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A Pole that Grows with Your Grom

A Pole that Grows with Your Grom
Black Diamond First Strike pole
Black Diamond Fist Strike junior trekking pole (MSRP: $46)

Ski tourers like adjustable poles because you can make them long for the ascent and then go back to your regular length for the descent. So how come no one thought of this before: adjustable poles for growing kids.

 

The Black Diamond First Strike is conceived as a junior trekking pole, but it strikes us as a no-brainer for parents of budding alpine skiers. It’s a two-section pole with an easy adjustment system that allows it to grow from 25.5 to 43 inches. As Black Diamond says, that ought to get your growing boy or girl through four seasons, easy.

2003 Number 21 Resort in North America: Northstar-At-Tahoe, Calif.

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If Walt Disney had built a ski resort, he would have come up with something like Northstar-at-Tahoe. That's because this is a place where kids rule. Parents are, well, tag-alongs.

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