Skis & Snowboards

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Our ski shop has been the core of our organization since the start. We are very much a hands on group, and that pays off for our loyal customers who walk away satisfied time after time. We offer performance guarantees on every ski and boot that we fit. Our boot fitters are among the best in the business, they all stand on many years of experience.  We take pride in providing each customer a genuinely customized experience. Please come see us, you'll feel the difference right away.

If snowboarding is your style, we have what you are looking for. We stock a large selection of boards, boots, and bindings for every skill level, there is a kit here for you. 

Ski & Snowboard Rentals Starting September 1st

07/25/2017


Our ski and snowboard rental program is the best deal going. We offer top notch gear at the lowest prices available. Season Rentals run from September 1st through April, and Daily Rentals are available throughout the entire ski season. Each junior package comes with free lift tickets to a wide variety of New England ski resorts.*

 

Season Ski and Snowboard Rental Package Rates

 

  Junior (12 and under) Adult
Used skis, boots & poles package $95 $140
New skis, boots & poles package $165 $265
New skis, used boots & poles package $160 $250
Used skis & poles, new boots package $130 $185
Used skis $75 $90
New skis $135 $200
Used ski boots $30 $65
New ski boots $70 $115
Snowboard, boots & bindings package $125 $155
Snowboard $90 $110
Snowboard boots $65 $75



Daily Ski and Snowboard Rental Package Rates

 

  First 2 days Additional Day
Skis, Boots & Poles $50 $10
Skis Only $40 $10
Boots Only $20 $5
Snowboard, Boots & Bindings $50 $10
Snowboard & Bindings $40 $10
Snowboard Boots Only $20 $5

 

 

Vouchers are Included for the Following Mountains:

 

New Hampshire Vermont
Attitash Bolton Valley
Bretton Woods Bromley
Cranmore Jay Peak
Crotched Mountain Killington
Granite Gorge Mad River Glen
Gunstock Mount Snow
King Pine Pico Mountain
Loon Mountain Stowe
Mount Sunapee Stratton Mountain
Pats Peak Sugarbush
Ragged Mountain Quechee
Smugglers' Notch  
Whaleback Massachusetts
Wildcat Mountain Catamount
  Jiminy Peak
Connecticut Otis Ridge
Powder Ridge Ski Ward
Mohawk Wachusett
   
Maine Rhode Island
Mt. Abrahm Yawgoo Valley  
Sunday River  



* Visit SnoCountry.com to activate your coupon booklet and receive an additional $30 early season lift ticket coupon!

* While supplies last. Offer valid only for juniors or young adults 19 and under.
 

 

Commonly Asked Questions:


How long does it take to get fitted?

It takes around 15-20 minutes for us to go through the whole process of fitting each person.


What is the turnaround time for me to get my ski package?
After you've been fitted, our shop will make the proper adjustments to your skis or snowboard, and they will be ready for pick up in one week.


When do you start to run out?

We encourage everyone to come in as early as possible; being that rental season opens September 1st, the supply of skis and boards dwindles by December, so try to come in sooner for the largest selection!


When is the best time to beat the crowd?

We recommend coming in anytime during the week or bringing your kids to get fitted after school! Weekends and school holidays tend to be busier with a longer wait time.


Do you have twin tips?

We only have junior size twin tips in a small quantity, so come in early for these!


Can you rent helmets?

We don't rent helmets, and we encourage everyone to buy their own helmet. Renting helmets can be risky for safety reasons.


How old can my child start renting?

When your children start skiing depends more on their size than their age. If your children can fit safely and comfortably into a pair of ski boots, you can begin to teach them to ski!


Are there any other options besides renting to get great skis for my kids?

We know that children grow rapidly, and renting is often the most practical option until they stop growing. However, if you would prefer to buy brand new equipment for your child rather than rent, our Junior Buy Back Program gives credit towards new equipment when your kids grow to need a bigger size. If you return equipment in usable condition after one year, you will receive a 60% credit towards your next ski purchase. After two years, you will receive a 40% credit if you return usable equipment. Deal only viable for the same child, with the original receipt to receive credit. Please ask for more details.


What is the cost of the rental program?

Rental prices vary by age rather than by the size of the equipment. Ages 12 and under rent at junior prices and 13 and older are adults. See above for a more specific list of our rental prices!

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The Standout Skis & Snowboards for 2018!

03/01/2017


Winter might be winding down, but the top brands in the industry have already released their new equipment for the next season. We spent a week testing new models from beginner to expert level to decide which gear will line our shelves next winter. After skiing with reps from Nordica, K2, Never Summer, Burton, and Ride to name a few, we learned the ins and outs of innovations from each brand and now have a good feel for which skis and snowboards stood out on the mountain. Here's a sneak peak of what to expect for the 2017/18 season:  


Being able to test the equipment on-snow give us the chance to recommend the right gear for our customers. This year brands like Nordica, Salomon and Never Summer stepped up their game with new improvements that blew us away. 

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SALOMON's brand new lineup: Men's XDR 75/78/80 Ti
Salomon took the shape of the all time favorite Quest ski and converted it into a frontside carving ski. The result: more fun, lighter weight and easier to maneuver, in all conditions. They reached their goal designing a truly versatile ski for the whole mountain, by using a progressive rockered tip, and wood core melded with titanium inside. Best all around ski for resorts, groomers, and in mixed snow.  

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NEVER SUMMER: Men's Proto Type Two
No matter how bad the snow conditions got, this board withheld the ice and slush. Incorporating the best tech from all of their other Never Summer boards. An asymmetrical design with more camber underfoot makes it versatile for all mountain riding, all day long.

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GIRO Goggles:
We are happy to report that Giro's new Contact Goggle, part of their Vivid line with the spherical Zeiss lens is one of the best goggles we've ever worn. Being able to spot inconsistencies in the snow, in both foggy and sunny conditions is a game changer. The optics are crystal clear, with a mirrored lens, that's distortion-free and easy to change on the chairlift with their new quick release design. We recommend everyone tries Giro next winter!

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RIDE: Men's Helix Snowboard
The asymmetrical design, lets you ride both ways, with a deeper sidecut on the heel side making it easier to alternate riding style.

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HEAD: Men's Kore 93/105
All new freeride series from Head destroys everything in its path. A wood core, graphene and carbon sandwich keeps the ski super lightweight with medium flex. The top sheet "design layer" is for the first time built into the ski to save even more weight made from nylon and polyester. Unflappable in Northeast snow.

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SALOMON: Astra 78 Woman's Skis
For any woman who likes to do big wide turns and quick little turns, these skis are easy to navigate on the groomers. Ensuring confidence towards the end of the day by staying stable under foot, when the snow gets rough.

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NORDICA: Men's Navigator Skis 80/85/95
The new Navigator Series is an all-mountain ski with a go anywhere, ski anything attitude. Designed to be lighter weight and more playful with a layer of Hex bridge Titanium and Beechwood inside. Nordica skis stood out with, nice shape, nice profile, and a solid even flex.

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Daily Ski & Snowboard Rental Packages

02/01/2017


Enjoy more of winter by learning to ski or snowboard! Our daily rental packages make it easy to get fit and out the door, on the right equipment for your skill level. Renting in-store rather than at the mountain will save you valuable time and money on your trip. Try out night skiing after work at a local mountain that's closer and more convenient or a weekend away with our flex rates (below). Daily packages are available throughout the entire ski season, September 1st until April. Fall in love with winter and all it has to offer!

 

Daily Ski and Snowboard Rental Package Rates

 

 

First 2 days

Additional Day

Skis, Boots & Poles

$50

$10

Skis Only

$40

$10

Boots Only

$20

$5

Snowboard, Boots & Bindings

$50

$10

Snowboard & Bindings

$40

$10

Snowboard Boots Only

$20

$5

 

Commonly Asked Questions: 


How far in advance should I get fitted? We encourage everyone to come in as early as possible, but realistically two days in advance from when you plan to leave on your ski trip. After you've been fitted, our shop will make the proper adjustments to your skis or snowboard, and they will email or call you for pickup. Our system will save your size and measurements, making it easier and more convenient for the next time you need daily rentals!


When do you charge my card? We will charge your card when you come in to get fit and make your reservation. Each additional day on the mountain is $10 extra. 


When do I need to return my skis by?  We give each customer a grace period of two days for travel time! For example, if you are skiing Saturday and Sunday, you will have Friday to pick up your skis and then can return them on Monday.  

 

 

Ski Necessities

10/20/2016


Ski season is coming up fast, and those items that you might think of as accessories to your ski outfit are in fact full blown necessities. Your helmet and goggles will keep you safe on the trail, and your gaiter or neckwarmer will do far more to keep you warm and dry than a tradition scarf. We have lots of new, innovative products in our ski shop this year along with tried and true favorites that we continue to stand by. 


One feature we are very excited about in many of our new helmets is MIPS. MIPS is a multi-directional impact protection system.  Between the helmet and your head there is a low friction liner that helps reduce rotational energy to the brain in an angle impact.  More simply said, by having the MIPS layer in the helmet, there is less chance of a concussion to the brain. Our current helmets are now 85% MIPS equipped, and by next year will be 100%.

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Giro Range - The Range (unisex) and Stellar (women's specific) have the smallest profiles of any other helmet on the market. They are made with Conform Fit Technology, which not only removes excess bulk and gives them a sleeker look, but also changes the way you adjust the helmet. When you tighten your helmet, it's not just the back strap on the inside that tightens, but the actual shell of the helmet conforms to your head. ($250)

Giro Contact - the Contact from Giro uses magnets in its Lens Interchange System to make switching your lenses incredibly quick and easy. The Contact comes with two premium lenses, one for bright sunshine and the other for more overcast conditions. ($240)

Skida Alpine Neckwarmer - This Vermont-based brand creates colorful, printed neckwarmers made of a poly-blend outer fabric to wick moisture away, and a Polartec micro-fleece lining to keep your neck and face toasty warm. ($24)




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POC Skull Orbix - This helmet is FIS-certified, which is mandatory for racing in any sanctioned USSA race. Most helmets are made from EPS (expanded polystyrene) material, and are considered "one and done"--if you have one major impact, you need to replace the helmet. However, the Skull Orbix is made with EPP (expanded polypropelyne), which can withstand multiple impacts. ($200)

Oakley Airbrake - This goggle comes with 2 Prizm lenses, enhance the visibility of snow texture and cover a wide range of light conditions. These goggles come with one lens that is best for overcast days and one that performs well in both sunny and cloudy conditions. ($240)

Turtle Fur The Turtle's Neck - The original double-layer fleece neck warmer for kids will keep your little ones warm and cozy on even the coldest days. ($18)



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Smith Vantage - While most adjustable helmets just have one strap around the back that tightens, the Vantage incorporates a dual BOA adjustment system that wraps around 360 degrees for an enhanced fit. It has MIPS to offer extra protection, and dual ventilation so that you can close the vents if it gets too cold. It also has a feature called Koroyd, which is a layer beneath the exterior that (looks like a honeycomb, and) increases impact resistance. ($270)

Smith Scope - The Scope goggle is one of Smith's best-selling items. Smith uses airflow lens technology and a Fog-X anti-fog inner lens to keep things clear and fog-free in all conditions. ($70)

BUFF Polar BUFF - The Polar BUFF has a cylindrical piece of Classic Polartech fleece sewn into one end for added warmth. BUFF products are very versatile and can be work as a neeck warmer, headband, mask, balaklava, beanie... the list goes on! ($32)


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Giro Crue - This is one of the few children's helmets on the market with MIPS, making it an excellent choice for little skiers and riders. In addition, it has a considerably harder shell than a lot of other kid's helmets, making it particularly durable. ($75)

Anon Tracker - The Tracker goggle for kids features cylindrical lens technology to decrease distortion, and Over-the-Glasses (OTG) compatibility, allowing kids to have more worry-free fun on the slopes. ($54.95)

Turtle Fur Comfort Shell Frostklava Print Jr. - These vibrant Balaclavas cover the head and neck for extra warmth. They are made of moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric and lined with soft micro fleece, and fit comfortably under the helmet. ($24)




Glide Through Winter

01/28/2016

 
Here are the three top reasons why you should try cross country
skiing this year:


1. The workout: Offering one of the best full-body workouts out of any sport, cross country skiing works just about every muscle in your body.  It's one of the most demanding cardio sports out there; using a combination of coordination and power, cross country skiing burns as many calories as running while gliding with the ease of skating.

2. The quick learning curve: The technique of cross country skiing is simple to pick up, quickly becoming a lifelong sport that is easy on the joints and low impact. Even the skis are easier to maintain; most of them are waxless, needing fewer tune-ups than downhill skis.

3. The convenience: You aren't as limited when it comes to where you can cross country ski. As long as there is enough snow and a clear path you can roam anywhere; just be sure any obstacles such as rocks and roots are covered in a heavy layer! We suggest a local state park that already has trails, or a golf course with smooth ground and rolling hills. If there aren't any nearby, don't be afraid to ski right out your door and down a non-busy side street.

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Ready to give Cross Country a try?

The Brands we Carry
Fischer is one of the top brands in Nordic skiing and is the last Austrian ski manufacturer in family ownership. All skis are designed and manufactured in Austria. We carry several models of skis, boots, and bindings from Fischer, as well as skis and boots from Rossignol and poles from Leki.


A Complete Set-up
The best time to buy cross country skis is now, with all 2015/16 winter gear on sale for 20% off! You can save almost $100 on a whole setup; here's the breakdown:

Fischer Spider 62 skis: This ski has a compact lenth and a full metal edge. It's the most versatile recreational ski on the market and is great for everyone! - $183.96
Fischer XC Comfort Pro Silver: Made with 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation, these are the warmest XC boots we sell - $95.96
Fischer Auto binding - $52.00
Leki Cross Soft Poles - $31.96
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Save $90 off the price of this bundle! Right now, with our marked down prices, it comes to around $386 for a full cross-country skiing setup!

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If you'd rather move through the snow at a slower pace, snowshoeing
is the way to go. Get your complete setup for winter hiking and exploring here!


Snowshoe Highlight: Womens Tubbs Wilderness 25 & Wilderness 21. They are packed with technical features such as the Fit-Step Frame, which reduces muscular impact to keep you on the snow longer!
Wear With: Any hiking boot or winter boot such as Sorel, Baffin or North Face.
Smart Add-on: The Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiter has wide Velcro that fits over multiple layers. It has a lifetime warranty and is completely waterproof. When trekking through the woods or deep snow, Gaiters stop snow from getting in your boots and keep you completely dry.

 
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