M SIA Nordic Ski On-Snow Demo 2011: New Waxless Ski Technologies
by Alan Dixon
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This is the second year that the biggest US Ski Show, the SnowSports Industries of America (SIA) Snow Show, has hosted a Nordic On-Snow Demo. The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CSAA), a non-profit "to promote the growth and improve the quality of cross country ski operations," partnered with SIA to organize the Nordic Demo.
One of the main messages from the show was huge growth in interest and sales for backcountry ski equipment. According to SIA, backcountry ski and equipment sales are up 90% to 150% so far this season. A representative for Madshus reports strong backcountry ski sales for their popular "Cross Country Downhill" line of backcountry (BC) Nordic skis like the Eon and Epoch. The Silent Spider, a light backcountry ski, is Fischer's third best selling ski. To meet interest and demand, Fischer has re-designed their entire line of S-Bound backcountry Nordic skis for 2011/2012.
- SIA Show Background and Overview
- New Waxless Technologies
- Atomic Skintec Waxless
- Salomon G2 Micro Waxless
- Salomon Zero Grip Waxless
- Fischer Zero Waxless
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