The Marine Corps has announced that they are in the market for new skis and bindings, but like many new ski buyers, are going to keep their boots. The Corps wants a lighter, low-maintenance ski systems that is easy to train both new and intermediate skiers how to use.
According to an official press release, “The goal is to acquire a system with ski sets that are compatible with the Corps’ Extreme Cold Weather Vapor Barrier Boots and the Intermediate Cold Weather Boots, eliminating the need to purchase new specific ski boots”.
The command “gathered feedback from Marines at the Mountain Warfare Training Center to ensure the future ski system chosen will meet mission requirements and improve existing cold weather equipment,” the release states.
According to the request, $12.75 million are up for grabs for a contractor.