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Hot Wax Vs. Hand Wax

The sweaters have come out and the snow has fallen and what does that mean? Ski and ride season is upon us again and I am sure your gear is ready and eager to wake up from its long summers nap. But don’t head to the slopes in such a hurry just yet, make sure you stop into the Skiers Edge to get a full check up on all your gear. While your hear tweaking and adjusting ask our service staff for a new season wax on your skis or snowboard.

We have two options here at the shop when it comes to equipment waxes. You can choose from a free hot wax or a five dollar hand wax. Out hot wax is a simple wax from the machine that takes about a minute to get started and finished. This wax is used for a one day use only, this would be best from those of you who only ski a few times a year when coming up to visit your cabin. When it comes to your longer trips, it would be better to look into our hand wax, this is a slightly more involved procedure, still only taking a few minutes from start to finish. Our service techs take their time to ensure your board or skis are set with a good even wax that will send you down the slopes smooth and easy. This wax last for 2-3 days and is worth the five dollar charge. Stop in and talk to our staff about any other questions you might have on getting your gear set up for this winter season.


Ski season is coming to an end and while the sun is melting the snow outside we are melting our prices here inside The Skiers Edge! All winter jackets and pants are now 25% off, our Smith Brand sunglasses are marked down 25% and all of our snow backpacks are 20% off their original price!

Summer is just around the corner and The Skiers Edge will be switching along with the weather. Bye bye skis and hello fly rods! To kick off the fly fishing season we are offering our customers 30% off all waders,boots, rods,reels and spools. Plus 25% off fishing gear bags and 40% off all summer clothing. Be sure to stop in and see what The Skiers Edge can offer you while seasons and the store are changing.

All About Them Deals

When it comes down  to it, we all know we are looking for a sale. Well, look no further, the door to Skiers Edge hides multiple deals inside waiting just for you. Snow pants, Jackets and backpacks of all sizes and colors are now on sale.


Speaking of hidden, old man winter seems to be locked up behind his own doors. No worries though, Sunrise Park Resort still has plenty of snow and good conditions, considering winters absents. So if your family is looking for an adventure this weekend, make Skiers Edge your first stop and Sunrise Park Resort your final destination.

Sunrise Park Resort

If you’re coming up to ski at Sunrise Park Resort this weekend then you should be reading this blog for an update on weather, conditions, events, and specials!

Weather and conditions

It has been snowing on and off throughout the day up at Sunrise and they have received three new inches of snow as of Friday, bringing their base to 36 inches. They’ve received 6 inches total in the last week. The snow is a little hard in the morning since the temps have been in the high teens and low twenties, but starts to soften around 10:30-11:00. They have been keeping the runs groomed and have been making snow every night.


imagesThis year Sunrise is going to hold their 1st annual Pond Skimming Weekend on Saturday, March 22nd and Sunday, March 23rd. Bring your skis or board and see if you have what it takes to skim across the pond without getting too wet! Feel free to wear any costume you like! Register with the Guest Services Office the day of the event to participate in the fun. Don’t forget your towel!



If you have a season pass to any ski resort in the U.S. then you’re in luck! Bring your pass up to Sunrise and receive 1/2 off your lift ticket! You must present proof of your pass. Be aware that this only applies to Adult and Youth passes. Junior and college passes are not part of the discount deal.imgres

There’s another deal going on that applies to pass holders as well. This time you have to be a Sunrise pass holder. The deal is that you bring a friend to the mountain with you, present your pass at the ticket window, and your FRIEND receives 1/2 off their lift pass! What a great way to get a free lunch out of your friend! Just kidding.

Happy skiing everyone!

White Mountain Weather Update

A good storm finally came through the White Mountains and Sunrise Park Resort! We have snow cover of a few inches here in town and we’re expecting snow and chilly weather throughout the day. Sunrise received 17 inches of snow overnight and they’re expecting at least another 3 inches within a 24 hour period.The current temp in town is about 33 degrees It was 22 degrees at 6a.m. up at Sunrise.sunrise 3.2.14

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If you’re heading up to Sunrise today, make sure you have a face mask, thick socks, sturdy gloves, chapstick, and good GOGGLES instead of sunglasses. The snow and wind won’t feel so good on your eyes.

We’re expecting the weather to start warming back up within the next couple of days, so make sure you get in all the skiing you can ASAP! Remember: think snow!

Demo Days at Sunrise

Sunrise Park Resort will be hosting their annual Demo Days on Wednesday, February 26th! Don’t miss the chance to get up to Sunrise Park and demo NEW equipment from companies like Salomon, Spy, HEAD, Marker, Rossignol, Atomic, and many more!demo days

Here are the rules. You MUST register with the Sunrise Guest Services Office in order to participate. There is also a $10 fee for the public, which will be donated to the White Mountain Apache Tribe Charity. Then you must  provide a VALID driver’s license and credit card at the time of registration. You won’t be able to take out the equipment unless you do so. Once you have completed these steps you’ll receive a Demo Days Badge, which you will give to the company reps who’s equipment you’re interested in trying.

Don’t miss out on a day of fun!

For more info, visit http://sunriseskiparkaz.com/winter/calendar-of-events or call 855-735-7669!

Rodeo Weekend Ski Conditions

Everyone here at The Skier’s Edge wants you to have an awesome weekend up at the mountain and we’d like to help you with that by giving you the most recent Sunrise Park Resort Ski Report.

snow conditions

Temperatures have been in the high 40′s and lower 50′s in Pinetop this week. Sunrise stays a bit cooler since their elevation is higher. They still have a 31 inch base, so you don’t have to worry about hitting anything too rough. The low temperatures overnight are keeping the snow firm. They have also been keeping many runs well-groomed, so you don’t have to worry about ice or crusty patches in most areas. To the right is an updated list of the runs they’re keeping groomed.

Sunrise will also be open for night skiing on Saturday, February 15th if you couldn’t get enough of the mountain during the day! Night skiing is from 4:30 p.m-9:00 p.m. and includes a torch light parade down Sunrise Mountain.

Quick note: If you’re renting from The Skier’s Edge and would like to go night skiing on Saturday, you can keep our equipment for the night free of charge! Just bring it back by 9:00 a.m. the next morning if you’re done skiing for the weekend.

We hope to see you soon!

Olympic News

Today’s blog is dedicated to Mikaela Shiffrin, who recently won her sixth Audi FIS (International Ski Federation) Alpine Cup on January 5th at the age of eighteen. mikaela

Born on March 13th 1995 in Vail Colorado, Mikaela has been skiing since she could walk. She began competing in FIS as soon as she met the minimum age requirement of fifteen.

At fifteen she won two Nor-Am slalom races (timed downhill ski races with flag markers) in Canada. It was only the eighth FIS race she had ever been in!


Mikaela won her first World Cup at age seventeen in Sweden, making her the second youngest American, next to Judy Nagel, to win the alpine World Cup.

Mikaela is also the second youngest woman to make the slalom all-time list with six wins, next to Tamara McKinney, who currently has nine wins.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins the  World Cup! Watch it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI7NegWhwqE

For more info on Mikaela Shiffrin, check out http://ussa.org/news/shiffrin-wins-career-sixth-slalom or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikaela_Shiffrin#Early_years

Sunrise is Still Up and Running!

It’s unfortunate that we’ve had a pretty dry winter this year. With only one big snow storm under our belts, there’s been some skepticism about the ski resorts and whether it’s even worth the hassle to go skiing at all. However, Sunrise Park Resort actually has some pretty decent snow! It stays cold at night, which keeps the snow from getting slushy by 11 a.m. It’s also been cloudy the last week and that’s been keeping the snow from melting and freezing. They have also been breaking out the snow machines every night and have kept the bigger main runs groomed and free of debris!

No Name and Spirit Trail on the Sunrise mountain are the best right now. Nastar is a bit icy in some spots, but it’s certainly still ski-able. All of the lower runs like Fairway, Apache Pass, and Spruce Ridge are well groomed and make for an easy ride. Crown Dancer is thin and should be skied with caution as well as Rustler and Superstition. Arrowhead is currently closed.

Apache is great! Wikieup is groomed and there isn’t a bare patch on the entire run. Red Valley is just as good as Wikieup. Elk Horn and Young girl are icy in some spots, but the cover is decent. Lupe’s Rainbow is icy and should be skied with caution!

Cyclone is a little different from the other two mountains. The easier blue and green runs are going to be much smoother than the blacks. There is more risk with hitting rocks, stumps…etc. on the black runs now than before. Luckily ski patrol has it under control and they have blocked off any runs they have deemed unsafe.

If you’re still unsure whether you want to make the trip to Sunrise you can call Sunrise for the conditions at 855-735-7669. You can also call us at 928-367-6200. Our employees try to make it up to the mountain no matter what the conditions are and we’re always willing to tell you about our adventures on the slopes!

Snow Superstitions


Are you ready for it to snow, but mother nature isn’t? We sure are ready here at The Skier’s Edge!

Here are 10 superstitions to make it happen:

1. Put your PJ’s on inside out and backwards

2. Throw ice cubes out the window

3. Yell “Snow Day” into the freezer

4. Put a penny under your pillowSnowman

5. Put a white crayon on every windowsill in your house

6. Run around your dining room 12 times

7. Put a spoon under your bed

8.Drink root beer the night before with a straw

9.Wear a colored sock on your left foot but not on the right

10. Go outside in your inside out backwards PJ’s and do a snow dance! Have everyone join in! The more dancers, the stronger the force!

Take your shorts off… and put some pants on! Make sure you keep your shorts hidden in a drawer somewhere! Superstition says if you wear shorts you’re going to scare the snow and keep it from visiting us! Help us bring on a snow day!

Stinky Boots

Do your boots stink when you get home from the slopes? Are you afraid to do anything about it because you don’t want to ruin those nice expensive boots? Fear no more! We will provide you with the answers to your stinky boot problem.

The first thing you need to do with your boots is pull out the liners. This will help with the drying process and will keep your boots from molding underneath the liner.

The next step to treat your stinky boot problem is to take Lysol AND Febreze and spray both the liner and the inside of the boot. The Lysol will help disinfect and the Febreze will get rid of that nasty foot odor smell.

imgresThe last and most important step is to DRY YOUR BOOTS! You can use a plug-in dryer made specifically for drying board and ski boots. If you can’t afford boot dryers you can always use a hair dryer with a PVC pipe attachment. Make sure to dry both the liner and the inside of the boot. This will help keep them from stinking and will make them more comfortable if you’re hitting the mountain for more than one day.boot dryer

Now you can go out and enjoy your fresh clean boots! Just remember to do this process after each ski session!

P.S. We sell boot dryers here at The Skier’s Edge for $40.00!