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  • Happy Birthday Oz

    Today was Chris Osgood’s birthday. More than any other single person, Chris is responsible for my involvement in skiing. And now – over thirty years later, he’s still my favorite person to ski with. Happy birthday Oz! In the past 17 or so years working in the ski industry I’ve had plenty of opportunity to […]

  • Ida

    Four minutes and forty-eight seconds of Ida. Everybody loves Ida!

  • Uncle John’s Basement

    Uncle John has a bunch of old wax he was thinking of getting rid of. I told him I wanted to come take a look at it. Anybody need some Rex Arctic?

  • Kris 3X5K Skate

    Kris Freeman has recently returned from the USST on-snow camp in  Canmore and is in the final build-up to his race season. Today he came over to drop off the skis he had in Canmore, and to do a skate intensity session. Here’s a little video from the skating.

  • Gunnar Picks Madshus

    This year Gunnar asked for Madshus skis. Why Madshus? Because that’s what Noah Hoffman skis on, and Noah is the second best classic skier in the world (silver medal at U23 World Champs makes you the second best in Gunnar’s world). Apparently these athlete sponsorships work. All a company needs to do in order to […]

  • Nikki’s Adventure

    Last Spring Dan Josephson sent me some skis for grinding, including a pair of Nikki Caulfield’s skis. There was also an email making note of some gouges on Nikki’s skis, and a note saying “Don’t worry about these too much, they were made by a hatchet.” Well, I had to ask for the story behind […]

  • Scraper Sharpener

    We’ve got a small shipment of scraper sharpeners in the shop. I tend to get excited by simple, high quality tools, and this thing makes the grade. It’s absurdly expensive, at $70, but it’s one of the tools I value most highly. A sharp, clean plastic scraper is the key  good and fast waxing. You […]

  • Shop Tour

    We’re in full swing here. A good time for a tour of the operation. Video inside.

  • New Website

    We have a carefully crafted new website, thanks to Brayton Osgood. We feed him coffee and skis, and good things happen. Well, mostly good things. There are still some glitches to work out. Like every image that was uploaded to the site prior to August 2012. But it will all be in working order soon […]

  • Haka Universal

    Chris and Mary Osgood found this tin of wax behind the cabin at Mary’s parents’ house that Martha Rockwell used to rent. They asked me if I’d ever seen it or heard of it before. I had to confess that I hadn’t. But, let’s see… It’s old and it’s ski wax. I know a guy […]