JK’s Ski and Paddling Reports

Jun 052018
 

 

Our summer shipments of kayaks have arrived from North Carolina, from Hurricane, Perception, and Wilderness Systems.

We have narrowed down our selection even better this summer, to bring you a great choice of kayaks for everybody in the family. Every size, and every shape matters when it comes to kayak selection.

A little woman who weighs 125 lbs is certainly not going to need the same boat as a man who weighs 180 lbs. Little women need little boats! They fit better, they have a smaller cockpit, the width is narrower, they are lighter weight so they can load them by themselves. Even their paddles have a ‘small shaft’ to fit small hands better. Women are best suited to 10-12 ft kayaks for all those reasons.

A big man needs a bigger boat! For better floatation, better foot room, better bouncy, better tracking, better glide, better cruising, and more stability for fishing. A large man needs a minimum of a 12 -14 ft kayak size.

We take great pride in fitting each boat specifically to each paddler, so that they can have the best experience ever in their new kayak. If you need a rugged boat anybody in the family can use, that can be brought up on shore, and transported in the back of a pickup truck, then a Perception or Wilderness Experience ‘roto-molded’ polyethylene kayak …weighs a little more, but is way more rugged and durable.

If you are looking for an upgrade in performance, something lightweight, that is a pleasure to paddle and a breeze to carry, then a Hurricane kayak is likely your best choice. Hurricane kayaks are made of lightweight Trylon ABS thermoform plastic that does not warp or oil can like many cheap poly boats. Trylon is rigid, with an exterior UV coating to protect your Hurricane from fading or turning brittle. The acrylic coating has a beautiful shine, and they just plain look pretty! Kayaks made of Trylon weigh 10-15 lbs less than comparable polyethylene kayaks.

Come check out our selection as they won’t last long! We only brought in one shipment this year.

We are open 10-5 Tuesday through Friday. 10-3 Saturdays, and Closed on Sundays and Mondays so we can go paddling!   We are also… Closed for a one week vacation in June (17th-24th) so plan ahead … and get ready for tons of fun on the water this summer!

 Posted by at 4:33 pm
Jun 052018
 

We have a nice selection of summer sportswear just arrived from Patagonia and The North Face.

As always we have ‘cherry picked’ each line to find the minimal, quick dry clothing choices, to bring along on your next summer adventure. For outerwear we have Patagonia’s Torrent Shell rain jackets for men and women, to keep you dry and comfortable on any rainy day,  along with quick dry tee shirts to wear underneath, that are perfect for layering, or wearing by themselves.

We also have hiking shorts and pants, and some nice casual dress shirts and  polos for men.   For women we have some cute tees, light weight hoodies,  some short and hiking length shorts, a capri, and a cute skirt,  to pack ultralight for going anywhere. Everything we have is perfect for traveling… those few key pieces that you can wear multiple days at a time, and work for almost any occasion. Keep it lightweight, keep it compact, keep it versatile, with summer sportswear from MountainTravelers.

 Posted by at 3:33 pm
Apr 142018
 

Time for skinning up Pico. PK skinned up to the top of Birch Glade Thursday morning before work and got 3″ of fresh snow on top of a perfect base. Saw 4 turkeys, heard songbirds and saw bear tracks. Had a beautiful run down. Now’s the time to hike and ski Pico. It’s a short window before they open up the work roads. One of his favorite short runs is the top of B Slope, the view is awesome with beautiful sunsets to the West and you can do it in 1/2 an hour.

 Birch Glades April 12 Powder Day

Omland’s Overlook, B Slope, Pico April 2

 Posted by at 2:49 pm
Mar 292018
 

We have all our equipment on SALE … at the best prices of the season. ‘This is all we have for sizes and as low as we’ll go!

Now’s the time to save on new  ‘Tele” or “ A T  “ skis or ski boots! Below are some of the great deals we have left.

April 2018 Men’s Ski Sale

April 2018 Women’s Ski Sale

2017 Black Crows Ski SALE  (4/1)

Navis Freebird  133-102-118  Reg. $799   SALE  $599    Sizes 162, 171,178.

Camox Freebird 128-88-110  Reg. $759   SALE.  $579.  Sizes 169, 179

 2017 K2 Ski SALE  (4/1)

Pinnacle 105   137-105-121.  Reg. $699.   SALE   $559.  Size 177

Pinnacle 95   131-98-119.   Reg. $649.  SALE.  $549.  Size 177

Pinnacle 88   128-88-110.  Reg. $599.   SALE. $499.  Size 184

Wayback 104    136-104-122.  Reg. $699.  SALE  $559.  Size 177, 184

Wayback 86   128-96-118.  Reg. $699.  SALE.  $559.  Sizes  170,177, 184

Alluvit 88   128-88-110   Reg $599.  SALE   $479.  W’s. Sizes  156, 163, 170

Talkback 96   128-96-118   Reg.  $$699   SALE.  $559.   W’s Size 163

Talkback 88   126-88-113.  Reg. $649    SALE.  $519.    W’s Size 163

2017 Rossignol Ski SALE. (4/1)

Experience 88HD   135-88-124    Reg. $699.  SALE  $559.  Size 172, 180

Seek Tour 7    122-86-108.  Reg. $549.   SALE   $439.  Sizes 162, 168, 176, 182

Temptation 84HD.  132-84-120.  Reg. $599.  SALE   $479.  W’s Size 162

 

SUPER DISCOUNTED… ‘2106 and Earlier’  SALE SKIS.  (4/1)

2016 K2 Comeback 104   136-104-122   Reg. $699   SALE.  $499.  Size 170

2016 K2 Pinnacle 88.  128-88-110.  Reg  $599    SALE   $479   Size 170

2016 K2 Pinnacle 95   132-95-115.  Reg.  $699.  SALE   $529.  Size 170, 177, 184

2016 K2 Talkback 88.  126-88-113   Reg.  $649   SALE.  $499.  W’s Size 167

2016 K2 Fulluvit 95.   132-95-115    Reg.  $649.  SALE.   $499.  W’s Size 163

 

2012 G3 Cake  138-110-128   Reg. $620   SALE  $349.   W’s Size 168

2014 District Carbon 100.  132-100-123.  Reg. $690.  SALE   $399.  Size 172

2014 Empire Carbon 115   145-115-126.  Reg.   $910.  SALE   $649.   Size 180

2014 K2 Shreditor 92    124-92-118.    Reg. $500   SALE.  $379.    Size 177

2015 Voile V8   134-107-117.   Reg. $650    SALE    $499.     Size 176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by at 4:09 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