BENNINGTON, New Hampshire ??вЂќ With the end of summer drawing close, it’s never too early to start thinking about the state of your ski and snowboard equipment if you’re a fan of the slopes. Still hucking the hill on those straight boards from the 80’s? Is the base material on your snowboard absent after too many rail tricks in the terrain park? Are you still skiing with that bent pole from an uber-cool wipe-out you had a few years ago? You aren’t the envy of your friends. It’s time to do something about your gear – and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
One well kept secret is to watch for equipment sales in the early fall as retail shops and manufacturers attempt to clean out their inventory, usually with both new and used gear. Annual ski swaps and sales happen all over New England, and chances are very good there’s one happening near your home. At a time when skiing & riding are expensive enough, why pay retail prices for that new gear you absolutely need to have? Crotched Mountain and Zimmermanns of Nashua aren’t keeping secrets about their gear sale — Dubbed as the “first of the new season”, On Sept. 24th & 25th, Zimmermanns will bring over $1 million in gear into the base lodge at Crotched Mountain for the 2nd annual weekend-long “Huge Ski Sale and Open House”.
With ongoing activities, food, fun, great deals on new gear and even helicopter rides, the weekend will be a great way to catch that snow buzz to propel you into the upcoming season. Check out www.CrotchedMountain.com for the latest on the Sale/Open-House Weekend. September 24 & 25, 2005 ??вЂњ Crotched Mountain Base Lodge. Sponsored by Zimmermanns. 9a ??вЂњ 4p, rain or shine. Free admission.