Off the Hanger: Backcountry Ski

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I promised The W that I’d do more backcountry this winter, even though I’m usually more partial to skate. Just gotta think more about the outing and enjoy the Cup a Soup. This week with the early snow we could probably have just packed up the Manimal and trekked through the neighborhood. I’d usually recommend just picking up a ski setup at a local swap (there were some great backcountry neon numbers made in the 80′s) but if I were going new, this is good stuff.

Shell
Frogskins
Hat
Base
Pants
3-Pin Bindings
Pin-on Compass
Ski Straps
Skis
Bamboo Poles
Boots
Cup a Soup
Lobster Mitts
Stove

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  1. Posted November 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    pin on compass is key… stocking stuffer material too. we used Swix gloves for snowboarding before thre were “pipe” gloves, if you know what i mean. gotta have chili after a few laps on the fishscales though… great as usual.

  2. Posted November 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh yeah, the Cup a Soup is kind of a family joke . . . after all day bustin butt skiing, you know what would hit the spot?! CUP A SOUP! Yick.

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  1. By Off the Hanger: Skate Ski | Men and Women of Industry on February 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

    [...] Maybe it’s the Olympic spirit that has motivated me but we’ve managed to get out a few times this winter to hit up the fantastic trails just north of us for a few skate sessions. This time of year usually lends itself to good snow so hopefully there will be a few more trips (as well as some backcountry action). [...]

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