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Apr 042017
 

April showers bring May flowers! yea! And… Great Spring Skiing!

Killington has built up a ‘Whale of a Trail’ on Superstar again this year for another month of great Spring skiing!

Although the whole mountain is still open, from Snowden to Bear,  warming temps in the forecast will ,change the surface to our favorite,  spring corn conditions, and we hope …long awaited sunshine!.

Pico has one more weekend, which looks sunny and glorious! Then it will be hiking Pico for fabulous spring turns.

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 Posted by at 4:46 pm
Mar 142017
 

It’s time for our Spring Sale of the Season! All our skis by K2, Rossignol, and Madshus are reduced to the lowest prices of the year! The K2 Pinnacle Series of rocker skis are $150 off! Coombacks, Waybacks, and Talkbacks for big mountain, and lightweight uphill are also $150 OFF!  Rossignol’s all mountain, Experience 88’s, and Temptation 84’s and 88’s, are all at least $100 OFF! Now’s the time to get the best buy on equipment! skiwall031317

Ski boots are on Sale too! Scarpa T1’s and T2 telemark ski boots are at least $50 OFF! Scott Synergy’s are over $100 OFF too!  The Scarpa Maestrale’s, Gea’s and Freedom SL Alpine Touring boots are over $100 OFF!  If you’ve been waiting to replace those old boots….now’s the time before prices go up next year!

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 Posted by at 1:22 pm
Feb 132017
 

Again… The West is the best… Our son Michael is getting the goods out  in BC at Kicking Horse. Lucky Dog!

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But for those of us who Love to ‘Ski the East’ … WE finally get a good 10″ storm !! Yea us! This morning at Pico couldn’t get any better. We got early runs on Karl’s and the Pike, and Birch Glades that were the moments we’ve been waiting for. All through the January rains we kept telling customers that February and March are the snowiest months. We still have a chance for a decent winter. Another month of cold and snow. Get out and enjoy it!

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Ok ! it’s true! I have locked my heels again for the first time in 25 years! Yesterday we did a nice hour long ‘alpine touring’ uphill skin and ski down and I did great. Today locking my heels for the first time, downhill, OOOO  It was not pretty! I was in the backseat! like you wouldn’t believe! trying desperately to find my balance, it was crazy! Finally Peter gave me some tips to steer that down hill ski around better. Jeezum… Stand on that big toe! and get it around. Holy deep snow and locked heels… Batman! I felt like a beginner! I couldn’t find my sweet spot! Yikes!

Actually once I got on to easier terrain I really did pretty good. I didn’t really forget how… just a little rusty! well… a lot rusty. But at least I tried it. Reaffirming that I am, and probably always will be, a ‘free heel skier’. Gimme back my ‘square toes’ and my ‘free heel’!  I felt like a fish out of water!

This year more than any other, Peter has embraced all three diciplines… Tele, NTN, and A T. It’s important to him to be able to relate to all, and explore the differences, equipment and skiing styles. He’s liking them all! for different days and snow conditions, and of course big mountain skiing. It makes total sense to be able to lock your heel in certain circumstances, especially steeps and deeps! He’s finding which… is the right tool for the job.

As always we offer the best in ‘old school’, ‘square toe’ Tele … still available in the industry. Scarpa and Scott traditional 3 pin boots, and NTN for Telemark.  When it come to ‘Randonne’  we have  Scarpa and Dynafit lightweight Alpine Touring  boots and bindings for those alpine skiers who want to earn their turns.  We still have a good selection and a long season to go.

35 days til spring! Make the  most of it!

 Posted by at 3:29 pm
Jan 072017
 

Ski reports have been all across the board this week, from cream cheese to cold smoke. Both days were unexpectedly great! Wednesday was pouring  rain in town and it never rained on the hill. Killington surprised them all with a consistant ‘hero, ego snow’. A  3″ surface of beautiful frosting on a firm, but not icy base. Lots  of trails were opened up, the Canyon, Needles, and Bear all had great skiing. There were 10 ‘Tele’ skiers out having fun this week.

Peter has skied fresh powder every morning for the last 4 days at Pico. Yesterday he got 7″ on KA from the top, and this morning, Wrangler, Bronco, and Lower Pipeline all surprised him with fresh snow and awesome skiing! And he was still able to get the store open by 10!

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I’ve been getting out the back country skis in the meadows down here in the valley, my Madshus Epoch’s with NNN BC boots and bindings have been perfect for the 2-3 inches of snow and occasional ‘fast grass’. It has been great for me to get out on the XC skis and get my heart rate up, enjoy the views and get a short work out in before work too.

Get out and enjoy the snow!

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This was a stunningly beautiful morning in town, 11 degrees, and sunny with the snow sparkling like diamonds!

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 Posted by at 4:47 pm
Nov 032016
 

We got in 8 runs on The Glades (Northridge Triple) yesterday. Conditions were soft corn snow on a firm but very edgeable surface. Mild temps and no snow guns.  Lots of nice easy bumps and good cover, full width, top to bottom, for the most part, except for a couple of rocky crossover spots. It was socked in and foggy on the lift, but easy enough to see on the hill. The crowd was very small, we skied right on to the lift. We were able to ski down from the top and then had to do the stair climb back up to the top for the gondola ride down.  It was a great first (lift) day for me, and day 2  for Peter and the ‘tele’  gang. The season has begun with an excellent start.

The weather looks to be turning colder for the weekend through next week, so that will give them a chance to refresh the surface with several good nights of snow making. Come on up and get some turns in!    We’re skiing!!

 

 

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