• I’ve already had 3 core shots on my 161 carbon Solution in half a season (approx. 35 days). For comparison, I rode my Storm for almost three seasons (about 80 days a season) without a single core shot. I don’t expect the Solution to last more than 2 seasons. Otherwise, the build quality is quite good.

  • We’re not winning here in western Montana but we’re certainly not losing either. Stability has been an issue until recently with various crusts and buried surface hoar layers. Things are starting to settle down though.…[Read more]

  • We’re not winning here in western Montana but we’re certainly not losing either. Stability has been an issue until recently with various crusts and buried surface hoar layers. Things are starting to settle down though.

  • Conditions in the Missoula area are pretty good right now. I would suggest hitting up the Bitterroots with a resort day or two at Lost Trail and also check out the Swans. Last I checked, the Twin Lakes Snotel at 6400′ in the southern Bitterroots was reporting about 8 feet of snow. I have a couple of buddies that run a yurt business from the Swan…[Read more]

  • I’ve been riding in La Sportiva Nepal Top Extremes for a decade. They are not perfect but for my preferences, they’re better than snowboard boots. I ride with Voile Light Rail bindings and these boots. Pros: excellent fit, vibram sole for step kicking, crampon compatibility, sturdy Italian-made boots. Cons: Can be a little cold, no liners (these…[Read more]