Freeride Skiing



Athlete: Agnes Hage
Location: Shirakawa-go, Japan
Photographer: Hage Photo
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    Built for “4x4 or chains required” kind of days, the Black Diamond Boundary 115 ski is a rockered pow slayer for the biggest overnight totals of the season. Our widest freeride ski, the Boundary 115 is outfitted with a playful modern shape and fat 115-mm waist with enough turning capacity for tight trees and narrow chokes. The Boundary’s poplar core and pre-preg fiberglass layup make for solid power transmission. The Boundary also features our Sidewall Dampening System, which employs a multi-density sidewall panel just behind the contact point to create an ultra-damp vibration barrier between the ski tip and the binding.
    $899.95 USD
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    Our most playful freeride ski with a modern shape and 107-mm waist, the Black Diamond Boundary 107 ski provides fun and agile performance on pow days in-bounds or out, while still maintaining the dampness and edge hold needed for firmer conditions. Full tip and tail rocker provide maximum float and easy landings, while the poplar core and pre-preg fiberglass layup make for solid power transmission. The Boundary also features our Sidewall Dampening System, which employs a multi-density sidewall panel just behind the contact point to create an ultra-damp vibration barrier between the ski tip and the binding.
    $879.95 USD
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    From heart-of-winter pow turns to closing-day mashed potatoes, the Black Diamond Boundary 100 ski is a hard-charging freeride ski that handles the full spectrum of snow conditions on either side of the rope. Designed with a versatile 100-mm waist, poplar wood core and pre-preg fiberglass layup, the Boundary features a modern rockered shape that’s floaty enough for storm days while still remaining maneuverable and stiff enough for the chop. To eliminate chatter, our Sidewall Dampening System uses a multi-density sidewall panel just behind the contact point to create an ultra-damp vibration barrier between the ski tip and the binding.
    $849.95 USD
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    Steep faces, big lines and incomparably deep snow—the Black Diamond Mission Pro Shell is built for the days you’ll remember a decade from now. Our most durable, full-featured and protective ski shell, we built the Mission Pro with waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® Pro fabric to shield against an endless barrage of powder. The integrated Cohaesive™ cord-management hardware in the hood provides an equalized, three-way adjustment with a single pull on low-vis storm days, while the extensive pocket storage stashes everything from your ski pass to your skins. Extended, two-way zippered armpit vents let you dump excess heat quickly, and an integrated powder skirt acts as a second line of defense against intruding snow.
    $699.00 USD
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    For the days where your lower half spends more time submerged in snow than on top of it, the Black Diamond Mission Pro Pants provide innovative details and uncompromising waterproof and breathable protection. Built with GORE-TEX® Pro shell fabric, they are our most durable and protective ski pants, and offer ample pocket storage for all your daily essentials. For secure avalanche beacon storage and access, the padded PIEPS Pocket™ features an integrated internal harness for a low-profile alternative to chest harnesses. Integrated RECCO® technology compliments your snow safety kit in avalanche-prone terrain, while the boot-access zippers let you quickly get to your buckles and ski-walk mode switches. Offset side venting dumps heat on the skin track without allowing in snow, and Keprotec® instep patches guard against ski edges and crampon points.
    $549.00 USD
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    Warm, waterproof, and built to handle serious abuse anywhere your skis can take you, the Black Diamond Legend gloves are our warmest under-the-cuff ski gloves featuring an all-leather construction. Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® inserts shield against the season’s wettest storms, and PrimaLoft® One insulation keeps your hands toasty on frigid lift rides and super-deep pow runs alike. We also added Kevlar stitching for increased durability and EVA padding to ward off knuckle bashing.
    $129.95 USD
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    Bluebird or blower, in-bounds or out, the Black Diamond Mission Shell is our go-to, do-it-all ski jacket for hundred-day seasons and bell-to-bell days. Featuring GORE-TEX® shell fabric for uncompromising waterproof and breathable protection, the Mission has a soft interior backer for added comfort and extensive pocket storage for small essentials. The integrated Cohaesive™ cord-management hardware in the hood provides an equalized, three-way adjustment with a single pull on low-vis storm days. Extended, two-way zippered armpit vents let you dump excess heat quickly on the skin track.
    $599.00 USD
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    For those who rack up the vertical on spring corn and deep in-bounds pow, the Black Diamond Mission Pants do it all. Full-featured and outfitted with durable waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® shell fabric, the Mission Pants have a soft brushed backer for added comfort. For secure avalanche beacon storage and access, the padded PIEPS Pocket™ over the right thigh features an integrated internal harness for a low-profile alternative to chest harnesses. Integrated RECCO® technology compliments your snow safety kit in avalanche-prone terrain, while the boot-access zippers let you quickly get to your buckles and ski-walk mode switches. Offset side venting dumps heat on the skin track without allowing in snow, and Keprotec® instep patches guard against ski edges and crampon points.
    $449.00 USD
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    Warm, waterproof, and built to handle serious abuse anywhere your skis can take you, the Black Diamond Legend gloves are our warmest under-the-cuff ski gloves featuring an all-leather construction. Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® inserts shield against the season’s wettest storms, and PrimaLoft® One insulation keeps your hands toasty on frigid lift rides and super-deep pow runs alike. We also added Kevlar stitching for increased durability and EVA padding to ward off knuckle bashing.
    $129.95 USD
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    Deep days and epic terrain come with their fair share of avalanche hazards, and the Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce Pack stores your essential gear and provides a truly innovative addition to your avalanche tool kit. Our go-to minimalist backcountry pack featuring JetForce Technology, the Pilot is ideal for heli laps, cat trips and out-the-gate resort skiing. JetForce Technology, the result of a multi-year collaboration between Black Diamond and PIEPS, is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. JetForce’s repackable airbag and fully rechargeable electronics system provide zero-cost user practice and travel-friendly performance. The Pilot also features a dedicated avy tools pocket, tuck-away diagonal ski carry and a HiLo helmet holder.
    $1,399.95 USD
    5.0/5 (1)
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    From one-lap dawn patrols to all-day tours and couloir missions, the Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Pack is built to store your essential gear for day-long outings and provides a truly innovative addition to your avalanche tool kit. JetForce Technology, the result of a multi-year collaboration between Black Diamond and PIEPS, is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. JetForce’s repackable airbag and fully rechargeable electronics system provide zero-cost user practice and travel-friendly performance. The Halo also features a dedicated avy tools pocket, HiLo helmet holder and single ice-axe attachment for securing your gear.
    $1,449.95 USD
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  • A state-of-the-art, high-performance alpine boot, the Black Diamond Factor Mx features a patented, no-compromise, swappable binding interface that's compatible with any binding. New Mx Direct Connect technology increases lateral stiffness 70% over competitors' bolt-on systems, for much more precise and effective power transmission. Setting a new benchmark in freeride touring comfort, the new Triax Pro Frame is lighter and has twice the resistance-free touring range of the previous generation Factor.
    $769.95 USD
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  • Not just a Factor Mx in sheep's clothing, the Black Diamond Shiva Mx has a women's-specific fit and flex, as well as a 2-degree heel lift. With our game-changing Mx Direct Connect swappable-sole-block system (both included), skiing fast and destroying big terrain has never been easier.
    $769.95 USD

  • Designed for ski mountaineers and backcountry skiers who regularly venture into serious terrain, the PIEPS DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon is packed with features. In addition to its massive 60-meter circular range and 55-meter search strip, the DSP Pro features an innovative smart transmitter that recognizes other buried devices and auto-adjusts its signal to aid in more accurate recovery. Throw in a self-check function for always-accurate antennas and Digital Signal Processing to account for wayward beacon signals, and the DSP Pro is as reliable as it is capable. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response.
    $419.95 USD
    4.7/5 (23)
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    Bluebird or blower, in-bounds or out, the Black Diamond Mission Shell is our go-to, do-it-all ski jacket for hundred-day seasons and bell-to-bell days. Featuring GORE-TEX® shell fabric for uncompromising waterproof and breathable protection, the Mission has a soft interior backer for added comfort and extensive pocket storage for small essentials. The integrated Cohaesive™ cord-management hardware in the hood provides an equalized, three-way adjustment with a single pull on low-vis storm days. Extended, two-way zippered armpit vents let you dump excess heat quickly on the skin track. An integrated powder skirt acts as a second line of defense on those all-time deep days.
    $599.00 USD
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    For those who rack up the vertical on spring corn and deep in-bounds pow, the Black Diamond Mission Pants do it all. Full-featured and outfitted with durable waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® shell fabric, the Mission Pants have a soft brushed backer for added comfort. For secure avalanche beacon storage and access, the padded PIEPS Pocket™ over the right thigh features an integrated internal harness for a low-profile alternative to chest harnesses. Integrated RECCO® technology compliments your snow safety kit in avalanche-prone terrain, while the boot-access zippers let you quickly get to your buckles and ski-walk mode switches. Offset side venting dumps heat on the skin track without allowing in snow, and Keprotec® instep patches guard against ski edges and crampon points.
    $449.00 USD
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    With waterproof-breathable inserts and woven nylon, four-way stretch shells, the Squad gloves keep your digits dry even on the wettest days spent lapping the tram. Thanks to goat-leather palms and compression-molded EVA padding, durability is key and the Squads can handle any kind of beating your gear can dish out. With PrimaLoft Gold Insulation, warmth is paramount.
    $99.95 USD
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    Our lightweight, mid-sized ski pack built for the full buffet of on-snow pursuits, the super-versatile Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 32 Pack is outfitted with carry systems for both skis and a snowboard, making it our go-to pack for backcountry-loving one-plankers and dedicated ski-tourers alike. The pack’s active, form-fitting suspension provides a contoured, body-hugging fit, while zippered backpanel access provides easy entry. Exterior attachment points for a helmet and ice tools outfit the pack for technical trips into the mountains, and the pack is also compatible with our AvaLung Element (sold separately) for added avalanche preparedness that is easy to take on and off when using the pack year-round
    $159.95 USD
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    Early-morning tours, spring ski-mountaineering missions and in-bounds storm days—the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 25 Pack is a lightweight, go-to pack with a streamlined design and essential features. The pack’s active, form-fitting suspension provides a contoured, body-hugging fit, while zippered backpanel access provides easy entry. Exterior attachment points for skis, a helmet and ice tools outfit the pack for technical trips into the mountains, and the pack is also compatible with our AvaLung Element (sold separately) for added avalanche preparedness that is easy to take on and off when using the pack year-round.
    $139.95 USD
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    For heli and cat trips, short missions outside the ropes or all-day lift laps, the Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 15 stores your avalanche safety kit with enough room for layers and other small items. The pack’s active, form-fitting suspension provides a contoured, body-hugging fit, while the zippered panel opening provides quick access to your gear. Exterior attachment points for skis, a helmet and an ice axe accommodate the needs of modern freeride skiers, and the pack is also compatible with our AvaLung Element (sold separately) for added avalanche preparedness that is easy to take on and off when using the pack year-round.
    $119.95 USD
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    Built to carry your ski season to the brink of summer, the Kajia gloves are our premium midweight freeride gloves for milder temps, sunny resort days and the occasional blower spring storm. Outfitted with durable goat leather and woven nylon shells, waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® inserts and 80 g of synthetic insulation, the Kajias have you prepped for the spectrum of skiing conditions. The sleek under-the-cuff design makes for a clean closure, and EVA padding protects against unexpected impacts.
    $109.95 USD
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    One tool for two jobs, the Black Diamond Carbon Probe pulls double duty as both a ski pole and an avalanche probe. In addition to its stiff, lightweight design and Freeride Series grip and strap, the pole's two carbon fiber lowers work in tandem to create a 182 cm probe, making it an ideal backcountry freeride tool. We also added our new low-profile FlickLock® Pro locking mechanism for dramatic improvements in clamping force.
    $149.95 USD
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    A durable and reliable freeride pole with the added benefit of an integrated backup avalanche probe, the Black Diamond Boundary Probe Ski Pole is built for the day-in/day-out thrashing of big lines and resort/backcountry crossovers. The Boundary’s sturdy aluminum construction and FlickLock® Pro adjustability make for versatile performance without breaking the bank, and the poles lower shafts screw together to form a 182 cm backup avalanche probe for snow study or avalanche response.
    $119.95 USD

  • Taking freeride performance to the backcountry has never been easier. With a large brake that fits skis with a waist up to 108 mm, the Fritschi-Swiss Diamir Freeride Pro combines the wide-bodied power transmission of an alpine binding with Fritschi's new Gliding Technology for a smooth, natural stride. On the skin track, Gliding Technology eases your ascent by eliminating that hinge-like, tiptoe feeling. The Freeride Pro's wide footprint and toepiece hinge provide a larger footprint than previous Fritschi bindings, giving you improved power to drive powerful, wide-bodied skis. Performance, meet efficiency.
    $569.95 USD
    5.0/5 (6)