I should give a shout out to Vintage Ski World. They sell a ton of stuff to folks coming from our various WildSnow backcountry skiing information links. Christmas shop for that backcountry skier in your life! Or whatever the occasion, check them out.
Our history goes back a long ways, with yours truly having set up their first e-commerce site, and with friend and owner Richard Allen being my mentor when I first started collecting ski gear and started the WildSnow museum of backcountry skiing. Richard’s main advice to me was to figure out some kind of focus when it came to collecting ski gear, so I picked randonnee AT ski touring bindings as the subject, and subsequently developed what as far as I know is the most extensive collection in existence. It’s been fun to do this, and having the collection has been immensely valuable for informing my writing about ski bindings.
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.