Oh Lord, telemarkers with Dynafit bindings, snowboarders with folding AT skis, when will they all just get some full-on randonee rigs and rip? All this other stuff seems like a lot of extra effort… On the other hand, what a brain trust there is out there. Check this guy out. Folding skis are not new, but ones that actually work have been a grail for quite some time. Not sure how his go down, but they go up good and stow nicely. If they skied downhill, just think how cool it would be to have a pair stowed under the front seat of your Prius, for that quick lunchtime escape from your cube? Or even better, skis as carryon luggage? Who said the future was not now?
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.