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


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


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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Best Winter Jackets for Ski and Snowboard Season

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The ski and snowboard season is upon us. Are you prepared? Wearing proper apparel is crucial for a safe and successful excursion. In addition to snow pants, thick socks and gloves or mittens, you need a proper winter jacket. Our guide explains what to look for in a snow jacket and suggests some of the best ski and snowboard jackets for the whole family. What to Look for in a Skiing or ...

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Categories: Ski and snowboard  |  Top Winter Brands

Tagged: ski, snowboard, Helly Hansen, Patagonia Down Sweater, Patagonia Nano Puff, obermeyer tuscany jacket, obermeyer mens ski jackets, obermeyer jackets, Womens Base Layer, Mens Base Layer


guide to ski and snowboard rentals

Guide to Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, December 6, 2021

Ski and snowboard equipment rental is a common choice for beginners to the sport — but renting isn’t just for beginners. More and more seasoned skiers and snowboarders see the benefits of renting equipment over buying, and many ski and snowboard shops near you offer reliable rental options. Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced enthusiast, there's a lot to love about rental ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged: ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Helmets, goggles, ski rentals, snowboard rentals, ski rentals near me, snowboard rentals near me, season ski rentals, seasonal ski rentals


how to stay warm while skiing

How to Stay Warm While Skiing

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Skiing is a classic winter activity. There are few things more invigorating than racing down a snowy slope in the middle of winter. It’s a fantastic challenge, and it helps you practice your coordination, determination and patience all at once. It gets you some exercise and fresh air even during the cold winter months, when so many other workouts might be off-limits. Best of all, it’s a lot of ...

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Categories: Ski and snowboard  |  How to series

Tagged: ski, ski and snowboard equipment


best gift ideas for skiers and snowboarders

Best Gift Ideas for Skiers and Snowboarders

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, September 27, 2021

Are you searching for a gift for the skier or snowboarder in your life? Maybe you love winter sports yourself, and you want to treat yourself to a new piece of gear or some new apparel. Either way, you're in the right place. From clothing to accessories and beyond, you'll find 25 gifts for skiers and snowboarders in this article. Keep reading to find the perfect gift for you or your adventurous ...

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buying vs renting ski and snowboard equipment

Buying vs. Renting Ski and Snowboard Equipment

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Friday, April 16, 2021

Whether you're a hobbyist or a dedicated winter sports fan, you've probably weighed the pros and cons of equipment rental and ownership. Ultimately, your decision will rest on several factors, including the piece of equipment in question. Some of your gear is a great investment opportunity, while renting may be the better option for other items. Discover if you should buy or rent skis, a ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged: ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, ski rentals, snowboard rentals, season ski rentals, seasonal ski rentals


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