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Photo Drop: Three Days in Monarch

April 03, 2018

Last February, the Bishop Team headed to Monarch Pass, Colorado to spend three days in waist deep fluff.  The trip was planned around Monarch Mountain's "Tele-Festivus",  a freeheel get-together  brought to us by Mountain Chalet, an outdoor retailer in the Colorado Springs area.   We're not here to tell you a story about twelve of the best knee droppers coming together from all over the world, staying in beautiful log home at the base of the pass, hopping on a snowcat, touring the backcountry, building booters, overcoming our differences in what a "telemark turn" really is, and all becoming great friends...  That did happen, but we'll let the photos share the story. All photos credit to Bjorn Bauer Photography     Taylor...

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Doug Mock's "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Knees"

January 10, 2018

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Knees—or—"Yes, Virginia, Active Bindings Do Ski Better."By Douglas Mock      Getting the fit of a new pair of tele boots dialed is a process predicated on patience. Sure, you can just pull your new, Italian plastic fantastics out of the box; shove your feet in; and start breaking trail, but by the time you get back to the truck your fave ski socks are gonna be chock full of lost toenails, layers of pulverized dermis, and buckets of whatever that gross, sticky fluid that fills up blisters is called. If you've any respect for the magical work your feet do while you're skiing (or any hope of lasting more than a few hours on...

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