Friday, February 22, 2019

Bern Helmets New Sponsor Offering 20% Off All Purchases

We are pleased to welcome Bern Helmets as our newest supplier sponsor for the coming year. A leader in helmets for years we are excited to announce this new partnership. Members will now save 20% off any purchases. Bern Helmets, has a full lineup of snow, bike, skate and water sports helmets and accessories to keep you safe while staying out there.

Use promotion code Mountainsportsclub when checking out to apply the discount and save 20% on your Bern Helmet purchases.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Arapahoe Basin Drops Out of Vail Resorts Epic Pass for 2019.20

What had been speculated has been confirmed that Arapahoe Basin is dropping out of the Vail Resort's Epic Pass for the coming 2019.20 winter season. The increased volume of Epic Pass sales has created parking and service issues at the venerable Colorado area. Epic Passes will be honored the balance of this season and no new partnerships have been announced. Stay tuned as the pass lineups are starting to unfold.

Recently Vail Resorts announced the including of Sun Valley in Idaho and Snow Basin in Utah as new additions. In the Northeast the rumour mill has Smuggler's Notch in Vermont as the next Vail acquisition. Time will tell but we know for certain pass sales for next year are starting and will keep rolling out as we approach Spring.

Will Smugglers' Notch be an Epic mountain for 2019.20?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Gobi Heat - Spotlight on Heated Clothing for Winter and Outdoors

The recent Outdoor Retailer/ SIA Snow show showed again the growing category of heated clothing as more players emerge in the field. Gobi Heat is one of the new vendors that really caught our eye with attractive design and look.

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As technology evolves look for more and more options to make sure you stay warm in the cold and wet elements of winter. Gobi Heat is the leader in Battery Heated Jackets, Hoodies, Gloves, and Pants. The heated apparel industry is booming and this product line up is truly red hot. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

February is National Bootfitting Month

February is National Bootfitting Month brought to you by America's Best Bootfitters

Honeymoon with your boots over?  Head to one of America's Best Bootfitters to revive that relationship! Just because it is a ski boot does not mean it should not be comfortable.  Let one of our expert boot fitters help you out!

Some look at a ski boot as a plastic torture device.  We see them as highly crafted and customized art pieces.
No two feet are alike.  Your ski boots should be as unique as your feet.  Visit one of America’s Best Bootfitters and let us match your boots to your feet for the ultimate in comfort and performance.
Boot fit nightmare?  Let one of America's Best Bootfitters give your feet some sweet dreams.
Improve the fit and performance of your ski boots.  Visit one of America's Best Bootfitters today.

Take the performance of your ski boots to the next level.  Visit a boot fitter today.  America's Best Bootfitters.

What do you do when your boot don't fit?  Some skiers just grin and bear it but there are specialists that can help you solve your fit and performance issues.

Features and Benefits

With properly fitting boots you can experience:

  • Improved performance.  Being properly fit and aligned will add new life to your skiing with no lessons in sight.
  • Improved comfort.  Because who does not dream of a better fit?
  • Custom fit. Your boots should be as unique as your feet.
  • Improved warmth.  A properly fit ski boot is one more step to take towards that nirvana of toasty toes.

With the holiday rush over, February is the perfect month to head to your nearest Bootfitting pro.  You have probably had your skis tuned and waxed, now go get your boots dialed in.

Head over to your closest America's Best Bootfitters shop today and spend the rest of your season with happier feet!


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding and the Beginner’s Guide to Skiing

As a program sponsor for the snowsports industry's two initiatives to grow participation, Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and the Bring a Friend Challenge, Mountain Sports Club is pleased to offer the Beginner’s Guide to Snowboarding and the Beginner’s Guide to Skiing.

This is a free YouTube video series that shows new skiers and riders what to expect on their first day. You can these videos to share tips and tricks with your students to help them get started so they can focus on the most important part of skiing and riding when they hit the slopes: having fun! Two members of the PSIA-AASI National Team cover skills such as how put on gear, get up after a fall, and stop.

We welcome readers/members and subscribers to link to these videos or share these videos on your social media channels to share and help get more people started and to encourage participation in skiing and snowboarding.

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How to Ski:

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