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Rooted deep in backcountry ski culture, G3's mission has always been to improve your winter backcountry experience. G3 is one of the few remaining and truly authentic, independent winter backcountry brands.

We carry transceivers, bindings, packs ... climbing skins, probe poles and shovels by G3 ... the best in the business of backcountry skiing!

what is happening in the mountains?

Keep up to date with the latest weather and snow reports, avy conditions, web cams ... and other mountain news on our snow conditions page. Its a great resource ... use it.


Keep yourself posted on avalanche conditions around western Canada. The Canadian Avalanche Centre is a non-profit society promoting excellence in avalanche safety for industry and recreation.

 
Roughly 3/4 of all avalanche victims die from asphyxiation. If you can find the victim and get them air within 15 minutes, their chances of survival are good—barring major trauma. If you miss that window, their chances drop precipitously.
 

With a transciever like the Tracker, you’ll shave valuable minutes off the search, giving your companion their best possible shot at survival.

A better solution is to avoid avalanches in the first place. Take an avalanche course, learn safe travel techniques, and practice with your equipment

the science of strategic shoveling

 
Your partner is buried ... you find their location using your transceiver and probe ... you get your shovel out ... now what? There has been a lot of research dealing with digging folks out ... its called strategic shoveling.
 
Download this pdf from our friends at BCA ... its a very good paper dealing with this issue. A must read for the backcountry!
 

tips and product care ...

The five key points of adhesive ski skin care ...

 
   
 
1. Never expose adhesive ski skins to heat.
 
 
2. Protect adhesive ski skins against light and solar radiation.
 
 
3. Dry adhesive ski skins in a dark place at room temperature (without protective film, and not in the skin bag).
 
 
4. Keep dry adhesive ski skins in the skin bag, with the protective film.
 
 
5. Never store wet adhesive ski skins in the skin bag!
 
       

 

 

 

fritschi bindings

Today’s skis are evolving even more audaciously. They are not only ultra-wide and cleverly waisted but they also consistently gain in torsional rigidity. Despite their impressive width and stability, even true freeride skis are no heavyweights. Thanks to new materials and production -methods, the weight can be minimized. Naturally, this revolutionizes the downhill feeling, but only if the binding can keep up.

The Diamir Freeride Pro is a perfect match for these skittishly fat skis, providing superior power transmission and safety, even at high speed.

 

The wide binding design ensures optimal pressure distribution, which results in maximum grip on the descent.

In addition: With the Diamir Freeride Pro the ascent is even fun when you need a few steps to find the perfect run.

 
 
 

TBA avalanche beacon




Warning: No transceiver is effective without proper training. Read your owner’s manual, practice thoroughly, carry a shovel and probe, and take an avalanche safety course.

 

sooo ... how are the roads?

Sure, the backcountry is great ... but you've still got to get to the trailhead ... right? What are the Alberta mountain road conditions? Get all the snow info you need at our snow conditions page ... and check the avy info often.

Keep yourself posted on avalanche conditions around western Canada. The Canadian Avalanche Association is a non-profit society promoting excellence in avalanche safety for industry and recreation.

Rooted deep in backcountry ski culture, G3's mission has always been to improve your winter backcountry experience. G3 is one of the few remaining and truly authentic, independent winter backcountry brands.

As developers, designers, artists and skiers, G3 engineers are passionate and focused on pushing the boundaries of how we approach any new product design and development. Unlike the market-share driven brands jumping on the 'backcountry bandwagon', G3 is genuinely committed to bettering backcountry safety and enjoyment.



Dalbello Sherpa 2/8

Crossover AT / Backcountry / Freeride model, the Sherpa 2/8 is a slightly beefier than its counterparts. A powerfull hard charging ski boot for top big mountain performance. Wrap contruction ID Thermo Liners is custom fit precise, warm and supportive.

New for 2013_14 : Stiffer tongue , double hinged Bio_Stride tongue, improved ID Thermo innerboot contruction, more forward inclination replaceable “ tip and tail “ Vibral sole sections.

We are carrying a selection of the high performance AT boots from Garmont ... the Shogun, and the women's specific Hydra.