For many years, Salomon has strived to make comfortable boots that ski well. They also try to provide boots the user can wear all day without requiring a lot of boot fitting to get into them.
This year Salomon has introduced a new boot for aggressive women skiers. Salomon X Max 110 W is a generous 98 mm forefoot ski boot; I’m inclined to put the X Max 110 on the roomier end of the 98 mm boot spectrum, but it still features some nice heel hold.
In fact, the last three fits I’ve had with ladies all had good things to say about the X Max 110 W against some very stiff competition with the other boots they tried on. The heel pocket fits well and offers nice hold, without any nasty biting or pinching, and the toe box is definitely roomy and comfortable.
Shop online and get free shipping on orders over $100, or pick “in store pickup” if your a local and grab your gear at your convenience.
And don’t forget to call ahead (530-582-5781) to set your bootfitting appointment to work with our world-class bootfitters – your boots are your most important piece of gear, and a great fit makes a world of difference.
The Blizzard Bonafide has been one of our hottest sellers, and a staff favorite, for good reason. This award-winning all-mountain ski sold out last year by January here at the Start Haus, so this year we want to make sure you don’t miss out.
Just send your name, number, email address and what length 2014 Blizzard Bonafide you’re interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add you to a list of the first people to be notified when they arrive at the store.
Read our tester’s review here, or watch the video on the snow review from Jim and Jim below:
We’re also taking names for other skis we expect to go fast this coming season, like the 2014 Blizzard Brahma, which we reviewed here. So if there’s a ski you have you’re heart set on for next season and don’t want to miss out, send us an email at email@example.com
Our first Free Fun Stand Up Paddle Board Race at the West End Beach on Donner Lake was a huge success! Thanks to everybody who made it out, and we look forward to seeing even more of you this coming Friday evening, and throughout the summer.
It’s that time of year – time for our huge demo ski sale! While some demo skis are glorified rental skis that go out everyday and get bashed around, our demo skis are for people trying to pick out the right ski to buy.
Welcome to our weekly Tahoe Ski News blog post, where we share ski conditions, racing, events, wax calls and ski deals every Friday.
Don’t forget to send your race, ski event or results to firstname.lastname@example.org. with the headline: Tahoe Ski News to get them listed here each week.
Another busy day boot fitting at the Start Haus. The Start Haus has been nominated for Skiing Business Industry Awards for most knowledgeable staff, most innovative, best backshop ski tuning and best backshop boot fitting.
There are wider skis that still fit into the big mountain ski category, but the 100 to 110 width are still solid quiver-of-one contenders for skiers in high snowfall ski areas that favor off-trail soft snow seeking to railing groomers all day, what Sierra Jim terms soft-snow oriented skis.
For this ski comparison, we’re looking at the Armada TST, Atomic Ritual, Blizzard Cochise, Dynastar Cham 107, Head REV 105, Kastle BMX 108, Icelantic Nomad RKR and Volkl Gotama.
Take a quick look around the internet and you’ll see a lot of excitement for this ski – the TGR forums alone a aglow with rave reviews for the DPS Wailer 112.
A lot has been said about this ski – but wait it boils down to is this ski brings the powder ski and all mountain ski categories closer than before. RP means resort powder, and a powder day at a resort can mean fresh tracks in the morning … giving way to tracked out, chopped up snow and a few groomers as the day wears on.
It used to be that if you wanted to ski your powder skis, you brought a second pair of all mountain skis in the car for the afternoon – with the DPS 112, you don’t have to make the switch.
Whether you’re a backcountry veteran who earns more turns than most people get off the lift, or new to the idea of dipping into the sidecountry out of the resort for fresh powder turns, one of the most important pieces of gear is a good pair of touring ski boots.
And Dynafit ski boots are widely regarded as some of the best backcountry boots available, with an excellent balance of walk-ability, downhill performance, low weight and a comfortable fit. Lucky for you, we’ve got a huge sale on 2012 Dynafit Boots up to 50% off! Our stock is extremely limited however, so these are going to go fast.
Armada Skis pro riders and stars of “Education of Style” Tanner Hall, Henrik Harlaut and Phil Casabon will be at the Start Haus Ski Shop on Friday 11/9/12 from 3 to 5 p.m. signing posters and hanging out.
This is an amazing opportunity to meet legendary pro skier Tanner Hall, who co-founded Armada Skis, has taken numerous metals in the Winter Dew Tour, X Games and more, and appeared in Dozens of ski films.
Canadian pro skier Phil Casabon also has a number of freestyle titles under his belt from X-Games to War of the Rails, and a handful of film appearances.
And Swedish skier Henrik Harlaut, named Skier of the Year World Freeskier.com has a whole slew of big air, slopestyle and rail jam placements along with 9 film appearances.
Dalbello Ski Boot will also be on hand to help you out with any technical questions you might have, so it’ll be the perfect time to pick up a new pair of Armada all mountain or powder skis or Dalbello Boots.