Got our latest issue of Couloir Magazine — as always it’s a stunning tribute to all we love about backcountry skiing, from deep powder to cool gear. My yearly Randonnee binding review is in this issue. It is somewhat brief, but I tried to give a good overview of the choices and attempted to be a bit more hard hitting than last year (as requested by readers), and will continue to provide extensive details here and at the Couloir website.
Thanks goes out to all who emailed me about AT bindings over the past year, and thanks especially for Bob Perlmutter’s feedback on the Silvretta Pure.
But the big excitement for us was the Editor’s Picks clothing reviews in Couloir. Instead of myself, my 14-year-old son Louie did the review. He turned out a clever and useful piece. We worked a Kris Holm unicycle into the article (trust me, it’s backcountry skiing related). Other featured brands are Marmot, North Face, Thorlo, and Granite Gear — and of course Dynafit. Fun.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.