Gear

2016 Blizzard Bonafide Being Tuned

Professional Tune on a New Set of Skis

One of our team members here at Skis.com, Mike, was lucky enough to get his hands on a brand new pair of 2016 Blizzard Bonafides. In order to have them ready for his first trip to Whistler he took them to one of our ski techs to have them mounted, tuned, and ready to go. […] Read more…

Proper Fitting Ski Helmet

3 Steps to a Proper Ski Helmet Fit

In 2003, 25% of skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes wearing helmets. Nine years later, that number was up to 70% with resorts in Switzerland reporting that 95% of its children wear helmets while skiing or snowboarding. One of the key factors that changed over the years is that ski helmets are increasingly more comfortable, […] Read more…

Picking the One Ski Quiver

How to Pick the One Ski Quiver

The one ski quiver. Is there really such a thing these days? Not everyone wants, or has the ability, to build a rack of skis for every condition imaginable. I’m sure you know the skier who has the short rippers for the park, fatty powder skis that might as well be two snowboards, and the […] Read more…

Nuts Make great ski snacks

Best Snacks for a Day of Skiing

Everyone knows that skiing, while it may look like an easy and care free good time (and it can be), actually burns a ton of calories. In one hour of skiing a 154 pound person can burn 595 calories. With that being said, it’s very important you stay hydrated and fueled while you are out […] Read more…

compression clothing

Explaining Compression Clothing

What is compression clothing? I’m glad you asked. Compression clothing by definition is a form fitting garment that is usually made from a spandex type material. Compression clothing can be made in shirts, shorts, tights, underwear and even hats. It is form fitting so that it can provide pressure over a specific body part to […] Read more…

What are Knee Bindings?

You may have seen Knee Bindings popping up on the slopes and in magazines. Since they are (rightfully) gaining some steam we thought it was time to demystify what Knee Bindings are all about. After a fair amount of back and forth with a product developer for Knee Binding, I came to find there was […] Read more…

Picking the Right Goggle Lens for the Right Light Conditions

Having the correct goggle lens for the light conditions that you are skiing in will drastically improve your vision on the slopes. Lenses that are too bright or too dark for the amount of sunlight or cloud cover you have can make skiing challenging for you. Most goggles are available in a wide variety of […] Read more…

SIA 2015 – A Sneak Preview of Next Years Gear!

Every year SnowSports Industries America puts on the biggest snow sports trade show in America in Denver, CO. SIA 2015 runs for about 5 days and pretty much every ski/snowboard/winter outdoors brand you can imagine is there. It’s a chance to see and experience all of next year’s gear, and what a year it will […] Read more…

Heated Clothing: What You Need to Know

Remember that dreaded Polar Vortex last year where it felt too cold to even step outside for more than 5 minutes? Many people were enjoying their time on the slopes during those days of record-breaking frigid temperatures, and what helped many of them stay warm in subzero temps was heated clothing. Gloves. Boots. Jackets. Even […] Read more…

What Does Ski Boot Last Mean?

There are many aspects to a ski boot. Features like closure systems, soles, liners, shells and any other additional tech all go into creating any number of ski boots for any variety of ski styles and skill levels. Ski boot last is one of the things that gets hidden under all other features. A lot […] Read more…

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