Tag Archive: glittertind

Feb 27 2012

Going superlight, Tele Lite!

Tele on lite gear, back in the day near Baldy Hut, San Antonio, California.

The world is not clamoring for skinny backcountry skis. But I’m convinced that, at least in the form of the Glittertind + strong system boot, they can form a workable, useful system with some major strengths where AT, heavy tele, or splitboards are weak

Jul 06 2011

Profile: Steve Barnett – Telemark Prophet

Steve Barnett rips Sierran powder on Matterhorn Peak, 1993.

We’re in the middle of talking skis and tele and tours and gear and the state of the art back in the day compared to now when Steve unequivocally declares, shifting his voice for emphasis, “I’m not kidding, that’s probably the best backcountry ski ever!”    Steve Barnett should know. He’s been telemark skiing since …

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