I was just chatting with a newer ski partner about how I often end up doing hellish math problems and the like on the skin track. That wasn’t the case yesterday, however, as the skin track was hellish enough on its own that it was all we could do to get up, and I’m still picking twigs out of my underpants. There might be a treatise on the skin track here later, so keep yer eyes on this space!
Also, why are most of the pictures here about the down and not the up?
Jared Inouye, skimo racer and general BAMF(take this trip, for example), tells it like it is surrounding the ski boots of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. You’re probably not into this kind of thing, but I sure am!
The word from retailers in 2014 is in stark contrast to the claims of 2-million telemark skiers from SIA. Nobody knows how many active telemark skiers remain, but three things are true: Firs…
Dostie (of Couloir* Magazine fame) appeals to Scarpa to make a modern telemark boot. This is timely for me as I’m just finishing up selling off the last of my telemark gear. I made the switch to AT binders because the boots are lighter, tour better, and hike/climb a lot better and the bindings are lighter, tour better, and I trust them more in high-consequence terrain.
*I don’t know if anybody here knows or remembers Couloir, but it was a rad backcountry skiing magazine that I remember my dad getting while growing up.