been stiffened. They come in 192 and 183 length and have the dimensions of 142mm tip, 123mm underfoot and a tail measuring 134mm. So whether you are skiing a deep powder day or doing spins off pillows or skiing a big mountain line, the Atomic Bent Chetler ski will not disappoint.

Retail Price: $699

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Line Mr Pollard Opus Skis

By , February 1, 2012 10:58 PM

Eric Pollard has done it again, he has produced in collaboration with Line Skis, a true all mountain powder ski. The 2012 Mr Pollard Opus Ski is a slimmed down version from its predecessor EP Pro and its definitely stiffer for the 2012 season and the graphics are not too bad either.

Don’t be fooled thinking this only a ski for the boys, my friend Sarah was rocking these skis like no ones business. They come with a Maple Macrobook Core and have one of the most durable flexes out there due to the 100% tip to tail wood core.

The sidewall construction is an ABS plastic wall over the edges that will absorb impact and vibrations for a smooth ride on the mountain in any condition or terrain. It’s shaped with an early rise in the tip and tail giving you the necessary float in the powder.

Dimensions: 17.2m @ 185cm and 175cm, 144/118/141

If you are looking for an effortless ski that will glide over the crude, float in the powder and be playful and nimble in tight chutes the Line Mr Pollard Opus Ski is the ski you should go with. Don’t be fooled though, you have to bring your A-game to ski these sticks or they will end up skiing you. See you out on the mountain.

Retail Price: $850.00

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Outdoor Research Enigma Jacket (Womens)

By , January 29, 2012 12:49 PM

Outdoor Research Enigma JacketOutdoor Research knew what they were doing when they put this jacket in production. The 2012 women’s Enigma Jacket is a great all around jacket whether you are looking for a shell to hike the backcountry with or a day on the slopes.

The Enigma Jacket is a softshell made of Gore-Tex to keep you dry but it won’t allow you to overheat. It’s made to be breathable and allow water vapors out, and at the same time waterproof. This jacket will repel the wetness of the snow when it’s dumping and not seep.

This is a great all around jacket for a variety of conditions. The seams on this coat come with water proof tight taping and the zippers are water resistant. So no water is coming in. An added bonus are the adjustable cuffs on the sleeves. You can cinch them over your gloves making this jacket even more bomber. No snow is getting in on those powder days.

Underarm zips allow you to cool off while hiking up Devils Castle or while skinning in the backcountry. A great feature to this jacket is the hood. The Enigma comes with a hood big enough to fit over your helmet.

The Outdoor Research Enigma is a great jacket for all seasons

Retail Price: $319.95

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