The Groundhog was Wrong – let’s ski!

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used echo chainsaw So it’s March 8th and we just woke up to another 10cm of fresh snow in the Shuswap. Sure, we can complain and reminisce about all the mountain biking we were doing at this time last year. Or, we can suck … Read More

Skookum Grow-with-you Program

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vintage homelite chainsaw Having equipment that is both comfortable and properly sized will boost confidence and increase enjoyment. The Skookum “Grow with You” program, covering bikes and skis, is here to help keep your children in the right sized gear, year after year. Whether your little … Read More

To skin or not to skin, that is the question!

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chainsaw cuts to the left The last few years have seen a number of nordic ski manufacturers release skis with a new way to get grip: skins. Similar to the climbing skins utilized by backcountry alpine skiers, these skis are designed to offer copious amounts of … Read More

Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST 1) Course

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18 chainsaw Friday, March 10th – Sunday, March 12th, 2017 Take the first step toward safety and fun when travelling in the backcountry in the winter. Skookum Salmon Arm and Peak Snow Sense are offering the Avalanche Canada certified Avalanche Skills Training … Read More

Backcountry Snow Safety

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Winter is Here! While the low elevation snowpack has been a bit slow to develop this year, higher elevations are seeing fairly normal snowpack depths and, along with the great skiing this brings, comes the ever-present problem of snow stability … Read More

Waxless Skis

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Winter Service Tips. Is a Wax-less Ski truly a Wax-less Ski? This is a great question. Quite often we are asked a variation of this question in the work shop. It is in reference to a type of Cross country … Read More

Binding and DIN Adjustment

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DIN Lets talk about DIN! In many ways bindings and DIN settings are to skiing as Air bags are to cars:  If things go wrong they’re there to stop you getting hurt, or in extreme situations minimize how much you get hurt. … Read More