Skip the Lift Line: Get Your Powder Fix Online

Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:16:45 AM America/Denver

While it’s not quite time to get back on the mountain, summer is great for some snow-related things. Stop pining away at the closed door of your gear closet. This time of the year is ideal for taking inventory of your gear, making a list of what you need, and upgrading your equipment in preparation for the upcoming ski season. If you’re going to buy new winter gear, take advantage of summer time discounts, sales, and clearances. UtahSkis’ annual blowout sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up on what you might need — or invest in that new piece of gear you’ve been drooling over.

Brand Blowouts

As outdoor brands prepare to intake new inventory for next year, they’re forced to sell off a certain amount of older product. This makes summer the best season to take advantage of huge deals on last year’s gear. UtahSkis’ annual blowout sale includes discount selections from popular ski brands, such as Descente and Nordica.

Descente apparel is marked down up to 60%, including the Harper Jacket for women and the Dart Jacket for men. If you’re looking for a new ski jacket, it’ll be hard to beat that price anywhere once the first snow dumps. And let’s be real — last year’s inventory is a huge upgrade from the tattered, five-year-old coat currently hanging in your closet. The same applies for ski pants — and Descente offers a wide selection of hugely discounted options for men and women in that category, as well.

While it might be hard to imagine top brands cutting costs on quality ski equipment, Nordica breaks the rules. Men’s Nordica Enforcer 100 Demo are 43% off and women’s Nordica Santa Ana 23Nordica Santa Ana 23 are 39% off. We’re all too aware of how easily winter hard goods can break our bank accounts, so if you’re in the market for new skis, take advantage and invest in quality without spending a fortune.

Maybe you bought new skis last year but it’s time to replace those old, uncomfortable ski boots. Check out Nordica’s Speedmachine and Sportmachine options, including a variety of boots for both men and women. The women’s Nordica Speedmachine 85 boots are listed at 44% off while the men’s Nordica Speedmachine 110 are 42% off.

Get Your Dream Gear

In addition to specific brands offering discounts, this exclusive blowout sale features a large variety of gear marked up to 77% off. These huge savings mean you should consider buying that piece of gear that would otherwise have been out of your budget range. Who wouldn’t want a pair of demo skis? But instead of paying full price, why not pick up a pair from last year like the K2 Ikonic 84 or the Vokl Kendo? Both are listed at more than 50% off retail value and include bindings, too.

As you improve your skills on the slopes, it becomes increasingly important to have quality head protection. Helmet technology is improving every year, so if a new helmet is on your radar, take advantage of these huge savings and upgrade. If you’re interested in trying out the trending MIPS technology, you can pick up a Smith Giro Ledge for men or the Smith Allure for women, both at 44-46% off.

In With the New

While ski brands clear out their inventory from last year, 2018-2019 gear starts hitting the shelves. Even if you’re not a sales junkie, this is the perfect time to get a sneak peek at the new products for the upcoming year. The best part? UtahSkis annual blowout sale includes deals on incoming gear. They’re offering 15% the new Volkl Mantra V.Werks and 13% off the new Volkl V.Werks Katana, if you’re in the market for something fancy.

If not, there are still mega discounts on more affordable hard goods new for this year, including 25% off the K2 Pressskis and 23% off the Line Chronic skis. Both models were upgraded for this year, including the shape and footprints. If snowboarding is more your style, check out Burton’s Custom Flying V for men or the Burton Day Trader for women — both new for this year, as well.

Winter will be upon us before we know it and it’s never too early to start ski season preparation. For now, skip the lift line, and browse UtahSkis’ ski gear collection online.

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Amanda Ellis