The trend toward lighter, more versatile and more comfortable continues for 2019 ski gear just as the trend toward sidecountry, backcountry and uphilling continues to grow. Even clothing does doubleduty, splitting time between slope and street. The ever-evolving technology is on display everywhere in Park City. Just ask the retail folks…
VÖLKL MANTRA M5
6622 N Landmark Dr | Park City 435-649-0311 | christysports.com
Völkl has found a new way to layer metal to make this season’s Mantra lighter, but just as damp. Th e new 134-96-117mm shape with tip and tail rocker and camber underfoot will make it a standout, all-mountain ski.
SALOMON S/MAX SKI BOOTS
JANS MOUNTAIN OUTFITTER
1600 Park Ave | Park City
435-649-4949 | jans.com
If you’re looking for a powerful alpine boot that doesn’t come with the pain penalty of a race-oriented plug boot, check out the S/Max. Lighter materials and a thinner, heat-moldable shell make this ski boot one of the most sensitive and customizable on the market.
ATOMIC SHIFT BINDING
WHITE PINE TOURING
1790 Bonanza Dr | Park City
435-649-8710 | whitepinetouring.com
The Atomic Shift Binding is a bomber transitional binding that gives you the uphill touring ability of a backcountry binding but the downhill freeride capability of a TUV certifi ed alpine binding.
SMITH I/O MAG GOGGLES
6622 N Landmark Drive | Park City
435-649-0311 | christysports.com
Magnetic and interchangeable, the I/O is one of the easiest swaps on the market. It features eight contact points so you can securely change out your lens on the fl y, depending on the day’s light.
4000 Canyons Resort Dr, Canyons Village | Park City
435-615-3433 | parkcitymountain.com
The I-Grow System is here to help you get the most out of your kids ski clothing. To extend the longevity of your garments and support family skiing, Obermeyer developed the innovative I-Grow system. This proprietary system features a simple and unique
way to lengthen the sleeves and cuffs up to two inches. Snip the I-Grow colored threads and your child will be ready for yet another season of fun on the snow!
MASTERFIT CUSTOM INSOLES
CANYON MOUNTAIN SPORTS
3720 N. Sundial Ct, Canyons Village | Park City
435-615-3440 | rentskis.com
1315 Lowell Ave, Park City Mountain Village | Park City
435-658-5544 | rentskis.com
Make your feet happy! The Instaprint+ Snow insoles are made of a full-length medical grade thermoplastic base and 2mm EVA topcover lay-up for excellent cushioning and forming capability. Plus, the silicone impregnated, perforated topcover delivers easy boot entry and exit.
BURTON STEP ON
1415 Lowell Ave, Park City Mountain Village | Park City
(new location, ice skating rink level)
435-649-1902 | skirentals.com
Andy Varner, 23 years at Max Snowboards says “Step On is the quickest and most intuitive boot to binding interface. Th is is snowboarding’s next evolution. Th e moment you’re ready, it’s time to ride. It’s simple, safe and secure. No binding straps, and no boot laces. It can be used on any board, any current mounting systems. Easy in, easy out.”
By Jill Adler