Ski Haus http://skihaussteamboat.com Steamboat Springs, Colorado Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:05:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 prAna Nadine Jacket http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/prana-nadine-jacket/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/prana-nadine-jacket/#respond Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:57:19 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6820 Perfect Jacket for Fall – One look at the prAna Nadine Jacket and cool comfortable Fall weather comes to mind. Here is the jacket that will give you that feeling of warm sunshine on your shoulders while brisk temperatures tickle your face. Comfort defined. Do you remember your first jean jacket matched up with a […]

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Nadine Jacket by prAnaPerfect Jacket for Fall

– One look at the prAna Nadine Jacket and cool comfortable Fall weather comes to mind. Here is the jacket that will give you that feeling of warm sunshine on your shoulders while brisk temperatures tickle your face. Comfort defined.

Nadine JacketDo you remember your first jean jacket matched up with a nice pair of corduroy pants? Talk about comfort clothing! Well, the prAna Nadine Jacket is that and so much more. The Nadine blends the classic look of a jean jacket with new corduroy fleece! The stretchdenim fabric throughout the torso gives you mobility. The corduroy material tops off the shoulders and if you pull up the tall collar – that will keep out those comforting but cool Autumn breezes.

The front of the jacket is cut just a touch longer than the back giving you an edgy look to a jacket that at first looks nothing but traditional. Stop by Ski Haus to try it on. The girls around here love the look and we’re loving our fantastic Fall! Enjoy both.

The Details:
Kara stretch denim body mixed with Canyon Cord sleeves, waistband and pocket trim
Metal front zipper
Front inset pocket
Unlined
No fill
79% Cotton, 19% Polyester, 2% Spandex

$99.00

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Toko Classic Plus XC Glove http://skihaussteamboat.com/nordic-cross-country/toko-classic-plus-xc-glove/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/nordic-cross-country/toko-classic-plus-xc-glove/#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:54:32 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6814 A Great All Around Winter Glove – The Toko Classic Plus XC Glove is more than just a great all around glove for Nordic Skiing. I use my Classic for biking right now in the late Fall and early Spring. With that thought in mind there really are only a few months out of the […]

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Toko Classic XC glvoesA Great All Around Winter Glove

– The Toko Classic Plus XC Glove is more than just a great all around glove for Nordic Skiing. I use my Classic for biking right now in the late Fall and early Spring. With that thought in mind there really are only a few months out of the year that I won’t use my Toko gloves.

Right now I use my Toko Classic gloves for biking. They provide just enough wind block to keep the chill off and just enough breathability between the fingers to keep my digits from over-heating. These are the same features that I love about the gloves in the winter. They are a really good multi-purpose glove. One of the stand out features of the Classic is the outside stitching and seams. Stitched on the outside – the fingers feel nothing but smooth material inside. It really is basic glove design but so many manufacturers go for the smooth finger look on the outside only to have the fingers feel horrible on the inside. Slip your hand into this Toko glove and you’ll feel for yourself what I mean.

While cross country skiing I like how the glove has just the right amount of insulation. The glove doesn’t feel too bulky for warm days or too thin for the unquestionably cold days. Just right is another phrase that comes to mind. Sure, you’ll have to adjust according to how hot or cold you run – there are thinner gloves for race day or warm spring days and more insulated gloves for the really cold days – but for an all around pretty much everyday, skiing, biking, hiking, etc. The Toko Classic Plus is nice.

Here is the feature list:
External finger seam construction
Poly/Lycra outershell with reflective accents
Chamude palm with silicon accents on grip
Terry thumb patch
Tapered cuff
Anatomical cut with Precision Fit Technology
Sizes 5-12
$45.00

 

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Ski Haus Half Price Tunes http://skihaussteamboat.com/alpine/ski-haus-half-price-tunes/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/alpine/ski-haus-half-price-tunes/#respond Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:31:03 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6810 Preseason Preparation Begins Now! – Ski Haus Half Prices are up and running now until November 23, 2014. Now is the time to get your skis and boards ready for the upcoming winter season. There really is nothing better than starting out your winter skiing and riding with a fresh tune on your boards. The […]

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Ski and snowboard tunesPreseason Preparation Begins Now!

– Ski Haus Half Prices are up and running now until November 23, 2014. Now is the time to get your skis and boards ready for the upcoming winter season. There really is nothing better than starting out your winter skiing and riding with a fresh tune on your boards.

Ski and snowboard tunes for half priceThe Ski Haus mechanics will buff, deburr, structure, fill, polish, and wax your boards back to health in no time. Everyone loves sharp edges on their skis and snowboards for the big hill. Everyone loves a nice fresh structure and fresh wax for the Nordic skiing at the tracks. Everyone loves a great backcountry ski that kicks and glides and climbs and turns like the well mannered winter tool it was always meant to be… Nothing beats a tuned up pair of skis or snowboard to start the season and nothing beats a full tune at half price!

Ski Haus Half Price Tunes will be offered until November 23rd, 2014. There is plenty of time to procrastinate but we suggest you don’t. Don’t be the guy who comes in the night before opening day begging for a tune or a wax. The Ski Haus Repair Shop Crew will do their best to accommodate you but c’mon man… Fail to plan. Plan to fail.

Bring your skis and snowboards to us early. Check off the “tune-up skis” from your list. Plan ahead. Preseason ski preparation begins now! See you soon!

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MSR Lightning Snowshoes http://skihaussteamboat.com/snowshoes/msr-snowshoes/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/snowshoes/msr-snowshoes/#respond Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:16:54 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6796 All Terrain Traction. Floatation. Efficiency. – Ski Haus carried MSR Snowshoes a few years ago. We’ve brought them back simply because we missed them. They are a great product in both design and construction and we’re sure you’ll be happy with the performance. MSR snowshoes look quite a bit different from a “traditional” modern snowshoe […]

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MSR LIghtning SnowshoesAll Terrain Traction. Floatation. Efficiency.

– Ski Haus carried MSR Snowshoes a few years ago. We’ve brought them back simply because we missed them. They are a great product in both design and construction and we’re sure you’ll be happy with the performance.

Lightning snowshoes by Mountain Safety ResearchMSR snowshoes look quite a bit different from a “traditional” modern snowshoe (if that makes sense). The main thing that will jump out at you is the vertical aluminum frame the deck is attached to. MSR doesn’t use tubular tubing to shape their snowshoe frame. Using a flat aluminum frame allows MSR to cut additional traction into the frame and it saves weight. More traction equals more stability and less weight means less fatigue for you.

The cross struts underneath the frame are steel and they provide a ton of grip on climbs. Plus the handy climbing bar sends lots of muscle relief to save your calves during a long uphill. The decking is a ballistic material that increases the durability. Another design feature is the decking doesn’t wrap around the frame at all. This can be the Achilles heel of other snowshoe designs. The MSR deck is attache to the inside of the frame.

Bindings can make a snowshoe great or a flop. We really like the simplicity of this four strap binding MSR offers on the Lightning. Once you have set the tension through the strap and the adjustment piece is set in the appropriate hole of the strap – there is no way this binding is going to loosen on the trail. When it comes time to take the snowshoe off you can grab all three straps from over the top of your boot and release them simultaneously. You won’t even have to touch the heel strap.

The binding is flexible enough wrap around any boot you choose to wear including a hard shell boot. If you are wearing a softer insulate winter boot the binding is torsionally strong enough to hold you foot in place – your heel can’t slip sideways in the binding or land incorrectly on the decking.

We love snowshoes with climbing bars. Around here you are either going up or down. The down is easy enough. Why not make the up super easy with a climbing bar. We mentioned it will save stress and fatigue from your calf and it allows you to weight the rear of the snowshoe for increased traction. No climbing up hills on your toes when you’re stepping out on MSR’s Lightning snowshoes!

MSR offers three sizes for guys and two sizes for ladies. With a super simple tail attachment (sold seperately) you can increase the deck size effectively increasing your floatation. Not sure what size model to buy? Purchase the smaller one with the accessory tail and you’re in business. Add it for the deep days. Take it off for the packed trail days. That is not complicated.

Mens’ Lightning Ascent. 22″, 25″ and 30″ (The accessory tail adds 5″ to deck size).
Women’s Lightning Ascent. 22′ and 25″ (Women’s snowshoes are narrower and the binding is slightly narrower too).

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Jones Mountain Surfer http://skihaussteamboat.com/snowboards/jones-mountain-surfer/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/snowboards/jones-mountain-surfer/#respond Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:55:29 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6786 The Roots of Snowboarding – The Jones Mountain Surfer goes back to the roots of snowboarding while providing yet another way to enjoy the Champagne Powder that Steamboat is famous for. Here at the ‘Haus we understand that playing in the snow comes in many forms and we are happy to embrace them all! With […]

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Mountain Surfer by Jones SnowboardsThe Roots of Snowboarding

– The Jones Mountain Surfer goes back to the roots of snowboaJones mountain surferrding while providing yet another way to enjoy the Champagne Powder that Steamboat is famous for. Here at the ‘Haus we understand that playing in the snow comes in many forms and we are happy to embrace them all! With that in mind, we won’t look past a new product simply because it doesn’t fit the mold of what you’d typically find in a ski and snowboard shop… in fact, we pride ourselves on doing just the opposite.

The Mountain Surfer is a new offering from Jones this season, and it’s not a typical snowboard. This board is designed to do exactly what the name suggests… surf the mountains. Much like the earliest snowboards from the dawn of the sport, the Mountain Surfer lacks traditional bindings in favor of a traction mat and “binding hooks”. The all-wood construction is definitely reminiscent of the original Burton Backhill and Brunswick Snurfer. Also in the tradition of thJones Mountain Surferese early boards, this one is intended for use on local hills accessed by hiking rather than the resort courtesy of a chairlift. Of course, when we say “local hills” here in Steamboat we’re not only talking backyard rollers, but also Buff Pass and Rabbit Ears!

Jones employed the expertise of renowned surfboard-shaper, Chris Christenson for the design of the Mountain Surfer. The idea for this board came about when Jeremy Jones and Christenson were sitting around a campfire discussing how the aspects of surfboard design could be applied to snowboards. The Mountain Surfer is said to be just the first of many surf-inspired collaborations we can expect from Jones and Christenson, and we will make sure you have the opportunity to check them out at the ‘Haus!Profile image of Jones Mountain Surfer

Jones Mountain Surfer ($349)

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Motivation to Climb http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/motivation-climb/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/motivation-climb/#respond Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:17:39 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6781 Just do it! – Yesterday morning as storm clouds and heavy fog loomed over the Yampa Valley it seemed harder than normal to find motivation to climb. A day earlier, inclement  weather and a few lost hunters put the kibosh on a 2 day adventure to Vedauwoo with my friend, active Search and Rescue member […]

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Cougar CrackJust do it!

– Yesterday morning as storm clouds and heavy fog loomed over the Yampa Valley it seemed harder than normal to find motivation to climb. A day earlier, inclement  weather and a few lost hunters put the kibosh on a 2 day adventure to Vedauwoo with my friend, active Search and Rescue member and climbing aficionado, Dalton Reed. After we scrapped our plans for Wyoming, we decided to climb the next day in Routt County.

Cougar rock climbingAs the 7:15 am text read, “the weather looks good for today, lets let it dry up a little and go up to cougar.” I was skeptical about our chances of climbing, but why? Because it had been raining yesterday, and the ground was soggy early in the morning? Because we had already bailed on previous plans to climb the Voo? Or perhaps, it’s because I have not been able to get on the rock nearly as much as I would have liked to this season? But with a little extra motivation from a man that will climb just about anything, I mustered up a bit of energy to ascend.

We loaded up the car true Routt County style; 2 people and 4 dogs in an old but trusty Subaru wagon for a day of climbing at one Routt’s best climbing areas, Cougar Rock. This crag hosts the largest collection of quality 5.10 sport routes in the area, with a smattering of mixed and trad routes as well. Moreover, it was a pleasant surprise to discover the bolt fairy has bestowed more fun, edgy, slabby face-climbs for everyone’s climbing enjoyment. With it being a day of single pitch climbing and no itinerary, I found Dalton prompting me to get on a wide crack I have had my eye on for some time now. This seemed unusual to me, to have a partner prompt me to get on a wide guy. Obviously, I jumped at the opportunity and racked up with #4 and #5 Camalots and some big bros and began my journey. Since my practice has been down the past few weeks, I felt weak, but still found a way to wiggle my way to the chains.

After getting this climb in, I came to a wonderful revelation, my mind was completely at easy and cleared from all other worldly concerns. It has been a few weeks since I have had the chance to truly get out and enjoy one of my passions, and even then, it has been hard to escape my thoughts and troubles of reality. But this climb gave me the mind cleansing  feeling that so many of us seek in the great outdoors. We climbed till the sun began setting, rallied the Subaru through the mud down FSR 430 and enjoyed another day of climbing in Routt County.

Even though the day started with skepticism on my part, it ended with the mental rejuvenation I so desperately needed. I was able to escape my current reality, basque in the late Autumn sun and managed to sneak in a beautiful day of rock climbing before the season changes and the snow starts flying and my sights get set to ice!

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Helle Harding http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/helle-harding/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/helle-harding/#respond Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:09:16 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6764 Craftmanship since 1932 – The Helle Harding knife is one of the staff’s most favorite items in the store – to use – and to just look at! The handmade Norwegian knife exudes craftsmanship. One look and you know this is a well made product even if you knew nothing of the process or the […]

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Harding knife from Helle
Craftmanship since 1932

– The Helle Harding knife is one of the staff’s most favorite items in the store – to use – and to just look at! The handmade Norwegian knife exudes craftsmanship. One look and you know this is a well made product even if you knew nothing of the process or the company that made it.

The company that did make the Harding is Helle from Norway. They have been making knives since 1932. The factory is just a little ways from the farm of Steinar and Sigmund Helle began their knife business over 70 years ago. While other knife manufacturers have embraced hands-off automatic production this is not true of Helle. Helle continues to produce knives with the sole emphasis on quality, tradition, and craftsmanship. Every Helle knife is a heritage knife. These knives can be passed down from generation to generation. They are comfortable in the hand, balanced, and incredibly durable.

A Helle knife goes through up to 45 different manual operations before it is finally checked and packaged.

Here are a few highlight features of the Helle Harding:

  • A handmade handle using Curly Birch, American Walnut, and leather
  • Triple layered laminated stainless steel blade
  • Each knife includes a custom full grain leather sheath
  • Full tang blades
  • Dimensions: Drop point blade 100 mm / 3.94 inches Handle 110 mm / 4.33 inches
  • Weight: 5.0 oz total / 3.5 oz knife only

We think the Helle Harding would be a nice treat to yourself. Or it makes a great gift for Christmas or for Dad or a Christmas gift for Dad!

$149.00

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2014 Steamboat Nordic Camp http://skihaussteamboat.com/nordic-cross-country/2014-steamboat-nordic-camp/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/nordic-cross-country/2014-steamboat-nordic-camp/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:27:17 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6751 Early Season Ski Tips Go A Long Way – At the 2014 Steamboat Nordic Camp you can pick up lots of early season cross country skiing tips that will go a long way to setting you up for a very fun winter. This camp is celebrating its 12th year. Each year the camp fills up […]

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Learn to xc skiEarly Season Ski Tips Go A Long Way

– At the 2014 Steamboat Nordic Camp you can pick up lots of early season cross country skiing tips that will go a long way to setting you up for a very fun winter. This camp is celebrating its 12th year. Each year the camp fills up with learning to xc skienthusiastic beginning skiers, intermediates looking to break through to the next level of skate and classic skiing, and experts looking to refine their technique to climb up or retain their positions at the finishing line. Even backcountry skiers can learn skills that will help them cover the distances they want to ski easier and more efficiently.

learning to xc skiThis year’s camp will be held December 12, 13, 14. To register for this year’s camp click on this link: Steamboat Nordic Camp

Here’s what you can expect at this year’s camp:
– Top level coaching staff (including former USA Olympians)
– All skiing abilities welcome
– Excellent student to coach ratio
– Video analysis (pictures don’t lie and they’re incredible helpful)
– New skis, boots, and poles to demo
– Wax clinics
– Lunches and Happy Hour included with registration
– Prizes!

Whether your goal is to learn to ski or improve race results in a competitive race, this camp is for you! Come see why this camp has become a such a popular Nordic event. Early bird registration and reduced rates until November 3, 2014.

 

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Burton Landlord Splitboard http://skihaussteamboat.com/snowboards/burton-landlord-splitboard/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/snowboards/burton-landlord-splitboard/#respond Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:49 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6745 Burton Game Changer The new Burton Landlord is the first splitboard to offer infinite stance adjustability by rethinking the way we connect to the board. Here at the ‘Haus, we love innovation that makes backcountry access more enjoyable, and we have to applaud Burton for figuring out a way to alleviate one of the lingering […]

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Burton Landlord snowboard
Burton Game Changer

The new Burton Landlord is the first splitboard to offer infinite stance adjustability by rethinking the way we connect to the board. Here at the ‘Haus, we love innovation that makes backcountry access more enjoyable, and we have to applaud Burton for figuring out a way to alleviate one of the lingering issues that comes from a snowboard that splits down the middle: a lack of stance options. Burton has been designing & building splitboards for nearly 15 years, and while they have helped to evolve the sport into what we know today, their latest offering is an absolute game changer.

Voile mounting plate for splitboardRather than using traditional inserts to mount the ride-mode interface, Burton took their Channel Technology (which they’ve been using in their traditional boards for nearly a decade) and adapted it to their latest splitboards. Because the specially designed Voile Pucks can now be adjusted along the Split Channel instead of being mounted to fixed inserts, you have the ability to fine-tune your stance width and angles without restriction. Not only does this make the initial set-up much easier, but it also gives you the opportunity to make adjustments in the field… a legitimate first for splitboards.

bindings for splitboardsThe benefits of the Channel found on Burton’s traditional decks also translates to their new Split version… a more natural flex even underfoot. In other words, a binding mounted using the Channel does not create a “dead spot” on the board the same way a binding mounted to traditional inserts can. The Channel allows the board to flex the way it was designed to without being inhibited by the binding… a benefit that any snowboarder will appreciate every time they ride.

We have the new Burton Landlord Split ($799) and the women’s Anti-Social Split ($749), both featuring the Split Channel, in stock now. We will also have these revolutionary splitboards available to demo this winter. If you’re looking to access the backcountry with a perfectly dialed splitboard, we’ve got ya covered! See you at the ‘Haus.

Shown here with the Magneto Binding from Spark R&D ($385)

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Beautiful Days of Climbing http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/beautiful-days-climbing/ http://skihaussteamboat.com/featured/beautiful-days-climbing/#respond Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:55:31 +0000 http://skihaussteamboat.com/?p=6733 Sarvis Creek Domes – The other day I was able to get out climbing with two of my favorite people in the world, Patrick and Kevin. We decided on climbing up at the Domes because nothing beats the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area on a crisp clear September afternoon. The contrast of the cloudless Colorado blue […]

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rock climbing steamboat springs colroadoSarvis Creek Domes

– The other day I was able to get out climbing with two of my favorite people in the world, Patrick and Kevin. We decided on climbing up at the Domes because nothing beats the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area on a crisp clear September afternoon. The contrast of the cloudless Colorado blue sky to the deep green coniferous forest, splashed with giant stands of Autumn’s golden aspens leaves something for a Bob Ross-esq imagination.

steamboat springs colorado rock climbingOur initial intention was to give a classic 3 pitch 5.9  Fat Lip a go but we met up with old friends and local hobby farmers, Dalton Reed and Brittany LaTender, our sights changed as Dalton mentioned some exploratory climbing that looked like some quality crack systems. Our two parties climbed adjacent to one another but lacked visual contact for the first few hundred feet of climbing. As Kevin approached the top of an interesting slabby rope-stretching first pitch, he lusted over what lay above; what looked like a giant 5 foot roof to an overhanging wide dihedral. But as Dalton reached the top of his pitch, it conveniently put him just below this spectacular looking wide crack. After he snatched this pitch from us, we were able to watch him effortlessly ascend this beautiful line.

Pat led the 2nd pitch to the left of Dalton and Brittany. His pitch had a little bit of everything climbing wise including an abundance of dirt and moss. After some minor excavating for protection placements, the gear was bomber. This took us up to an enormous party ledge roughly 15 feet deep and about 40 feet wide about 250 feet off the deck. I finished the climb with a mellow rock-aineering traverse that lead me to the final few moves of Fat Lips slabby top out for what we are calling the first ascent of Gold Tooth, a new moderate route up the Sarvis Creek Dome.

The day would end with having explored something new with great friends, non stop laughs, and the satisfaction of basking in all the glory of Autumn in the Yampa Valley.

P.S. Don’t forget the Ski Haus Super Sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Ocotober 10, 11, 12. It doesn’t happen often but you’ll find rock gear on sale for three days only!

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