Safe Passage At Avie’s

Avie’s is a very large store. The large space ensures ample opportunity for social distancing well beyond the norm. Entrance doors are being kept open. That helps ensure circulation of plenty of fresh air. Employees are masked—except for Bixbie the dog. Hand sanitizer is available in multiple convenient locations. We respect the pandemic restrictions, and

Moaning and Groaning

Some were looking out the window this morning and moaning and groaning about the wind whipped white stuff flashing by. Sad thoughts of short days, slippery walkways, and shoveling driveways filled their heads. A shake of the head and a return to the morning news was their best response. Others, myself included, looked out the

Ski Specials

Right now there are three Ski Specials available at Avie’s Ski / Sports. And you don’t want to miss these. Here they are: Blizzard Race Ti (178 cm) — Okay, if you have never been on a race ski, you need to. Seriously. A few years ago I told Ted I wanted a ski to

Helly Hansen Arrives

Welcome Helly Hansen apparel to Avie’s Ski / Sports. For years Avie’s Ski / Sports has carried The North Face as the major winter apparel brand. For the 2020/2021 ski and ride season however, there is a bit of a change up. But don’t worry, Avie’s still carries The North Face. But diversity is always

Welcome Back Snow!

We drove up to Vermont this past Friday to visit Dan and Alice. They are long-time friends—I’ve known Dan since high school. It started raining when we got to Killington area, then continued the rest of the day. And through the night. Saturday morning dawned grey, but with patches of blue breaking through. By late

And So It Begins

The first issue of Powder magazine was in the mailbox last week, followed a few days later by SKI magazine. Those are my indicators that it’s time to turn some serious attention to the upcoming ski and ride season. I have of course been thinking off and on since late July about the upcoming season

Beneath the Sea

One of the great joys of summer is getting in the water. And one of the great joys of being in the Watch Hill area is the abundance of marine life. Avie’s Ski / Sports has everything you need to slip beneath the surface and enjoy New England’s underwater glories. Wet suits, masks, fins, snorkels,

Ski Area Closures

It pained all of us at Avie’s Ski / Sports to cancel the Customer Appreciation trip to Mount Snow that would have gone north—today. In hindsight, I guess it was a good call because as of this morning, March 15th, a majority of ski resorts across the northeast have closed. Most all those have noted

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