Altitude Sport and Gift is an eclectic retail store specializing in mountain wear and all of your outdoor needs. It is located just inside the Alpine lodge at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.
When you think of Bent Metal you think tough. This is the binding that high end riders swear by. Bent Metal has focused on simplicity in their design to allows for durability. This is the binding that claims zero innovation and perfect execution. Come in to Mtntek and check out the popular Mortal and Venom models in the Bent Metal line up.
Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It's in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.
Salomon is another name that has dominated in Skiing, Snowboarding and Nordic events. This year we are carrying their Snowboard boot line in Mtn Tek and their Cross country skis & bindings in Nordic. The mens Malamute and the ladies Kiano are stablemates that are setting the bar in affordable performance snowboard boots. These boots are new to our retail and demo fleet this year.
Howard Head was an aeronautical engineer back in the fifties that changed skiing forever by creating the first laminated metal skis. The old Head Standard ski suddenly made skiing more popular because it was much easier and more fun to learn. Today Head continues that tradition with a mix of European design and North American influence. They are a regular sight on the podium at World Cup racing events. The Super Shape is a wide waist carving ski based on their racing skis that can handle a variety terrain and snow conditions. The classy looking Mya 8 has had raving reviews on the slopes as the perfect lady’s all mountain ski. Two popular ski boots to check out is the men’s Raptor and the lady’s Dream. Head has been one of the more popular skis tested in our demo fleet.
Ride offers a sick line up of rider inspired and designed boards, bindings and boots. The ride line up has a board for everyone, from the all mountain powder Slack Country to the park riders Machete. Ride board technology includes slime walls, carbon array, pop glass, high rise rocker, hemp brain and much more. Believe me, it all works. These are affordable boards that we also carry in our demo fleet.
For the past 20 years 686 has been about providing the riding community with innovative and fashionable outerwear and technical apparel that's inspired directly from the urban and mountaineering principals that they were founded upon; learning, living, progression, innovation, quality. With a constant obsession to change the way you look at products, they believe anything is possible.
Waterproof/breathable outerwear shredding or hanging, bad weather has never seen better. Technical, quick-drying fabrics designed with street wear appeal, from Mid-winter to summer they are always a dry decision. We carry a full line of Burton Snowboarding gear, B by Burton, AK, gloves, beanies as well street and fashion.
Protecting you from Mother Nature's worst-wind, rain, driving snow, while allowing unrestricted movement and breathability, Scott's diverse line offers you the right gear for your needs. Scott pushes the limits of innovation so that you can push your limits and reach new goals. SCOTT Mountain apparel takes you there. Come on in and check out their full line of outerwear as well as helmets, and goggles.
Electric goggles bring an edgy bold look to your gear. The EG2 is the first goggle that gives you more of what you need: SIGHT. Less frame and an oversized lens allows you superior peripheral vision. A step forward that will change the way you see the mountains, literally. EG2 is your widescreen HDTV for the mountains.
Scarpa is one of the best known back country brands of Alpine Tour and Telemark boots in the marketplace. They are known for their durability and comfort with an optional custom mouldable Intuition liner. Scarpa balances out the need for hiking and skinning the backcountry but still allowing you to ski some of the best remote terrain.
Red has been making helmets for over 15 years, and in that time we've never stopped looking for ways to improve our products. With the premium fit our out RED air band system New Hybrid-Tech construction, low profile aesthetics and innovative graphic embellishments, the components of each RED helmet work together to provide the best in safety, comfort, fit and style. In every product we fuse protection with performance, so riders can focus on progress.
Nitro was one of the first snowboards to be seen on the snow in North America. As a result Nitro has a strong following of dedicated fans, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Every Nitro board is wood construction reinforced with high tech materials to increase the performance, durability and still keep it rider friendly. Come to Mtntek and test ride the Team Gull Wing which has the perfect blend of camber and rocker.
Giro began 20 years ago with the aim to bring innovation to helmet design. They provide high quality helmets with matching goggles. Giro is a leader in helmet technology with their cutting-edge designs and colour options. These stylish helmets give you superior protection and hug the heads of many of our top athletes today.
Dakine products have traditionally set a standard in fashion and technology. They are known for their waterproofing, breathability and durability while providing optimum comfort and protection. If you are looking for a name brand with a reputation for quality you will be looking at Dakine gear. We carry their full line of gloves, packs and accessories.
The French company Rossignol is one of the oldest and largest ski companies in the world. Rossignol is constantly striving for new innovative designs to allow the skier performance with less effort. The legendary S7 is known throughout the skiing community as the big mountain powder ski that has set the bar at heli-skiing resorts worldwide. The Ladies S3 complements this and is our biggest selling ladies powder ski. Rossignol uses the “Autoturn” technology in their beginner to advanced carving skis that allows the skier to initiate their turns with less effort and more control. This technology has helped encourage a faster learning curve for our beginner and intermediate customers. We carry the Experience mens and Temptation ladies skis in rentals as well as retail. Come up and test drive some of our shops demo skis to see what Rossignol has to offer before you purchase a ski.
thirty two was voted by SBC and Snowboarder Magazine as the number one boot brand on the market. ‘thirty two’ has always been known for new innovative ideas driven by their custom fit, performance and light wieght design. They incorporated the Intuition ‘Ultralon’ foam in their liners which alows for the best customizable snowboard boot in the marketplace. ‘thirty two’ boots are designed by snowboarders. Before buying a snowboard boot make sure you test out the popular mens or ladies ‘Lash’ boot in our demo fleet.
Always the best in class, with highest combined levels of waterproofing, breathability, durability, and softness available while providing optimum comfort and protection. When you are looking for a quality product with the durability to last, Dakine is the brand you are looking for. We are so excited to be able to showcase their outwear this year as well as their full line of gloves and packs.
Designed and tested in the backcountry of Colorado at our 12000 ft elevation the Dragon goggle line has proven to withstand the harshest, most technically demanding, conditions. The flagship product of the line, the APX goggle, literally redefines what a goggle can be. With Infinity Lens technology we have completely eliminated the frame profile. The APX goggle has maximum peripheral vision and the highest level of performance. Less is more!
Spyder is the Antidote to fashion boredom, clean lines, outstanding technical performance built for BC's challenging winter, fully waterproof breathable, performance fabrics that feel like heaven in your hands. When it comes to active wear, function should be felt and not seen. Comfortable interiors, technically light weight exteriors and ergonomically optimized trims gives on slope functionality with on the street style. It's breathing proof that form really does follow function.
New to industry, the Roxa boot delivers new inovations paired with classic designs derived from the original Raichlie boot design. Those that remember the old Raichlie boot will relate to the Roxa ski boot; a true progressive flexed boot. It has caught the eye of the freestyle competitor, as well as the backcountry enthusiast. Roxa has boots with an optional Intuition liner to fit a variety of feet; from a wide high volume fit, to the narrow low volume fit. The Roxa line ranges from the Freesoul Pro Ten, an aggressive freestyle boot, to the Patrol, a more conventional 4 buckle boot. Roxa now carries a comprehensive line that fits many different styles of skiing.
Smith is the only goggle in the marketplace to have Fog-X built into the lens, which is an anti-fog system that never wears out. There is also the Porex Filter, exclusive to Smith, that prevents moisture build up. This gives you the best optical clarity under extreme conditions. Smith is one of the few companies that offer a high quality lens at an affordable price with a lifetime warranty. All Smith helmets are designed to accommodate and properly vent a wide variety of goggles while still offering comfort, style and protection. Come into Mtntek and check out one of the largest stocked varieties of Smith helmets and goggles on Vancouver Island.
The name Jake Burton goes back to the beginnings of snowboard design. Burton is the grand daddy of all snowboard companies. We carry a large line of EST bindings which compliments the Burton Channel System that is unique to their snowboards. Because of the popularity of the Burton binding, we carry the regular four hole plate so Burton bindings fit onto other makes of boards. A couple of the hot selling boots this year are the mens Driver X and the ladies Emerald. The Burton Custom has a long history and has been the mens flagship board while the Feelgood is one awsome shredder ladies board. Before purchasing your new snowboard package you have the opportunity to demo the Burton board, binding or boot of your choice.
Helly Hansen: Creates outerwear for wet, windy, cold, or high activity challenges. It has fully taped seams, and high performance waterproof and breathable fabric. Engineered to sport specific requirements to keep you in the performance zone Waterproof-Breathable-Guaranteed!!
Look better, see better. Anon has become the industry leader in elevated performance and aesthetics, Inspired by progression and design, our mission is to continually research, innovate and look at the mountain differently. Every anon goggles is a collaboration between our international team riders and the US product group. From concept to execution, every frame and lens meets the functionality and design demands of the world's most elite riders.
These are the folks that were the first to come out with Magnatraction and Banana Technology, the user friendly rocker in their boards. The Libtech T Rice and Skate Banana were our biggest selling mens snowboards for the last two seasons. The GNU B-Pro was our biggest selling ladies board. And let’s not forget about their ski line which has hit the market place by storm. We carry the N.A.S. (not a snowboard) in the Freeride and Pow NAS. These skis also have the Magnatraction and Banana Technology. Their has been a lot of growth in interest and sales in these products the last few years no matter what the age or gender of the customer. We carry a full line of GNU/Libtech boards, bindings and skis in our demo fleet to test.
In an industry full of giants Dinosaurs Will Die is a true rider owned and operated company who are making their voice heard with artistic graphics and space age board designs. Geared more to a creative style of riding, these boards will have you locking into rails and landing tricks like nobodys business. You have to demo ‘the Rat’ one of their ultra park boards with the unique graphics.
Bern Unlimited is a lifestyle action sports company specializing in head protection with the cool look. They are the helmet that brought us the popular brim look. They are also known for their multi-tone pastel colors that stand out. There is enough colour combinations to match your outfit. Bern helmets are also rated for multiple impacts.
The North Face
Designed for TNF athlete and engineered using knowledge gained from their first-hand experience. The North Face Represents the ultimate in both product design and athletic accomplishment. Climbers, skiers, backcountry explorers and commuters all depend on The North face product, the strongest lightest gear available to keep them warm, dry and safe in changing and sometimes punishing weather. Premier, authentic, technical and innovative, The North Face product is built for those whose goal is to never stop exploring.
Atomic is an Austrian ski company with the aim to "make every skier a better skier". They have had a long history of success in racing and big mountain events. We carry a wide variety of Atomic mens and ladies skis and boots, from intermediate to expert. New this year is the affordable Tracker Alpine Tour binding that allows you to skin to your favourite powder stash and has the feel of a downhill binding. You can package that with the Tracker backcountry boot and one of the many Atomic powder skis we offer for your ultimate backcountry experience. We carry the new Automatic big mountain ski, as well as the Vantage Ritual and Alibii. Our best selling all mountain ladies ski is the Atomic Affinity series. Come in to Mtn Tek and test drive our Atomic line of skis and boots before purchasing the product of your choice.