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Critique my downhill ski kit & tell me how to make the most of it.

New to Colorado, grew up skiing a couple times a year on the east coast, then stopped for a while. Now I have a local season pass. Help me acclimate to skiing out west once a week or so this winter, given my current abilities, gear, budget, and goals. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Nov 8, 2014 - 12 answers

Talk to me about ski bags

Should I get a hard case or a soft bag? Single or double? Anything else I'm not considering? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I stay or should I go (ski trip edition)?

How much harder is it to ski (x-country) carrying a heavy pack? How much harder is a four day trip than a two-day one? How hard is it to switch from one type of ski to another? Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Aug 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Where can I demo a whole bunch of skis?

I've heard tell that there are some ski mountains that are particularly well set up to, for a single price, spend the day trying a whole bunch of demo skis. I'm in the NYC area. Know of any within a 5-hour driving distance which either has this all the time or on one specific day per year? [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman on Feb 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Pimp my Skis

Skifilter: Please Xzibit, Pimp my Skis! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Dec 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Where to buy skis in or somewhat near NYC

After many years of non-skiing, I'm a-comin back. I went through the rental rigmarole last weekend and it preeeetty much sucks, so I'm waiting till February for the end-of-season sales to kick in, and then getting skis, boots, poles. The question is: Where? I'm in NYC, but willing to drive up to, say, an hour. My fantasy is to find a place with a lot of selection, really good prices, and a patient, knowledgeable salesperson. If I can have only one of those things, it would be the patient, knowledgeable salesperson. Thanks, and...woo hoo! skiing!
posted by The Dutchman on Jan 25, 2010 - 8 answers

New Skis!

Help me get up to speed for new skis [more inside]
posted by Northwest on Dec 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Book about Finnish space colonists?

ScienceFictionBookFilter: What is the title of a science-fiction book about a cold, snowfilled planet being colonized by residents from Finland? Artificial suns and mystical powers involved... [more inside]
posted by rlef98 on Feb 9, 2007 - 4 answers

All about skiis

Please help me understand the differences in ski/ binding/ boot technologies for downhill skiing. Kinda like... longer skiis are good for w, wider skiis should be used for x and stiff bindings are good for situations y and z. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Jan 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Should our child learn skiing or snowboarding first, and when?

Should we start our toddler out on skis or snowboard? We are avid snowboarders and want her to ultimately take up boarding. However, is skiing easier for kids because they can hoof it along on the flats and it's like walking, and they can snow-plow? Any first-hand experience? Recommendations?

Also, what age is best for her to begin? (I started at 4)
posted by aacheson on Dec 16, 2004 - 21 answers

How can I get from Brooklyn to JFK airport with two pairs of skis?

getting to the airport with skis. i need to go to JFK from my apt in brooklyn with skis. 2 pairs actually, in a hard case. its big. how do i get one of those minivan cabs or something?
posted by alkupe on Dec 10, 2004 - 7 answers

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