Expensive is cheap? “The only really satisfactory way to approach the price problem is to ignore it. Good equipment always seems expensive, but whenever you find yourself in a store scowling at a price tag, try to remember that out in the wilds, where money is meaningless, the failure of a single item can easily ruin a trip. It may even endanger your life.” — The New Complete Walker, Colin … Read More
Hello and welcome to the summer news post for August 13.
Summer for Chris and Sarah as usual has been full of short days and skiing. Based down in New Zealand’s South Island and the alpine town of Wanaka. With Spring on the way Chris says he’s torn between preparing for another Chamonix winter and planning some spring touring missions in NZ. Not a bad position to be in we think.
Whilst… Read More
TOP SKIING TIPS – SKI BOOTS
1 – Buy boots and have them fitted by a pro, it make’s the world of difference
2 – Custom foot-beds are essential for comfort and performance
3 – Dry your liners at night for happy feet in the morning
4 – Boots like to be lightly clipped when in storage, it keeps them in good shape
5 – Invest in quality ski socks…
Some great new kit just arrived in Chamonix the NEW 2013 Marker F12 Tour and the NEW Dalbello Sherpa. Here’s a sneek peek at the new colour ways and updates!
Marker F12 Tour 2013:
We’re loving the new F12’s great new livery, as you can see its working really well…
Keep an eye out this weekend for our Mountain Hardwear give away!
We’ll post details soon with what you have to do to enter with a chance to WIN Mountain Hardwear goodies. Read More
We’re really happy to announce a great new partnership between Tinderbox ski school and Back Country Access (BCA) Well known for producing excellent avalanche safety and backcountry skiing equipment BCA’s famous ‘Tracker’ range of avalanche transivers changed the way we look at avalanche beacons. This leading resource for avalanche safety supports our avalanche awearness program with bomb… Read More
The Tinderbox Ski School team will be down at the London ski show this weekend, come along to the ‘Profeet’ stand to meet some of the crew. Chris Fecher will be on hand to answer any of your technical skiing questions along side Hamish Wolfenden the boot fitting guru! Why not soak up a bit of that skiing vibe and get into the mood for this coming seasonm down at the Earls Court ski show!… Read More
Reporting from this years SIGB industry ski test held at Bormio in Italy. This year I tested for ‘Profeet’ and the ‘BSBA’. All the top ski and boot brands we’re there to showcase new skis and boots, that will be available for the 11/12 winter season. I was really excited about testing out the K2 Adventure series skis and the new Dynafit binding system. Read More
‘How To’ do a ‘test profile’ snow profile and compression test.
First of all find a slope in a safe spot with untouched snow. For our demo here I chose a slope with a similar aspect and altitude to…
I’ve added a couple of new features to our ‘PLAY’ page. Two ski review’s, one on the K2 Coomback and one on the Hardside. I have a couple more reviews on the way from Dalbello in the next few days, on the Virus touring boot and the Krypton Pro. Read More