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Ski Areas Rate GOODE Rental Ski Poles #1

The Ski Area Rentals and Accessories Buying Program (SARA-BP) uses three test ski area rental shops to try to get a feel for how the submitted products hold up in regular rental usage.

As their members know, rental usage is very different from consumer product usage and rental equipment needs to be durable, easy to rent, easy for new users to understand , and perform well. This was a subjective test and the comments from the rental managers are shown below.

Each of the three rental shops participating in the test program are identified with a *  or  +  or  #  to differentiate their remarks.

 Here are the comments:

GOODE Ski Poles

 *These poles are very durable and lightweight for rental use. It is nice to see a pole that can withstand the use of a high volume rental department, but not look or feel like a bulky aluminum pole. These poles went out at least once a day and on big rental days twice, overall I give these poles an A.

+ GOODE Poles  [A] + [T]   Perfect poles. For 6 years No problems with over 1000 pr of poles.  A couple of broken baskets and we had extras to replace them with.  

 # We have been using these poles for several seasons they are durable and lightweight.  This is the only pole we rent.

GOODE Ski Poles are made of high strength composite materials and are lightweight and durable. GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, UT.

GOODE Ski Technologies Featured on PCTV

Park City Television traveled to Ogden, Utah to interview Dave Goode, President/Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. Dave Goode talks about the company he founded in 1975, his early inventions, and why his company moved to Ogden, UT in 2004.

GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, UT and is the worldwide leader in CARBON Fiber snow skis, water skis and ski poles.

Travis Scheefer 2nd Place at US Nationals

In a recent email to Dave Goode from Travis Scheefer….


My skis arrived just in time to get them mounted and head up to Jackson for Nationals. As it turned out, I ended up breaking my other pair of skis a couple days earlier so I was thankful to get your skis in the mail.

The race in Jackson was awesome, the course was really challenging, skiing and skinning refrozen slush. Our final bootpack went straight up Corbet’s and they put in a 25ft extension ladder to climb over the cornice at the top, then the 4,000ft decent to the finish. I was in 4th over the top of the ladder with Wickenhauser about 15 seconds ahead of me and Brandon French 20 seconds ahead of him. I caught and passed Wick about half way down and passed Brandon French shortly after. I finished 2nd, putting almost 40 seconds on Wick and a minute and a half on Brandon!

Your skis are great at high speed on frozen death cookies!

By placing 2nd I qualified for the 2010 Andorra ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Championships and the US Ski Mountaineering Team!

I am excited for this weekend and Elk Mountain Grand Traverse. Thank you for the skis!


GOODE Ski Technologies is located in Ogden, UT and produces lightweight pure carbon fiber Randonee Racing skis and ski poles.

SMITH and DUSSAULT win XTERRA Winter World Championships

OGDEN, UT – Brian Smith (Gunnison, CO) and Rebecca Dussault (Gunnison, CO) won the second annual XTERRA Winter World Championships which were held at Snowbasin Ski Resort. The XTERRA Winter World Championship is a multisport race that combines 10-kilometers of mountain biking on hard packed snow with 5km of snowshoeing, 5km of running, and 8km of randonee ski mountaineering.

Both Smith and Dussault were using GOODE Randonee Race Skis.

Brian Smith defended his title in two hours and 21 seconds, more than five minutes ahead of two-time Winter Triathlon World Champion Nicolas Lebrun from France.
“It feels good to defend the title,” said Smith. “I wanted to be flawless today and I was able to put some gaps on the field in the first climbing section on the bike and from there I just stayed on the gas and pulled away. My GOODE Skis were just awesome.” Smith posted the fastest randonee ski split of the day with a 39:39 .
Last year Rebecca Dussault had a two-minute lead heading into the final ski stage but was on a heavy telemark ski set-up while eventual champion Sari Anderson came screaming by her on randonnee rig and took away the win.
It was an important equipment lesson learned for Dussault and the same situation would not be repeated … for two reasons 1) Anderson stayed home nursing a cold, and 2) Dussault was on her new pair of GOODE Randonnee race skis made of pure carbon fiber that are half the weight and twice the physical properties of other comparable skis that have wood in them.  

Dussault was also in much better shape and focus this time around having won the USA Winter Triathlon Nationals and earning a bronze medal at the Winter Triathlon World Championships in Austria, where she became the first American to ever medal.
“I’m in much better shape than last year, and I’m the proud owner of GOODE Skis for four days now” exclaimed Dussault.  “These skis are so lightweight and really fun on the downhills.”
The 8-time U.S. National XC Ski Champion and 2006 Winter Olympian dominated just about every phase of today’s race – posting the fastest bike, run, and ski splits.  Only Myriam Guillot from France, the XTERRA Winter European Champ, had a better snowshoe time.
In the end Dussault finished nearly 15 minutes ahead of Lisa Isom, with long-time XTERRA pro Jenny Tobin in third, Guillot in fourth, and Jari Kirkland in fifth.

“To have GOODE Skis finish 1st, 4th and 5th in the Men’s Division and 1st, 2nd and 5th in the Women’s Division was great! It was nice to see our randonee skis perform so well.”, said Dave Goode, President and Founder of GOODE Ski Technologies. “This event requires that the athlete’s conditioning and equipment be the best. I was happy to see GOODE Skis help the athletes win.”, GOODE continues. “The organizers of the XTERRA, Snowbasin Ski Resort and all of the volunteers did an amazing job.”, GOODE concludes.

GOODE to Sponsor NASTAR Nationals

OGDEN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies will again sponsor NASTAR, the World’s Largest Recreational Ski & Snowboard Race Program.

The NASTAR Finals return to Steamboat Springs, CO, March 26-29, 2009. For eleven consecutive seasons, GOODE has been a proud sponsor of the Nature Valley NASTAR National Championships.

This will be the fourth year in a row that the NASTAR National Championships will be held at Steamboat. The previous three national championship events brought nearly 4,000 racers to Steamboat becoming the most popular events in the NASTAR program’s history.

GOODE Ski Technologies builds high quality, lightweight, carbon fiber race skis and ski poles.

GOODE will again be hosting the GOODE Ski Challenge at this year’s event.

For more info on NASTAR, click here…..

More GOODE Rando Results From Snomass

Hey Dave!

Just wanted to report some more results from the race this last weekend in Snowmass.  

Thanks a ton for the great support and killer skis!!!
Next stop is Monarch this weekend… it’s a busy 6 weeks with Xterra next weekend the Powder Keg after that, the USSMA Nat’s in Jackson then the Grand Traverse the last weekend in March!!!


There must be something in the water here in the Gunnison Valley (or maybe it’s the skis!) as the domination continued this week in the COSMIC series. The Valley posted 4 out of the 5 top spots in the mens field with the “youngster” Travis Scheefer leading the way. 

This weeks’ race in Snowmass is always highly anticipated and hotly contested. The course is the only point to point on the circuit and features some great varied terrain; both groomed and ungroomed climbs, steep off piste descents, back country traversing and even a bit of kick and glide to test everyone’s skills.

First out of the blocks was Wick with the usual suspects trailing his tails. It didn’t take long to reach the first real pitch and sort things out a bit with Brian Smith and Travis, then Wick and I and Max Taam a few seconds back. This is pretty much how it stayed up until the first short descent at Rock Island. I had pulled up on Travis and Wick had dropped back a couple of seconds but going in to the descent I bobbled a little and left the transition with Smithy, Travis and Wick up ahead and Max right with me. Up the next climb we went off piste and the more technical climbing brought the chase group together until the cat road at the top. At that point, Smithy was still about a minute up but Travis and Wick through down a little surge of kick and glide to the next downhill transition and pulled away from Max and I. The descent was steep and then into a fun little glade. I couldn’t believe how fast those guys disappeared but was happy to see all but Smithy still in the transition when I pulled up. 

The next climb was up a series of groomers to the backcountry gate leading to a traverse over to the top of Buttermilk. I knew this was going to be the last chance to bridge up to Max or Wick and Travis but as I crested the top I could see that Trav and Wick had the same thoughts and heading up the last pitch they had caught on to Brian. From that point I lost contact and didn’t see them until slapping 5 after the finish. Too bad for me since it turned out to be such a tight finish – I would have loved to see it!

As for me, I hit the BC gate and had a great ski through the “Ewok” forest portion -ducking and dodging at high rate of speed. At one point I was thankful not to be ripping through there with 4 other guys tip to tail! There was one last uphill transition that came and went without incident and knowing I only had about 10 minutes of traversing the last bit of ridge before the high speed groomer to the finish, I made sure to enjoy the scenery. 

So at the finish I got the low down on what played out up front and again, sure wish I was part of it! I guess after Wick and Travis bridged they all went ripping through the woods together and hit Buttermilk at the same time. Travis and Smithy got a little bit of an edge on Wick and went down at terminal velocity. Travis must have had a tighter tuck and flew across the finish less than a second ahead of Brian for the closest finish this year and maybe in any COSMIC race (?)! 

Congratulations goes out to everyone that competed and a big thanks to Pete and Mona and all of the volunteers that helped put on another great event!

GOODE Skis is a proud sponsor of Team Crested Butte. GOODE builds light-weight Carbon Fiber Randonee Racing Skis.

GOODE Skis to Race in XTERRA World Championships

OGDEN, UT – XTERRA returns to Snowbasin Resort and the high-adventure recreation capital of Ogden, Utah for the second annual XTERRA Winter World Championships and accompanying festivities on March 7-8, 2009.

The XTERRA Winter World Championships is a multisport race that combines 10-kilometers of mountain biking on hard packed snow with 5km of snow running, 5km of snowshoeing, and 8km of randonee ski mountaineering.

This year’s event, which features $10,000 in prize money to the fastest men and women, is set for a 10 a.m. start on Sunday, March 8, 2009. GOODE will have a display booth during the XTERRA event.

GOODE Skis is sponsoring last year’s 1st and 2nd place finishers, Brian Smith (Gunnison, CO) and Josiah Middaugh (Vail, CO) with their ultra-lightweight randonee race skis.

GOODE  is the first and only company to totally integrate Carbon Fiber Composite technology into snow skis. The pure Carbon Fiber construction makes GOODE Skis the industry’s lightest while still having the highest flex/torsion ratios. At 1/2 the weight, GOODE Skis have twice the physical properties of conventional fiberglass / wood skis.

Brian Smith Wins Second COSMIC Event

Hey Dave,

I won the second Cosmic event this past weekend.

I was able to stay ahead of Pete Swenson, organizer of the series and past national champion.  I am really pumped to stay on top.

The GOODE Rando skis are awesome and continue to be stable performers at high speeds and technical descents.  I really put the skis through the ringer at Crested Butte with the limited snow cover and hard packed terrain.  It was by far the most challenging course I have done to date.

I have included a few pictures with the skis that my dad took at Monarch ski area a little while back.

Thanks again for your support.

- Brian Smith

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24 Hours of Sunlight Endurance Race Results

GOODE sponsored skiers, Eric “Sully” Sullivan and Dina Mishev, won the 4th Annual 24 Hours of Sunlight Endurance  Randonee Race in the Men’s and Women’s Solo Groups. The race started on February 7th and continued through February 8th, 2009 in Glenwood Springs, CO.

Last year, Eric Sullivan of Crested Butte, set the current world record for “most human powered vertical feet in 24 hours”.   He completed 34 laps and reached 51,068 vertical feet, which is 47.6 miles.  This year, Eric completed 27 laps, which is a distance travelled of 37.8 miles , and an elevation gain of 40,554 feet.

Dina Mishev, of Jackson Hole, WY,  reached her goal of setting the Women’s World Record.  Dina completed 23 laps for a distance travelled of 32.2 miles, and an elevation gain of 34,546 feet, to set a new Women’s World Record.

Both skiers were racing on lightweight GOODE Carbon Fiber Randonee Skis.  GOODE skis were used by the first place racers the last four years.  Greg Hill won the first two 24 Hours of Sunlight riding his GOODE skis and set the Men’s World Record in 2006 and 2007.  Eric “Sully” Sullivan used GOODE Skis for his World Record performace in 2008 and his win again this year.

The week before this year’s race, Dina Mishev wrote Dave Goode the following: “I skied the randonees for the first time two days ago. Even better than how light they are? They ski like real skis! You are a genius.    -Dina”

More info will follow as soon a Sully and Dina recover from their races and can report in with more race details and photos.

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Outdoor Retailer Show Concludes Today

SNOWBASIN, UT – GOODE Ski Technologies exhibited its latest gear at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Show.

The Outdoor Retailer Show brings retail buyers of outdoor and wintersports centric stores from all over the world to Salt Lake City each January for its Winter Market . 

Buyers looking for new products for the upcoming selling season know that the Outdoor Retailer Show is a powerful buying event.

The OR show started with an on-snow Backcountry Basecamp at Snowbasin Ski Resort.  The four day indoor show, which follows the on-snow demos, was held in Salt Lake City and concluded today.

“It was a great show!”, said Dave Goode. “Our customers come here to see the most innovative new gear. I was  pleased to overhear a dealer say, as he was leaving at the end of the show, that the GOODE Skis were the best skis he had tested at the entire show.”, concludes Goode.