Super Bowl Sunday Dynafit Style


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | February 2, 2015      

The wind is cold at 11,000 feet! I survived by wearing every Dynafit layer I own.

The wind is cold at 11,000 feet. I survived by wearing every Dynafit layer I own.


It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we’re going to watch the game. But first, a few backcountry skiing turns please.

The Dynafit team rented an RV, picked up a jolly crew of gear testers and headed to ski backcountry near Berthoud Pass, Colorado.

Snowpack was wind affected on the ridge but we found pockets of soft powder below. Variable conditions are a perfect testing ground for ski touring gear. I skied Denali, 130-97-115, 168cm. Light, playful and enough support to hold an edge in the crust. I agree with Lou’s take; this is a lovely ski for our home mountains in Colorado.

Our tailgate party machine, a lumbering Winnebago behemoth with large hydraulic pop out sides and a roaring heater.

Our tailgate party machine, a lumbering Winnebago behemoth with large hydraulic pop out sides and a roaring heater.

To start, we discuss conditions, routes, hazards, and pair with a ski buddy. Look at those Colorado bluebird skies!

To start, we discuss conditions, routes, hazards, and pair with a ski buddy. Look at those Colorado bluebird skies!

Dynafit Marketing Manager, Jamie Starr, charges up on the Denali's. He's wearing the Beast hard shell jacket and pant.

Dynafit Marketing Manager, Jamie Starr, charges up on the Denali ski. He’s wearing the Beast hard shell jacket and pant.

Big Jordan White likes big skis.  He's 6'4", 215 lbs., and Hokkaido, 142-118-131, 2200g fit him just fine.

Big Jordan White likes big skis. He’s 6’4″, 215 lbs., and Dynafit Hokkaido, 142-118-131, 2200g, fits him just fine.

The get-together was a perfect opportunity to do a beacon drill.  The season slips by and I never do enough of these.

The gathering is a handy opportunity to do a beacon drill. The season slips by and I never do enough of these.

 Après-tour -- WildSnow Girl is there!

Après-tour — WildSnow poster girl is there!

We catch the game and enjoy dinner in Copper Mountain Condo One.

We catch the game and enjoy a delicious dinner together in Copper Mountain Condo One.

Chili infused tequila adds spice.

Chili infused tequila adds spice.

After the long, fun day I'm off to bed. For some, passionate diatribes about gear is just beginning.

After the long, fun day I’m off to bed. For some, passionate diatribes about gear is just beginning.

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3 Responses to “Super Bowl Sunday Dynafit Style”

  1. Tuck February 2nd, 2015 8:44 am

    The ultimate backcountry ski rig: bring your own base lodge! 😉

  2. Lou Dawson 2 February 2nd, 2015 9:55 am

    there has to be a solution to the lack of trailhead and mountainside full-service huts in North America. Perhaps porta-huts are part of it. Lou

  3. Max February 2nd, 2015 5:25 pm

    Party on! Maybe Ullr is listening.

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