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The Sun & Ski Cure for the Winter Time Blues

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!How are you supposed to switch gears from sunshine and wakeboarding to ice covered lakes? When summer ends, it can sometimes be hard to make the adjustmentto cooler weather.
Why not try investing your downtime into a new sport this winter? [...]

So many choices, so little time…

Sorry for the delay in my postings. As I’m sure you’re aware, Mother Nature has given us a sneek preview here in the Northeast. With truckloads of 2011 product has been arriving daily and curious customers checking it all out, there’s been little time to write.
So, how about you? Have you paid a visit to your [...]

Blogs from a Boot Fitter – Introduction

As a Master Certified  Boot Fitter with many years in the industry, it is both an honor and my pleasure to be a new contributor to the Sun & Ski Sports Blog. Throughout the coming months, I will be addressing a variety of topics of interest in my field. Whether your are a skier or snowboarder, man or woman, newbie or [...]

7 Tips to Choosing the Proper Winter Jacket

So you’re planning a ski vacation with some friends. Plane tickets? Check. Hotel or cabin? Got it. Skis? Check. Winter jacket? Not so much.
If you’re in need of a new ski jacket for those brisk winds, deep snow and temps below zero, you should probably know what to look for.

Find a winter jacket that protects [...]

Shaun White Wins Second Consecutive Superpipe Gold

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Shaun White sneaks past Kevin Pearce by 1 point to claim gold and become the first ever rider to win consecutively in Superpipe. Shaun is not as dominate as he once was, and it’s not because he’s fading. The talent of fellow riders like Kevin Pearce are putting the pressure on as the sport continues [...]

Getting in Shape for Your Ski Trip

Skiing is a lot more fun when you are in shape. You are less likely to get hurt, can go longer, and will be able to handle more challenging runs. It’s important to understand what key muscles you will be using while you ski.
Quadriceps:
Since skiing is a downhill activity, your quadriceps (the muscles [...]

Ski Season is Here! Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are Now Open

Stop dreaming and start hitting the slopes.  Arapahoe Basin and Loveland officially opened today at 8:30 am MST.  Check out A-Basin’s mountain cam to check out the snow.
Now’s a great time to get great deals on tons of 2008 gear.  We are also getting a lot of our 2009 gear in, so be sure to [...]

How to Choose a Ski Length

It would be nice to have a magic formula for choosing a ski length. However, there are a lot of factors that come into play when choosing the right length ski for you.
Height:
There is a basic rule of thumb to measure how long your skis should be. A beginner should see the tip [...]

Does Bulk Keep You Warm?

Some people may think that a bulky coat keeps you warm.  While some bulky fabrics like wool and down do prove to be very warm, technology over the past 30 years has made big strides to eliminate bulk while still keeping out the cold.
What are just a few technologies that help you stay mobile while [...]

Too Soon for Snowboarding and Ski Clothes? It’s Not Too Soon for Snow.

It’s official. A foot of snow touched down in Colorado in mid-August. Early snows generally indicate that the season should be full of snow, and last year proved no exception. The 2007-2008 season saw record snowfalls in many areas.
It’s almost September, so it’s not too early to start planning for your [...]