GEARING UP FOR THE SEASON
Gearing Up For The Season, By Kim Pickering.
In our house the soccer cleats have been put away and it’s time to get out the skis and shift gears into getting ready for ski season. As a mother of two growing middle school girls I always dread pulling all the ski equipment out of storage to see just how many things we’ve outgrown. I usually start with the older of the two girls, this year everything will still work from last year- SCORE! On to the youngest, my budding ski racer,…..skis- nope, boots- nope, helmet-nope. Now to find equipment for the season!
I usually start by contacting her ski coach to see if he has had any equipment given to him and be sure to bring over the skis and boots that are too small for us so we can pass it along to another child in the community. If I strike out, I usually try to head to a couple of the ski club sales around the state. Shopping these ski club sales are key when you have growing children at home, you can find gently used (and sometimes new equipment) for a fraction of the price.
Put the ski sales on your calendar and I’ll see you there. Good luck gearing up your kids this season!
Pats Peak, Henniker
Franconia Ski Club Sale,Franconia & Gunstock Ski Club, Gilford
ESSC Sale, North Conway
Mount Sunapee Ski Club Sale, Newbury