Backcountry ski boot update

Just an update for people trying to acquire new backcountry ski gear. I just went to Coastal Ski in Victoria and they are out of almost every size of boot (esp if you have larger feet (29) as I do …).

The orders are placed in March, factories in Europe produce gear in the summer, and by late summer / early Fall it arrives and starts to get sold.

Sure hope all these new folks getting out into the backcountry know their avalanche safety skills!

I’m not sure that they are:

I can’t say I have much faith in folks this winter.

Oh man… although I think I read similar stories every year about the North Shore.