Aspen. We spectated wonderful ski racing at the alpine World Cup Finals this past weekend. Lots of countries represented. (We particularly enjoyed seeing three Italian gals podium for the same race). With Atomic athletes Marcel Hirscher and Michaela Shiffren getting handed their crystal trophies, I figured a blog post sharing my recent visit to the Atomic “FIS” shop would be better now than later. I was sworn to secrecy on some of the cool stuff those guys use to tune boots, but I still got a few fun shots of the Redster boot clinic in its red glowing glory.
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.