Backcountry skiing can be a huge step for anyone that has known only resort skiing. As a great introduction to the sport and a way to get in a couple dawn patrol laps before the lifts open (not to mention the fitness benefit), many people are skinning uphill at their local resort. Recognizing this growing trend, Dynafit created the Speedfit collection to cater to those wanting to earn their turns but not looking for the full backcountry experience.
Tag: ski mountaineering
For the 2016 winter season, it may come as no surprise that Arc’teryx expands its footwear collection to include a line of ski alpinism boots. Designed and built for technical mixed/ice ascents and big mountain descents, the new Procline Boot combines all the features of a climbing boot with a ski mountaineering boot.
Ski mountaineering, ski touring, or backcountry skiing are more of a highly active pursuit than say resort skiing–you need to use your own power to get uphill. This means sweat and sweaty feet equal cold feet. To combat clammy, cold feet at the end of the day, Gore-Tex teamed up with top ski mountaineering boot manufacturers to create more breathable liners for those that earn their turns.
Following on this winter's North American release of the ultra lightweight RT touring binding, La Sportiva is now looking to become your one stop shop for all things ski mountaineering. Next winter, La Sportiva will release a full line of ski mountaineering boots, skis and accessories.