Tag Archives: gear

What’s the right ski for me?

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 through the question “What’s the right ski for me?” …more

Let The Season Begin!

The first major snow storm of the season is on the doorstep of the Green Mountains in Vermont. A foot plus of that gorgeous white stuff  will be drifting out of the clouds and covering up the naked ski trails with the kind of blanket we all love the best. And with temperatures dropping dramatically, snow guns will be firing full blast to augment the natural snow falling from the sky.

That means it’s time for us skiers and riders to get ourselves ready to hit the slopes. With all the too pleasant weather we have been having, I know I am guilty of not being ready to head north to play in the snow. And maybe neither are you. Let’s not procrastinate longer. …more

“Summerize” It

Face it, end of the season probably means tossing your skis or snowboard into a corner in the basement, garage, or shed and “fawgetaboutit.”

Until November or December. Then you beat off the horde of spiders and pull out something with a grey, fuzzy, ashen-colored base, rust-caked edges, and mold and mildew spreading across once vibrant graphics. …more

What You Need to Know About “System” Skis

We started a series of posts intending to discuss the various makes and styles of skis we have at Avie’s Ski / Sport, and pairing them up with boots (see Blizzard system skis). But after posting it, it seemed there would be too much repetition. So we decided to morph it all  into an occasional “Gear Knowledge” series that will cover, eventually, all areas of the sport. Here goes.
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Blizzard Ski Rundown

Blizzard X-Power series skis have been a mainstay of the front-side, carving ski lineup since their inception. The Blizzard X-Power series is a system ski, meaning it comes as an integrated ski and binding package. No drilling, no mounting. A major benefit of a system ski is that if you change boots, or heaven forbid, sell them or pass them along in the family, a certified ski technician can adjust them to the new configuration without much ado. …more