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.

Ski Binding Design | BLISTER Summit ’22 Panel Discussion

At our 2022 Blister Summit, we brought together a wide-ranging group of panelists to discuss alpine ski bindings; their features and how they affect on-snow performance; the real-world considerations anyone might want to take into account when thinking about alpine bindings; Amer’s brand-new Strive binding; and much more. Watch the video here
Blister Outdoor Gear review Crested Butte

Video: Blister Summit Panel on Ski Boot Design

In the Blister Summit panel on Ski Boot Design, we talk to three key people in the world of ski boots: Thor Verdonk, global brand director of Lange ski boots; Matt Manser, product manager of Atomic ski boots; and Stefano Mantegazza, product manager of the Tecnica Group. We discuss their design philosophies; whether we should get rid of flex ratings; whether a precise-fitting boot can be a warm boot; the most frustrating trend in ski design today; where the biggest innovations are currently taking place; and more.