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Our ski shop has been the core of our organization since the start. We are very much a hands on group, and that pays off for our loyal customers who walk away satisfied time after time. We offer performance guarantees on every ski and boot that we fit. Our boot fitters are among the best in the business, they all stand on many years of experience.  We take pride in providing each customer a genuinely customized experience. Please come see us, you'll feel the difference right away.

If snowboarding is your style, we have what you are looking for. We stock a large selection of boards, boots, and bindings for every skill level, there is a kit here for you. 

Ski Necessities

10/20/2016


Ski season is coming up fast, and those items that you might think of as accessories to your ski outfit are in fact full blown necessities. Your helmet and goggles will keep you safe on the trail, and your gaiter or neckwarmer will do far more to keep you warm and dry than a tradition scarf. We have lots of new, innovative products in our ski shop this year along with tried and true favorites that we continue to stand by. 


One feature we are very excited about in many of our new helmets is MIPS. MIPS is a multi-directional impact protection system.  Between the helmet and your head there is a low friction liner that helps reduce rotational energy to the brain in an angle impact.  More simply said, by having the MIPS layer in the helmet, there is less chance of a concussion to the brain. Our current helmets are now 85% MIPS equipped, and by next year will be 100%.

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Giro Range - The Range (unisex) and Stellar (women's specific) have the smallest profiles of any other helmet on the market. They are made with Conform Fit Technology, which not only removes excess bulk and gives them a sleeker look, but also changes the way you adjust the helmet. When you tighten your helmet, it's not just the back strap on the inside that tightens, but the actual shell of the helmet conforms to your head.

Giro Contact - the Contact from Giro uses magnets in its Lens Interchange System to make switching your lenses incredibly quick and easy. The Contact comes with two premium lenses, one for bright sunshine and the other for more overcast conditions.

Skida Alpine Neckwarmer - This Vermont-based brand creates colorful, printed neckwarmers made of a poly-blend outer fabric to wick moisture away, and a Polartec micro-fleece lining to keep your neck and face toasty warm.



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POC Skull Orbix - This helmet is FIS-certified, which is mandatory for racing in any sanctioned USSA race. Most helmets are made from EPS (expanded polystyrene) material, and are considered "one and done"--if you have one major impact, you need to replace the helmet. However, the Skull Orbix is made with EPP (expanded polypropelyne), which can withstand multiple impacts.

Oakley Airbrake - This goggle comes with 2 Prizm lenses, enhance the visibility of snow texture and cover a wide range of light conditions. These goggles come with one lens that is best for overcast days and one that performs well in both sunny and cloudy conditions.

Turtle Fur The Turtle's Neck - The original double-layer fleece neck warmer for kids will keep your little ones warm and cozy on even the coldest days. 


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Smith Vantage - While most adjustable helmets just have one strap around the back that tightens, the Vantage incorporates a dual BOA adjustment system that wraps around 360 degrees for an enhanced fit. It has MIPS to offer extra protection, and dual ventilation so that you can close the vents if it gets too cold. It also has a feature called Koroyd, which is a layer beneath the exterior that (looks like a honeycomb, and) increases impact resistance.

Smith Scope - The Scope goggle is one of Smith's best-selling items. Smith uses airflow lens technology and a Fog-X anti-fog inner lens to keep things clear and fog-free in all conditions.

BUFF Polar BUFF - The Polar BUFF has a cylindrical piece of Classic Polartech fleece sewn into one end for added warmth. BUFF products are very versatile and can be work as a neeck warmer, headband, mask, balaklava, beanie... the list goes on!


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Giro Crue - This is one of the few children's helmets on the market with MIPS, making it an excellent choice for little skiers and riders. In addition, it has a considerably harder shell than a lot of other kid's helmets, making it particularly durable.

Anon Tracker - The Tracker goggle for kids features cylindrical lens technology to decrease distortion, and Over-the-Glasses (OTG) compatibility, allowing kids to have more worry-free fun on the slopes.

Turtle Fur Comfort Shell Frostklava Print Jr. - These vibrant Balaclavas cover the head and neck for extra warmth. They are made of moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric and lined with soft micro fleece, and fit comfortably under the helmet.


Glide Through Winter

01/28/2016

 
Here are the three top reasons why you should try cross country
skiing this year:


1. The workout: Offering one of the best full-body workouts out of any sport, cross country skiing works just about every muscle in your body.  It's one of the most demanding cardio sports out there; using a combination of coordination and power, cross country skiing burns as many calories as running while gliding with the ease of skating.

2. The quick learning curve: The technique of cross country skiing is simple to pick up, quickly becoming a lifelong sport that is easy on the joints and low impact. Even the skis are easier to maintain; most of them are waxless, needing fewer tune-ups than downhill skis.

3. The convenience: You aren't as limited when it comes to where you can cross country ski. As long as there is enough snow and a clear path you can roam anywhere; just be sure any obstacles such as rocks and roots are covered in a heavy layer! We suggest a local state park that already has trails, or a golf course with smooth ground and rolling hills. If there aren't any nearby, don't be afraid to ski right out your door and down a non-busy side street.

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Ready to give Cross Country a try?

The Brands we Carry
Fischer is one of the top brands in Nordic skiing and is the last Austrian ski manufacturer in family ownership. All skis are designed and manufactured in Austria. We carry several models of skis, boots, and bindings from Fischer, as well as skis and boots from Rossignol and poles from Leki.


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If you'd rather move through the snow at a slower pace, snowshoeing
is the way to go. Get your complete setup for winter hiking and exploring here!


Snowshoe Highlight: We carry snowshoes from MSR and Cresent Moon. The Cresent Moon's all new Eva-All Snowshoe, won "Best in Show" and "The Most Important New Product" awards of the year. Made from foam they are lightweight and easier to walk in with the same flexible rocker found in any running shoe. 
Wear With: Any hiking boot or winter boot such as Sorel, Baffin or North Face.
Smart Add-on: The Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiter has wide Velcro that fits over multiple layers. It has a lifetime warranty and is completely waterproof. When trekking through the woods or deep snow, Gaiters stop snow from getting in your boots and keep you completely dry.

 
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Travel Luggage

12/10/2015

When traveling for a ski trip, stressing over awkward luggage and new airport regulations is extra baggage you just don't need! If you're planning to fly with your equipment, it's important to make sure your skis are safe and secure so you can have a worry-free trip. We nailed down our tried and true ways to keep your equipment protected in transit. 

 

 

BOOT BAGS bootbags


Travel Tip: Always carry on your boots.

We recommend always taking your boots along on your trip for comfort factor. Packing a boot-specific bag as your carry-on helps separate items, making it easier to go through security. The Thule Roundtrip Boot Bag or Transpack TRV Pro (or Edge Junior for kids) are both designed as backpacks, making it comfortable to take anywhere.


HARD CASES

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Travel tip: Hard cases are the best option for shipping skis.

The Hard Case Shuttle from Transpack is a hard-sided, rolling case that gives your equipment the best possible protection. Interior straps hold your gear in place, and the case is adjustable so when you're not using it, it shrinks down to a smaller size for easy storage.  This is the best option for shipping your skis to your destination-you can slap a shipping label right on the case and send it out as is! 


PADDED CASES

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Travel Tip: Padded cases are the most versatile option.

While hard cases are said to be the safest option when checking your skis on a plane, padded cases like the Kulkea Katanja offer much more versatility. With a full-length zipper and straps that hold your skis and poles against the padded sides, there is plenty of room to pack in your ski clothes and other gear, which also offers additional padding.

The RoundTrip Double Snowboard Roller from Thule is specifically made to hold snowboards! Compression straps hold your board in place, and there is plenty of additional room to fit your boots in as well.

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Travel Tip: For protecting your skis on bus trips, opt for a non-padded case.

For those junior skiers who take lots of trips via bus, pick up a Transpack Alpine Junior Ski Bag. These bags are a great way to protect your skis from getting scratched when they're packed on a bus with other peoples' equipment.

Ski Weekend Checklist

12/01/2015

From skiing, all day to warming up by the fire at night, packing for a ski trip means lots of layers. Here is a complete list to help you start the daunting task. 

Pack it all in, The North Face Duffle (Large) can fit everything from your helmet to your ski boots, all in one bag. If you're looking for more organization, the Transpack Compact Pro, has specific side pockets to store your ski boots and a large inside pocket for your helmet, and clothes. 

Tip 1:" When packing up your boots make sure they are always buckled to keep the plastic from expanding when the temperature changes." 

This is a full list of everything you will need for a weekend ski trip, staying two days and two nights. Starting at the base layer and outward:  

  • Comfortable Underwear
  • Baselayer bottoms 
  • Baselayer tops 
  • Mid Layer 
  • Ski Socks
  • Ski Pants
  • Glove Liners
  • Gloves
  • Hand Warmers

Tip 2: "Baselayers and Mid layers should always be synthetic (nylon) or wool fibers, NEVER use cotton. Cotton does not wick moisture away from your body and will not insulate when wet. Wool and synthetics help move moisture away, and they will continue to keep you warm when wet. Choosing wool over cotton will keep you warm and comfortable all day long."

  • Insulated Jacket or Shell
  • Turtle/Neck Warmer 
  • Scarf/ Face Mask 
  • Hat

Tip 3: "Wear an Insulated jacket below 20ºF, so you don't have to wear heavy underlayers. Wear a Shell jacket when you are expecting warm temps, heavy precip, or large temp swings."

  • Helmet
  • Goggles

Tip 4: "Storing your goggles inside your helmet, in your bag can protect them from damage or being scratched." 

  • Headphones
  • Hair ties
  • Lip Balm
  • Slippers
  • Winter Boots
  • Ski Boots

Tip 5: "Drive up with your boots in your car to keep them warm before skiing and bring them inside over night. If possible put your boots on inside the lodge to avoid walking on sidewalks and damaging your soles." 

  • Skis
  • Poles
  • PJs
  • Jeans - for going out to dinner, PLEASE don't ski in jeans...
  • Sweatshirt for relaxing in.
  • Bathing Suit for the hot tub/pool/pond skim 
  • Shower Essentials
  • Snacks
  • Water Bottles
  • Beer

Tip 6: "Throw your beer in the truck bed so by the time you get to the mountain it is chilled and you're all-set to relax. But don't leave it outside overnight!"

GoPro HERO+ LCD

06/09/2015

We couldn't be more excited to announce that the new GoPro HERO+ LCD is on shelves now, just in time to capture a summer of outdoor fun and excitement. Father's Day and graduation are both right around the corner, so for all those active dads and grads, the HERO+ LCD makes the perfect gift! The GoPro can go anywhere with you, from the top of a mountain to out on the water, and it is incredibly easy to use. This amazing device allows you to capture more of yourself and your surroundings in the shot--resulting in captivating, ultra engaging footage of every adventure.

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HERO+ LCD delivers 1080p60 video and 8 MP photos, and features the convenience of a touch display. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to the GoPro to allow for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more from your phone or tablet. Rugged and waterproof up to 131' (40m), with the ability to power up and record at the press of a button, HERO+ LCD is the convenient life capture solution for all of your adventures.

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Auto Low-Light Mode
Let the camera do the thinking for you. Auto Low-Light Mode intelligently changes frame rates based on lighting conditions for optimal low-light performance, enabling you to move between bright and dark environments without having to adjust your camera settings.

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Ultra Wide-Angle Glass Lens
HERO+ LCD features an ultra wide-angle glass lens that captures the immersive perspectives GoPro is famous for. Great for engaging selfies and gear-mounted shots, HERO+ LCD makes it easy to capture stunning footage of you and your world.

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Built-in Microphone
Capture audio of all your adventures--from hoots and high-fives to roaring crowds and crashing waves.

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GoPro App + Go Pro Studio
Expand your GoPro experience with the free BoPro App and GoPro Studio software. The GoPro App allows you to control your camera remotely using your phone or tablet, view and share your content and watch "best of" videos on the GoPro Channel. Use GoPro Studio to import and view your GoPro media, and create your own engaging GoPro-style videos to share with the world.

 

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