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The North Face's FUTURELIGHT tested and CCBC approved!

The North Face's FUTURELIGHT tested and CCBC approved! 0

Doug getting sporty in FUTURELIGHT The Cripple Creek Backcountry team has been testing The North Face's new FUTURELIGHT all season. This aw...
Dissent Labs; Best Ski Socks Ever

Dissent Labs; Best Ski Socks Ever 0

After years of cold feet and blisters, I've finally found the ski sock for me.   Working in a backcountry ski shop for the past two seasons, I have...
Gear Review: Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski

Gear Review: Dynafit Speedfit 84 Ski 0

If you're in the market for a Ski Mountaineering tool, the Dynafit Speedfit 84 should absolutely be on your radar.  Ski mountaineering demands gear...
Pomoca Race Skins for Free Touring

Pomoca Race Skins for Free Touring 1

Check out the full review on www.wildsnow.com!   I've been running a pair of the Pomoca Race Pro 2.0 skins for about a year now on wider touring sk...
WildSnow.com Gear Review: Scarpa Alien RS

WildSnow.com Gear Review: Scarpa Alien RS 0

After a full year on the Scarpa Alien RS, Gary reviews the boot for our friends over at WildSnow.com   I've gotten to put a good full season on the...
Wildsnow.com Gear Review: Hoji Pro Tour Boot

Wildsnow.com Gear Review: Hoji Pro Tour Boot 0

Hoji Pro Tour Boot Reviewed by Gary for Wildsnow.com   I was able to snag a pair of the new Hoji Pro Tour limited edition boots last spring and I ...
Scarpa F1 Boot Review: 5 Years of Ski Touring

Scarpa F1 Boot Review: 5 Years of Ski Touring 3

Ski Touring Boot Becoming a Timeless Classic A few things are certain in this world: death, taxes, and the Scarpa F1. After years of use by dozens ...
Gear Review: DPS Wailer 106 (Alchemist vs. Tour1 Construction)

Gear Review: DPS Wailer 106 (Alchemist vs. Tour1 Construction) 1

Whether you go Alchemist or Tour1, you can't go wrong. DPS nailed the shape of the Wailer 106   DPS skis have traditionally been known for their ad...
Gear Review: Pomoca ProSGlide TIPON Skin

Gear Review: Pomoca ProSGlide TIPON Skin 0

After a year of testing, a review of Pomoca's Glueless TIPON Skin   We at Cripple Creek have always loved Pomoca skins because of the lack of glue ...
Gear Review: Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland binding

Gear Review: Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland binding 7

Salomon MTN/Atomic Backland: Setting the benchmark for lightweight ski touring bindings   These days tech bindings are getting so light and strong ...
Gear Review: Kastle TX98 Ski

Gear Review: Kastle TX98 Ski 1

Dynafit Hoji Boot Review: A First Look

Dynafit Hoji Boot Review: A First Look 0

As a backcountry skier you're probably well aware of the hype, and #hojiboot has been coming across your instagram feed for awhile now. We got our ...