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Mike Phillips

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Mike is a full time seasonal outdoor professional. In the winter you can find him doing avalanche control work and caring for injured skiers as a professional ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, California or backcountry skiing on the East Side of the Sierra. During the drier months of summer he trades in the skis for lightweight packs as a backpacking guide on the John Muir Trail, Mt. Whitney, and less talked about regions of California's High Sierra. Mike calls the Eastern Sierra home, where he lives in a small house at the foot of a volcano in a little aspen grove with his wife and accident prone dog.

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K2 Pinnacle 130 Review

K2 Pinnacle 130 Review

Best suited for strong skiers, the K2 Pinnacle 130 is a big boot. It is packed with features and intended for skiers...
Nordica NRGy Pro 2 Review

Nordica NRGy Pro 2 Review

Our testing reveals that the Nordica NRGy Pro 2 is an average boot for advanced/expert skiers. Still, simple, and...
lange rx 120 ski boots review

Lange RX 120 Review

The RX 120 is stiff enough to escort an advanced skier all over the mountain from the groomers to the rugged steeps...
Tecnica Cochise 120 Review

Tecnica Cochise 120 Review

The Tecnica Cochise 120 is a surprisingly versatile all-mountain ski boot; it is comfortable for hiking and skinning...
Nordica NRGy 100 Review

Nordica NRGy 100 Review

Thoroughly consistent, yet average in its overall scoring, this is a decent choice as an all-mountain ski. For the...
Salomon X-Pro 120 Review

Salomon X-Pro 120 Review

If you're an expert skier searching for a precise fitting, good looking boot, this could be the one for you. It...
Line Sick Day 95 Review

Line Sick Day 95 Review

The Line Sick Day 95 is a fun ski in the right conditions, but that's about all it has going for it. All around it was...
Armada TST Review

Armada TST Review

Our testers unanimously agreed that this ski was one of the more playful skis in our selection. Where the TST fell off...
DPS Wailer 99 Hybrid Review

DPS Wailer 99 Hybrid Review

The DPS Wailer 99 Hybrid is the best all-mountain ski we tested for skiing in powder. The Wailer really is best in...
Dynastar Powertrack 89 Review

Dynastar Powertrack 89 Review

We had more interest from friends and colleagues in this ski than any other ski we had for our all-mountain test. No...
Fischer Ranger 98 Ti Review

Fischer Ranger 98 Ti Review

The Fischer Ranger 98 Ti is an eye catching ski. It has the most unique shape of any of the skis in our review. We...
K2 Pinnacle 95 Review

K2 Pinnacle 95 Review

The new K2 Pinnacle 95 takes the place of the Annex 98 in K2's freeride/all-mountain category. We tested and reviewed...
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