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.
-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.
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!
-Mon2oons sure would have come in handy here!