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K2 Demo Days at CMH- The Evolution of Skiing

  
  
  

CMH K2 has played host to some of the most progressive heli-ski trips in the world this year. Among the most progressive has to be the K2 Demo Days. Why, you ask? That would be because these are trips that actually progress the sport of skiing. With a team of engineers from K2 Skis, armed with a fleet of prototype skis, and a large crew of guests and staff to test them to the max, it is guaranteed to produce something special.

This year, the first K2 demo trip had beyond epic conditions. With a huge amount of snow, skiers were finding it hard to carry enough speed down the runs to make it to the pickups. It was truly one of those legendary B.C. interior snow storms.

DSC 4244 resized 600 -The deepest of deep- CMH K2

Because of the over-the-head deep conditions, one of the most popular skis at the demo days was the brand new K2 Mon2oon. A ski derived from the extremely popular Pon2oon, but with a little more floatation. This ski incorporates some of the very latest in ski technology – powder specific tip, medial body fusion, progressive sidecut, SBS (Side-by-Side) binding mounts, and tip and tail holes for climbing skins (yeah right… Which way to the heli?). The powder specific tip cut seamlessly through even the deepest of snow. The deepest of snow required the widest of platforms for the skier to push off of. The 264mm waist provides that platform that deep snow skiers are looking for. “The use of medial body fusion allows us to create a ski that is wider than anything previously seen in the ski industry", said Andy Hytjian, K2 Ski Engineer. The SBS binding mounts allow the skier to attach both bindings to the same platform, allowing for optimal floatation. 

Mon2oon scenic resized 600

If you think this sounds like CMH and K2 have developed a monoski, you are 100% correct. Bringing back a failed experiment from the 80’s the new Mon2oon will be phased in over five years as the official new ski of CMH Heli-Skiing, replacing the entire fleet. The first prototypes will be put in to use today, April 1, 2013. And yes, hope you had a laugh, it is April 1st! 

CMH K2 Demo Days
-Mon2oons sure would have come in handy here!

Comments

don't make fun of us monoskiers. i was at the bugs in '75 when Mike Doyle and his buddies came up with a brand new way to surf the powder... the mono ski. we all thought they were nuts - and they were - but that's another story. those guys smoked us on our 215 head vectors with arlburg bindings. but, 35+ yrs later i wound up with over 3 mil ft of mono powder logged. it's the only way to fly baby! 
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 2:45 PM by larry deane
ps - Kingsbury was a mono skier so we wern't all nuts!
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 2:48 PM by larry deane
Truth is, monoskis are more fun. Monoski Madness Crew
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 5:00 PM by Vittorio
Ma DCM e PLM
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 5:10 PM by Vittorio
Riding a monoski since 1990. Never go back to being a two-planker! 
Facebook groups Monopalooza, MONOSKI & Monoski Canada rock!
Posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:14 PM by Denver Miller
I'd by it.
Posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:14 PM by TJ
I have been monoskiing since 1984 (coming up to 30 years). Cat skiied with Big Red Cats this and last years with the Coda Board V-Alaska. I did use a K2 snowboard back in the late 80s and early 90s. Work very well. If you are at Marmot Basin May 5th, I would be proud to show you the perfect mountain mono.
Posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:01 PM by Peter Muhlberghuber
Get a Duret, or a SnowGunz, or a Coda, or a SnowShark. At least they're current tech and the real thing, not an April Fool's joke.
Posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:03 PM by Denver Miller
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