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January 2019

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“Hey, you’re going the wrong way!” is the refrain one might hear from downhill skiers when skinning up the ski area or walking up the mountain on Alpine Touring gear.

It seems like just as many people are walking up the mountain (also known as “skinning”) as skiing down it these days. Why would anyone want to walk up the mountain when there’s a perfectly good chairlift? For most Aspenites, it boils down to one thing: exercise. It’s a great workout and changes the way you spend time on the snow. Using your own strength to go up somehow makes skiing down that much sweeter.

Maybe that’s why Alpine Touring equipment is the fastest growing category in the outdoor sports market, according to Forbes. While Alpine Touring equipment was originally

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