Who makes the best skis? In our view, it's Fischer hands down. Their design starts with the end user in mind, and they span the market from beginner to expert. Fischer's high standards and reputation means they provide the wood cores for many other ski brands - they even grow their own trees! Fischer has been a family-owned business for 100 years.
When you purchase a Stockli ski, you are getting the same materials and craftsmanship that go into their World Cup competition skis. Felt in between each layer of the ski dampens chatter and creates a very smooth yet powerful experience.
We're keeping our eye on the cutting edge, and right now, Black Crows is it. Their unique designs make for smooth and powerful skiing. Giving you plenty float in powder, they'll still arc a turn. If you think belonging outside means outside the boundaries - Black Crows' backcountry offering might be for you.
The Helly Hansen clothing we carry has some of the best waterproofing on the market - and based on their history, that's not a surprise. It all started in 1877 when sea captain Helly Juell Hansen found a better way to stay protected from the harsh Norwegian elements. Captain Hansen and his wife Margrethe launched a business producing waterproof oilskin jackets, trousers, sou’westers and tarpaulins made from coarse linen soaked in linseed oil. Waterproofing technology has taken more than a few steps forward since those early days, and Helly Hansen continues to be a leader in keeping you warm and dry.
Another great tip from a friend-of-a-friend lead us to Flylow. Founded by two Colorado skiers who imagined better gear for the mountains, the Flylow brand was born when a French girl on the mountain observed them skiing and said, "You don't ski fast, you fly low."
80 years of making gloves has taught Hestra that every day is different. No one matches the quality, style, and comfort of Hestra. And for those of you willing to ride your own line, come and give the Wakayama a try.
Nordica sets the mark in modern ski design. With a history stretching back 75 years, they have invest time, money, and reputation into crafting a world class ski line and keeping it simple. Nordica's Enforcer has won Ski of the Year 2 years running, and their women's Santa Ana isn't far behind.
Swiss wool and style set Ortovox apart from the rest. If you're that person who is always cold, give merino wool a chance. It is soft against the skin and provides the best base layers and insulation we've tried. This year we're also carrying a selection of their Alpine Touring and Freeride packs. Just please remember to remove your pack before boarding the lift - safety first!
For generations of serious skiers, Rossi = Ski. They have been a mainstay in the industry for over a century, and they round out our selection of tried and true performance skis. This year, we are excited to offer skis, boots, poles and bindings from Rossignol.
Roxy has been empowering women pioneers since 1990. Their designs are always full of life and confidence - just like girls who shred.