August 4th, 2011 by Powder Pig
If you have Skied In the Rockies in recent years you probably considered renting skis. Well your not alone. I have some friends with a Ski Shop in Vail Colorado who was telling me they have had %50 increase in rentals every year for 3 years.
This coincides with Vail activating 100K epic passes each year and higher baggage fee's to bring your own skis.
The benefits to renting skis outweighs the hassle, cost and dragging your gear around when in the Western US. If you think about it the cost of bringing skis entails more than that if you tip porters. $5.00 arriving at the airport, Leaving the airport (both twice) the hotels bellman (both ways). That approximately $70 each way to bring your skis.
After spending the last several seasons in Vail CO I have seen so many people dump their East Coast Skis for Powder Ski Rentals. Though the fat skis have finally made it East the Skis in places like Vail are even fatter. 110 cm under foot in many cases.
The trend to renting skis on ski vacations will continue as long as spending slightly higher cost to rent makes a better travel experience.
October 4th, 2009 by Powder Pig
The Atomic SX12 ski is a top model for all skiers, but turns up the power for experts. With innovative Powerbridge technology, and an improved sidecut for even greater ski control, this ski will deliver precise skiing even at the highest speeds.
A great racing and carving skiercross ski, its it like being on a Supersport motorcycle, agile, stable and with rapid acceleration and great grip. They grip very well, even on very hardest packed snow.
Pure carving for the advanced to expert skier, the SX 12 will let you chill and cruise a little but really they want to be driven hard and fast, begging for you to attack the fall line.
These rocket ships deliver more grins per dollar than any other ski systems. Their ultra light 4Tix binding releases in any direction while the proven Metron geometry makes skiing any terrain childs play! The new entry model into the fascinating Metron Multi Condition world Lightweight forgiving ski with the tried and tested Metron sidecut for unlimited fun on the snow
Everything a Skiercross ski should be - perfect for the advanced expert skier.
Atomic All Mountain Ski Boot Bag 2013
List Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $49.99
Atomic All Mountain Ski Boot Bag 2013 - The Atomic All Mountain Boot Bag is a simple and easy way for you to carry and store your ski boots and a few extras. . Category: Boot Bags, Model Year: 2013, Product ID: 276398
November 19th, 2008 by Powder Pig
Every Year hundreds if not thousands of Skiers and Snowboarders suffer from head injuries from falls. Skiers and snowboarders fall. Thats it and your noggin needs to be protected.
Ski Vacations can be one of the best family activities. Everyone is happy at the end of a day skiing and snowboarding. Since most families start skiing together or as kids grow most in the group are at about the same level. Having a head injury during ski vacations can end all that fun. All everyone needs is a Ski Helmet.
Ski equipment should be on the top of the list when planning Ski Vacations. Ski helmet should be the 1st thing to consider. Especially kids Ski helmets. Some would argue Ski Boots would be first, but as a skier of 36 years experience I can say ski helmets are first.
Giro ski helmets are probably the most well known now. Giro helmets are well made and come in many models. Giro Fuse is their Audio Ski Helmet which has become very popular, but the standard is the G10 Giro Ski Helmet. In 2008 Giro added a size adjustment which helps with sizing. Being able to open and close the venting is also something Giro has on it G10 Ski Helmet. Giro Encore and Recruit also very popular Kids Ski Helmets. The Bad Lieutenant is more like a brain bucket look. The Giro Ricchet is a racing helmet
boeri ski helmet is also a more well known Ski Helmet. boeri Apollo
K2 is one of the oldest and well known ski Mfg, but makes some nice ski and Snowboard Helmets aswell. K2 Blackhawk, K2 Sceptor, K2 Ultramatic, K2 Automatic, K2 Cross Fire,
Carrera Ski elmet is a great choice aswell