Snow is falling, sno-cats are crawling, the slopes are calling. The slow leak of adrenaline into your veins is speeding up now that the leaves and temperatures have dropped. If you are thinking about new skis for the 2017 season, then this post, and a few more coming after this, just might help you think
Central Vermont got about a half a foot of snow Sunday night. Then things got colder and stayed colder. Especially during the night. And it snowed some more. A lot more. In fact, a real lot more. It just didn’t exactly snow everywhere in Vermont. Killington opens for the season today, Tuesday the 25th of
Face it, end of the season probably means tossing your skis or snowboard into a corner in the basement, garage, or shed and “fawgetaboutit.” Until November or December. Then you beat off the horde of spiders and pull out something with a grey, fuzzy, ashen-colored base, rust-caked edges, and mold and mildew spreading across once vibrant graphics.
Dropped in to Okemo yesterday morning with my daughter, Elise, and her boyfriend, Andrew, to start our week on the best footing possible. Elise is moving to Oregon, so we wanted a day slope side together before that happens at weeks end.
I hit Stratton for a mid-week day of play yesterday, and I can say conditions are good to great, and improving on a day-to-day basis. While an occasional patch of glacier ice was seen poking through the surface cover, they were few and far between, and only on the steepest of pitches that traditionally get
A group of skiers and riders from Avie’s Ski / Sport made their way to Mount Snow on Super Bowl Sunday. It was indeed a Super Sunday on the slopes. Cloud free skies, temperatures moving into the mid to upper 30s, and a zephyr of a breeze made for incredible conditions. Fast and firm in
A previous post took you through the ins and outs of “system skis“. You may want to check out that post as the knowledge will come in handy as you ponder the question “What kind of ski might be best for me?” Read on to find out.
While many Tuesday morning were breathlessly waiting to see if a woodchuck would see it’s shadow, a few Avie’s staff were up at Stratton taking part in an “On Snow Demo.” This event allows ski and snowboard retailers an opportunity to test new and existing gear to see how it handles. Sometimes it’s an all new
Today I had the pleasure of visiting Yawgoo Valley Ski area in nearby Exeter, Rhode Island; a somewhat unrefined—by today’s “ski resort” standards—but true local gem in the realm of local skiing.
We started a series of posts intending to discuss the various makes and styles of skis we have at Avie’s Ski / Sport, and pairing them up with boots (see Blizzard system skis). But after posting it, it seemed there would be too much repetition. So we decided to morph it all into an occasional “Gear Knowledge” series that