Base Layers Buying Guide

Base Layers Buying Guide

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Thursday, May 5, 2022

Remember that time you hiked up the mountain during the peak of winter, and you were almost as frozen as the ground? Or how about the time you were skiing with your family and everyone needed more than a few hand warmers to defrost? At Buckman’s, we know nothing is worse than feeling numb while you’re trying to enjoy the outdoors in the snow and cold weather. When you need to stay cozy warm in ...

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Categories: Ski and snowboard

Tagged: Kids Base Layer, Womens Base Layer, Mens Base Layer


How to Clean, Dry & Store Ski Boots?

How to Clean, Dry and Store Ski and Snowboard Boots

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, May 2, 2022

After spending hours researching, you have finally found the perfect ski or snowboard boots. You can't wait to throw them on and start carving down the mountain. It's as if you just got the keys to a brand new car — and now you're riding in style! Your boots will inevitably experience the wear and tear that comes with flying down the slopes. However, learning how to care for ski boots by ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment


Guide to Different Types Of Skis

The Complete Guide to Different Types of Skis

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, May 2, 2022

Whether you've recently started to explore the slopes or think of skiing as second nature, you may not be aware of how many ski variations exist. Each kind of ski has a distinct purpose, from helping you navigate the terrain to landing impressive tricks. What are the different types of skis? If you're interested in purchasing your first pair of skis or trying a new skiing style, continue reading ...

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snowboard boot sizing buyer's guide

Snowboard Boot Sizing Buyer's Guide

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

You need to gear up for snowboarding season and find comfortable boots that fit correctly for your first run. No matter your snowboarding experience, correctly sized snowboard boots are essential. That leaves you asking, "What size snowboard boots should I get?" In a boot size too big or too small, and you'll be feeling the fatigue and pain set in before you even make it down the ...

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ski helmet buyers guide

Ski and Snowboard Helmet Buyer's Guide

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Everyone knows the safety benefits of wearing a helmet while tearing up the slopes, but what makes a good ski helmet? Lots of details go into choosing a helmet, and knowing how to buy a one involves more than just finding one in your favorite color. This helmet buyer guide will cover everything from how to size a helmet and how tight a helmet should be to how to pick helmet features that suit ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged: ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Helmets


Buy vs. Rent Ski and Snowboard Apparel

Buying vs. Renting Ski and Snowboard Apparel

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Skiing and snowboarding are some of the most popular outdoor activities during the winter season. Whether you're just starting out or you've been visiting mountainsides your whole life, you want to be comfortable in the elements. That means you need the right apparel before you hit the slopes. Most skiers and riders face a big decision — whether to buy or rent ski and snowboard apparel. While ...

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How to Install a Boot Heater?

How to Install a Boot Heater?

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

There's nothing more exciting than spending your day on the slopes with a pair of skis or a snowboard strapped to your feet. If you've ever spent hours flying down a mountain, you know the pain of cold feet, which can often lead to heading home early. Ski boot heaters can effectively eliminate this problem by providing your feet with consistent heat throughout the day. These systems are ...

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Beginner's Guide to Skiing or Snowboarding

Beginner's Guide to Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Are you interested in skiing or snowboarding? Snow sports are fun for the whole family — but which one is the best fit for you? Snowboarding and skiing offer unique challenges and exciting thrills, but they come with a few notable differences. Skiing vs. Snowboarding — How Are They Similar? Whether you're learning to snowboard or ski for the first time, both sports take consistency and practice ...

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best fabric for base layer: wool vs. polyester

Best Fabric for Base Layers: Merino Wool vs. Polyester

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Finding the right base layers for a day or evening on the mountainside is a common quest for skiers and riders. Two popular options include the all-natural fibers of merino wool vs. the synthetic counterpart of polyester. If you're on the fence about which material to choose, this guide will set you in the right direction toward base layers for skiing and snowboarding. The Importance of ...

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