Traditionalist? Like to go with what's known and proven? Go with our traditional glue skins.
Cutting Edge? First Adopter? Go with our brand new, exclusive dual-zone compound adhesive skins. Adhesive as in "vacuum." Yeah, the first vacuum skins introduced a few years ago had issues — failure to adhere in cold or wet conditions. That's not good. So we took our time and we fixed it before launching our new dual zone vacuum skins. Dual zones? What does that mean? It means we designed skins with a very strong molecular adhesion force on the edges and at the tips and tails for solid hold to your skis and prevention of snow infiltration and eventual hold failure. But if we used that extra strong adhesive force on the entire base of the skins, then they would lose one of there primary advantages over glue skins — especially with wide skis and skins — namely removing them from the skis when you are ready to descend, and even more difficult, separating them from themselves when folded up in storage.
The dual zone technology solves all that. It provides the secure all conditions, all temperature hold of glue skins, while providing the hassle free handling of vacuum skins. Hagan's dual zones skins are tested and proven. The technology works. Try them. You will be convinced!
Vacuum skins provide some another huge advantage over glue skins: cleaning and re-gluing. But let's save the details of that for another blog post.
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It is important to have the correct gear for an enjoyable hut trip. But don't overpack!
Make sure to wear bright colors, it's good for the soul and gives photos a funky edge!
This list of clothes is designed to give you an idea of clothes it may be a good to have with you. By no means do you need to have the latest brands or the latest gear, but if you need to renew your wardrobe, this guide would be a good start.
Hagan backcountry skis win a ton of awards. Which is especially impressive given we don't submit our skis to many reviews. Here's a sampling: BOOST 99 – Backline Magazine Test Winner (First Place), Backcountry Magazine Editors Choice award. BOOST 94 – Montagnes Magazine "Very Clear First Place" CORE 89 – World Ski Test "First Place"
Most Colorado ski mountains allow it, with resort managers writing rules to regulate it. Some charge a modest fee, some don’t. Some allow it only before and after lift operating hours. Almost always, uphilling is restricted to designated routes. See the rules at each of the Colorado Ski Areas here.
HAGAN SKI TECHNICAL FEATURES