Greetings all! As the season approaches the Equipment Manager and several Equipment Technicians and volunteers have been busy.
In early November we spent a day to binding test all alpine fleet skis. We have brought in 25 new Alpine boots, (old boots are available for instructors who need them), along with 15 new helmets. Very exciting, the Sandy Lewarton Memorial bi ski has arrived, the Dynamique-bi-ski. It is a beautiful machine with all the latest technology and features. Photo above.
A day of deck repairs were done as well in November.
Last week 40 new pairs of Alpine skis arrived which we have mounted and cued up for binding tests. With this replacement plan, most of our Rossingnol ski’s have been taken out of the fleet. Good new for instructors, if you need that short pair of skis for teaching, or your kiddos need skis, we are selling those. They have all been tested so are ready to go do some sliding! Adult skis are being sold for $25.00, youth skis $15.00.
We spent an afternoon reorganizing the fleet but still need need an afternoon to perform binding tests on the new arrivals. We held our first Binding certification clinic and have another one cued up so we will ready for the season.
Still awaiting the Nordic equipment and a new Mountain Man Bi Ski. The new Mountain Man will have the same new shock system as the green one we already have, (the 2 green ones do not need to pressurized, all other Mountain Man sit ski’s including the Junior need to be pressurized), but more good news! We have 2 new pumps that are very easy to use.
Sunday November 13 we welcomed many our new volunteers for Skiing and Riding is Fun in the morning and Equipment Overview and boot/helmet fitting in the afternoon.
That clinic will be offered again November 19th.
To wrap up, exciting preseason work has kept the Equipment folks busy as a bee to prepare for that first round of clinics and then on to lessons!