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What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Auclair Race Fusion glove

Auclair Race Fusion glove Magic armour Auclair’s Race Fusion glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of their newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate … More »

Hanging Out in Cortina

“Oh…what do I do now, Edoardo?” I yell back up tentatively to my smiley young mountain guide. The steel cable that my harness is securely clipped to has disappeared deep into the snow and the next cable is nowhere in sight. Although I’m in a crawl position, I’m so vertical, the back of my helmet … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

Noteworthy 2020: DAHU Swiss Ski Boot

The comfortable ski boot saga continues They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. Don’t tell the ski boot designers who keep trying to create a comfortable ski boot that also skis well. DAHU Swiss Ski Boot is the latest to attempt the seemingly impossible. … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Smartwool Intraknit 3D

Smartwool Intraknit 3D GRANNY WAS RIGHT  From running shoes to socks, knitting is enjoying a moment in Granny’s sunroom. High-tech knit construction allows for fewer seams, adaptable fit and customizable performance. One of the best examples is Smartwool’s new Intraknit 3D Performance Apparel. The company started with its mainstay, merino wool, and blended it with … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Leki BOA glove

Leki BOA glove BOA FOR BETTER POLE PLANTS  To improve the connection between its Trigger S pole system and matching gloves, LEKI teamed up with BOA. Everything from ski boots to sandals has used the dial and cable system to improve fit and stability over laces. It does the same in the Progressive BOA S … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Fischer RC4 Podium GT

Usually only top-of-the-line gear comes with all the features. With ski boots, that means if you want all the bells and whistles—heat-mouldable liners, plush insulation, and lightweight and adjustable shells—you also have to buy the 130 flex, no matter how much you weigh or how hard you ski. With the Podium GT, Fischer eliminates the … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Auclair Race Fusion glove

Auclair Race Fusion glove Magic armour Auclair’s Race Fusion glove might make gate bashing almost comfortable. Lining the back of the hand and fingers of their newest race glove is a layer of D3O. Most of the time the material is soft and flexible. But hit it and it instantly stiffens to absorb and dissipate … More »

Hanging Out in Cortina

“Oh…what do I do now, Edoardo?” I yell back up tentatively to my smiley young mountain guide. The steel cable that my harness is securely clipped to has disappeared deep into the snow and the next cable is nowhere in sight. Although I’m in a crawl position, I’m so vertical, the back of my helmet … More »

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