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The present ski season is not over yet, and the new one is upon us. The strong Alpine Sports crew went to Taos to try next season’s skis and snowboards. Many manufacturers were represented and we had to really pick and choose what to try first. Read the rest of this entry »
Alpine Sports big sale is still on.
One of the best deals are Jones snowboards. We currently offer 4 models: The Mountain Twin, The Flagship, The Hovercraft (great powder board) and Jones famous split-board: The Solution.
We also carry special bindings for the split-boards made by Voile and skins by the same manufacturer. Those, however, are not on sale at this time.
Maybe this Valentine’s Day or coming weekend you will have a chance to go snowshoeing in the mountains. Snowshoeing is easy and fun and can be a good work-out as well.
Alpine Sports carries a wide assortment of Tubbs snowshoes for sale and to rent. Come in and try it. Daily rental of snowshoes costs just $15 a day. Talk to us about best beginner and advanced trails to explore. Snow is excellent. Go and snowshoe it!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all from Alpine Sports!
A sale is always good news for customers, but for skiers and boarders it means that the snow season is reaching its half-way point and some of us are nervous if we will hit our vertical records (counting the miles we rode through the season) on time.
Meantime at Alpine Sports we have some incredible deals on selected models of Kjus and Bogner, and Bogner Fire and Ice brands: 40% and 50% off regular price respectively.
Most of the winter clothing is at least 25% off: Mammut, Eider, Descente, Bergans of Norway, Orage, Parajumpers, Nau and some Patagonia.
All ski boots and skis are also on sale up to 40% off.
We want you to be safe on the slopes and for the first time this year we discounted all ski helmets 25%. Come in and let us help you to get the best fit.
Smartwool underwear and socks, Patagonia underwear, and all accessories are not on sale at this time.
See you at Alpine Sports!
If you have not gone skiing yet, or you think that the last 3 inches we’ve gotten is not enough, you must be crazy, very busy or just plain lazy. Yesterday was good; today, Friday, was even better. It was warmer today, the wind drifts softened up and with the wind moving all that snow around you could still find fresh powder on Cornice, Big Rocks’ chute #4, and the best snow today in Desperado Glade. We started calling it glade because it has so many great tree lines, we know of a least four, and some skiers told us you may find even more when the snow keeps coming and filling it in.
The highlight of the day: the short hike to the Radio Towers and dropping in above Cornice and working our way down close to the lower rope where the snow stays fresh and soft. A little back-country feel for sure!
SKILOGIK, a Colorado based , eco-friendly company makes beautiful skis. The hardwood core and the combination of carbon fiber and fiber glass provide these skis with incredible performance in versatile snow conditions. Their sidewalls are made of black locust, a type of wood that is by nature very durable and waterproof. Equally impressive are the double steel edges fully wrapped around the skis.
SKILOGIK skis come with an owner’s manual which tells about how they were made and how to take care of them. It also gives mounting tips and general tuning suggestions.
Alpine Sports brought in only 3 pairs of this exquisite line: the Isis RL in 158 (featured in the picture on the right) and 166 lengths are all-mountain womens skis and the Rave in 182 length is for the guys. These are great looking skis indeed!
We also checked ther Facebook page and liked their profile pic. Go SKILOGIK!
Ski Santa Fe reported:
STORM TOTAL OF 17 INCHES OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPAGNE POWDER!
The rental shop was busy today at Alpine Sports. Skis of all lengths and widths were going out to try that unexpected dump of 17 inches. And guess what? More is on the way. We at Alpine Sports usually go to NOAA Weather. First we look up Santa Fe, NM and then we scroll down to the map, then we go up and to the right and give it one plus and we see Lake Peak on the map and we click:
It is that time again; changing the windows at Alpine Sports.
We are approaching mid-season; time is flying by. In the new window decor, we replaced well- insulated parkas with various shells from Mammut. The new window, designed by Ian Troxell, an AT skier himself, has a more “free-ride” and back-country feel.
We carry a wide assortment of back-country skiing products from Black Diamond: probes, shovels, skins of various sizes, and much more. Please, come and check it out.
The Santa Fe Ski Area has always had an excellent children’s ski school. Years ago it expanded to snowboarding instructions and the “White Tornadoes” were joined by the”Groms”. Both programs are designed to introduce children, ages 5 to 12, to skiing and snowboarding.
The ski school is now called Snow-sports School and offers instructions for beginners, intermediate and advanced young skiers and snowboarders. The programs are fun and well run.
If you need anything you forgot the first time you sent your kid up the mountain, just remember, we have it all here at Alpine Sports, just on your way up Hyde Park Road. Kid’s helmets, googles, new gloves to replace the lost ones, layering pieces to stay warm, ski socks, you name it. Alpine Sports has it all. Lack of some of these “goodies” can ruin your child’s experience. And this is no good. We want all kids to love to be outdoors, in the snow skiing or riding. Cold and snow are fun, you just have to be prepared for it and we at Alpine Sports can help you.
For as long as we can remember, Alpine Sports has been not only a retail operation, but also a hangout place for skiers and snowboarders who would “ski and board-talk” and “snow-talk” for sometimes extended periods of time.
Alpine Sports has a couple of missions: to educate costumers about new products and to sell them. Yesterday evening was a perfect example of the first one. We invited skiers participating in Women’s, Men’s and Senior’s programs offered by the Santa Fe Ski Area. The ski instructors and ski school officials did a great job encouraging people to attend. Alpine Sports provided a great seminar explaining the new rocker technology of skis and the new technology of ski boots.
Dick Oursler, “the first officer” of Alpine Sports’ boot-fitting crew (Harvey Chalker, the owner, is our captain), gave a great review of this season’s Nordica, Salomon, K2 and Volkl skis for men and women.
There was also time to shop after the seminar, between delicious bites of cheese and fruit and sips of wine. It was a good apres ski party indeed!