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Reindeer Skis?

You can bet that post-Christmas, Santa’s team of reindeer will be chilling out in the woods after an exhausting night of deliveries. And who wouldn’t like to see Santa’s reindeer?

Well, if you want to go look, here are three pair of skis that will take you for that adventure between the trees. One is a tried and true pair of sticks, and the other two are new to the market this season.

The tried and true reindeer hunter is Volkl Kendo. The two newbies are Volkl Kanjo and Blizzard Brahma CA. Each of these is light in weight and have lots of “pop.” These qualities make them excellent skis to take off trail for some adventure.

Year after year I ski Volkl Kendo and just don’t get sick of them. They carve. They are fun in the bumps. They float powder. They nimbly make their way between the trees. Kendo is just an amazing ski.

Then along comes Volkl Kanjo new for 2018. At first blush I thought Kanjo was just Kendo with less width. But I was wrong. Kanjo is a bit lighter, and with a lot more “pop” underfoot. They carve the groomers just fine. But they love the bumps and lumps. And because they are so light and so nimble they are just a blast among the trees. Kanjo was a standout among all the new skis for 2018 that I got to try out at the On Snow Demo. I give Kanjo a double thumbs up.

Blizzard Brahma has been a “go to” ski for someone who plays all around the mountain. But Brahma has a bit of an attitude because of all the metal stiffeners it carries. Blizzard took all that made Brahma a great ski, but left out the metal and replaced it with carbon fiber. The result? One super light, fast responding, awesomely fun pair of sticks. You might forget you have skis underfoot they are so light. And because of that, they literally dance you through the trees.

So, if you want to go on a hunt for Santa’s reindeer team the day after Christmas, you may want to consider picking up one the skis I mention above. If you love the adventure found between the trees, and if you really want a chance to find those sneaky reindeer, these are your best bet.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. And happy reindeer hunting.

 

AlanD

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.

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

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

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.

 

Be Prepared!

My apologies for the barrage of postings of new skis and snowboards to Facebook. I didn’t realize that there was a switch—which obviously was in the ON position—that  auto-posts each product. Sorry about that!

On the plus side, I don’t really need to announce the arrival of TONS of NEW STUFF at Avie’s Ski / Sport!! But I am going to anyway…….NEW STUFF for 2018 is flowing into the shop each and every day! 

So don’t delay! Be prepared for the 2018 Season of Snow to start! They are making snow at Sunday River. Killington Peak is coated in white amidst the blaze of orange and red. I personally saw the onset of winter when hiking Mt. Hood in Oregon a couple weeks ago. As we hiked toward the summit, clouds poured over the peak and down the slopes bringing mist, then rain, then snow! And lots of it! Over two and a half feet! The Rockies are already getting dumped on and that wonderful, white, fluffy stuff is heading this way.

Get prepared! The BEST selection of gear you will have available at Avie’s this season is RIGHT NOW!! The biggest selection of boots and sizes is available right now. The broadest selection of ski models and lengths is available right now. The coolest, newest snowboards are available right now. The widest selection of seasonal lease gear is available right now. 

The longer you wait, the slimmer the pickings. Sure, Ted can order more——IF the manufacturers have it in stock. 

Check out the website. Peruse all the new skis, boots, and boards. Better yet, stop into the shop and let us help you into some new gear for the 2018 season. Now is the time. Selection is best and you will have the widest range of options and choices, ensuring that you get exactly what you want and need to maximize the fun you will have playing in the snow.

See you soon.

AlanD

Hot New Item!

Check this out —- Adirondack-style ski chairs.

Ryan has been busy measuring, cutting, and constructing. And yes, he still has most of his fingers. The outcome of this unexpected burst of creativity has been some really nice leisure living furniture for your deck, lawn, porch, patio, campsite or cabin. Heck, they might go pretty good at the dining room table.

These are likely to be limited in availability as they are not factory produced. It takes a bit to put one together, and Ryan only has so much time available. And he’s pretty slow at it. So stop in for a visit at Avie’s and park your derrière in one of these fine pieces of outdoor furniture, while they last.

While these Adirondack ski chairs will help you chill this summer, for the bold they can give a thrill this winter. Fasten an old pair of skis to the chair legs and point-em-downhill!*

*this activity not appropriate for children under 6, or anyone older with half a brain

Come Forth on the Fourth

Unless you’re the most hardened of diehard skiers, the weather is perfect. And even then it’s pretty darn good.

And Avie’s Ski / Sport is OPEN from 10AM until 5:00PM on July 4th so that you can be sure to pack in as much fun in the sun as is possible while the getting is good.

An expanse of paddle boards. A sea of surf boards. An acre of sun glasses. A — place your own witticism here — of sandals and other summer fun gear.

Don’t let the 4th of July slip by as just another day wishing you were having outside having a blast. Avie’s has what you need to go from blah to gaga. And you can get in on the 4th of July.

So on the fourth come forth and start summer. Don’t wait until too late.