Pacific Palisades, CA – Protect Our Winters (POW) announced today that Chris Davenport, one of the world's most accomplished professional skiers and ski mountaineers, has joined the Board of Directors of Protect Our Winters (POW). POW, a global non-profit founded in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, is focused on uniting and mobilizing the winter sports community against climate change.
Sewickley, PA – We have all been there, the epic powder day. You remembered everything, powder skis, face mask and extra goggles. The ride to the top of the mountain is long, and you double check to make sure you have everything. At the top you pause as you look over the terrain below your skis, looking for the perfect line. You grab your poles, extra tight, and plant them in the snow. You push off towards heaven and your poles sink into the snow... and sink, and sink and sink.
Vancouver, British Columbia – “Compound of Enlightenment” is the perfect name for the winning graphic on the ZenOxide ski after the third round of G3’s Skigraphiks contest. The ZenOxide, an ultra-lightweight-yet-fat touring ski, will soon be available for purchase with this winning topsheet through BentGate.com. The third installment of the annual contest, featuring the ZenOxide, wrapped up in November. The fourth and final round of the 2011 G3 Skigraphiks contest, featuring the Infidel ski, will run through the end of December in affiliation with Backcountry Magazine.
Boulder, CO - Dynafit, the leader of the light-and-fast backcountry ski revolution, is proud to
announce the addition of its 5th Competence Center in North America. Starting this December, backcountry
consumers looking for a leading source of DYNAFIT information and product selection will have a new location to
fulfill their desire to go farther-faster-lighter.
November 30, 2011 - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., a leading global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, announced today the launch of their new Facebook application, Dawn Patrol.
Colorado Springs, CO - "The Hagan Super Grip Crampon was developed to be a universal crampon suitable for use with all touring bindings and all skis up to 100mm in width," said Max Kumpfmueller, Operations Director at Hagan Ski headquarters in Austria. "The Super Grip crampon provides enormously high grip and hold in extremely difficult conditions."
Vancouver, British Columbia – “The Watcher” by Kathryn Whiteside of B.C., Canada was chosen this week as the winning design for the second round of G3’s Skigraphiks Contest. The design will be available for the public to purchase on G3’s Saint ski through online retailer MountainGear.com. The second of four month-long competitions wrapped up in October and the third competition, which is held in affiliation with Bent Gate Mountaineering, will continue through the month of November.
November 15, 2011 - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., a global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, is pleased to announce that it will become the primary distributor for Fritschi AG Swiss Bindings products in Canada, with full transfer of the distributorship expected by May 2012. As a result, Black Diamond Equipment will manage distribution of the alpine touring bindings branded Diamir –Frischi Swiss for the entire North American market.
Golden, CO – Colorado’s leading mountain conservation, education, and recreation organization—the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC)—will host the 19th annual Backcountry Bash on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado.
Cashmere, WA—Have you made the official swap of the gear closet yet? Traded in your paddles for boards? Do you hoot and holler every time you see a slight dusting of snow on the hills? Whether you go berserk at the slightest hint of snow or are just a fan of human-powered recreation, you will want to grab your friends and make your way down to this year's Backcountry Film Festival.
Ogden, UT—In a revolutionary move that redefines the consumer experience within the snowsports industry, Amer Sports Winter and Outdoor Americas announces a new winter sports equipment ecommerce platform. Ski Link will be launched in the United States in the fall of 2012. The online purchasing program is unprecedented in the industry and is designed to offer consumers global shopping options with local service benefits.
Boulder, CO – Salewa and Dynafit North America, the wholly owned subsidiary of Salewa International, announced as a huge success their cross-town move into a new headquarters building. Salewa's new address is 1711 15th Street, 2nd Floor, Boulder, CO 80302. The office was previously located at 4730 Walnut Street #200, Boulder, CO 80301.