New Backcountry Ski Gear & Culture (Ep.14)

We’re talking about new backcountry gear and some of the changes to backcountry ski culture with the founder of Bentgate, Greg Floyd. Greg founded Bentgate in Golden, Colorado back in 1994, and Bentgate has become a cornerstone shop in the front range of Colorado for all things skiing and climbing.


  • How Bentgate got its start (2:20)
  • How Greg has watched backcountry skiing culture change (6:05)
  • Bentgate’s Backcountry 101 sessions (7:23)
  • Sam Shaheen’s close call in Japan (19:04)
  • Some of Greg’s favorite AT gear (23:25)
  • Bentgate’s take on the Atomic / Salomon Shift binding (25:47)
  • G3 Zed binding (28:07)
  • Icelantic Skis (29:44)
  • 22 Designs bindings (31:04)
  • Arc’teryx outerwear (32:00)
  • Flylow Gear (33:36)
  • Black Crows skis (34:32)
  • Climbing skins: G3 vs. Black Diamond vs. Pomoca vs. Contour (35:31)

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