Thirty-nine smart riders and skiers took the Avie’s Ski Bus north yesterday to Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont. Temperatures hovered in the mid-20s at the summit and low 30s at the base, with a mix of sun and clouds. A brief but intense snow flurry for about a half hour graced the day just to add
For 2017 Blizzard has replaced their Magnum and XPower series skis with the Quattro set of sticks. Quattro encompasses both men’s and women’s skis, which have been designed to best accommodate the differences between the sexes. What a great concept! But Quattro is not just a ski, it is a system ski. That means that the
The big news from Fischer for 2017 is the Pro MTN series of skis. Featuring Air-Tech technology, the Pro MTN skis shed considerable weight relative to other carving skis, but retain the stiffness needed to keep them stable in turns and at speed. Aimed at skiers who focus on carving up the corduroy, the Pro
Last February I had the opportunity to go try out skis and other gear that would hit the market in the 2017 season. Since Avie’s Ski / Sport is a Nordica dealer, I spent some time checking out their gear for you. Here I pass along to you what I found. For the 2017 season,
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Channel 10’s recent clip of “On The Slopes” then you may want to take a look. This episode features Avie’s Ted Avedesian giving some tips on staying warm and dry while playing outside in winter weather. To take a look click the link to “On The Slopes“.
The big news in the 2017 Volkl ski line has to do with the ladies. Volkl redesigned—from top to bottom—the entire line of ladies all-mountain skis. This new product line is the Flair series of skis. From the carbon infused Flair SC UVO to the composite-bodied Flair 73, ladies have their choice of hard charging
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
Ever hear of ARMADA skis? Of course you have. They’re the one’s that started the whole freeski movement back in the early 2000s. To us skiing curmudgeons though, ARMADA meant twin tips attached to park rats. Just ignore it. Maybe it will go away. But free skiing didn’t. And ARMADA didn’t.
I got an email this morning pointing out how many “Skier’s Choice” awards Dalbello ski boots have received for the 2016/2017 season. I thought I would take a moment to share with you some personal experience and thoughts regarding Dalbello boots. First off, Avie’s Ski/Sport is carrying Dalbello ski boots this season, so if you find any
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