At the Blister Summit, We talk with Sean Van Horn about two of La Sportiva’s new ski boots: the lightweight Skorpius CR II, and the freeride-oriented Vanguard. We cover all the interesting design elements that La Sportiva packed into each boot; where each boot slots into the wide-ranging “touring” category; and how touring gear has evolved to reflect shifting consumer trends.

2023 La Sportiva Skorpius CR II & Vanguard Boots | Blister Summit Brand Lineup

We talk with Sean Van Horn about two of La Sportiva’s new ski boots: the lightweight Skorpius CR II, and the freeride-oriented Vanguard. We cover all the interesting design elements that La Sportiva packed into each boot; where each boot slots into the wide-ranging “touring” category; and how touring gear has evolved to reflect shifting consumer trends.
We talk with Rossignol’s Alpine Category Manager, Jake Stevens, about Rossignol’s 2022-2023 ski lineup, including the updated Sender series; the name changes across the lineup; the very different graphics on the Blackops skis; the women’s Rallybird collection; and then we dive into the details on several of the updated and carryover models.

2023 Rossignol Blackops, Sender, & Rallybird Skis | Blister Summit Brand Lineup

We talk with Rossignol’s Alpine Category Manager, Jake Stevens, about Rossignol’s 2022-2023 ski lineup, including the updated Sender series; the name changes across the lineup; the very different graphics on the Blackops skis; the women’s Rallybird collection; and then we dive into the details on several of the updated and carryover models.
We talk with Mammut ambassador, AMGA-certified rock and ski guide, and Pro-2 Avalanche practitioner, Steve Charest, about some of Mammut’s latest avalanche safety equipment, including their R.A.S. & P.A.S. avalanche airbag systems; Barryvox Transceivers & how they differ; Mammut's various probe & shovel options; dual-certified Crag Sender Helmet; and their new Aenergy line of ski-touring apparel.

2023 Mammut Avalanche Safety Eqpt & Apparel | Blister Summit Brand Lineup

We talk with Mammut ambassador, AMGA-certified rock and ski guide, and Pro-2 Avalanche practitioner, Steve Charest, about some of Mammut’s latest avalanche safety equipment, including their R.A.S. & P.A.S. avalanche airbag systems; Barryvox Transceivers & how they differ; Mammut's various probe & shovel options; dual-certified Crag Sender Helmet; and their new Aenergy line of ski-touring apparel.
We discuss our new BLISTER Labs initiative with some of the key players involved (Jeni Blacklock, Sean Humbert, Greg Vanderbeek, and Lauren Cooper); our current and upcoming BLISTER Labs projects; and how the blend of quantitative and qualitative testing will help us learn more about product performance and help consumers make more informed buying decisions

BLISTER Labs: Projects & Personnel | BLISTER Summit ’22 Panel Session

We discuss our new BLISTER Labs initiative with some of the key players involved (Jeni Blacklock, Sean Humbert, Greg Vanderbeek, and Lauren Cooper); our current and upcoming BLISTER Labs projects; and how the blend of quantitative and qualitative testing will help us learn more about product performance and help consumers make more informed buying decisions.
Blister Labs is a new partnership between BLISTER, the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Engineering, and the brand-new, state-of-the-art engineering facility at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado.

Introducing: Blister Labs

Blister Labs is a new partnership between BLISTER, the University of Colorado at Boulder’s School of Engineering, and the brand-new, state-of-the-art engineering facility at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado.
Our guest today on the Blister Podcast is Troy Russ, the community development director of Crested Butte. Troy has a long history in community planning and development, so is able to provide an incredibly well-informed perspective on a broad range of topics, and there are a lot of relevant considerations and takeaways for mountain communities everywhere.

Mountain Town Economics, Pt 2: Housing, Community, & Core Values (Ep.179)

Our guest today is Troy Russ, the community development director of Crested Butte. Troy has a long history in community planning and development, so is able to provide an incredibly well-informed perspective on a broad range of topics, and there are a lot of relevant considerations and takeaways for mountain communities everywhere.
This week on the Bikes & Big Ideas podcast we decided it would be a good time to check in with several of our reviewers on the gear they’ve been most impressed with so far this year; the new products they’re most excited to check out; and along the way we talk about mullet bikes, bike shop pranks, and unveil several genius new ideas that we definitely shouldn’t be giving away for free.

Gear of the Year (So Far) (Ep.79)

We check in with several of our reviewers to discuss the gear they’ve been most impressed with so far this year; the new products they’re most excited to check out; and along the way we talk about mullet bikes, bike shop pranks, and unveil several genius new ideas that we definitely shouldn’t be giving away for free.
Dylan Wood and Eric Freson Blister Mountain Bike Review on the 2021 Pivot Trail 429

2021 Pivot Trail 429

Pivot’s longstanding Trail 429 recently got a major update, but how true to the original recipe is the new, V3 version? We've now had two reviewers spending a lot of time on the new bike, and you can check out our full review for their thoughts on the new bike and how it compares to the rest of the market.
Dylan Wood and Luke Koppa review the Sego Comp 110 for Blister

2021-2022 Sego Comp 110

The Sego Comp 110 seems like a pretty niche ski — it was designed for freeride skiers who need to ski fast and go big, and also throw tricks. But after a season on it, we think its rare blend of traits could be appealing to many skiers — not just those on the competition circuit. Check out our full review & Deep Dive comparisons.
Blister Mountain Bike Buyer's Guide

Our New Blister Mountain Bike Buyer’s Guide (Ep.66)

We just released our first-ever MTB Buyer’s Guide. You can find it for free on our website, and here, you can listen to David Golay, Kristin Sinnott, and Jonathan Ellsworth talk about why this isn’t your typical buyer’s guide; how long its been in the works; and why we thought that something like it was really needed by everyone from brand-new to expert riders.
Blister Outdoor Gear review Crested Butte

Blister Summit Panel on Ski Design

We talk to ski designers from Blizzard, Folsom, Rossignol, Dynastar, & Wagner Skis about their respective design philosophies; current trends in ski design; whether skis are being dumbed down today; whether stated sidecut radius numbers are fake; current consumer interests; and more.