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Bear Mountain’s War of Rails 2013

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

WarRailsBlog

See all the excitement for yourself

The War of Rails is an annual event at Bear Mountain. A pro skier by the name of Craig Coker resides there and really wanted to start a competition that would draw the best professionals and amateurs alike. What resulted was the War of Rails and it is an awesome show. It’s been going on for four years, and this year was the best so far. Watch the highlights in the video below.

When you’re through be sure to check out our great selection of skis. We have skis for men and women that perform in any conditions you’ll encounter. We also have great deals on outerwear so be sure to take a look at that as well.

Product Review: Atlas Aspect 28 Men’s Snowshoes

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Atlas mountain snowshoe
Atlas Aspect 28 Snowshoes

Snowshoes should be that one piece of gear that once put on won’t let you down. They need to be as reliable in uphill and downhill travel as they are walking across a field. Presenting the Atlas Aspect 28″ Snowshoes.

The first thing you’ll notice about these snowshoes is their extensive suspension system. Their ReactiV-Trac construction and SLS straps allow for the frame to flex while the binding and crampon conform to the terrain directly underfoot. That adds up to superior traction in constantly changing conditions one would encounter in the backcountry. The Spring-Loaded Suspension (SLS) makes for easier maneuvering by keeping the snowshoe close underfoot and allowing for more natural foot flex. The SLS also helps enhance the shovel-shaped crampon’s penetration into the slope while their sharp ice tips are ready for any ice you’ll encounter. The heel lift bar also comes in handy on steeper ascents by forcing your lean forward, thus reducing the amount of stress on your legs. (more…)

Splitboarding in Austria: Tirol, Near Schlick – Panoramic & Cashew

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

splitboardingBlog

Investing in a splitboard is way cheaper than a heli-trip!

With the advances in manufacturing processes the market for splitboards has exploded. Splitboarding allows snowboarders the ability to traverse steep, snow-covered terrain that was previously only accessible by skis or snowshoes. With splitboards the only extra equipment required is a pair of collapsable poles which you can stow for the ride down. If you’ve never seen them, a splitboard does exactly what it’s called. A snowboard that splits down the middle and allows the rider to attach skins to use them for uphill climbing. At the summit, the rider then detaches the skins, reassembles the board and rides away clean. Our K2 Panoramic Splitboard in particular is great on steep, fast terrain and varied conditions so it’s ideal for powder as well as Spring corn. As we inch toward Spring conditions in the backcountry get safer and that makes it the perfect time to get out there.

Check out our write-up of the K2 Panoramic Splitboard Package here. Also be sure to view our current sales and promotions on tons of winter gear going on now.

Product Review: Marmot Hard Charger Jacket, Men’s Ski & Snowboard

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Marmot hard charger jacket
Marmot Hard Charger Men’s Jacket

When you think of quality men’s jackets there are probably a few brands that spring to mind. If Marmot isn’t in your top picks then you probably haven’t owned one of their jackets. Today we’re looking at the men’s Marmot Hard Charger Jacket available in Tawny Port or Black.

The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the Hard Charger is the quality craftsmanship. You may even be hesitant to take it out into the world for fear of scuffing or tearing the pristine outer shell. Don’t sweat it, this jacket was made to take any abuse you can throw at it! Ski edges, random branches while cruising through the glades, mud and of course water won’t even phase the MemBrain material. It’s two-layer fabric and seam taped construction is going to perform season after season.

marmot men's ski jacket

Even though this is a waterproof shell jacket, Marmot wanted to make sure you’re comfortable at all times. The MemBrain material is breathable and the jacket features crucial PitZips for when you need to cool off fast. The water resistant zippers and the zip-off storm hood will make sure that no water sneaks it’s way in. For the powder hounds there’s a built-in powder skirt, mesh goggle pocket, adjustable Velcro cuffs and an elastic draw cord hem.

Marmot mens jackets

All of these features add up to a great outer shell jacket weighing in at only 1 lb, 7 oz. One thing to keep in mind for those of us who wear helmets is that, like most hooded jackets, the hood isn’t really made to fit over the helmet. You may not have a lot of freedom of movement if you try. Aside from that non-issue this jacket is ready to go anywhere you do.

Tahoe Mountain Sports also has many other jackets in their online store, so if the Marmot Hard Charger isn’t your thing, they’ll have one that is. View their other men’s jackets here.

 

Marmot Zion Jacket - Men's
Marmot Zion Jacket – Men’s          
MSRP: $384.95
Marmot Variant Hoody - Women's
Marmot Variant Hoody – Women’s
MSRP: $184.95

 

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