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Nate Porter

About Nate

Along with his wife Diana, is co-owner of Salida Mountain Sports. They opened the shop in May 2007, after moving to Salida in 2000. Nate has been in the outdoor industry since 1990, wearing many hats, from ski tech to manager and buyer, and finally store owner. Nate is a Masterfit University certified ski boot fitter, who enjoys helping people turn ski boots from torture devices into something closer to bedroom slippers. When he’s not working, he can be found biking and hiking the many fine trails around Salida, or putting in the skin track for another deep back country ski run. He also enjoys spending time with his family, reading and travelling.

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What's to Love?

His top gear pick is the Contour Hybrid Mix Skins. They have a fast gliding, good climbing plush that is very hydrophobic. The glue is super easy to pull apart when the skins are folded up, and comes off the ski easily. If you struggle with you current skin glue, give the Contours a try!

Nate’s Pick!