Sunday, February 10, 2013

A little powder. A little skiing

Julie and I went over to Deer Valley to enjoy the 7 inches of new snow, that were forecast as 1-2 feet.  I get so tired of the weather forecasters being wrong.  I'll take the 7" but we could really use a lot more.

Julie has been taking advantage of the benefits of her Deer Valley job.  One of them is five days of free ski rental.  This is a great thing to have when you are trying to decide whether or not to get new skis and if so, which pair.  Today she was mixing it up on both the groomers and bumps in a pair of Rossignol S3's.
 I have the S7's, which are a real powder ski.  The S3's are good in powder but do better on firmer snow and even groomers.
 She enjoyed them and plans to go back another day and try them in a different length.
If you can afford to be patient, this is the way to shop for winter gear.  Try everything out during the season and figure out what you want.  Then wait for the end of season sales, or even mid-summer, and pick things up for 50% off.
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