Topics » Skitouring / Ski-Mountaineering

The GORE-TEX® brand celebrates its 40th anniversary at the European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.)

There are no safety nets when climbers scale sheer rock face, and no pause button when steep skiing specialists navigate near vertical slopes: when the European Outdoor Film Tour 2016/17 (E.O.F.T.) has its premiere in Munich on October 5, millions of outdoor enthusiasts in 15 European countries will be on the edge of their seats […] read more »

Tour up and ski down with dry feet – GORE-TEX® ski touring boots from Scott and Dynafit

Skitouring with GORE-TEX® ski touring boots
  16. October, 2015 , ,
Long, gruelling ascents, exposed ridge sections, rapid downhill descents, interspersed with periods of rest when you stop to take off and put on your skins – ski touring is a tough challenge for your body and your gear. The good news for this winter: the first heat mouldable boot liners featuring GORE-TEX® technology from Scott […] read more »

Improved technology for warmer hands – GORE-TEX® Gloves + Gore warm technology

W. L. Gore & Associates knows what sports enthusiasts need. That’s why it has developed its + Gore warm technology for new GORE-TEX® gloves that keep hands warmer for longer. As of winter 2015/16 complaining about cold hands will be a thing of the past – thanks to a product innovation of Gore: GORE-TEX® Gloves with the new […] read more »

Freeski Mountaineering Camp 2014 (28.3.-30.3.2014)

“She’s the boss!” At least that’s the way Joe Vallone puts it. He’s referring to La Meije, the 3974 metre high mountain that governs the lives of everyone in the nearby village of La Grave and any skiing they may do. The small ski resort of La Grave cowers 2500 metres below the spectacularly rugged rock and ice of the north face of La Meije. Joe is originally from America. As an avid freeskier he came to La Grave many years ago and has stayed on ever since. He was one of the participants in the Freeski Mountaineering Camp, an event that was organised as part of the GORE TEX Experience Tour. The participants were accompanied by legendary freeriders Seb Michaud and Bruno Compagnet and professional alpine mountaineer Christophe Dumarest. Joe and five other ambitious freeskiing enthusiasts from all over Europe were chosen to take part in the event which involved GORE-TEX® athletes Seb Michaud, Bruno Compagnet and Christophe Dumarest guiding them down the spectacular descents and steep couloirs of La Meije. read more »

Head up the mountain under your own steam: ski touring, a new trend in sport. The GORE-TEX® brand provides tips on how to choose gear and what you should know about avalanches

  12. February, 2014 , , , ,
Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety. read more »

Freeriding with perfect gear: GORE-TEX® athlete Nico Zacek explains the hottest ski trends for the 2013/14 winter

  24. January, 2014 ,
The mountains shine with a fresh coat of white and induce a hankering for action amongst the snow. Yet real snow lovers are not drawn to pistes but to untouched powder snow. The trend is undeniably towards the backcountry”, confirms Nico Zacek. The German freeski veteran and longstanding GORE-TEX® athlete explains everything you need in order to have the most fun on the ultimate powder trip during the 2013/14 winter. read more »

’30th and 31st March 2013′: Free ride Camp with Seb Michaud (La Clusaz)

  03. December, 2012 , ,
Participate to the Free ride Camp with Seb Michaud Seb Michaud is a French free rider, famous for his back flip. He’s one of the most experienced free riders in the world. He’s giving you the chance to go free riding with him in La Clusaz, a French ski resort in the heart of the Alps. Go discover Seb ‘playground’ area for an unforgettable week end. read more »

La Sportiva Launches Ski Mountaineering Apparel

  09. January, 2012 , , ,
La Sportiva continues its long-running partnership with W.L. Gore & Associates to utilize GORE-TEX® and WINDSTOPPER® fabrics read more »