JK’s Ski Reports

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
Mar 132017
 

This was Superstar on Sunday. They were blowing the whole spine of the trail and the skiing was soft and creamy, a bit difficult on visibility, and really cold, but a sure sign of spring when they bring out the maximum capacity of ‘big guns’ to build up the whales, for the next month of skiing! Impressive!
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This is The Pike this morning. Again, really cold, but as you can see…a smooth surface of perfect corduroy!

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One more big Nor’easter storm coming tues/wed. Predictions are for over a foot.  A couple more powder days for us! yea! Get out and enjoy it!

 Posted by at 4:50 pm
Mar 022017
 

I like March because the sun shines! We should have some good spring snowstorms still to come… bringing us the golden corn with some fresh on top. Plenty of spring trips on the horizon to make the best of more than another month of skiing.  Pico took a pretty big hit these last few days, leaving snow making trails only for the next few weeks. We did hear they are going to continue the snow making there so get out and enjoy our last few weeks at Pico. Killington has built up Superstar to last through April. The skiing will continue to be great there through Easter.  Everyday on skis is a great day. Enjoy the spring!

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 Posted by at 4:16 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