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Twin Tip Skis

We have great deals on two sets of K2 twin tip skis here at the shop! Whether you want to break them in this season or keep them fresh until next year, now is the time to buy!

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We have two sets of K2 Press twin tip skis WITH BINDINGS for only $299! The skis on the left are 169cm and the skis on the right are 179cm.up close Hurry in and grab these guys! You can also call us at 928-367-6200 for more info!

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What to Take on a Ski Vacation

Are you packing for your next big ski trip? Are you overwhelmed because you have no idea what you should and shouldn’t take? Worry no more! Here is an organized list of clothing, equipment, and accessories you should take with you on your trip.

Clothing note: Check and make sure everything fits before you head out! You don’t want to be uncomfortable on the mountain the entire day.

  • Jacket
  • coatsPants
  • 2-4 pairs of ski/board socks
  • a beanie or two or a headband
  • goggles
  • 1-2 pairs of gloves and liners
  • thermals
  • face mask/neck warmer (in case it gets cold)
  • pajama pants (you’ll want to be comfortable after a long day on the slopes)
  • sunglassesbeanie
  • helmet
  • boots

Equipment

  • skis/board
  • bindings
  • poles
  • ski/board bag
  • board leash
  • pocket lock
  • ski strapspocket lock
  • wrist guards (for boarders)
  • boots again because everyone always seems to forget their boots in the excitement
  • backpack

Accessories

  • sunscreen
  • chapstick
  • an anti-fog cloth for your goggles (unless you have awesome goggles)
  • ibuprofen
  • ipod or phone
  • headphones
  • boot dryers (handy if you’re going for a few days)
  • driver’s license
  • imgrespasses (if previously bought)
  • pass holder
  • snowboard tool

Now you should be ready for your trip to the slopes! Have fun!

Thanks to the powderhounds.com website! For more info on what you should take on a ski trip, or any trip for that matter, visit http://www.powderhounds.com/site/defaultsite/filesystem/documents/trailmaps/things_to_pack.pdf

GPS goggles from Zeal… Are you Ready?

Have you heard? There’s a GPS goggle in town from Zeal Optics! Everyone here at The Skier’s Edge have agreed they’re pretty awesome and we think you should be made aware of how awesome they truly are.

We’ll start off with the basics. zealThe Zeal GPS goggle has a screen located on the bottom right-hand side of the lens inside the goggle. This screen will take you through the different features the goggle has. What features are those you ask? Well here’s a list.

The Zeal GPS goggle has the ability to:

-Gauge your speed

-Show you the temperature

-Track the distance you’ve gone throughout the day

-Show you how much air you caught on that last jump

-Give you your location on the mountain

-Show you how many runs you’ve hit that day

-Notify you when you get a text message or call on your phone

and much more.

The Zeal GPS goggle is helmet compatible, won’t fog up on you, and has an impact resistant frame.images It’s controlled with a remote you Velcro onto your wrist, much like a watch, for easy access. Aslo,the lens is polarized and allows for 100% UV protection. Last, the Zeal GPS goggle is Bluetooth compatible! Now if this doesn’t sound like an awesome goggle to you, I don’t know what does. If you would like to learn more about the GPS goggle from Zeal, visit their website at http://www.zealoptics.com/shop/goggles.html/ where you’ll find their GPS goggles, their HD Camera Goggles (which we carry here at The Skier’s Edge) and much more!

zeal goggleP.S. These bad boys run between $299-$599! It’s worth it though!

Ski Tuning Tips

blog guy tuning skis 12.28.13When should you tune your skis?

Customers frequently ask how often they should get their skis tuned. Truthfully, it depends on how often you ski. If you only ski three or four times a year, then you should get a full tune right before the first day you hit the slopes and again after your last day. If you’re lucky and you get to ski several days throughout the season, you should take them to a shop and get a quick tune often. You’ll usually want to get a quick tune instead of a full tune during the season. This includes getting your edges sharpened, getting small scratches buffed out, and having a fresh wax put on. A quick tune will help your skis stay in good condition until the end of the season. Be sure to take your skis into a shop right away if they are badly damaged. Your skis could become irreparable if you wait too long to get a core shot filled or an edge fixed.

blog swix 12.28.13How often should you wax your skis?

You can get your skis waxed every time you go skiing if you want. You will most likely get the best wax if you take your skis to a shop. Shops have waxes for different temperatures and the technicians will know what is best to use to get the slickest ski. A harder wax is used for colder days and a softer wax is used for warmer days. A liquid wax is recommended if you’re going to d.i.y. It’s quick, easy, and can be put on right before you hit that first run. Be sure to get a thick coat of wax put on at the end of the season when you take your skis in to get a full tune. This will protect the ski in storage and from the heat throughout the summer.

Care and Maintenance
It’s important to wipe down your skis when you get home if you stored them in a ski rack on your car. The salt from the road in the wintertime can damage the ski if it’s left on there for too long. After you get home and you’ve wiped off your skis DO NOT store them in your ski bag if the bag or skis are wet! This will cause the edges of your skis to rust and you might not be able to get them repaired to working condition. Make sure you dry, clean, and buckle your boots when you store them. This will keep them in better condition for your next ski trip or for the next season.

Click on the link below for more information on ski wax!

https://www.reliableracing.com/downloads/1c41c5be75.pdf