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NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER. #3

NO LIFT TICKET REQUIRED. EVER. #3

We started this series of articles with the WHY - what motivations get us outside touring in the backcountry. Then, we discussed the HOW - where to reach for the smarts needed to travel as safely as possible…

POLE POWER: BLACK CROWS’ TRIOS FREEBIRDS

POLE POWER: BLACK CROWS’ TRIOS FREEBIRDS

On a hut trip in January, I got to take Black Crows' Trios Freebird ski poles into the backcountry for the first time. Black Crows is a relatively new brand for Mountain Chalet, and one…

FREE HEELING ON THE MEIDJO

FREE HEELING ON THE MEIDJO

After three months working at Mountain Chalet, I finally asked the question: "How do you even pronounce this?" By "this" I meant the Meidjo, M Equipment's NTN telemark binding. Upon hearing the unmistakable nervous and…

BLACK CROWS IS SOMETHING ELSE

BLACK CROWS IS SOMETHING ELSE

Mountain Chalet is forever on the lookout for brands that are exciting and new to us and to our customers. Often new brands represent their strongest efforts  creating products that  appealing to the bulk of…

SALOMON AND A COSMIC SHIFT

SALOMON AND A COSMIC SHIFT

“I’m fascinated by what I’ll do tomorrow.” - Georges Salomon A Legend is Born Enticed by the growing sport of skiing, Francois and Georges Salomon transformed their family business making saw blades by attaching modified…

SPRING IN THE ROCKIES

SPRING IN THE ROCKIES

What better way to enjoy the snow than to go check on some new zones in my old backyard of Salida, Colorado? I gathered a crew of Will Colemen and Lawrence Housley to go tick…

The Boss Talks Bindings

The Boss Talks Bindings

Jim Smith, owner of the Chalet, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about the latest Tech/NTN (New Telemark Norm) binding that he believes is the future of telemark skiing…the Meidjo binding from The M-Equipment.