Racing - A reliable source for racing and tuning supplies. Discount given to pros.
RR now has kid-ski products and Zardoz
accessories, gloves, race stuff and Dermatone! Race-werks has
racing gear too. Check their clothing specials.
|Artech has more
racing stuff and low prices! Race-Place
is another racing store.
|Tognar Tool Works
(they have a ton of tuning
tips and Notwax
Top rated by Rusty!
|Check out RaceWax
for fast wax and tuning stuff from an epic kind of guy.
cheap ski clothing (1-800-camp-mor) (e.g. $30 for snow pants)
|REI for higher quality outdoor gear or REI outlet
|Rusty's personal clothing favorite - Sierra Trading Post (high end stuff at
|Sun Valley Ski Tools (no
| Alpine tools is a wholesale outfit for ski shops whose
site is a work in progress. (check
out their condo boot dryer).
tools and bootfitting stuff - not much online - get the catalog). (ed note: web
site could be kaput - try calling
|Cool products: Dermatone transparent zinc cream for covering your nose and ears -
Dermatone, PO Box 3536, Windsor Locks, CT. 06096 203.292.1311
Accessories has a ton of stuff
hard cases (with wheels!) for ski gear
great water backpacks
|Peak Ski has
stylish clothing, housewares, olympic cheering bells and padded
has accessories like bags, furniture!, warmers and videos (use discount code
SKIMAGS for 10% discount).
|Gear.com has cheap prices on
Sporting Goods has accessories and a decent helmet
|Cozy winters has
some really cool stuff like heated gloves and heated pet beds.
|Rusty uses Booster
straps for a better ski boot fit.
|Sportrx has tons
of goggles and sunglasses for skiing and riding. Use the search by
helmets has Bern and Smith Holt helmets.
SkiTrucks stuff is mostly packages for
new and used. It's hard to compare prices for what they are offering, but if
you're shopping with a budget, this is a good approach. They have a trade back program for kid stuff.
They also have discount lift tickets for Salt Lake resorts. Skiershop
has Dan Egan (famous extreme/movie skier) as one of the partners. They've got lots of real equipment, with real prices. Email for Q&A is a nice touch.
ski barn keep getting better. Gear Direct has tons of stuff for sale in addition to skis and snowboards.
Register a profile and save 5%! They've got
the big brands you know and love. This year's closeout discounts are 33% on last
years gear. They have
snowboards from Sims, Palmer, Ride, K2 and more. BuySkis
is now the same as GearDirect. Al's
ski barn has the big names in skis (e.g. Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol, K2,
Volkl. They've got the Volkl 6 star. They're snowboard selection
has improved. They have 1 Burton board, Palmer, Elan, K2, Rossi, Solomon and Volkl boards
on sale. OrderSkis.com (formerly
Ski&Golf Liquidators in Rockville, MD) buys inventory from ski shops that
are closing. Sometimes they have exceptional discounts, sometimes their web
prices are so-so. If you call them you may be able to bargain. They currently
have Atomic, K2 and Salomon skis. Altrec
has got some decent discounts. Ski and Snowboard house has
the big names in skis and a good mix of boards at modest
discounts. TheSportsAuthority.com -
has a limited amount of skis (Solomon) and snowboards (Liquid) and a ton of
accessories. Live to play has some good
deals on a few skis and snowboards (Skis=Dynastar+Fischer, Boards= Solomon). Peter Glenn is a
"outdoor adventure" chain. They have a good selection of brand name
skis, boards and clothing. BackCountry has a
full line of skis and boards. They also have an associated site: steep
and cheap that has 1 day only deals. SnowandRock
is a nice UK site that has skis and boards. Wiredsport
has brand name skis and mostly noname boards but they do have Sims boards and
Flow bindings. Slope Shop has brand name skis
and Rossi boards. Galactic has
some new and a few used skis and boards. Snowandski
is pretty lame, but they do have name brand skis and boards and some sale
prices. Ski-depot has brand name skis (Stockli,
Elan, Fischer, Atomic, K2, Head) and sale prices on last year's gear. Equinox
Outfitters has an Ebay
store with good prices on kids skis. Suburban
Sports has a rep that posts on Epicski.com. They carry Elan, Atomic, Rossi,
Fisher and more skis; and Rossi/Roxy, Nitro and Head/Palmer boards.
Check reviews of skis
at outdoor review. Bomber has some snowboard
reviews. Peter Keelty has
independent reviews that are very detailed, but he wants $$$ for full access.
Snowboard online stores include: Check out this
site for 85,000+ snowboarding items from 30 web sites! ShorelineofTahoe
has a cool site, a ton of different brands and some cool prices too! Colorado
Boarder - buy from guys who ride ... and have a nice site. Dogfunk
has Burton gear! SurfSkateSnow
has info on tons of boards, but the buy links point mostly to Amazon as far as I
can tell. SFO
Snow has a good selection of K2, Santa Cruz, Salomon, Sims, Libtech. You'll
like shopping here.
Complete Snowboard Packages from $199 at the-house.com
Their paper catalog is better than their site, but they've got K2 and Winterstick boards, plus many
others. The Board Zone now only
shipd from Canada, eh?. Bomber has carving equipment, and carving
articles and photo's (editor's note: Bomber is a Hall of Lame graduate - great job guys!).
is new and has some REAL CHEAP deals and one closeout Burton board (also deals
on snow blades). Al's
Ski Barn has some good deals on Solomon and Volkl. Gear
Direct has K2, Palmer and Ride among others. Fogdog
has good buyer's
guides and has improved from last year. Mostly no name stuff, but good
discounts. Eternal Snow is online, but they have
more stuff in their paper catalog. Altrec's
board selection was thin in July (Solomon). Zumiez's
site is all tricked up with flash, but aside from having Santa Cruz boards the
selection is kinda limited. TDC Boardshop
has Ride boards. Fusion is yet another
shop (don't bother yet - it looks like they are getting ready for the season
9/19/02). Snow and Water Sports has
an ebay store with a few Ride and K2 boards. Skiershop
has Head snowboards. BoardsforLess.com
has $99 snowboards! Northern Wave
is a new site that's growing. They have Option boards and Drake bindings. Ride
boards look like they are coming soon. Check out their cool sunglasses and
goggles too! GetBoards specializes in
snowboards and twin tip skis for freeriders and promises low prices. Snowbunny
has snowboard gear for girls! Jay's
Boardshop has Nidecker boards. CCS
is a skateboard site that has some board gear (DC, Forum, Burton, Rome).
Used stuff. Ebay.
|Have you seen Freebord?
It's a skateboard with additional center wheels that make it ride like a
snowboard. Here's the video
showing how it works. Buy it direct or from GetBoards
- they all have the same prices. Getboards has more links to videos after
you click on a particular model.
|Other purchasing sites... Cross
country equipment from SkiGuys (Rusty says God invented chair lifts for a reason!).
Dreamer has accessories (Kid-Ski
equipment, Boeri helmets, tuning
stuff, poles, wax, goggles, etc.). Steep and
Cheap has just one deal, but it changes every day. GearWest
has XC gear and Roller Skis!
|E-Commerce hall of LAME: Ski
and Snowboards.com quotes prices (in Canadian) only on the specials
(site down on 2005/9/19).
Brand names but no online ordering. Wild Mountain Sports & Outfitters
(search for snowboards - get one Solomon board and a bunch of skis -
prices 1/3 off). Sport Chalet -
Prices are minimal discounts. They've
got ski stuff, but just a little (dynastar skis, solomon blades, except
they have $40 big foots!). Snowboard selection is good (Santa Cruz,
Airwalk, K2, Ride). SkiTrader has brand names (Salomon,
Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol), but only has prices on their closeouts page (good
skis, ok prices - not a huge selection) and no
|Telemark - Planet
Outdoors has some Tele gear.
| Beepers: Pieps, Ortovox, DTS Tracker,
on Snow. Clothing/Packs: Dakine (10/8
site is broken - try google
cache instead), North Face . Probe poles: Lifelink.Collapsable poles: Smith
(funky flash site). Shovels: Voile,
Red. Snowshoes: Atlas, Verts
(climbing snowshoes)(on Dakine site). BC Access has a cool
combination shovel/snow probe (probe fits inside the shovel stem) (not on their site yet).
REI has mostly clothing, but some gear
has a good selection of probe poles. Planet
Outdoors has the Avalung and a good selection of radios, probe poles
and shovels, etc. Sierra
Trading Post has closeout deal on the Avalung vest for $60!
(12/28!) They also have ropes on sale every now and then. Backcountrystore
has everything you need!