Today is the 21st of March. Yesterday, by the calendar, was the first day of spring. Today, on my drive in to work, I noticed the osprey atop her nest on Route 1 at Silver Spring Cove in Narragansett. When the ospreys are back on the nests here along coastal Rhode Island, to me, that marks the start of spring.
The snow is still great up north. Ask anyone who was on the bus trip to Okemo this past Sunday. Ski and ride season isn’t quite over yet. Keep hitting the slopes as much as you can for as long as you can. Temperatures are continuing to run cold up north, so take advantage while it lasts.
But if you really need to call it quits for the season, there’s a few things you should consider. …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
Unfortunately plans were altered and instead of 3-days and 3-mountains as I noted in my last post, I got no days and no mountains. That’s a pretty big negative to chew on. But there is a positive side. …more
Here is a short video clip taken at one of our recent tuning clinics. Alan, who manages the tuning shop at Avie’s Ski / Sport, is describing the various types of wax available to several attendees from Yawgoo Valley Ski Area in Exeter, Rhode Island. …more
Next time in the shop ask about the “3-fer-2 Card” waxing special. Pay for 2 waxes ($30) and get a third wax FREE. This special can be applied to any combination of skis and/or snowboards. Make your time on the slopes more fun by keeping your skis or snowboard slick and shiny, and if you feel the need for speed, this card’s for you. This is an awesome STOCKING STUFFER for those special friends and family that spend time on the slopes.
Saturday December 12th at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, and again on Sunday December 13th at 2:00 pm, we will be hosting a ski and snowboard tuning clinic in the shop. Stop by and see how to wax skis and snowboards so that your time on the snow is the best that it can be. Following the clinic we will offer special discounts on all waxing tools, supplies, and accessories. …more