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By: Matt McDonald

The Best Backcountry Ski Gear of 2019

It sounds crazy. Hiking uphill for a few hours to take one run that lasts all of 10 minutes. "Forget that," bystanders say. "I'll stick to the chairlift." We understand the sentiment. But many of us here at Powder7 subscribe to this crazy-talk—and the backcountry skiing lifestyle. Why? There's just something addictive about earning your turns. The peaceful aesthetic of a freshly painted skintrack. The sense of adventure. The full-body tired and satisfaction as you sip a post-tour IPA. There's a lot to like, without even talking about untracked powder. Ready to ski uphill? Time for some gear talk: And the best backcountry skis of 2019 are... Pow7's Top Picks Black Crows Camox Freebird. Why we love it: The 2019 Camox Freebird is stiffer and lighter than previous models, and ... Continue Reading

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By: Matt McDonald

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2018—Men's Edition

You love him. He loves skiing. Whether or not you also ski, finding a gear gift for him can quickly prove intimidating. There’s just so much stuff. He’s just so particular. Or maybe he just never coherently communicates what he needs or wants. Whether he errs on the wild side or religiously sticks with that jacket you got him 20 years ago or blows you off to chase powder, we’ve got you covered. And because you’re reading this gift guide, we know he loves you too. For: The Trendsetter He’s the personable one, the one cracking jokes and grabbing you a beer and laughing at himself. Those bright colors and that distinctive style mean you never lose him on the mountain.  Get him a gift that keeps his party rolling. Patagonia Synchilla Snap T Pullover Jacket The ... Continue Reading

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2019 Black Crows Skis Preview

Check out our preview of 2020 Black Crows skis. Highlights from the 2019 Black Crows skis lineup: Let Me Take You Higher That's what the sidewall reads on last year's Camox Freebird alpine touring ski by Black Crows, and it holds some double meaning for the company—if you haven't witnessed the Black Crows explosion at a ski resort near you, chances are you will soon. In 2019, that Camox Freebird gets the most significant revisions in the line. It's lighter (considerably) and stiffer. The Crows hope that translates to better variable-snow performance in the backcountry in a package that's even easier on the ascent. The Camox Freebird is also offered in a wider size range, making it accessible for a variety of both men and women: 160, 166, 172, 178, 183, and ... Continue Reading

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By: Matt McDonald

5 Tips for Uphill Skiing

Uphilling. It sounds like a fancy term for sidestepping your way back up a ski slope after you lose a ski. Or a trendy term for some god-awful workout regimen. Don’t worry. It’s way better. Increasing numbers of skiers are skinning up their favorite resorts before, during, and after operating hours to access runs with few crowds and no lifts. The movement parallels an industry-wide uptick in backcountry skiing, offering all the exercise benefits of “earning your turns” without the intimidating logistics or avalanche danger. And it costs little to nothing. Sold? Here are five tips to help you start your uphill career: 1. Know your Mountain's Policy While skiing in the resort outside operating hours means increased freedom, it also means you need to know where you’re ... Continue Reading

2019 Black Crows Camox Freebird Description:

Returning for 2019 with some subtle, yet noteworthy changes the Camox Freebird is a champion for someone who prizes a versatile backcountry ski. The ski has been lightened this year due to a shorter ABS section, but the same poppy and playful feel remains. The ski now clocks in with a 96mm waist instead of last years 97mm, and the overall performance in less that stellar conditions has improved. The camber with rocker in the tip and tail remains, but the tail rocker is still minimal compared to the tip, ensuring solid contact with the snow while skinning. The Camox Freebird is one of the best options on the market as a do it all touring ski. Check a pair out this season, and join the crows!

2019 Black Crows Camox Freebird Specs:

Dimensions:129/96/122
Radius:17m@160cm
Rocker:Freeride Rocker
Ability Level:Ability Level 7
Construction:Partial Sidewall
Weight:2760 grams (per pair for size 172cm) Learn more about ski weights

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