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How to Wax Your Skis at Home
How to Wax Your Skis at Home

This is the most simple of tech tasks and can save you lots of $$$; we encourage all skiers to consider doing wax work at home. IMPORTANT: We feel that waxing at home is easy and critical to your skis’ health and well being. To that end, we are happy to meet you at the […]

Read More October 20, 2023
Palisades Tahoe
Palisades Tahoe

As fall turns the corner to winter, it’s hard not to ponder what the ski season will bring. We love this time of year and can’t wait to strap on some skis ourselves. We connect with a lot of skiers each year.  Many of them, especially first-timers, have questions about the weather, gear rentals, and […]

Read More October 19, 2023
The “Cutting Edge”
The “Cutting Edge”

We just spent a lot of money on a robot. I know that robots are common in the manufacturing of cars and that sort of thing. Lately, robots are getting more common in ski tuning, too. Starting at the factory level skis are getting built and tuned by machines instead of humans more and more. […]

Read More October 18, 2023
Stockli Stormrider 95 Review
Stockli Stormrider 95 Review

Once upon a time, Stockli was a brand mainly for those that wanted to work hard at high speeds to get the full benefit of a ski. Now things have changed. Stockli has lightened and softened their Stormriders while maintaining the amazing solid feel and confidence that only a Stockli can deliver. The Stormrider 95 […]

Read More October 11, 2023
Vacuum once a year if you need it or not…
Vacuum once a year if you need it or not…

I think I may “vacuum” my boots more than I vacuum at home! A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be one of the first “civilians” to get a pair of Fischer Vacuum boots made for me. I flew to Salt Lake City and the Fischer Race support guru molded my boots. He […]

Blizzard Rustler 9 Review
Blizzard Rustler 9 Review

The Rustler 9 is a go-to all-mountain ski. Known for its combination of technical performance and versatility all over the mountain, at 94 mm underfoot, it’s tuned for frontside skiing—bumps, groomers, skier cross, you name it – it can do it. With smooth suspension, tapered tips, and freeride rocker, it can also do some off-piste […]

Elan Ripstick 96 Review
Elan Ripstick 96 Review

Praised by testers and professional skiers, the Ripstick 96 is an all mountain weapon. They are super easy to ski. Light and predictable. With impeccable manners on groomed runs, this ski uses Amphibio technology to help you hold your form effortlessly. Due to their weight and easy flex they do have an attainable speed limit, […]

The Perfect Ski?
The Perfect Ski?

I got some new skis near the end of last year. They are from a company in Telluride Colorado called Wagner Custom Skis. A friend of the shop told me that I would like Pete Wagner and that we should figure out a way to work with him. Time went by and apparently he heard […]

Read More October 2, 2023
Accessory Brands

We carry accessories for every need  –  helmets, goggles, sunglasses, ski poles, tools, wax, gloves, boot heaters, ski & boot bags, ski-specific socks and more – from these premium brands: AthalonBlack DiamondBoosterDryGuyGiroGordiniHestraJulboLekiLineNativePocPrětRossignolSkootysScottSidasSmithSport TubeSuperfeetSwixTherm-icTokoUvexVuarnet

Read More March 17, 2023
Ski Brands

Alpine and Touring Skis Armada – The 18/19 lineup is their most complete collection of hard-charging directional skis, performance-enhancing all mountain skis and the most dedicated lineup of freestyle skis in the industry. Black Crows – Black Crows is an independent French freeski brand from chamonix. Founded in 2006 by pro freeskiers Camille Jaccoux and Bruno Compagnet, black crows […]

Read More November 17, 2021