Questions and Answers:Finding the right ski gear can be an overwhelming chore. When it comes to skiing there are a lot of options, and we are here to simplify and streamline your next gear purchase, we at InfoFAQ have asked the experts some frequently asked questions about buying ski gear online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Skiing Online
I haven't been skiing in nearly ten years. Where can I go to get my skis checked and adjusted?
By law, ski shops can only work on bindings of relatively new skis. Ask a local ski shop if they can/will work on your skis. If your skis are 10+ years old, you may want to consider purchasing new skis. Today's skis are unbelievably improved from those of a decade ago. Check out http://www.rei.com/ for the newest options.
I'm planning on taking my family to Colorado for a long weekend of skiing. Is there a website where I can compare resorts and snow conditions of various mountains?
Yes. I've used http://www.coloradoski.com/ to help me plan vacations to Colorado in the past. They even offer packaged deals to some of the best resorts.
There's so many brands and kinds of skis, poles, and boots. How can I find out what the best option is for my needs?
I would recommend renting a couple different kinds of skis before purchasing. Most of the time, people working in ski shops are very knowledgeable. Explain to them the type of skiing you plan on doing. Once you've found a pair you like, check out http://www.untracked.com/, http://www.skis.com/, or http://www.rei.com/ and compare prices.
My car isn't long enough to put my skis in it. Where can I purchase a ski rack to attach my skis to the top of my car?
Thule is a brand that has gained a lot of popularity. They offer several options for roof racks. Check out their website at http://www.thule.com/ to decide what option is right for you. Keep in mind that some Thule racks may be capable of catering to several outdoor sports.
Every time I go skiing my hands and feet go numb in the first couple hours. Is there a website where I can find gear warm enough to stay on the slopes for a whole day?
There sure is. Hands are often the quickest to feel the cold. A good place to find warm gloves and mittens is http://www.altrec.com/gloves-mittens/ski-gloves/. Be sure to read reviews to determine which gloves/mittens are the best.
Consumer Safety and Information
Ski Bindings - www.cpsc.gov
Marker Volkl USA and Kastle Recall Ski Bindings Due to Fall Hazard.
Ski Lifts - www.sse.gov.on.ca
Tips on how to ride ski lifts and amusement rides safely.
Radio Snow - www.mi.gov
Michigan's Ski Industry.
Resorts - www.eccnetmalta.gov.mt
Ski Resorts in Europe.
Ski Patrol - www.bls.gov
Monitor recreational areas, such as pools, beaches, or ski slopes.
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