Most Valuable Gear: Dynafit Speed Turn Ski Binding

A new benchmark of simplicity and ultralight touring performance!

The earliest tech bindings from Dynafit were revolutionary, both in their unconventional minimalism and exceptional touring performance. Over time, the tech binding concept has grown and the technology has become increasingly reliable. Modern tech bindings, like the Marker Kingpin, Diamir Fritschi Vipec and Dynafit’s own Beast 16 have evolved to improve power transmission, downhill capability and incorporate release value. Yet all … Read more >>

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How to Choose Climbing Skins

What climbing skins are right for you and the type of skiing that you do?

Venturing into the backcountry on your own power to seek fresh lines is one of the most invigorating and pure skiing experiences. Ski touring on any terrain requires a few essential pieces of gear: touring bindings with a releasable heel, lightweight touring boots with a substantial walk mode, and a pair of climbing skins. Skins … Read more >>

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Published:December 30, 2014 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: Dalbello Ski Boots

Dalbello: A new era of Italian ski boot design and innovation!

 

A rising ski brand with a boot building heritage

The Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year announced the arrival of Dalbello as a serious contender in the ski boot world. While the family-owned brand is celebrating its 40 year anniversary in 2014, Dalbello is still relatively young and unknown compared to some of the older heavyweights of … Read more >>

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Published:December 11, 2014 View Post

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Most Valuable Gear: RMU Flyin Ryan P802

An East Coast All-Mountain Ski, Inspired by Flyin Ryan and the state of Vermont!

Here in Vermont, we love skiing. We get up before sunrise to skin up local mountains to get a run or two in before work, take sick days to chase that ever-elusive powder, and ski any terrain —no matter how bumpy, chunky or icy it may be.  We need a ski that is versatile enough to … Read more >>

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Brand Spotlight: La Sportiva

La Sportiva

 

Italian Craftsmanship, Born in the Mountains: The Early Years of La Sportiva

Like many companies who manufacture high-end mountaineering boots, climbing shoes or hiking boots, La Sportiva originated with a humble skilled craftsman in the mountains of Italy, who drew inspiration, purpose and knowledge from the people who lived and worked in the mountains. Beginning in the 1920s, Narciso Delladio worked in his workshop, crafting quality wooden … Read more >>

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Winter Layering Guide

Stay warm and comfortable this winter with proper layering!

Cold temperatures and snowy weather don’t mean that you have to head inside and spend all of your free time sipping hot toddies, playing board games and reading by a fire (though that does sounds like a good way to spend your evening after a long day of ice climbing, winter hiking or skiing). With proper layering and a thermos of … Read more >>

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Julbo Revolution Goggles Review

I recently picked up a pair of Julbo Revolution Goggles to use this past weekend – what a game changer! Throughout the years, I’ve had a few pairs of Oakley A-Frames with completely blacked-out polarized lenses for super sunny days and another pair of Oakley A-Frames with some flat, low-light lenses. While these goggles work great and are super comfortable in their own regards, neither one alone could stand side-by-side Read more >>

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Published:February 17, 2014 View Post

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Testimonial: Tales From Svalbard

One happy customer recently felt inspired to reach out to the folks here at Outdoor Gear Exchange and share his story. Wes Farnsworth is a New England native, born in Maine and raised in Vermont, currently finishing a masters degree in Arctic Physical Geography at the University Centre in Svalbard, Norway. Svalbard is very much an Arctic region located about 400 miles north of mainland europe.

The bulk of his … Read more >>

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Published:November 19, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: Skiing in a Hurricane!

“Skiing in a hurricane” is a phrase you don’t hear too often. In fact, I never really considered in until Hurricane Sandy came on the radar.

Not too long ago Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on the Mid Atlantic and Northeast. Many parts of New York City experienced serious flooding and damage. This was the worst thing to happen to the Jersey Shore since MTV decided to make a Reality … Read more >>

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Published:November 6, 2012 View Post

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Off-Piste in the Northeast

 

Do you like skiing in the Northeast? Do you want to protect the land that you and so many others enjoy skiing on??

Then join us at The Film House at Main Street Landing this Wednesday, November 7th at 7pm for an Off-Piste slideshow presentation celebrating skiing adventures in the Northeast. This event is a fundraiser to Save Bolton Valley Backcountry and Nordic Areas. Admission is free but … Read more >>

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Published:November 5, 2012 View Post

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