Mountain Ski And Snowboard Demos
Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain ski and snowboard demos are a great
out the latest and greatest equipment, on two of the greatest mountains
in the world... for free!
I am not the type of person who needs the "latest technology" or the
"best" equipment on the market, but this past winter I blew out one of
the bindings on my skis (actually it broke when I was pulling out of
our van but that doesn't sound as exciting) and I figured it was time
to upgrade my gear.
problem I have always had with buying
skis is that without trying them out first, you just never know if what
looks good in the ski shop is going to cut it on the mountain.
Especially today when there are just so many options to consider.
That's where Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain ski demos come in.
"the old days" all you had to do was choose the length of the ski and
the brand. (In the late 60's, when I was just 3 or 4, my first pair of
ski boots were leather lace-ups, my poles had leather baskets and my
skis were wooden with cable bindings and safety straps. Talk about
unsafe! Anyone who has skied "pre-ski brakes" knows what I mean. When
you fell and your ski came off, it helicoptered around your head as you
tumbled down the mountain!)
the choices of skis today is a little more varied. Things like length,
radius, width, flexibility, type of skiing you do and your skill level
all need to be considered. There are skis for cruising, deep powder,
racing, all-mountain, touring, and the list goes on. Trying to figure
ski you should buy while standing in the ski shop is next to impossible
different skis or a different snowboard for a few days is
albeit an expensive one after a week of skiing. And at best you get to
try 2 or 3 pairs of skis.
and Whistler Mountain ski and snowboard demos are a great way to try
out just about any ski or snowboard that you want. And it's FREE!
This is exactly what I did before I bought my new Salomon Fury 177's
can do a little ski tour on one pair and then hop
back into to the demo center to try out another pair. It's a great way
to compare lengths of skis, different brands, different side-cuts and
The Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain ski and
snowboard demo tents carry just about every different make and model
you can think of. And the staff are very knowledgeable. The can
recommend different equipment depending on your abilities and skiing
The Demo Centre
Located Outside The Glacier Creek Lodge, Blackcomb Mountain
Once you have chosen your skis or snowboard, the staff adjusts the
Checks the fit,
And your on your way.
Here are the Salomon Fury 177's I demoed. (I bought a pair that night!)
A couple of notes...
Blackcomb and Whistler Mountain ski and snowboard demo tents allow you
to keep your demos for one and a half hours and you can switch
equipment as often as you like. You also get a coupon for 5% off any
ski or snowboard purchase at certain stores in Whistler Village.
Blackcomb Mountain the demo center is located next to the Glacier Lodge
at the bottom of the Jersey Cream and Glacier chair lifts.
Whistler Mountain ski and snowboard demo tent is located outside the
Roundhouse Day Lodge at the top of the Whistler gondola.
hey, even if your not in the market for new equipment, the Blackcomb
and Whistler Mountain ski demos are a great way to take advantage of
the current days conditions.
Fresh powder? Try some "fatties".
A cruising day with lots of "corduroy". Try out some extra shaped skis
and work on your carving.