The SToke

Apologies are in order. The blogging world is an interesting one and it requires inspiration and energy. I have always wanted to keep this blog unique and casual, something I do as it happens and never force the issue. Lately my life has been rather hectic and full and I have been skiing. Yet I have been skiing for myself, and not sharing my adventures. Not that there have not been any, just that I have kept them to myself. Secrets of sorts I guess.

But today we unveiled the STOKE ski, a Dynafit signature Greg Hill ski. Obviously its super exciting to have my own ski but more exciting was to witness people having a great time on this ski. Yesterday 10 odd people clipped in and had a great time skiing Snowbird on Dynafits newest ski. And today 50+ people tested them out at Snowbasin. They were Stoked. Forgive the over use of SToke, but let’s admit that Revelstoke is pretty damn awesome and that there is a lot of energy surrounding the adventures that happen in our mountains.

The ski is an all around ruler, it is 106 in the waist, 130 tip and 120 in the tail. Its light and powerful, made for climbing huge vertical and tearing up the descent. It weighs somewhere around 1500 grams and comes in 182, 173 and 164. Nothing huge for the big boys but something smaller for the women shredders out there.

I have to admit I have never dreamed of having a signature ski, but its pretty cool to have one. The birth of the ski happened on Mt-Blanc last year and has progressed to a limited release for this year.

Its pretty awesome.

I am in Utah right now and I have some more news I have to share but I will wait till the first video is ready. Yes, I will continue with my video making, I have simply pulled back to re-inspire and I will hopefully come back stronger than ever.

All for now, but I promise I will jump back into this and keep psyching people up and keeping the Backcountry Stoke alive.


  1. Chris January 21, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Right on Greg, Keep it up. Your adventures and pursuits, SToke us (the readers, and fellow skiers).

  2. Craig January 22, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Hey Greg,

    Nice to see you back. Ive really missed your regular updates, which regularly gave me my skiing fix mid-week. Keep it up. Hear your going for for the big 2M. Keep shreddin.

  3. treepilot January 22, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing the new video(s). 2M? Wow……

  4. nat January 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    wooop woop.
    Congrats Greg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am stoked for ya!
    I am a proud sista!!!!!!!!

  5. Tom Gos January 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Glad to see you’re blogging again, missed your posts. What you’re doing really inspires me to get out and do more. Can’t wait to see more videos. Hope all is well and keep up the good work.

  6. Cameron January 22, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Cool looking skis. Any rocker? If so, how much. . . .

  7. Selkirk Rider January 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Great job designing a ski that we have wanted around these parts for years!! I can hardly wait to get a pair….ya!!

  8. Josh Briggs January 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm


    Are there going to be any demo models available locally… Rev / Golden / Bow Valley?

    Looks interesting, but the Manaslu didn’t really work for me, with the rear-ward binding mount position and lack of torsional rigidity.

    Would be nice to be able to test drive a pair before they come on the market next year.

    Josh Briggs.

  9. greg January 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I am glad everyone is excited that I am getting back at it. I am feeling much more psyched myself. Finally talking about the biggest goal of my life has helped rejuvinate me.

    The Tip has a "slight" early rise that keeps it up. And in terms of mounting (josh) feel free to call me in Revy as I have a pair with rental bindings so folks can give them a drive. Its a very different ski to the Manaslu.

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