Who we are.

 

Gear4guides has a passion for sustainable backcountry skiing & snowboarding

Donating decent Gear
Gear4guides is a community of skiers and snowboarders with passion for riding the backcountry. The whole idea of the concept started while exploring powder in amazing countries like Bulgaria, Iran, Turkey, India and Kyrgyzstan. On our journeys we worked closely together with local Mountain Guides, porters and drivers. It was odd noticing these guides were skiing old grumpy skis and were hardly equipped with snowafety gear and knowledge. This shortcoming is easy to explain it’s just not available in these countries. But it’s their job and that’s how we started to do something about it!
Re-using Gear
Gear4guides is a sustainable partner it stimulates the re-use of ski & snowboard gear. It could be that gear is rejected because of manufacturing errors or it has been used for testing. In these cases it’s impossible to re-sell the gear in compliance with to factory standards. Destroying the gear is a high costly process. By donating the gear to Gear4guides it will be re-used by people who can’t afford to buy new gear!
Go backcountry database
It seems that that all valuable travel information about emerging ski destinations is spread all over the internet. Gear4guides want to built up a freeride/ backcountry database to be used and maintained by the community. To it all in one place!