Visiting Kjus

Recently one of our Buyers, Greg, got the chance to be flown out to look at the popular high end ski clothing brand Kjus.  Here is his recap of the trip: Every year I head off to Europe to look for new and interesting things to buy for our Skis.com customers.  This year I had […] Read more…

Staying Safe While Learning to Snowboard

We won’t sugar coat it, the first day of learning to snowboard can be a bit rough. A snowboard lesson is key to making the day a bit easier, but there are some things we can only learn by falling and getting back up. Kids make it seem easy, but most of us have to […] Read more…

How Long Does a Pair of Skis Last?

Replacing skis has nothing to do with the graphics, although early 2000s graphics on a ski in 2014 doesn’t look too good, but what matters is what’s happening underneath the topsheet over time.  The abuse from the mountain conditions, skiing style and technology changes over time can greatly hinder the performance of skis. Regular maintenance […] Read more…

5 Epic Ski Sequences in Movies

Check out these 5 movies which offer pretty memorable scenes that take place on the mountain. While I chose not to list ski movies like Aspen Extreme, Ski School or Out Cold, these are definitely sequences worth taking a look at.   1)  Dumb and Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Mary (Lauren Holly) spend […] Read more…

Gloves vs. Mittens

When you head out for a day of skiing, staying warm is one of the things that should rank high in importance.  Gloves and mittens really are a requirement for staying warm, but which one will keep you the warmest?  Are gloves better than mittens? Or, are mittens better than gloves? This is a question […] Read more…

5 Reasons to take a Ski or Snowboard Lesson

So, you’re thinking about giving skiing or snowboarding a shot. Fortunately, you’ve got a friend who’s been doing it for years and in an attempt to be helpful has uttered those famous last words, “I’ll teach you”. Is this the best way to get started? We say no! Here are our 5 reasons to take […] Read more…

Heated Gloves – It’s All About Warmth

The winter months bring fresh powder and beautiful snowy landscapes, making it so inviting to get out and play.  In order to participate and enjoy our cold weather pleasures, we need to be prepared with comfortable protection so we can withstand the cold and cherish its beauty.  I look forward to the snow, although I […] Read more…

Get Your Gear In Gear

The first skiing tracks are being laid and the annual snow dance has happened. It is time, winter is here. And even though every fiber in your body is poised for skiing, are you sure your gear is as amped as you? This is my pre-season checklist. Inevitably every season I have to track down […] Read more…

The First Lesson

As an instructor I know that few people appreciate the sheer joy of skiing like a beginner. At its fundamental level skiing is strapping wooden sticks to our feet and sliding down a snow-covered hill. Pretty darn great! However, as we hone our skills we develop a different relationship to the sport. Was I angulating […] Read more…

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