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2014 SIA SnowShow Denver, CO

The Snow Sports Industry of America is gathered in Denver Colorado to show off what will soon become next season’s hottest gear. This is when ski shops around the country start to get a full picture of what trends are emerging in the snow sports world, what colors are hot, what ski technology is new and exciting, what product Glenn Plake is endorsing…

day one is over, day two is just about to start. Here are some shots of next years hard goods, boots, bindings and skis.

Doug Lewis Get’s the crowd pumped for Sochi

DPS, best looking booth again this year.

DPS Spoon Technology


Stockli Stormrider Series

Stockli Y Series and new Vario

Stockli frontside

Head Libra Women's line

Jeff and Julia discuss Supershapes

Head Freeride skis

Kastle Freestyle

Kastle MX Series

kastle FX Series

There is a lot more still to come… as soon as I have free time I’ll continue posting.

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Rossignol's 7 Series returns... yup, still awesome.

Rossignol's Experience Series gets reworked with technology from the 7 Series. All-Mountain with a touch more freeride for next season, new widths, new rocker profiles, hollow tips... their all new skis.Rossignol's Freestyle line.

Rossignol bindings, new dayglo colors and some cool new technology.

Blizzard, the bulls are still running at the front of the freeski herd. Some subdued new graphics and a couple new models. Why mess with success?

The new Tecnica Cochise boots. lots of new technology in these puppies.


New Volkl Mantra

Volkl 2015

Volkl is expanding their carbon footprint... light weight is very hip for 2015

Faction, looking good for next season

Faction Candide series, super clean

RMU is adding fiber to their diet, the new Carbon Apostle, under 8lbs per pair.

RMU has something special for us 'Right Coasters', the ski to the left is called the 802, you guessed it, designed for hard charging east coasters.

Nordica's Freeski line up, the graphics have been muted a bit... probably a good call.

Nordica has done a full redisgn on their all mountain skis, NRGy will be taking on the Blizzard Brahma and Bonafide. The consumer is sure to win in this battle.

Nordica's Michael Martini educating Jeff on 2015 product

Dalbello Lupo, Sean Petite's Pro Model returns



Freestyle skiers get the KR2 treatment in the new Il Moro, look for these next week in Sochi on the feet of park and pipe skiers


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High Fives Foundation – Skiing With Steve Wallace Season Finale

Our friends at High Fives Foundation just sent us the final installment of Skiing With Steve Wallace presented by Marker/Volkl and Porters Tahoe.  In this final episode Steve visits Mammoth with Roy and also checks out some hilarious people watching, enjoy the video!  - Erme

Lastly, if you are still wondering what High Fives Foundation is, or are looking to donate, take a look at the below video and help out their great cause:​join.html#donate



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Skiing With Steve Wallace 4

Video: High Fives Foundation

In this episode of Skiing with Steve Wallace, presented by Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, and Porters Tahoe, Steve heads to TRAINS at Alpine Meadows and then shreds powder with Landon McGauley at Sugarbowl… High Five!  – Erme

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High Fives – Roy’s 5 Year Redemption

Our friends at High Fives Foundation just sent us this video and press release regarding their Co-Founder and President Roy Tuscany.  It is great to see Roy on skis again…High Five! – Erme Catino

After suffering a T-12 Burst fracture on April 29, 2006, it took Roy Tuscany five years to return to the spot that forever changed his life. Surrounded by the positivity of friends and the power of High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, he returned to the spot exactly five years to the date. Looking back on the five years of the injury, Roy has relearned how to walk, how to ski, and how to inspire others through the formation of his non-profit foundation High Fives ( Watch how the power of positive thought and support has empowered Roy to return to the spot that forever changed his life and get the ultimate redemption

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High Fives Trains

Video: High Fives Foundation
Words: Erme Catino

In case you missed it, our friends at High Fives Foundation just wrapped up their 4th annual “Trains” – a invitational slopestyle event/fundraiser held at Alpine Meadows, CA.  According to Roy Tuscany this was the best Trains ever, and from the looks of the video it seemed like a great time!

High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community.  For more information visit

For a full recap of the event head over to Powder Magazine.

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High Fives Foundation – Skiing with Steve Wallace

High Fives Foundation, the Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community recently sent us their latest project, “Skiing with Steve Wallace.”  As Jamie from Volkl says, if everyone had the chance to ski with Steve, Roy, and the High Fives crew, the world would be a better place!
I can’t agree with him more. – Erme

Video and Words: High Fives Foundation

High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA), Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings and Porters Tahoe present “Skiing with Steve Wallace” a five part webisode series chronicling the triumphant return to skiing by High Fives Winter Empowerment Highlighted Athlete, Steve Wallace.

About Steve Wallace: After a successful career as a ski racer, Steve Wallace moved out west to pursue the ultimate dream; ski powder everyday. In 2008, Steve suffered a burst fracture of his T-9 vertebrae while skiing Squaw Valley USA. After an endless pursuit to return skiing, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation provided Steve with financial means to make this dream a reality in 2010 with Disabled Sports USA Far West.

Stay tuned for more adventurous episodes from our charismatic and enthusiastic friend, Steve Wallace! To learn more about Steve’s story, visit:​recipients.html#stevew

Porters Tahoe Marketing Chica – Kasey Wiese “Porters Tahoe is super stoked help to showcase Steve’s return to the snow. His passion for skiing and life runs deep and we are glad to be a part of it!”

Volkl Skis Regional Product Manager – Jamie Lavalle “Volkl Skis and I are very excited to work with the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Steve Wallace. Skiing is all about having fun with your friends and you can’t have a bad time when you are hanging with Steve Wallace. If everyone had the chance to ski with Steve, Roy (Tuscany) and the rest of the High Fives crew; the world would be a better place!”

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Volkl Freesking

Ingrid Backstrom - Courtesy of

Words: Erme Catino

Volkl Freesking has been pushing the limit and width of skis since the Gotama changed the game several years ago.  This season Skiershop will be carrying a few of their freeride boards, and since it just dumped here on the East Coast, you might be in market for some new sticks.  Here is what the shop is carrying for 2010/2011.

Volkl Gotama – $699.00: 137/106/122 – 170cm, 178cm, 186cm
This ski took people by storm, and gained cult status during its initial year on the market.  Last year the Gotama received a bit of a makeover, and now features ELP (Elongated Low Profile) rocker and a rounded top edge that increases its maneuverability in deep snow.  The Gotama is a versatile everyday big mountain ski.

Volkl Bridge – $599.00: 128/95/115 – 171cm, 179cm, 187cm
The Bridge is Volkl’s all mountain twin, and a Freeskier Magazine Editor’s Pick.  Redesigned for 2011, the Bridge has a gradual ELP rocker, and has a more playful smooth flex than the Volkl Kendo or Volkl Mantra – The Bridge is a go-to ski from park to pow riders.

Volkl Aura – $699.00: 130/94/113 – 156cm, 163cm
The Aura is the women’s version of the popular Volkl Mantra.  The Aura features traditional camber and 2 sheets of Titanium, and can easily carve up the front-side when the pow has been demolished at your local resort.

Volkl Kendo – $649.00: 127/88109 – 163cm, 170cm, 177cm, 184cm
Brand new for 2010, the Kendo was designed for skiers looking for that elusive all mountain freeride do-it-all ski.  The Kendo features the same sidewall construction found in the Mantra, with a slightly narrower design.  This ski will support your off-piste runs and make you feel like a rock star on the groomers.

Gotama Jr. – $269.00: 113/80/105 – 138cm, 148cm
Little groms need legit boards to shred the backcountry and big mountains too, which is why Volkl made the Gotama Jr.  The Gotama Jr. features ELP rocker allowing for increased maneuverability, and the shape provides the versatility of an all-mountain ski.

As always feel free to Ask an Expert, or call the shop (1-800-996-8398).

New Season, new gear to salivate over…

Words/Image: Steve Boisvert

Well, you won’t so much salivate over the gear itself as you will all over your keyboard. Our beloved ski companies are finally launching their 2011 sites chock full of all the new goody-bits and the accompanying specs/measurements/hype, etc.

Check out Volkl, Marker, and Rossignol for their freshy-new websites where, in most cases, this social networking thing has gotten a bit absurd. Click straight for the gear to get some good old fashioned pictures of cool stuff that you want for Christmas, Birthdays, future graduations, significant accomplishments, or anything that you feel warrants new ski gear. As always, check us out once you nail down what it is you need and we will be sure to help you get the best deal possible.

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