A RIDE PIG was birthed a couple of years ago — WARPIG. This snowboard was designed in such a way that riders could select a slight shorter, more maneuverable board but not lose any of the great qualities in the RIDE line of snowboards. WARPIG, needless to say, was a HUGE hit on the slopes.
This coming weekend marks the closing date for final turns at many of the ski areas to our north. Not all, but most. Bromely is already closed, as are most if not all of the smaller, more southerly ski areas. Okemo, Stratton, Mount Snow, Loon, and Bretton Woods are all slated to stop operations this
The 2019 ski and ride season turned out pretty good overall. The season got off to a wonderful start with a very snowy November and December. I got out on the slopes 5 times before the Christmas holiday rolled around. That was a very nice start to the season. January and February, like they always
The title sounds like a cyber-style remake of a “Rocky” movie, or the next sequel to one of the many super hero type movies out there. But it’s not that far fetched. And more importantly, it’s about skiing. Last fall I had a post titled “Ski Boots—Year of the Boot.” In that post I made
Went to bed Tuesday night and it was snowing hard. Woke up Wednesday morning to 5 or 6-inches of fresh white stuff on the ground. Fortunately, the bed was in Lincoln, NH. About 2 miles away from the lifts at Loon Mountain. I had the feeling it was going to be a pretty good day.
Many years ago I would look down from the chair lift and wonder how those folks could stand to wear a helmet. That form of head protection was just beginning to rise in popularity. A ski helmet brain trust movement was taking shape. But I wasn’t a part of it. I understood the head protection
Just a reminder that Avie’s Ski / Sports will be hosting Bruce Diehl from SWIX this Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 PM, for a tuning clinic. Hear from SWIX—the folks that make ski and snowboard tuning tools and wax—how to keep your gear in tiptop shape. If you have been thinking about tuning your
RIDE snowboards are a staple on the slopes. There is good reason for that—RIDE makes some pretty awesome products and is a leader in the industry. The Boot For instance, RIDE makes the liner for each boot in its line specifically for that boot, even to the half-sizes. That means you get incredible fit for
The ski scene for 2019 is an exciting one. A shift from “big & fat” skis is underway. Though the big-fats aren’t actually going away. They just are not a focal point for the upcoming season. And that’s a good thing for us Eastern skiers. Sure, we get powder days. And for those lucky few
Ski boots are critical gear. And this ski season should be known as the Year of the Boot. Why? Because this year marks a watershed of change in ski boot design. This season, when you walk into Avie’s Ski / Sports to check out new ski boots, you will find several pleasant changes. The