Saturday, December 24, 2011

Snow Likely

Wishing everyone a Christmas that is full of joy and contentment.   

And hoping there's a little new snow for everyone, too.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kids Holiday Ski Camp with Sadie & Erik

Sadie and Erik Bjornsen will be back at home in the Methow Valley for the holidays.

While they're at home, they will be putting on a FREE ski clinic for kids.

The Cascade Challenge Camp (clicky for camp flyer)  will be on Wednesday, Dec 21st, at the Mazama Community Center, and it's for all J3, J4, and J5 skiers.  Registration can be done online HERE.




Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SNS, NNN, NIS, Wedges, Plates

Why isn't someone making a wedge that will click onto a NIS plate, and which has threaded inserts for attaching a Pilot SNS bindings?

This seems simple enough.      It would allow fore/aft adjustment of the SNS binding, even if it might require removal of a few screws.

It's hard for me to believe that after 7 years of the NIS binding, and with the obvious and well documented advantages that it provides, that the Salomon folks still haven't brought to market a positionally adjustable binding or adapter.    

Wood screws to attach bindings?   Seriously?     I mean, furniture isn't even held together with wood screws anymore!

As a comparison, during that time period, cell/mobile technology has gone from a device that makes person-to-person voice calls to the iphone...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Ski Service Schedule

Brian Gregg of CXC has well prepared skis.
Photo:  Ian Harvey / Toko
You've been training to get the most from your skiing, so make sure your skis aren't a limiter.


Prepare all of your skis to run their best with a fresh stone grind and hotbox service. At Nordic Ultratune, a stone grinding batch starts every Thursday and those skis are ready for shipping on the following Monday -- just 4 days later. Return shipping is FedEx Express Saver, which is 3rd day delivery. So, skis that are shipped out on Monday will arrive back to you on Thursday.

Here's the upcoming service schedule at Nordic Ultratune. Use these dates to make sure you get your skis ready before your most important events.
  • Skis in by Dec 1st will ship out on Dec 5th and arrive back to you by Dec 8th.
  • Skis in by Dec 8th will ship out on Dec 12th.
  • Skis in by Dec 15th will ship out on Dec 19th and arrive to you by the 22nd.
  • Skis in by Dec 22nd will ship out on Dec 26th.
You can see that there are still a few service batches scheduled before Christmas and the post-holiday races (including Sr Nationals!).     There is still time to get a fast grind on your skis before your biggest events! But don't delay... ...fast boards are a joy to ski on, and they're a real advantage.