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DPS Launches Limited Edition Wailer RPC and Dreamtime Preorder

Contact:  Erme Catino
DPS Skis

Salt Lake City, UT, (July 13, 2012) – DPS Skis, the world’s only manufacturer of pure pre-preg carbon fiber sandwich skis, is pleased to announce a new model, the Wailer 112 RPC, to be released during their summer Dreamtime Preorder event starting on July 19th, 2012.

As the dog days of summer take hold across the country, skiers’ thoughts begin to drift towards winter. Days are slowly becoming shorter, and soon enough sweltering afternoons will be replaced by powder filled mornings of cold smoke.

In light of summer dreaming, and in conjunction with July’s Dreamtime Preorder event, DPS is proud to announce the Limited Edition Wailer 112 RPC. The Wailer 112 RPC is a powder surfing/charging machine, and a special variation of the award winning Wailer 112 RP—a close family member.

The RPC (142-115-127) is for skiers that prefer to charge down the fall line, flying through cut up snow and crud in addition to powder. Available in a 192cm length, and only in Pure Carbon+Nano construction, the RPC features slight camber underfoot with a progressive 20-23m turn radius, lower tip and tail rocker, and enhanced SS dampening.

“It’s an RP, and features DPS’ Paddle Tech Geometry™ which made the 112 such a great ski, but the RPC is designed to ski more in the fall line and with more speed,” notes Marshal Olson, Retail Sales Manger for DPS. “The RPC gives up some of the 112 RP’s hard snow carving performance and versatility in exchange for enhanced crud busting and speed through powder.”

Combined with DPS’ powerful yet lightweight carbon construction, this unique shape will allow skiers to surf powder in the morning, then charge leftovers all day as they sniff out stashes.

The Limited Edition Wailer RPC will only be available during the Dreamtime Preorder: July 19 – August 1, 2012. Quantities are limited and early purchase is recommended.

For more information regarding the RPC and Preorder visit 

About DPS
DPS is a leader in innovative design and shaping, and is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City. The company started in 2005 when Stephan Drake met Peter Turner and a partnership was born. Combining Peter’s background as a leading engineer in the ski-manufacturing world and Stephan’s vision and powder psyche, the duo created skis using space age materials and innovative shapes. DPS Skis are sold on four continents and are a trusted brand of serious skiers worldwide. For more information visit or call 801.413.1737.



Skiing in Yellowstone with KGB Productions

We recently returned from skiing powder in Jackson Hole with the Powder Magazine crew, and we still have Wyoming on the mind.  In case you missed it, here is KGB productions’ WYoming Triumph Episode 11 – Yellowstone Part 1.


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Salomon Freeski TV Selkirk Touring

Here’s another reason why everyone should visit British Colombia…

Via Salomon Freeski TV: Deep in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia Chris Rubens, Elyse Saugstad and Kim Havell put the new Salomon Guardian binding to the test.


Snow for MLK Weekend

Photo Courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort

We at Skiershop and all ski bums of Stowe, Vermont are finally enjoying our first real snow system of the New Year. Yesterday the mountain received around 5 inches, and more snow is forecasted this afternoon and tonight – the timing couldn’t be better with a long weekend approaching.

We heard it rained in Boston and New York, so you might want to escape those puddle ridden streets and come up to our winter wonderland.

Also, don’t forget to stop by Skiershop and pick up some fresh new demo’s or try out some rockered boards. See you in Stowe!

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Surface 2012

Surface Team Member - Blake Nyman

Surface is still a relatively new ski company, however you wouldn’t know given how fast they grew. They’re similar to Klint, blew up on the scene and aren’t going away.

Skiershop has been carrying Surface for several years, and we are really stoked to have them as one of our featured brands! Below are a few skis to take a look at, click on either of them or HERE to view our featured brand page for Surface.

Still have questions… Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to chat with you about the gear you’re looking for: 1-800-996-8398.

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Flylow 2012

Flylow is a relatively new apparel company that features outerwear and accessories to meet the needs of backcountry and resort skiers alike. They have designed their apparel to be durable, comfortable, and affordable. Based in Colorado, their freeride inspired take on mountaineering gear spawned out of a college friendship and quickly filled a void within the ski industry.

Here are a few samples of what Skiershop is carrying from Flylow 2012. Click on any of the images, or HERE to see all of what we have to offer!

Still have questions… Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to chat with you about the gear you are looking for: 1-800-996-8398.

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5 Minutes with Griffin Post

Words: Erme Catino

Last week Kastle Skis and Griffin Post stopped by in Stowe, VT.  Griffin was on the East Coast swing for TGR’s “One For The Road,” movie tour and I was lucky enough to sit down with him for a few minutes. For those of you who haven’t seen TGR’s newest flick, it’s awesome, and within one year Griffin has gone from crushing the FWT to slaying impressive lines for the big screen.

So how was the transition from competing to filming?
I was competing for about 5 years and it has always been my goal to film. I initially got a shot to film with TGR for some B-Roll in Jackson, and then had the opportunity to head to Alaska – it was a dream come true! The biggest different is the conditions, competitions aren’t always in soft snow and you only have one shot at your run. While I thought filming would give me more chances for a line, it ends up being the same – because often times things sluff, sun disappears, etc.

You are also a contributor for ESPN Freeskiing, and I read your blog that stated, “If in ten years all I’ve done is win some competitions and film some segments, I’ll be pretty disappointed in myself.” I think that’s great, care to elaborate?
I think that as a professional skiers, we are lucky and it is my obligation to affect the ski world and beyond in a positive way. I really like programs like Protect Our Winters, and I’d like to do more with organizations such as theirs.

You and Todd Ligare were both given ESPN Freeskiing’s Breakthrough Performance Award, how does that feel?
I’ve known Todd since I was 12 years old, and he was already established with TGR; it was great to ski and film with him, we feed off each other, have similar style, and the trust is there. Getting the award – it’s great to have the recognition, my first year with TGR went far better than I could have ever imagined.

The Kastle big mountain team is pretty stacked – If you were to play a big mountain version of H.O.R.S.E, who would win: Hugo Harrison, Chris Davenport, or you?
Laughs… Well I think it would go down like this – Chris and I would think we’re pretty good, then Hugo would come and mop the floor with us, more laughs…

Thanks for the chat Griffin!



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Salomon Freeski TV S5 E06 – Northwest Road Trip Part 1

Last year was a La Niña year and we all know the PNW gets dumped on during that weather cycle, so let’s just say this episode is chock full of rad pow shots. – Erme

Via Salomon Freeski TV:
Holding the world record for snowfall, the bountiful Pacific Northwest of North America is the ideal location for a two-week, no fixed itinerary, powder adventure. Cody Townsend, Elyse Saugstad & Leo Ahrens indulge themselves in the snowiest month of the snowiest year in a decade.


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Catching up with Salomon FreeskiTV

We love Salomon Freeski TV here on Raise The Bar! In case you missed it, here is last weeks episode titled This is Norway. – Erme


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Klint 2012

Local boy, pro-skier, and Klint rider - Tanner Rainville

Klint is one of the newest freeride ski companies. They have snagged several top freeskiers, and more importantly their skis have been highly reviewed. Take a look at what Skiershop has to offer from Klint

Krypto: 145-123-142 – 175cm, 182cm, 189cm. This is Tanner Rainville’s go-to ski for slaying pow and backcountry jibbing. It features: slanted ABS sidewalls, potent full birch wood core, sandwich construction, multiple radius design, rocker construction, U.H.M.W. sintered base, and a CAD controlled stone grind. Tanner shreds, and you will too on this ski!

Prime: 128-91-115 (179cm) – 170cm, 179cm, 188cm. The Prime is Klint’s all mountain twin, everything from park to slaying lines, this ski has got you covered. It features: slanted ABS sidewalls, potent full birch wood core, sandwich construction, U.H.M.W. sintered base, and a CAD controlled stone grind.

Pure: 123-90-123 (182cm) – 175cm, 188cm. A park tester favorite from Powder Magazine, the Pure is a true twin with symmetrical sidecut and rocker/camber profile. It features: slanted ABS sidewalls, potent full birch wood core, sandwich construction, rocker construction, U.H.M.W. sintered base, and a CAD controlled stone grind.

Prime Junior: 113-79-105 – 135cm, 145cm, 155cm, 165cm. The groms need legit boards too, and the Prime features the same quality features as the Prime just in smaller sizes.

Still have questions… Give us a shout and we’ll be happy to chat with you about the gear you’re looking for: 1-800-996-8398.

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