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Brooks Run Signature at Skirack | Saturday, November 17

FOLLOW YOUR BODY. FIND YOUR RUN.

Join Brooks at Skirack on November 17 from 10am - 3pm for a FREE Run Signature, Brooks' radical new approach to gait analysis.

Run Signature celebrates your individual running style. Discover how your body moves and choose an experience you love so every run feels just the way you like.

And while you are at Skirack, check out the NEW Adrenaline GTS 19 from Brooks!

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What's New and Hot in Snowboarding This Year!

This season has sure gotten off to a great start! We saw snow in the mountains early October, sparking us to get even more psyched about the winter season!

Derek Tiplady, Skirack's snowboard buyer gives his picks for what is new and hot this year in snowboarding and splitboarding.

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Dressing in Layers for Outdoor Comfort

Spending time outdoors is a big part of the lifestyle of many Vermonters, and dressing to stay comfortable during changing weather and activity levels is important if you want to get out there and have fun doing it.

Luckily, there are many trusted and well established gear brands that offer everything you need to be comfortable doing whatever you like to do outside.

Deciding what outdoor clothing you need and how to use it can be as complex as you want to make it, but if you start by learning to dress in layers, then you are well on your way to outdoor comfort.

The following tips on layering will help you make the most of what you already own and make better decisions about the new gear that will make your adventures even more fun.

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When a new customer comes in for a downhill ski boot, we assess the foot as well as the skier and take a multi-point measurement of their foot. We then select 1 or 2 pairs of boots that should fit their feet pretty well and after the skier tries them on, we will determine what exact pair they should be skiing in that year.

"You don't need to try on 15, 16, 20 different pairs of ski boots to find the perfect fit - you just need to find someone to assess your foot, assess you as a skier, and knows the current boots who can put those pieces together very easily." Doug Stewart, Skirack Downhill Ski Boot Fitter.

Learn more about Skirack's Boot Fit Guarantee

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Small Town Mountains Opening Up for Bike Lift Access!

Only a few years ago, the idea that a small dual chair mountain would invest in lift access biking would seem foolish. Coupled with immense overhead, steep competition from larger resorts and what was still a very niche sport, the return on investment just wasn’t clear – and the risk for locally owned hills was potentially fatal.

But things have changed. With the explosive growth of Mountain Biking across the Green Mountain State and broader New England, small town mountains are seeing a more solid path to profitably supporting the logistics and overhead associated with digging and staffing trails.

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Skirack to Host Salomon Trivia 5K at Catamount Outdoor Family Center on September 29

Join Skirack and Salomon Running at Catamount Outdoor Family Center for a fun and challenging 5K trail race with a twist!

Teams of four run together and compete at various trivia stations. Get a time bonus for correct answers.

Raffle prizes, Giveaways, Donuts, Cider & More!

Free Salomon trail running shoe demos.

FREE Salomon Swag Bag for the first 50 registered runners.

For every registered runner, Salomon will donate $5 to the National Trail Systems Act in support of their 50 year anniversary!

In case of weather cancellation, decision will be made at 8am day of race.

Click here for more information and to sign up!

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Top 5 Entry Level Bikes

Sep 12, 2018 5:35:00 AM

Skirack's Top 5 Entry Level Bikes

In the great big world of cycling, new categories are constantly emerging for different riding styles. For someone who's new to bikes, this can be horribly overwhelming. There's a fear of spending too much on the wrong bike, or not spending enough and ending up with a bike that can't keep up.

We want to simplify things for beginners, lay out exactly what our favorite bikes are in some common categories, and let you as the rider decide which describes your style best. These five picks are based off of common customer types, from stories we hear every day on the bike sales floor, and the bikes we like to steer them towards.

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Join Altra Running for Free Shoe Demos & Fun Run on Thursday, September 6 at Skirack

Join Altra Running at Skirack on Thursday, September 6 for FREE demo shoes and then a fun run!

Demo shoes at 5:30 PM, Run at 6 PM

Featured running shoes will be the NEW Escalante 1.5 and Torin 3.5.

The fun run will be 5-6 miles up the bike path. Don't feel like you have to run that distance, and you can turn around at any time. You can also try more than one pair of shoes and run any distance you choose!

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Join Hoka One One for Free Shoe Demos & Fun Run on Thursday, August 30 at Skirack

Join Hoka One One at Skirack on Thursday, August 30
for FREE demo shoes and then a fun run!

Demo shoes at 5:30 PM, Run at 6 PM

Featured running shoes will be the NEW Bondi 6 and Clifton 5.

The fun run will be 5-6 miles up the bike path. You do not have to run that distance, and can turn around at any time. You can also try more than one pair of shoes and run any distance you choose!

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Top 10 Products for Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)

Spartan Races, Tough Mudders and other adventure races fall into Obstacle Course Races or OCR. Races tend to be between 3-5 miles for the Sprints, 8-10 miles for the Supers & 13+ for Beasts & Ultra Beasts. You can do anywhere between 20-50 obstacles in a single race. Obstacles include 20’ rope climbs, monkey bars, jumping over walls 3-8’ tall, carrying sandbags, Atlas Stones or Wreck Bags up and down mountains. 

Competing in OCR requires endurance, power, strength, agility and speed. During a race, you will crawl, carry, climb, jump, hang, lift, pull, push, squat and run. OCR is basically Ninja Warrior but up a mountain with 3-13 miles of running.

The right gear matters quite a bit for training and competing in OCR; without a question, the most important piece of gear you’ll purchase for OCR is shoes. We have compiled a list of what we recommend for shoes and gear that can aid you in your race. Items are available at Skirack, but subject to availability.

Interested in starting or improving Obstacle Course Racing? Check out our OCR classes at The EDGE (information is below).

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