Ski Crampons for Rottafella Freedom

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Here is part 2 for Ski crampon options for Rottafella NTN bindings.  The best ski crampon option I’ve found for Rottafella Freedom NTN is from B & D.  B & D have been around for years fabricating ski mountaineering parts in the Sierra’s.  They make it simple to mount and easy to use.

In part 1 http://mountainniceness.com/2012/04/ski-crampon-option-for-ntn/ I mention how crucial ski crampons are for spring traveling in the mountains. Here is a set up for the Freedom bindings.

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Drill two holes in the back of the binding.

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Lift binding up and slide in crampon.  This will take a couple try to get used to.

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Place crampon down and squeeze the brakes over the crampon. Bam…you are in business!

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All the tech details B & D’s tech page for  http://www.bndskigear.com/ntnfreedomtech.pdf

Telemark Vibrations

Nothing like the sweet telemark turn.

 

Telemark Vibrations from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Ida-pow

Enjoy the first instalment of Ida-pow video series.  Great skiing conditions at Sun Valley Resort and Ketchum front country!

 

Ida-pow from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

Holiday Pow!

Happy Holidays from Snow Valley!

 

Sun Valley Powder 12-19-15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

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RMU~The Professors…Pow slaying skis

Yes, it has been a December to remember and we’re only half way!  Sun Valley is off to one of the best starts in recent memories! Over 60 inches of fresh have provided a solid base and has the most of the mountain open.  Enjoy these shots from the rarely skied College south slopes. Photos by Jon Mancuso.

Days like this call for “The Professor”.  The Professors are my new pow slaying skis.  These babies come in at [185cm] 144-150-122-134-123.  Yep, 122 under foot is perfect for floating the deep. Plus, it is a really fun and lively ski.  Another bonus is that they absolutely rip on the groomer back to the chair.  I was blown away on how easy it was to lay some trenches on the piste.

Oh yeah, there is another Winter Storm Warning…stay posted!

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Outside Magazine~

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Who would have thought that a self taught telemark skier from Cleveland would make it in to Outside Magaize?  I was beyond thrilled when photographer Tal Roberts http://talroberts.com/ called and said we have 2 shots in December’s issue!  We have a small shot on the table of contents page.  Plus, a page full shot in the Destinations section.

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Pretty crazy that this marks 10 years of getting images published in the mags.  I have to Give Thanks for the great people that support the dream…Mammut, Smith Optics, Scarpa, Zenergy, Cleveland Coffee Company, Asterisk, Beyond Coastal, Mountain Khakis, Avex, RMU Skis, Bic SUP and my beautiful wife!

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Opening Day at Sun Valley

So so stoked to be back on snow!  The mountain opened on Thanksgiving and I was lucky enough to be on the 1st gondola early up at 8:30.  Nothing like standing on the top of Baldy with nobody there.  The conditions were perfect cordaroy and untracked 8 inches of freshies.  Perfect way to kick off the season and my first run. Give Thanks!

 

Opening Day Sun Valley 11-26-15 from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.

New Mammut Ad in Backcountry

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Winter is here!!  Fresh snow and a fresh shot in the new Backcountry Magazine.  Proud to be a member of the Mammut athlete team the past 8 years.  Big Ups to Jon Mancuso for the sweet shot from Galena Summit!

Sun Valley Ski Ads 2015-16

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I am super stoked for the mountain to open on Thanksgiving!  It has been great to see some early season snow and watch Baldy transform to winter.  Everything is in place for a great season!  Plus, I am super proud to be featured in Sun Valley Resorts winter ski ads.  This marks the 2nd winter I’ve been featured by Sun Valley (also 2010).  The ads have run in Freeskier, Skiing,Ski, The Skier’s Journal and others.  I am also on the 80th season brochure and trail map. The photo was taken by Jon Mancuso.  Be sure to check out Jon’s sweet site http://www.jonmancuso.com/

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Corn Harvest

Still great skiing on Galena summit.  I enjoyed some great corn skiing on Mushroom Ridge.

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Mushroom Ridge from Danny Irie Walton on Vimeo.