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Oct 132017
 

Looking forward to the first snowfall just around the corner! It’s time to be hiking, swimming, biking, doing whatever you do to get the body moving to get ready for ski season!

We are ready at Mountain Travelers with all the new Patagonia and North Face outdoor clothing, for men and women, up and waiting, for the weather to turn cold. We have the perfect underwear, mid-layers, and outerwear jackets and pants to keep you warm, dry, breathable, and comfortable for your favorite outdoor activities coming up soon.

We also still have a great selection of last years outerwear for men and women on our sale racks in the center of the store. They are the ‘bargains’ that always go first… we have down sweaters, down jackets, and lots more on sale at 25% off, until they are gone.

Peter has the equipment all set too! Scarpa boots are in and selling well, because people ‘always need new boots’!  We have T2 Eco’s and TX Pro NTN’s for Tele, and Gea’s and Maestrale’s for Alpine Touring.

Our favorite bindings are the 22 Designs Axl and Vice, and G3 Ion.

Peter has 42 years experience in mounting skis in our specialty of ‘Tele’ and ‘AT’. He has all the ‘jigs’ to mount them perfectly where they should be. Not an easy  job, to find an eastern expert, who can do that in our ever changing outdoor/ski industry. Call Peter K. For any questions you might have concerning mounting your equipment. Even if you did’nt get it from us, we’ll hope you got the right match of components … 🙂  and mount it for you … and help educate you to have the best experience you can out there.

We have a big selection of skis on sale from last year, again… ‘the bargains’ are always the first to go! So get in and check out what we have.  Rossignol has delivered and we are expecting K2 and new this year… Black Crows, from Charmonix to WOW skiers with the latest and the greatest!  Both will be in stock within the month before the snow flies!  We are pumped for the up-coming season ! Hope you are too!

 Posted by at 12:28 pm
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