Jeff Buckman

45 Years of Expertise: Q & A with Jeff Buckman

Posted by Matt Gahman on Monday, October 3, 2016

Then & Now - Jeff Buckman   As we head into our 45th season, we took a minute to ask some of our long-time employees about their time here. With a legacy as a family business owner and a local ski industry expert, pour a cup of coffee and read about what Jeff Buckman, owner of Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop, had to say. Q: What are your best memories from the early years of the ski ...

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Categories: Ski & Snowboarding Tips

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11 Best Snacks for the Slopes

Posted by Matt Gahman on Monday, September 19, 2016

With just eleven days until our stores open for the Winter 2016-2017 season, I decided to put together a list of 11 Mountain Snacks I love. They are great for on-the-go days, or heading out to hike, bike, ski, or snowboard.    1. Fruit Roll-Ups. Because, common, who doesn't love those? Fruit by the foot and other fruit snacks are good too, but these are a ...

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Categories: Ski & Snowboarding Tips  |  Winter Activities & Tips


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How Should I Store Skis and Snowboards for the Summer?

Posted by Matt Gahman on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spring is here which means summer is not far behind. For most of the population it's time to fill the pool up, lather on the SPF, and get ready for some sun. But for the snow addicts out there, this time of year is considered the worst when the mountains are closed but the thought of shredding has never left.  You still have that feel of your boots still on your feet attached to your skis or ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Ski & Snowboarding Tips

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What Do I Need to Know When I Take My Kids Skiing?

Posted by Matt Gahman on Friday, March 4, 2016

Wondering if the time is now to get those little one’s out and on the slopes? Skiing as a family can be a very enjoyable time and can create lifelong memories. Making sure that your little ones are properly prepared will make all the difference between a great day or a miserable day on the slopes.  Keep them warm and dry All parents know that a cold kid is an unhappy ...

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Tagged: ski, snowboard, Kids skiing


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What is MIPS Helmet Technology?

Posted by Matt Gahman on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

As a skier or snowboarder, you have probably heard the term MIPS being used a lot lately when it comes to helmets. No question about it, we here at Buckmans.com always advise wearing a helmet whenever hitting the slopes. Accidents can and do happen on the slopes and wearing a helmet can literally save your life. As technology advances, so does the protection and the gear we ...

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Tagged: Helmets, MIPS


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Top 5 Accessories To Take On The Ski Slopes

Posted by Matt Gahman on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Before you hit the slopes this ski season, you’ll want to ensure you’ve got all the necessities. You think you’ve grabbed it all, but it only takes one run down the mountain to make you realize that a truly pleasant hillside experience is all in the little things. Period. We’ve got the 5 essentials you’ll need for the slopes this season, from headgear to lift pass holders. Warmers The ultimate ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Ski & Snowboarding Tips

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Saving Our Mountains: The Facts

Posted by Matt Gahman on Monday, January 18, 2016

This statistic is alarming - over the past century America’s highest elevations have experienced 3 times the global average temperature increase. More than just a fun place to ski and ride, these ecosystems provide up to 85% of the water we depend on (not to mention providing space for our beloved snow sports, areas for forests to thrive, and habitat for wildlife of all types). Climate change ...

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Categories: Winter Activities & Tips


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Head to the Slopes – The Importance of Layering

Posted by Matt Gahman on Monday, January 11, 2016

It happens every year – incredible powder conditions followed closely by frigid or wet conditions. Cold kiddos are the quickest way to ruin your family’s well-deserved ski adventure and preparation is key to staying comfortable! This season, don’t let cold toes and frozen fingers hold you and your loved ones back from a memorable day of fun on the slopes. The Importance of Layering Dressing ...

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Categories: Top Winter Brands  |  Ski & Snowboarding Tips  |  Ski & Snowboard Apparel

Tagged: ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment


Snowboard Gear

Which Snowboard is Right for Me?

Posted by Matt Gahman on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The “perfect” snowboard fits you just right, which makes the task of finding one easily seem daunting. It’s a decision dependent on a number of factors, from height & weight to terrain, and style preferences. Fear not, finding the right fit can be as simple as studying your personal style (and reading on). Choosing Based On Size How do you know if the width is right for you? Look for a board that ...

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