Posts From Category: Winter Gear Tips, Page: 1

Climbing skins are strips that typically attach to the bottom of skis, specifically nordic, alpine touring, or randonnée skis. These are designed to be attached on uphill travel to help you ascend snowy terrains quickly and smoothly, and then to be detached for skiing downhill. Not all skins need to be trimmed, because there are brands that [...]

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If you got your backcountry setup and you're already signed up for an avalanche course, all you've got to do now is figure out how to travel up the hill. Learning how to skin using your skis will be your ticket to exploring the backcountry. So, how do you skin? You start skinning by making sure the skins fit your skis properly. Next, find or set yo [...]

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Splitboarding involves the use of a splitboard, which is a snowboard that splits into two halves and forms skis, making them suitable for uphills. These skis are then connected back together, so that they can form into a snowboard again to use downhills. This is possible because the board features special bindings and attachments, which can be easi [...]

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Clothing with synthetic insulation usually consists of a windproof material on the outer, with a smooth or fairly rough surface. These lightweight fabrics have been treated to make them water-repellent. The synthetics used for the insulation are super thin, with a continuous filament that weaves around, interlocking with itself. Warmth is then reta [...]

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