Skis & Snowboards
Atomic Skis, Boots and Bindings
Atomic skis are revered by racers worldwide. They have been making skis since 1955 and in 2005 celebrated 10 consecutive overall men’s World Cup titles. An amazing domination of the sport! Here’s what they have to say: “At Atomic, we belong to a cult that worships sliding on snow. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains in Austria, Atomic is known for building the most technologically advanced ski equipment on the planet. But the passion for the sport shared by our engineers and craftsmen isn't confined by that valley. The spirit of Atomic can be found on summits and slopes around the world, wherever people ski our products.” www.atomicsnow.com
Fischer Skis, Boots and Bindings
Building skis in Austria since 1934, Fischer products are steeped in tradition and history. They are still pioneers in construction techniques and design 70 + years later! The most exciting innovation Fischer is using in its ski boots and is called Vacuum Fit where the shell of the boot is molded to your foot. It's the best fitting ski boot on the market! They also incorporate Soma-Tec in all their boots. “Soma-Tec enables optimum power transfer and comfortable, dynamic edge switching. There is also considerably less strain on joints. In their natural, relaxed position, your feet form a V shape. In this position the knees remain parallel when bent. Fischer took these anatomic facts into account during the development of its Soma-Tec ski boot and perfected the result. All ski boot models now retain the natural V-position while the skis are parallel. Neither the feet nor the knees are turned inwards. Less effort is needed and edge switching is more dynamic.” www.fischerskis.com
Head Skis, Boots and Bindings
Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Aksel Lund Svindal, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso (to name a few) ski on HEAD racing skis. That should give you an idea of the kind of quality products this Austrian manufacturer is producing! But their racing skis are not the only story. The recreational skis use technology that you won’t find in any other product. Things like KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), Intelligence™ fibers and LiquidMetal™ and Aircoat™ which give skis characteristics different from anything else on the market. Also, encouraged by Bode Miller, the Head Ski Company has announced this year that they are supporting an organization called Cool Earth.“Cool Earth's mission is to fight climate change head-on by protecting endangered rainforest, which play a vital role in the global climate by absorbing carbon. More than 100 tons of carbon are locked up in each acre of rainforest - when the forest is destroyed, the carbon that is released warms the earth's temperature. HEAD is committed to saving over 7,000 acres/28 km2 per year of mature rainforest from destruction - which equals the size of more than 100,000 tennis courts or 7,000 American football fields, or 3,650 FIFA Soccer Fields.” How cool is that? www.HEAD.com
Rossignol Skis, Boots and Bindings
1907-2007. Rossignol is 100 years old. 100 years during which we have always been thrilled by the mountains, 100 years of passionate commitment, 100 years in which we have lived our professional skills to the full. Icon of the past, symbol of the present, Rossignol, inspired by our roots and our exceptional historical heritage, has built the future every day.” Web site: www.rossignol.com
“An idea hatched over a few beers between the world’s greatest skiers, Armada is no longer a suggestion of what a ski company should be. Today, Armada is distributed globally in 25 nations and embodies the cutting edge of the sport: athlete driven, design obsessed, and technologically superior. Our independence allows for a single-minded focus on the product, assuring that the skis always meet the needs of an elite team of riders who know what works. Skiers the world over who demand the best demand Armada. Armada is a family of athletes, artists, designers, and engineers that didn’t just push the envelope—we blew it wide open. And the industry is scrambling to catch up. We are Armada. We are what skiing will become.” Web Site: www.armadaskis.com
Line Skis are the perfect choice for you if you're a terrain park junkie or a big mountain freak. You know who you are...
Since 1945 in Austria, the Blizzard Ski Company has been making some of the highest quality skis on the market. From their race skis, powder and carving skis all the way to their entry level beginner and imtermediate skis, their innovations make skiing fun! Web Site: http://www.blizzard-ski.com/
Rocky Mountain Underground is the result of a group of friends united by their common passion for skiing and their desire to build a better ski. Little did they know that the quest to build a better ski was a never ending one, and they soon outgrew their capacity of their garage based hand built ski press. Today, RMU is proud to produce top quality, American made skis, in the world renowned Never Summer facility in Denver, CO. Web site: http://www.rockymountainunderground.com/
Inspired and tested in Alaska, Colorado, Utah and South America’s Andes, the H2O Gear ATG (access the goods) ski line is custom handmade in the USA with the most proven, long term materials and construction techniques for performance and durability.
Web Site: http://www.h2ooutdoorgear.com