Tips for Buying the Perfect Skis

Tips for Buying the Perfect Skis

Posted by Matt Gahman on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

There's nothing like ripping down the slopes on a pair of skis — it's the perfect wintertime activity for sporty thrill-seekers. Finding the right pair of skis will make your winter that much more enjoyable. If you're new to skiing, it may surprise you how many choices you have. Knowing what to look for will allow you to pick out the best skis for ski season. Use this buying guide to find the ...

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Categories: Ski equipment


youth 'must haves' for this season

Youth Outerwear Must-Haves for the Ski and Snowboard Season

Posted by Matt Gahman on Wednesday, October 26, 2022

It’s that time of the year again! As we feel the temperature start to drop, we know that ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. Make sure your family is well-prepared for the snow and the cold with the right ski and snowboard youth apparel for the 2022-2023 season. If you’re not exactly sure what outerwear is needed for each family member or what the best youth apparel for ski ...

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment  |  Top Winter Brands


Types-of-Skiing

What are the Different Types of Skiing?

Posted by Matt Gahman on Tuesday, August 30, 2022

If you’re new to the world of skiing, one of the first things you may notice is the confusing number of terms people throw around. In particular, there may seem to be a ton of different names used for skiing. Perhaps you’ve imagined that all skiing is downhill skiing, but then someone mentions cross-country skiing. Is that different? And then things get even more confusing when you hear someone ...

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Categories: Ski & Snowboarding Tips

Tagged: ski, snowboard


Base Layers Buying Guide

Base Layers Buying Guide

Posted by Matt Gahman 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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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 Matt Gahman 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 Matt Gahman 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 Matt Gahman 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

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


Buy vs. Rent Ski and Snowboard Apparel

Buying vs. Renting Ski and Snowboard Apparel

Posted by Matt Gahman 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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Categories: Top Winter Brands


How to Install a Boot Heater?

How to Install a Boot Heater?

Posted by Matt Gahman 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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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Snowboard Equipment


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