Author Archives: Alan Desbonnet

What A Dump!

Yes! Another major dump of that beautiful white stuff has dropped atop the mountains of New England. Ski areas are responding with their own dump—dropping ropes on trail-after-trail-after-trail.

The 2018 ski and ride season is blossoming. This isn’t the year to be indecisive and wonder if you should get that pair of new skis or that new deck to ride on. Or those new boots. Or jacket. Hats, mittens, and socks.

To help you get ready to take advantage of all that great snow up north during the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s,

Avie’s Ski/Sport will open at 10:00 AM Sunday December 24th

That gives an extra couple of hours to stop by the shop and pick up something special for that special someone—even if that’s you.

The ski boot inventory has been restocked—especially for you women, who have been ski boot crazy this year! Gordini goggles are now available, and Marker helmets galore. A pair of SmartWool socks makes—ironically—a great stocking stuffer. 

We hope to see you in the shop, but if we don’t, Ted and all the staff at Avie’s wish you the very merriest of holiday seasons. Safe travels, and have fun on the slopes.

Santa’s Picks

This past February I got to have a second Christmas. I got to go to the On Snow Demo in Vermont and try out all the skis that are now out and about for sale this ski season.

Now that the snow is falling up north and the bull wheels are hauling lifts to the tops of ski mountains, I got to thinking about all the skis I tried out. A few things boiled up to the surface that I thought I would pass along. …more

Tuning Clinic This Saturday

Just a reminder that this Saturday, the 9th of December, Avie’s Ski/Sport is offering a

FREE

Ski and Snowboard Tuning Clinic

Now, right at the start of the season, is a great time to learn how to tune your skis or snowboard. You save money. You have some fun. You keep your gear in shape. You rip the slopes faster, better, faster.

Any questions or to let me know you plan on attending, email me at tuningshop@aviesskisport.com

Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.

 

AlanD

Santa’s Helper

The Season of Giving is here. Thanksgiving leftovers stuff the refrigerator and the newspaper is thick with flyers and ads. If you have skiers or riders on your gift list—and that list should most definitely include YOU—then check out Avie’s Ski / Sport for some ideas. …more

Ticket to RIDE

RIDE snowboards continues it’s legacy of great gear for riding the mountain, with a few tweaks and revamps to make 2018 season RIDE snowboards, boots, and bindings even better.

Like many, if not most ski and snowboard manufacturers for 2018, RIDE has messed around with carbon fiber technology. Most of the snowboards produced by RIDE for this season are not brand new, but instead are upgrades to existing gear with carbon. Using carbon fiber technology allows for the removal of weight while maintaining stiffness. This of course makes for a more lively deck while not giving up ability to tip into and hold turns. …more

Avie’s Ski & Ride Bus Trips — Ready to Roll!

We just wanted to let you all know that the Avie’s Ski and Ride bus trip list has now been posted on the Avie’s website. I’ll get you there in just a moment. 

Unfortunately, most ski resort prices have now surpassed the $100 mark for a lift ticket. 

Fortunately, Avie’s keeps the price UNDER $100 for its’ ski and ride trips! …more

Nordica in November

It is so very exciting to tap into my web browser every morning and, using the “snow spy cams” at various New England ski mountains, take in the beautiful sight of landscapes growing from green and brown to lovely, lovely, whiteness!! It is, other than actually being on the slopes, the best way for me to start a day. I have a great view of lower Narragansett Bay from my office, but it doesn’t rate with the flash of excitement that comes with seeing a snow covered ski slope.

But I digress. The past few posts have taken a look at this season’s crop of skis and boards from Capita, Blizzard, and Volkl. This post takes a look at Nordica, and the next will focus on RIDE snowboards. …more

Veteran’s Day Sale!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Avie’s Ski/Sport will be taking 20% off regular price of ALL jackets and pants.

Yes, ALL jackets and pants.

Yes, 20% off regular price.

Sale ends when the shop closes at 5:00 PM this Sunday, the 12th of November.

So don’t wait until Monday.

The temperature is dropping (just wait until tomorrow!!). The snow is flying up north. Yes it is, both natural and man-made. Lifts are spinning. Opening Day is only a few scant weeks away. 

Get the goods while the getting’s good. 20% off jackets and pants until 5PM Sunday.