From road trips and other stoke-inducing Skinbased ski outings, to technique pointers and the occasional deep dive into ski design, our blogs have something for everyone. Pick a post that gets you excited and read on!
Skinbased's XCD Heritage
There is a unique freedom that comes from being on skis in the backcountry. Moving smoothly and seamlessly, elegantly weaving not only a path, but an adventure, though the ups and downs of the rolling hills is when we feel most alive. And it is the sport of XCD skiing that will unfailingly bring us these moments this winter, as it has for many, many winters past.
Skinbased Road Trip: A journey of Two U.S. Americans in Lapland – Part 2
Welcome to the second half of our trip report, as we follow Alan and Tess on their Skinbased tour around the Nordics. If you haven’t already read Part 1, you can find it here.
Discovering Strathcona Park
If Vancouver Island is the crown of British Columbia, then Strathcona Provincial Park is it’s most elegant jewel. Part of the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, Strathcona Park is located in Canada’s extreme southwest corner. The 250,000 hectares that make up the park consist of rugged mountains and alpine landscapes, crisscrossed with numerous streams and rivers, and dotted with lakes and glaciers. It is a land of striking scenery, boundless nature, and endless adventure.
Exploring Lapland on Skinbased Skis: Heading Into Kilpisjärvi's Wilderness
At the end of the long Finnish arm, in the northwest corner of the country, lies the small village of Kilpisjärvi. Here, nestled between the fells and the lake, near Finland’s border with Norway and Sweden, Old Man Winter’s grip is strong. Offering skiing possibilities well over half of the year, Kilpisjärvi is a perfect escape for Skinbased skiers.
Skinbased Road Trip: A journey of Two U.S. Americans in Lapland – Part 1
In February 2022, two U.S. Americans, Tess Smith and Alan Goldbetter, departed on a winter road trip across the Northern Nordics. Their goal? To discover the roots of Skinbased skiing and experience firsthand the terrain and nature that inspired their creation. Below is the first half of Alan’s account of the trip. We hope you enjoy.