Apr 292014
 

Mountain Travelers

Hike and Ski Shop

147 US Route 4 East, Rutland, VT 05701

802-775-0814

e-mail: info@mtntravelers.com

. . . After  43  years…

WE HAVE RETIRED !!

and Closed the shop, last April,

but we are still available … at the shop

with a small selection of

Skis, Boots and Bindings For Sale !

As well as consultations, and

Binding Mounting  for  ‘Tele’ and ‘AT’    

Peter K. is Available… by Appointment Only.

Please leave a message

at  802-775-0814 

or e-mail  Peter at

    info @mtntravelers.com 

WE THANK YOU ALL FOR A WONDERFUL RUN,

NOW IT’S TIME TO HAVE SOME FUN!

Peter and JoAnn Kavouksorian, Owners

Say It’s Not So!

 That’s All Folks !!

JoAnn & Peter K ca. 1978

 

(  WE WILL KEEP OUR WEBSITE GOING…Through 2019 Only ! )

HERE’S   ‘WHAT’S LEFT’     IN SKI HARD GOODS!

 Email us @ info@mtntravelers.com

 

TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING

Last of our …  EQUIPMENT

ON SALE…

(most at our cost or below!)     

TELEMARK AND ‘AT’ SKIS ON SALE !  (2014 -2016)   

2014   G3 EMPIRE 115               145-115-126   ( Size 180 )                 

           Reg.    $ 910.00   SALE    $549.00

2016   W’S  ROSSI TEMPTATION 88  135-88-124.  (SIZE 164)                 

           Reg.    $649.00.   SALE   $349.00          

(Updated 11/20/19 )

TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING SKIS ON SALE ! (2017)

2017   K2 Pinnacle 95.    132-95-115     ( Size 177 only )                         

            Reg. $649.00    SALE  $499.00  

2017  Rossignol Seek 7 Tour   122-86-108.  ( Size 162,168,176,182 )          

            Reg. $549.00     SALE  $299.00

2017  Black Crows Camox Freebird    128-97-114.  ( Size 162 )            

            Reg. $759.00     SALE  $599.00

2017   W’s Rossignol Temptation 84    132-84-120.  (Size 162 only)     

            Reg. $599.00     SALE  $339.00

( Updated… 11/20/ 2019 )

TELEMARK AND ALPINE TOURING SKIS ON SALE ! ( 2018 )

2018    BLK CROWS NAVIS FB      133-102-118   ( Size 179 )                

            Reg. $799    SALE   $599  

2018   ROSSI SOUL   7                      136-106-126    ( Size 180 only )        

           Reg. $749    SALE. $559

2018  K2 PINNACLE 95                     132-95-115.     ( Size 177 )          

           Reg.  $649. SALE $499

2018  W’s ROSSI SPICY  7                 122-86-108     ( Size 154,162 )          

           Reg.   $449   SALE $299

2018  W’s ROSSI SKY  7                     126- 97 117      ( Size 156 only)          

          Reg.   $699   SALE  $529

2018  W’s K2  ALLUVITT                  128-88-110       ( Size 170  )        

          Reg.   $599   SALE  $449.00 

( Updated 11/20/19 )

Ski Shots - 006

Last of the…

TELEMARK  BOOTS ON SALE !!  ( 2018 ) 

BACKCOUNTRY 75MM BOOTS

GARMONT EXCURSION   75 mm  ( Sizes:  23.5, 25.5 )             

                      Reg.  $349.00    SALE   $279.00

SCARPA T4  75mm   ( Sizes:   26 + 30 )                                            

                     Reg.   $399.00.  SALE   $319.00

LIFT SERVICE TELEMARK BOOTS

SCARPA T2  ECO  75mm.   ( Sizes  26 )                              

                    Reg. $599.00       SALE  $479

SCARPA    T1  75mm   ( Size 28 only )                                              

                   Reg.  $699.00.     SALE.  $549

SCOTT   SYNERGY   75mm    ( Sizes  26.5, 29.5 )                

                   Reg. $599.00      SALE. $449

SCARPA TX PRO   NTN     ( Sizes   30 )                                            

                  Reg.  $699.00.   SALE  $549

W’S SCARPA  T2  ECO   75mm   ( Sizes  25 )                            

                 Reg.   $599.00.    SALE  $479

TELEMARK BINDINGS ON SALE (2018)

22 DESIGNS VICE (SMALL) Reg. $220 / SALE

22 DESIGNS VICE  ( LARGE) Reg. $220 / SALE

22 DESIGNS OUTLAW X  (LARGE) / SALE

VOILE SWITCHBACK (SHORT)  Reg. $279  /  SALE

VOILE W’S SWITCHBACK ( W’S) Reg. $279 / SALE

VOILE 3 PIN W/ CABLE TRAVERSE Reg. $150 / SALE

RIVA 3 STANDARD  / SALE

BLACK DIAMOND 411 CABLE  Reg. $59 / SALE 

BC 75 CABLE w/ LIFTER (1 long / 1 std )  / SALE

1 USED VOILE 3 PIN W/ CABLE W 10mm RISER  / SALE

TELEMARK ADJUSTABLE SKI POLES 

BD RAZOR CARBON PRO (115-140) Reg. $139.95 / SALE

BD TRAVERSE ADJUSTABLE POLE (95-145) Reg. $99.95 / SALE

 

( Updated 11/20/19 )

Alpine Touring Skiing

ALPINE TOURING BOOTS  ON SALE  (2018)

SCARPA MAESTRALE RS  Pin Tech  ( Sizes 29,30 ).          

               Reg.  $795.00.   SALE.  $599

ALPINE TOURING BINDINGS ON SALE 

FRITSCHI DIAMIR FREERIDE PRO ML 100   Reg. $529.95 / SALE

FRITSCHI DIAMIR FREERIDE PRO ML 115  Reg. $529.95 / SALE

FRITSCHI DIAMIR EAGLE 12 SM 90  Reg. $489.95 / SALE 

UPDATED 11/20/19

Telemark Skiing

 Peter K. can mount most free heel Telemark bindings.

We have all the ‘jigs’ , and expertise,

to update, or re-create your Telemark needs, 

he is available ... @ info@mtntravelers.com

for consultation, and for mounting bindings     BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Time to Hike For it!

Cross Country Skiing

CROSS COUNTRY SKIS ON SALE

MADSHUS VOSS  BC50.  WAXABLE Full Metal Edge SKI

                  60-50-55  ( Sizes 170,190,200 )  

                  Reg. $199.00   SALE    $99.00

CROSS COUNTRY BOOTS ON SALE

ALPINA BLAZER (old style 75 mm)  ( Sizes 36,37,39,40,42)    

                 Reg. $75.00     SALE $45.00

ALPINA 1575  (quality 75 mm)  ( Size 42 only )                  

                 Reg   $169.00   SALE $115.00

ALPINA OUTLANDER ( quality NNN BC )  

(Sizes 37,38,44,45,47 )         Reg.  $189.00.   SALE  $135.00

Updated 11/20/19

Thanksgiving Day ' ski out the back door' 2014

Snowshoeing

ATLAS SNOWSHOES LEFT ON SALE !

M’S  TREELINE   ( SIZES 25 + 30 ).      Reg.  $249.95     SALE  $199.00

M’S ACCESS.    ( SIZE 30 )                      Reg.  $169.95     SALE $139.00

4 PR ATLAS 1025 ( SIZE 25) USED /  SALE

Updated 11/20/19

Hiking

HIKING BOOTS  LEFT ON SALE !

W’s Asolo Falcon GTX   ( Size 40/8.5 + 42//9.5) Reg. $220 / SALE

W’s Salomom XA Pro 3D  (Size 40/8.5)   Reg. $130 / SALE 

W’s Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX  (Size 41/9) + (42/10) Reg. $165 / SALE

W’s Asolo 535  (Sizes 40/ 8.5 + 42/10) Reg. $250 / SALE

W’s Scarpa Kailash GTX  ( Size 40/ 8.5 ) Reg. $235 / SALE

 W’s Garmont Amica Hike GTX (Size 42/10) Reg. $155 / SALE

M’s Scarpa Kailash GTX (Size 43/10) Reg. $220 / SALE

M’s Scarpa Moraine GTX (size 42/9 + 45/11.5)  Reg. $160 / SALE

M’s Asolo Fugitive GTX  Sizes 43/9 + 47/13) Reg. $250 / SALE

M’s Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 (Size 42/8.5) Reg. $165 / SALE

UPDATED 11/20/19

THAT’S WHAT’S LEFT… 

If you need a consultation …

with ‘Peter K’  …

‘Tele & AT’ Ski …

or  Thule Car Rack Specialist…

 … e-mail him at  “info@mtntravelers.com”

for an appointment.

and he’ll get back to you.

 

That’s all Folks! After 43 Years! Time for US to Travel and have some FUN!

Happy Trails to you!

Until We Meet Again…

We are hitting the road in our old van,

as often as we can! 

 

 

 

 

                            

 Posted by at 5:01 pm
Aug 052019
 

WELCOME FRIENDS, AND OLD FAVORITE CUSTOMERS…

WE ARE WELL… WE ARE ENJOYING OUR RETIREMENT, AND SUMMER.

PK IS RIDING HIS BIKE, SPENDING SOME CHOICE DAYS SAILING AND SWIMMING IN THE ADK’S, STILL WORKING ON FINAL CLOSURE OF THE STORE, AND PLANNING ON MAKING HIMSELF AVAILABLE FOR MOUNTING BINDINGS, CONSULTATIONS, AND A FEW CUSTOMER SALES MEETINGS, COME FALL AND WINTER. IF YOU NEED HIS ADVICE OR HELP WITH ANYTHING ‘TELE’ OR ‘A T’ RELATED DON’T HESITATE TO SEND HIM AN EMAIL, AND HE’LL BE HAPPY TO GET BACK TO YOU.

JK…I AM DOING WELL TOO. I HAVE MOSTLY RECOVERED FROM LAST WINTER. I HAVE BEEN CONTINUING MY AQUA AEROBICS, WALKING, GARDENING, SAILING, AND SWIMMING, AND PROUDLY, HAVE ALMOST REGAINED MY STRENGTH BACK! SO THAT’S AWESOME. WE HAVE 2 GRAND DAUGHTERS, WHO ARE THE ‘LOVE OF OUR LIVES’ AND ARE ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT WE CAN WITH THEM.

WE HAVE A ‘BUCKET LIST’ A MILE LONG… AND NOT ENOUGH DAYLIGHT HOURS TO EVEN GET STARTED… LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME LONG DISTANCE TRIPS IN THE FUTURE, BUT FOR NOW FEELING BLESSED TO HAVE OUR HEALTH, OUR FAMILY, AND THE FREEDOM TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN.

BEST WISHES TO ALL OUR PAST FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS, THANKS FOR CHECKING ON US! WE ARE HAPPY AND DOING GREAT.

EMAIL US AT: INFO@MTNTRAVELERS.COM. HAPPY TRAILS!

 Posted by at 5:27 pm
Mar 222018
 

We had a beautiful tour in Mendon on Sunday, before work. The snow depth was huge, it was so light and powdery, we climbed 750 ft, on a super cold bluebird day. The forest was so quiet, we could hear the trees squeak. We skinned uphill for a little over an hour, and the ridge was windy and cold on the top. The ski down was a super fun luge run, it was so deep , but you could slip in and out of the skinning track and get some amazing deep powder turns.

 

Getting away from the area and deep into the forest is one of my favorite things. I’m always reminded of a great “TedTalk” I heard once of how “trees talk to each other”! A ten year long study of how interacted their roots and branches are, and the soil they share, and the climate, and how they will actually share water and nutrients with a weaker tree, especially of the same species. It was enlightening and fascinating!

The views from the top are always so beautiful, the ‘reward’ for the skin up! These are of the west ridge behind Pico looking at Blue Ridge and East Mountain..

Ready for the run down, the fun part!

 

 Posted by at 5:22 pm
Mar 222018
 

Wow ! What a great couple of weeks of Nor’Easters! Three in a row, to bring us the best March skiing we can remember! We have been skiing the woods, and cruzing on the groomers, it just dosn’t get any better than this. Hope everybody has been getting out there to enjoy it.

 

We have even had some bluebird days, although cold and windy for spring. Yesterday we did 18 runs on Killington! That’s a big Wednesday! It was totally quiet, everything was perfectly groomed, and we had a motley crew of 18 in the parking lot til 4:30. That’s a rite of spring. Yea! Us! Conditions should continue to be awesome through the weekend on slope, and off piste, the northern slopes are holding up well, soft and powdery still, while the southern exposures are consolidating quickly and will be closed by next week. Killington will be open 100% into April this year, and Superstar into May.

Tele Buds on Wednesday 3/22/18

 

 Posted by at 4:14 pm
Mar 102018
 

PK’s been skiing everyday he can at Pico! 5+ days a week, sometimes only for a run or two before work. Plus his full days at Killington on Wednesdays. He can’t get enough!

He’s been testing, testing different skis each time, most days on ‘Tele’, but then he’ll throw in a day or two on ‘ A T ‘ or ‘NTN’, just for kicks, and to keep himself ‘up to date’ on what’s out there, and educate himself on what he’s selling.

Traditional Square Toe….He always falls back to ‘square toe Tele’ as his favorite, though. Old school Tele… he likes the light touch. Of the 50 Tele skiers we know , and see come through the shop, 90% of them are still skiing square toe, and will continue to as long as its available.

 

Black Crow Navis Freebird Skis with 22 Designs Axl Binding and Scarpa T2 Eco Boots

NTN …(New Telemark Norm) he’s liking more and more, he can appreciate the ability to go hard and fast and ski ‘more alpine like’ but feels like you loose 1st and 2nd gear, and learning to feel the ball of your foot. The NTN binding pulls from the ball of your foot, rather than the heel like in traditional square toe. It is where the R&D of the industry is concentrating, so it can be a great choice for young, up and coming, charging new Tele skiers, who want to go fast, and keep up with their alpine friends.

K2 Wayback 104 Ski with 22 Designs Outlaw X Binding and Scarpa TX Pro NTN Boot

 

Alpine Touring…. is really growing, with lots of new comers in the Alpine world jumping in next season. It has a huge place in the skiing world as well, because of it’s versatility, lightweight uphill possibilities, and stability for alpine runs.. It is by far the best tool for big mountain skiing out West, and in Europe, and for any alpine skier new to ‘uphill travel’ who doesn’t want to learn to Tele. The uphill is lighter and more efficient, with AT, its convenient, and has a releasable binding adding an element of safety. Any guide on any big mountain trip, be it heli and cat skiing in the Cascades and Alaska or Chamonix, they will want you on “AT”. We have lots of local Docs skinning up Pico at sunrise, and taking trips to Norway, they don’t want to Tele, they want AT, they’re alpine skiers who want to go uphill.  Same with our Stratton customers, who travel out West several times a year, they are loving their ‘AT ‘ set ups they got from Peter.

G3 Roamer Skis with G3 Ion 12 Binding and Scarpa Maestrale Boots

We still have a decent choice of skis and boots available at our lowest ‘end of the season’ discount prices…as LOW as he’ll go!  Come see PK for an education on what skiing style is best for you! And what kind of deal on equipment updates… he might have for you, to replace skis, boots, or both! His March Madness SALE on equipment is going on now through the end of the month.

 Posted by at 4:32 pm
Mar 052018
 

Last weeks snowstorm was a big surprise bonus for us, both on the hill and down here in the valley. I love to get out in the woods touring almost as much, or more, than I do lift service skiing. Below are a couple of cool ‘wildlife tracks’ shots that I took last week … Beaver tracks, crossing from one section of the river to another. I always admire their determination, engineering, and survival techniques more than any other animal. They are cool. 

We have had a huge year at the store selling Nordic. We have stuck with our determination to sell a wider, full edged, cross country ski finding that it is by far the best tool for all around stability and control for “out the backdoor skiing” fields, logging roads, and snowmobile trails like most of our customers prefer to do.  We are ‘sold out’ for the 2nd time! It’s great exercise, such a delight out in nature, (cool beaver tracks!) and to us, there’s nothing like getting to spend hours outdoors in the winter. Hope you have all taken advantage of the ‘fleeting’ moments and opportunities to get out on the ‘skinny skis’ too! So fun! And so good for you! One more snowstorm coming up to get out in the backwoods and meadows, before the spring melts it all away for another year. Killington will be open for another couple months, but cross country is as ‘elusive’ as ever, and you have to ‘jump on the chance’ to ski out in your favorite backdoor spots before it disappears! Get out there and enjoy!

 

 Posted by at 4:09 pm