23/11/2009 | by Anna Langer
Fat skis, swallow tails, inversed camber, double rocker, curving ability…
The very best of the backcountry side of the mountains is showing up at the freeride equipment show witch offers the occasion to test at no charge the very last creations of famous brands and small artisans in a pretty chilled atmosphere !
Three exceptional resorts host the tour this winter :
- the PIC DU MIDI (French Pyrenees) – December, 19th & 20th 2009
- LA GRAVE – LA MEIJE (French Alps) – January, 23rd & 24th 2010
- VERBIER (Swiss Alps) – January, 30th & 31st 2010
A ‘not to miss’ rendez-vous with:
- last models and prototypes free testing
- mountain safety information (ARVA investigation & news)
- itineraries discover with a mountain guide
- pro-tests with the Mountain Factory team
- shops & pro-shops dedicated access
- encounters, opinions swap, drinks and music…
TEST… FOR FREE INDEED !
The famous freeride equipment show made in La Grave export itself towards new summits to offer all mountain adventurers free tests for the best specialized gear.
BIG RUNS JUST FOR YOU : MORE THAN 2000 METERS DOWN !
During 3 weekends in 3 of the freeride lovers’ most popular resorts, you’ll be able to trace your line with real powder guns under your feet ! You’ll even have the option to take the company of a mountain guide to discover the best corners of the PIC DU MIDI, LA GRAVE & VERBIER who offer us top quality off piste itineraries & huge virgin slopes.
FAT EVEN MORE FAT !
If you wonder what means FAT SKIS, SWALLOW TAILS, reversed camber, double rocker, curving ability, and much more… Just come to the Ultimate Test Tour and have a chat with the shapers; you’ll maybe find the pro-model of your dreams !
HAND-MADE WITH LOVE !
It’s been already a few years that our manufacturers pool who brings together established brands as well as artisans who craft hand-make little treasures offers us an altitude show with a pure mountain taste.
NON-ORDINARY FINE-LOOKING GEAR !
Brands presented to previous shows : ALUFLEX, APO, ARBOR, ARMADA, BACKSIDE , BLACK CROWS, BLACK DIAMOND, BLIZZARD, BOHEME , BUMTRIBE , CLONE IND, CORE’UPT, DB SKI, DIAMIR, DUPRAZ, DYNASTAR, ELAN, FANATIC, FISCHER, FURLAN, K2, LIBERTY, MOVEMENT, PHENIX, POGO, RABBIT ON THE ROOF, ROSSIGNOL, SALOMON, SKITRAB, SWELL PANIK, TITICACA, VOLKL, WINTERSTICK, ZAG…
RIDE WITH THE PROS !
Pro testers from Mountain Factory will also be here to compare the possibilities of the presented models. Prestigious guests of the ‘Rendez-vous des Etoiles’ (Stars meeting) will also attend the show : come choose your new big guns together with LUC ALPHAND, BIXENTE LIZARAZU, MATHIEU CREPEL, XAVIER
DELERUE, POLO DELERUE, SAM DAVIES and many more !
HAPPINESS FOR EVERYONE !
With about 30 brands represented, from witch more than a half are small artisanal brands, and more than 500 products to test, the Ultimate Test Tour is the must be there rendez-vous of skiers, snowboarders, monoskiers and telemarkers, deep sensations & adapted to their desires gear lovers.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
To maximize our responsibility towards mountain’s risks, the safety pack (ARVA, shovel & probe) is required on all off-piste itineraries. New comers will be able to learn how to use an ARVA (beep) and discover specialized freeride & backcountry accessories with mountain safety professionals.
NO STRESS… JUST ENJOY !
As usual with this gathering of big mountains lovers, we race down the steep slopes, we go over our limits and we all meet at the Bar à Mouffle for a drink at the end of the day in a rather chilled atmosphere… at the Ultimate Test Tour it’s 0% stress, 100% pleasure !