Internet vs. Ski Shop Purchases
Shop employees are great resources! you should know going into a shop what your skill level is, but the type of skier you are varies. Do you like fast runs carving on the groomers? or simply want to ski down and feel confident in any condition? Just because a certain ski is the “hot” model of the year, doesn’t mean it”s the best fit for your needs or ability, and this is where a ski shop’s knowledgeable sales person can be your greatest asset!
Snow is uneven, thus a wider ski creates a more stable platform for the skier…wider skis also spread the weight of a skier over a larger surface area, distributing the skiers weight more evenly per square inch on the snow; this is why powder skis allow you to “float” above the snow instead of sinking into it. Shorter skis usually have a smaller radius or quicker turn. A longer skis will have a longer radius.
All skis and snowboards have rocker and/or camber. When put on edge and weighted into a turn achieves reverse-camber. Cambered skis and boards produce more pressure on the snow at the tip and tail since they have to flex further to achieve this carve. Cambered skis just want to cut into the snow(great for fast carving) while Rocker-ed wants to stay on top of the snow(good for powdery snow).
-Base Layers (tops & Bottoms)
-A face mask or neckgator
-A mid layer
-An outer waterproof shell or jacket with vents
-Waterproof outer pants
-Good quality ski socks that wick away moisture
-Gloves and mittens
Many skiers dont realize that as the day goes on, blood begins partially leave the feet when the boot is buckled tight. A good fitting boot should be comfortably snug but not sloppy. You should be able to wiggle your toes but not have heel slippage or movement from side to side or forward to back.
If you’re skiing or snowboarding all day, we recommend to change your socks and gloves half way through to ensure you stay warm and dry. Even on the coldest days your hands and feet can still “cold sweat” creating a moisture that makes them colder. You’ll be surprised what a difference it makes and you can spend more time on your skis or board!
HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
Mon., Tues., Wed., 10am – 6pm
Thurs. 10am – 8pm
Fri. 10am – 9pm
Sat. 10am – 6pm
We are located at 62 Martell Court in Keene, NH which is on the intersection of Routes 12 & 101, and Main Street In Tax-Free New Hampshire.
See our Hours & Directions page for map.