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2012-13 Skis

We’re currently narrowing the sights on our plans for our European factory visits and ski picking trips this summer. Like last year, we’ll be making two trips across the pond, and will be grabbing some testing time on snow in Sognefjell, and hopefully on the Dachstein glacier later in the summer as well. In the […]

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Caldwell Sport department of off-topic product endorsements After the American Birkebeiner back in February the good folks at Salomon appeared to be experiencing particularly warm and fuzzy feelings – double victory tends to do that for you. Josh Korn asked for sizing info for me and Amy, and a few days later we got running […]

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Tad Elliott at US Nationals in Rumford

Warm Fuzzies

News from Tad Elliott in Davos: “You can sell all my old skis”. Everyone has heard the adage “all ski companies make great skis”. While this may be true, it fails to tell a big part of the story. Quality is one factor, but an equally important factor is understanding. Most of the investment we […]

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Salomon Visit

I have recently returned from visiting Salomon headquarters in Annecy, France, and selecting skis at the Amer factory in Altenmarkt. While Salomon is a leading brand in the ski industry, they are a young ski company by any measure. Their brief history in the ski manufacturing game is quite instructive. When you visit a ski […]

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I have previously hinted that we would be carrying a third brand of skis this year. We’ve finally got the arrangements mostly made for another trip to Europe, this time to visit the Salomon company headquarters in Annecy, France, and to pick skis in Altenmark, Austria. Working with a ski brand represents a big commitment […]

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