Ski Museum series: Shaped skis took backcountry skiing to another level

Ski Museum series: Shaped skis took backcountry skiing to another level
Local News

By Edward Stoner

The following is part of a series of articles compiled by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame that will take a closer look at the sport of alpine ski touring. The museum is located atop the Vail Village Parking Structure and features a treasure trove of ski history and heritage.VAIL — The sport of skiing would undergo a period of refinement during the 1990s, while also ushering in the explosion and immense popularity of snowboarding. But perhaps the single biggest advance in ski equipment during the decade was the introduction of shaped skis. Shorter, fatter and …

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