Igneous started with the concept of making the worlds fastest powder ski back in 1993 and have now been making beautiful handmade custom skis and snowboards for the last 20+ years. I love to ride these skis, especially when it's nice and deep and fluffy. Designed, built and tested for skiers by skiers - by our good friends in Jackson Hole, in the good ol' US of A. Click on the logo to visit their site.

Want to find our how they're made and more, then watch the movie.

   

Congratulations to the guys at WZRD and director Galen Knowles. Their short documentary "Igneous Skis" was the winner of the 2016 Wyoming Short Film Contest.

See the latest from Igneous by watching the award winning movie

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KLIFRA is not just an online store for ski rando gear. It is an emporium of information, routes, stories and courses on backcountry skiing in all its forms: randonnée, touring and ski mountaineering. We are pleased to be in partnership with them for their tours, courses and technical advice. If you can climb up and ski down it, then thats what they're about. Click on the logo to visit their site.

 

Concept Pro Shop in Chamonix. The best ski workshop, BCA service center, Marmot, K2 & Volkl pro shop. Alpine, freeride and backcountry rando ski test center including the European demo fleet of Igneous skis, normally seen at the Swatch Freeride World Tour and best of all, free beer powered by MBC. Click on the logo to visit their site.

 

Arc'teryx designs and manufactures premium, technical outerwear, gear & climbing equipment. They are a key partner of the Association of British Mountain Guides (BMG).

The BMG partnership expands Arc’teryx’s testing program of high performance mountain gear. It signifies the high professional and technical standard Arc’teryx strives for, with alpine products designed to exceed the needs of the most demanding alpinists. Click on the logo to visit their site.

 

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics.

The BMG is involved in the testing programme of garments and raises awareness of the fabric in order to work towards the next generation of fabric.

 

BMG members work as Mountain Guides in the UK, Europe and further afield in the world’s famous climbing areas and high mountain ranges. Every BMG Guide has a solid base of experience, knowledge and skill. Collectively they share a common passion for climbing, mountaineering and skiing, and a professionalism for leading groups in challenging and hazardous terrainClick on the logo to visit their site.

 

Since 1965 the IFMGA has existed to promote a uniform professional training scheme amongst it’s membersMany years of experience are required to be accepted as a candidate.  It then takes a minimum of three years to attain full membership of the IFMGA. This period covers practical training and assessment in Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpine Mountaineering, Off Piste Skiing and Ski Mountaineering and theoretical examinations in associated subjects. The IFMGA qualification, recognised throughout the mountain world is your guarantee of professional training and competence in all aspects of mountaineering and client care.

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