With Lou over in Europe, I’ve been at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City for the past few days.
Backcountry ski gear continues to develop rapidly. One of the highlights of the show so far are all the competing new Tech bindings from Fritchi, Dynafit, G3, and SkiTrab. Compared to a few years ago, or even last year, there’s some impressively rapid development on that front. Also, a wide variety of companies are making ultra-light fully carbon touring skis, another thing that wasn’t happening even a few years ago.
Here are a few tidbits I found while walking the show floor the past few days.
There’s an impressive amount of new backcountry ski gear innovations at the show this year. Of course this barely scratches the surface. We’ll have some more updates coming in the next few days.