Light and Fast Ski Touring
A Few Words From CCBC Owner, Head Barista and Skinny Ski Aficionado: Doug Stenclik
However, now there is another setup out there that does everything decent but nothing well. When you look around at our staff, all on touring skis between 50 and 100+ days a year, you will never find any of them on an all mountain touring setup. 90% of the time they are out on the lightest setup they own. For many of us it's a pair of 65mm race skis even if we don’t race! Others look for that sweet spot of an 85mm ski that's still under 1000 grams and an ultra light binding to match! These same employees have much bigger heavier setups for shredding the deepest days in the backcountry or charging around the resort with no compromise in downhill ability.
Checkout Slator’s take on why if you know you are going uphill 90% of the time, it's time to stop compromising on touring efficiency.
A Glimpse at Moving in the Mountains
Behind the Scenes of Lightweight Gear
How To Go Lightweight
How Not To Go Lightweight
Choose Your Own Adventure
Check out Slator's post revealing why you rarely see CCBC staff our in the mountains on anything but the lightest gear. It seems disingenuous to sell another all mountain setup without letting our readers into this secret. All it takes is a slight mental adjustment to realize that skiing never was and never will be again a gravity fed sport.