A decade after G3’s first product emerged from a basement, the company has come out of the shadows and into the mainstream with a new ski line and improved products throughout. These guys are passionate about creating bombproof gear for backcountry use. The idea is to make every product they make “guide worthy.” What’s meant by that? Well, think of all the mountain guides you know. Now, think of how much they abuse their telemark bindings, avalanche shovel, skis, pack and other gear. Every guide I can think of has more duct tape than your local Home Depot. Well, G3’s mission is to reduce the overall duct tape consumption of backcountry skiers and guides alike.
Building great products for the backcountry that your life can depend on, that’s G3’s mission. Check out their new ski line and improved G3 Climbing Skins for 2005-2006.
G3 Baron Skis
The new G3 Baron skis are built for versatility both on and off-piste. Its moderate dimensions of 116/81/104 provide a great all-around size and shape for nearly every mountain. If your travels take you to both sides of the continent with varying snow conditions, the Baron will reward you with an all-around performer that’s hard to beat. The G3 Baron is the guide’s pick for varying snow conditions on various types of terrain throughout the world.
Using the same construction techniques as other skis in the G3’s line, the Baron will withstand years of abuse off the chairlift or in the backcountry. At 7.8 lbs. per pair, the Baron won’t weigh you down while skinning up your favorite powder stash. The standard tip plug and notched tail add to the versatility of the new G3 Baron skis. The bottom line is… if you don’t know what conditions to expect, take the Baron–it will float in powder and carve through crud.
Look for the G3 Baron in shops now (if you’re lucky), but most likely this Fall for a wallet-friendly price of $599.