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.
At the Blister Summit, we talk with Rossignol’s Alpine Category Manager, Jake Stevens, about the new additions to Rossignol’s ski boot lineup for 2023, including the new HI-SPEED and PURE collections, which have been in development for the past several years. We touch on the origin of new boots; the three different “true” lasts / widths; boot “bloatation” and how to manage it; Rossignol’s new liner and how it corresponds to microwaving a burrito; and more.

2023 Rossignol Ski Boots | Blister Summit Brand Lineup

We talk with Rossignol’s Alpine Category Manager, Jake Stevens, about the new HI-SPEED and Pure boots, which have been in development for the past several years. We touch on the origin of new boots; the three different “true” lasts / widths; boot “bloatation” and how to manage it; Rossignol’s new liner and how it corresponds to microwaving a burrito; and more.
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.
Professional skiers are often asked about the mental preparation it takes to ski big lines and perform at a high level. But in this conversation, John Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, and Drew Petersen offer a much broader perspective on ‘the mental game’ as it relates to dealing with injury and adversity; self identity; mental health; and more.

Pro Skiers on The Mental Game | BLISTER Summit ’22 Panel Discussion

Professional skiers are often asked about the mental preparation it takes to ski big lines and perform at a high level. But in this conversation, John Collinson, Wendy Fisher, Sander Hadley, and Drew Petersen offer a much broader perspective on ‘the mental game’ as it relates to dealing with injury and adversity; self identity; mental health; and more.

Women in the Ski Industry | BLISTER Summit ’22 Panel Discussion

At our Blister Summit in Mt. Crested Butte, we talked with Kjerstin Klein (Winter Divas founder & co-owner of Willi’s Ski Shops); Louise Lintilhac (skier, writer, brand manager, & public relations); Andrea Charest (Mammut athlete, guide, & owner of Petra Cliffs); and Kara Williard (boot fitter & Blister reviewer) about the current state of women in the ski industry; where progress has been made; where the most work still needs to be done; the concept of “shrink it and pink it”; gender-specific vs. unisex products; mentorship; and more.