Carbon Offsets for Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving! This spring we ran an Earth Day promotion in which we partnered with our ski suppliers to make a $100 contribution to Protect Our Winters for each pair of skis that was ordered. We had never done anything like that, but we felt strongly that it is the responsibility of all winter sports […]

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Binding Mayhem

If you’re anything like us, you’re a little bit irritated and maybe a little bit confused by the binding situation in the ski market these days. This morning as I was setting up the photo for this comparison I sent a snapshot to Patrick Moore (known to the cool kids as Toque, only because he’s […]

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Back to Norway – Madshus Preview

Next week we will go on our third ski selection trip of the year – this time to Norway. Wait. What? Three trips? Yes. Three trips. We used to go on only one trip to Europe each year, but then we figured out a couple of important things. One important thing is that, by making […]

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Keeping Up With Madshus

We don’t often worry, or even think much, about the layers of ownership involved in the ski industry. But last October, Newell Brands announced that it would be selling off its winter sports holdings following a merger with Jarden, the parent company of K2, and subsequently Madshus. Newell and Jarden are big players in in […]

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European Weekend Shenanigans

We usually try to schedule some fun adventures into our European ski selection trips. Anytime we can turn a business trip into a vacation it reminds us how lucky we are to have carved out our little niche in the industry. Also, pictures of mountains and fun mountain activities are vastly more effective marketing material […]

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Here We Go Again – Salomon Excitement

Summer inevitably ends in a mad acceleration of fun, squeezed into an ever-tightening timeframe, and terminating in the long grind of the fall season. We’re in it now – just home from Colorado, where Amy had a great day in the Leadville 100 MTB race. We’re cramming in a bunch of bike riding, cousin Lucy’s […]

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Time for Action

Protect Our Winters Pre-order partnership on Earth Day supports ski-focused climate change activism. We are lucky to have a business that allows us to pursue our passion as a job, and to earn a living doing what we love. We are lucky to have a client base that values our work and shares our values. […]

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Turnamic Questions

Most ski equipment nerds (if you’re reading this, then that’s you) have heard that Fischer and Rossignol have introduced a new binding for next year. Like everybody, we’ve had a lot of questions. This afternoon Andrew Gardner brought some new Speedmax skis with Turnamic bindings down to help answer some of these questions. Andrew is […]

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Birkie Prognostication

We’re not going to the American Birkebeiner this year, which means that we’re free to prognosticate from home without any big chance of having to eat our words. We won’t be offering an official wax recommendation this year because the weather is comically chaotic. But we’re happy to offer an interpretation of the situation, and […]

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US Nationals 2017 – 1/8 Race Report

I always promise myself that I’m going to take a ton of photos at these big championship events where we’ve got all our test skis and materials spread out, and test pilots on the snow for long hours. But it seems my hands and brain stay too busy with other things. We’ve just concluded back […]

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