Just curious if anyone has any thoughts. I haven't done any backcountry skiing in more than a decade, but got back on the boards at Alyeska last winter and several times so far this year and I'm now starting to consider it again. (The powder jones rears its' ugly head!) but I desperately need new boots. Is it worth considering the dynafit or similar system and buying compatible skis/bindings in the future, or am I better off just buying some comfortable downhill boots and using them for the few bc trips I'm likely to take in a season?
I see Scarpa and some other brands actually have stiffnes adjustments for walking/hiking and skiing. Do they really work? I haven't made the trip to town to try-on boots yet, so I'll probably learn more from a sales person then, but I'm one who likes to do some online research before I go-in to make a purchase.
I still have the old Pieps and shovel (there's another question; the pieps is the 457 frequency, but no digital readout like the newer ones; do the newer ones have a wider search range or anything?)
One more question...anyone care to recommend a shop or two in Girdwood or Anchorage that would be knowledgeable without being too pushy. I'm likely to try on a few pairs and maybe even demo some, if possible, before I make my final decision.
Thanks for the help.