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, Nordica has come out with the all new GT Series of men’s skis. The GT Series is an upgrade of the Fire Arrow series of skis. While the Fire Arrow series were solid skis, I never really took a shine to them for some reason. The GT Series is designed to take on the front-side groomers, and I found them to be up to the task.
The 84 Ti EVO, 80 Ti EVO and 76 Ti EVO all contain titanal for stiffening. They all tipped into and out of turns with ease. And they held tight throughout the turns. I think this is the big difference with the Fire Arrow series which tended to slip a bit in tight turns. So this is a really nice upgrade. These same skis also have a slightly rounded tail design. In my opinion, this makes them a bit more agile and fun in the bumps and in the woods. …more
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“.
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
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
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. …more
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
A previous post took you through the ins and outs of “system skis“. You may want to check out that post as the knowledge will come in handy as you ponder the question “What kind of ski might be best for me?” Read on to find out. …more
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.
Been thinking about new skis but not quite ready to jump into the purchase? Avie’s Ski / Sport is pleased to announce that through the end of the current ski season, you can do an Adult Lease program with a pair of NEW skis and NEW ski boots.
Come into the shop and select ANY pair of new system skis (integrated ski/binding set up) priced at $399, select ANY pair of new ski boots priced at $199. You pay $300 for the package for the season. At end of season you can either return them, or you can purchase the package by paying the balance.
You get to ski all season on brand new skis, with your feet inserted into brand new boots that fit and perform better than rental/lease boots.
Stop into Avie’s Ski / Sport and let’s get you fitted out with some brand new gear for 2016. Not a bad way to kick off your New Year!
Now that winter seems to finally have arrived, visit Avie’s Ski / Sport and get the gear you need to play outside in comfort. Jackets, hats, gloves, goggles, helmets, snow pants, and more. But before you come in, grab the COUPON here to receive 10% off just about anything in the store outside of skis and boots.
Bummed out because it doesn’t apply to skis or boots? Grab this COUPON and you can get 20% off any new ski boots with the purchase of new skis.
And speaking of new skis, check out our recent blog about the Blizzard X-Power ski series and Tecnica boots match ups.