Category Archives: Store Events

We Are Back!!

Ok, technically we didn’t go anywhere. But we are back. On Sundays. Open noon to 5:00 PM for your shopping pleasure.

If you haven’t been into Avie’s in a few weeks, put it on your “bucket list” for the month of May. What a change! You wouldn’t know it was a ski shop. Well you would if you walk into the upper level, but if you don’t go there it will be pure summer fun above and below the water.

Lots of stand up paddle boards, as well as skim boards, surf boards, and boards you won’t even know what to do with. But you won’t be bored.

Tons of sandals. And racks of uber-cool sunglasses just waiting to be perched on your nose, saving your retinas from those nasty infra-alpha-red-beta-gamma rays. 

Need some early summer adventure? Browse the new wet suits, swim fins and face masks adorning “I’m not a ski shop now” walls. Suit up and dive in! Grab one of the many spearguns and bring home dinner. 

Avie’s is brimming over with good cheer and new “stuff.” Stop in and pick up what you need—on Sunday even—for your next, or maybe your first, adventure of the summer. 

Change Over Time

While there are still some pockets of snow to play in at Killington and a few other spots in northern New England, it really is time to plunge into and enjoy the change to warmth. And with that change comes chaos at Avie’s Ski / Sport as gear for summer and winter get swapped about the store. Despite the chaos, it’s a good time to pop in and see what’s up. …more

Fond Farewell

The 50 or so lucky folks who took part in Avie’s Ski / Sport Customer Appreciation, Final Ski & Ride Trip of the Season, had lots to appreciate.

Fast and firm snow under cloudy skies started the day. The packed-powder groomers took an edge so nicely that everyone with an urge to carve at any speed could do so with grace and ease. It was a fun and fast paced morning.

And then, the clouds not only parted, they disappeared. Completely. Under warming temperatures and aquiline blue skies, the Avie’s faithful had a spring fling in soft snow and thinning crowds. Not a whisker of a breeze topped off an afternoon that could only be described as delightful. From the top of the mountain, I was surprised you couldn’t see Watch Hill and the ocean. It was truly that clear of a sky.

The ride home was filled with blissful exhaustion and bright smiles, sore muscles and more bright smiles. Ted made the rounds, giving away everything from socks to hats, key chains to frisbees. Soupy and cheese, cookies, and other morsels made the rounds. There was nothing to disappoint.

While the bus trip season from Avie’s may be over, the skiing and riding certainly is not. Anyone who pointed skis or snowboard downhill on the mountain can attest to that. I will say it was some of the best conditions I have experienced this season. Okemo deserves a tip of the hat for keeping their slopes in such great condition. All I can say is get out there and go at it again. And again. And yet again if you can.

It was a fantastic finale and a very, very fond farewell. Ted and all of us at Avie’s want to say Thank You for letting us share the final trip of the season with you.

 

 

AlanD

After the Storm — Part 2

Wow! What a storm that was! Ok, wasn’t really, but that’s Ok. We had less to shovel, and less ice to slip on this morning. It’s all good. Except all that promised snow didn’t happen. Such a bummer.

Until you look north, where it’s still snowing this morning. Take a look at the leading image to this post, looking up Mountain Road at Okemo, and see below for a peek up Lower Chief, taken from one of their mountain cams about 7:30AM today. Almost 2 feet of snow in total. Looks mighty tasty from my seat at the keyboard. Wish I was there. 

Wait a minute, I can be there! This Sunday! All I have to do is get to Avie’s and sign up for the bus trip going to Okemo this Sunday. And it’s the Customer Appreciation Trip when Ted gives away all sorts of interesting, fun, and useful ski and ride bling. I better get there quick and sign up before the bus fills.

Wait a minute, I work there and will be going regardless. YOU better get there and sign up before the bus fills and YOU get left behind, chipping ice off your sidewalk instead of playing in one of the best snowfalls this season. 

And if it isn’t already tempting enough—though being on a trip with Ted and the rest of the shop employees should be enough—Okemo has another 3 to 6-inches of snow on tap for delivery Saturday. Ted special ordered the extra snow just for this trip, just so you know. 

You don’t have to dig out, because there’s nothing to dig out of down here. So just get down to Avie’s today and get on the list of soon to be very happy skiers and riders taking advantage of not only great conditions, but a great deal getting there.

See you Sunday morning. I want to see the giant smile on your face at the end of the day Sunday. You will be sure to see mine.

 

 

AlanD

After the Storm

We have a major winter storm on the horizon. In fact, blizzard watches and warnings are posted for much of the New England region. Survivalists will freak out and run to the grocery store to stock up on food, batteries, and other necessities. Skiers and riders will run out for a bar of wax so they can be sure to have their gear ready to go after the storm. …more

Avie’s Magic Ski Bus

Yes, the Avie’s Ski Bus is indeed magical. You get on the bus, chill, and end up at a New England ski mountain refreshed and ready to slay the slopes. If that isn’t magic I don’t know what is.

And the magic happens again this Sunday, the 29th of January. Get on the bus, close your eyes, and when they open you will have been whisked to Okemo ski area for a day of fun on the slopes. The trip is filling quickly, so if you want to experience the magic, sign on soon. Don’t let the Avie’s magic bus leave you in a cloud of pixie dust in snowless Rhode Island or Connecticut!

And now for some good news. And a little bad news.

The bad news is that the trip to Mount Snow on the 5th of February has been cancelled. It’s Super Bowl Sunday.

The good news is that the New England Patriots will be walking into yet another Super Bowl  on that very day, and we know you don’t want to miss a second of game time.

So on that day the Avie’s magic bus will be pulling for the home team instead of pulling skiers and riders to the slopes. But this weekend the bus goes north into snow-country. Be sure to sign up for this weekend’s trip to Okemo and experience a bit of magic.

 

2017 Avie’s Ski & Ride Trips

The New Year is officially begun, and we at Avie’s Ski / Sport are asking you to consider adding one more resolution to the weighty list you no doubt have already concocted — SKI MORE! RIDE MORE! SKI MORE! RIDE MORE! SKI MORE! RIDE MORE! SKI MORE! RIDE MORE!

Okay, that’ more than one, but you get the point. Read on to resolve the issue. …more

FREE Tuning Clinics On Tap For the Holidays

Are you sick and tired of having to pole along on your skis, or hop around like a mutant bunny on your snowboard to get across the flat run outs at the bottom of the ski slope? Are you really annoyed by that mustachioed skier who whizzes past you on that run out as if he were still on the steeps?

It’s because your ski or snowboard bottom looks like the image above, on skier’s right. I know, I know. You THINK the base of your skis or snowboard looks like the image to skier’s left, and it probably did when brand new. But you KNOW it really looks like the image to skier’s right. …more