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name: Corey H.
location: Asheville, North Carolina
As Education & Safety Coordinator for North Carolina Outward Bound, I needed truly universal backcountry skis and boots. The Madshus Epoch skis and Garmont Excursion boots I purchased from ORS are perfect! Above is a truly great skiing video featuring an excellent winter in the Southern Appalachians made by one of my friends. It's 3 minutes long and will give you a good idea of what backcountry skiing is like at our end of the Appalachians.
Madshus Epoch skis
Garmont Excursion ski boots
name: Mckalyn G.
location: Burlington, Vermont
Photo of our little 'sweat pea' in the Didoo sled. This is such a great sled for babies and we love it!
TSL Didoo sled for baby, infant, little kid
name: Lydia C.
location: Southampton, New York
Hi ORS! Here are photos of our 6-year-old daughter, cross-country skiing for the first time in Southampton, NY during the Christmas break, where we were blessed with so much snow. Although it was a bit difficult for her to stay on her feet, she managed to work it all out toward the end of our run. As you can see, much fun was had using her new cross-country skiis! Thank you!
Fischer Sprint Crown kids cross country skis package
name: Robert B.
location: Flagstaff, Arizona
I was so happy to get my Rossignol BC 70 skis and other equipment from ORS before we got dumped with nearly five feet of snow in four days. Here I am in my back yard on my new back country skis when the sunshine arrived.
Rossignol BC70 skis, Rottefella BC Magnum NNN ski bindings and Rossignol BCX2 NNN ski boots
name: Beth D.
location: Indiana, Pennsylvania
I recently purchased the Rossignol BC 65 Positrack cross country skis and Rottefella NNN BC Automatic nordic ski bindings for my boyfriend. This is his first season of cross country skiing; he downhill skis and never tried cross country ... until now. He discovered that he loves it!!! We canít get enough. To boot, this winter has been exceptionally snow-filled so we are playing hard!!! These are photos of us and friends in the Laurel Mountains -- outside of Ligonier, Pennsylvania. There is an old downhill ski lift and trails that we cross country skied down .... and, what goes down, must come up!!! Whew ... what a glorious and perfect day in Godís beautiful country. Also photos of Apollo, Pennsylvania, where we were blazing trails in over two feet of fresh snow ... talk about blood pumping and loving life!!! Good times with good friends. We have also experienced amazing times skiing around our property under the stars and moon wearing headlamps!
Rossignol BC65 Positrack nordic skis and Rottefella BC Auto NNN ski bindings
name: C. Knutson
location: Northern Wisconsin
A day out in the woods!
TSL Didoo child snow sled
name: W. Johnson
location: Powell, Wyoming
Hi ORS Cross Country Skis Direct, here is a photo of myself in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming using the nordic skis and bindings I bought from you.
Rossignol Evo Tour NIS nordic skis and Rottefella T4 NIS NNN ski bindings
name: Dieter H.
location: Auburn, California
Thanks for sending the skating skies with bindings we ordered so promptly. I put the boots on the skies so my wife could see how this all fits nicely together. This was a birthday present.
Rossignol Zynex skating skis
Salomon SNS Pilot Equipe skate bindings
name: T. Moore
location: Ridgecrest, California
Recently purchased the Rossignol BC 90 back country ski package. This was my first time on any type of cross country skis, and I must say, these skis are super fun! I just head up to the Sierra Nevadas and ski wherever I want. Been out three times now and loving it!!! Kennedy Meadows, California is 40 minutes from my house. Three great workouts on some awesome skis! Thanks again. Oh yeah, I finally bought some ski pants. Enjoy! I am!
Rossignol BC 90 backcountry skis, Rottefella BC Magnum NNN ski bindings and Black Diamond Traverse ski poles
Looking east into Owens Valley
name: Mark B.
location: Palmdale, California
Here are a few pictures that I took during a recent trip up Whitney Portal Rd. This road leads to the trail head for climbing Mount Whitney. (Whitney is the prominent diamond shape peak in the center of the picture). Thanks again for helping me with my ski selection!
Rossignol BC70 skis
Rottefella BC Magnum NNN ski bindings
Black Diamond Traverse ski poles
The perfect bluebird day spent deep in the Chic-Chocs mountains, playing around in Virginie's Secret Stash. The Chic-Chocs mountains, located in the Gaspe National Park, offer some of the finest backcountry nordic touring and telemark skiing on the North American east coast. Check out Ski Chic Chocs Outfitters and their many reasonably priced guided packages (hint: the 'All-Glide' touring package is worth every canadian penny), oh and just to be sure your trip is perfectly complete, do yourself a favor and eat & sleep at Sebastien's amazing Auberge Chez Bass in Sainte Anne des Monts, located just a few minutes drive from the Chic Chocs. And be sure to tell both of these places Mr. Ricklefs sent ya!!!
Black Diamond Traverse ski poles
Black Diamond Ascension climbing skins
From Flagstaff, Arizona we would like to say thanks for the opportunity to purchase the Alpina 75mm Blazer boots to bring back the life in our three pin crosscounty ski gear. In a winter where we have had over 120 inches of snow fall our order was delayed three days as we finished up a 54" snow storm in January. The picture is my wife and I enjoying a day Kendrick Park just north of the San Francisco Peaks (elevation 12,500 ft) just 15 miles from our home in Flagstaff. Skiing at the 8500 ft elevation the touring is great in that there is 5 to 6 feet of standing snow and no fences to worry about! We should be down hill skiing and boarding into mid April and plan on using the cross country skis until the spring comes here in the land of cactus and gila monsters. Oh yea...the boots fit great using the sizing chart for me with a men's size 14 and my wife in a womens size 9. And the sales price was great also - Thanks Again! - C. Smith Flagstaff, AZ
equipment: Alpina Blazer 7mm / 3pin nordic ski boots
Competing in a ski mountaineering race! I'm using the Karhu Guide skis I bought from you guys. An awesome choice for ski mountaineering races, I use skins for the really steep ascents, but I really make up time when its flat or not that steep and I can cruise along using just the fishscales on the bottom while everyone has to use skins.
equipment: Karhu Guide skis
Took this photo of my friend who borrowed my Osprey Kode 30 backpack for the same ski mountaineering race!
equipment: Osprey Kode 30 back pack
Our little baby girl sledding at just 4 months old!
TSL Snowshoes Didoo snow sled for infants & toddlers
name: Carlos M.
location: North Fork, California
Using my new ski poles from ORS. I broke my older ones skiing down this same slope that I am climbing here!
Alpina BC backcountry touring ski poles
name: M. Zimmerman
location: Boulder, Colorado
Picture of me with my Karhu XCD GT skis in the James Peak Wilderness near Rollinsville, Colorado.
Karhu XCD GT skis