If you’ve never been skiing under the full moon, now is your chance!

Pine Mountain Sports will be hosting this FREE event including ski rentals for those who need them on Tuesday, January 18th.  The group will be leaving Pine Mountain Sports at 5:30pm so arrive earlier if you need gear, and returning no later than 8pm. Paco will be leading this fun event so join us if you’ve never done a night ski or just want to meet some new people.  Please bring a headlamp!

For more info call us at the shop: 541-385-8080

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The first recorded instruction for ski wax application was probably given by Johannes Scheffer in Argentoratensis Lapponiæ (History of Lapland) in 1673. He advised skiers to use pine tar pitch and rosin. Over 300 years later Pine Mountain Sports owner Dan McGarigle continues the tradition (this time with wax, an iron and some plastic scrapers) in free clinics that will cover the basics on how to tune and wax your skis at home. Lessons in the clinic can be applied to all types of skis and snowboards, and yes even your “waxless” cross country skis still need a hot wax. 

•Free ski waxing clinic Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.

•Reservations required; 12 people per session.

•Call 541-385-8080 to register, and leave your skis for repair at home.

If you can’t make this one, don’t worry Dan will be hosting clinics on the first and third Tuesday of every month throughout the winter.

When: January 15th, 1-4pm

Where: Virginia Meissner SnoPark

This event is designed for Nordic newcomers only. TLC members in collaboration with XC Oregon members and affiliates will be available to teach you the basic skills of classic and freestyle skiing. If you need gear, come see us. We’ll be offering free rentals for beginners attending this event. Pick up is at the shop at noon, and drop off by 6pm. Remember to reserve your equipment in advance as quantities may be limited. For more info contact: info@tumalolanglauf.com

If you have purchased a Black Diamond AvaLung pack in the past year (January 1st 2010) it might have defect and needs to be replaced. Please bring your pack into the store and we can check the serial and P.O. #’s for find out if your pack is included in the recall.

Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. has recently discovered that the intake tubing on certain 2010 AvaLung Packs may crack under extremely cold temperatures. We are working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, and are in the process of obtaining final approval for a recall.

  • The recall covers a limited number of Black Diamond AvaLung packs sold since January 1, 2010.

If you have any questions please call us at the store 541-385-8080

Hey guys, first it was the ladies, now it’s your turn. On Wednesday, December 22nd, from seven to nine PM, we’re hosting a men’s shopping and gift registry night.  Be sure you’ve got your list, and check it twice, so you can take full advantage of the men’s night discount. Or, shop for yourself and give your “want” list to the folks at Pine Mountain Sports for friends and family to shop from later. Or both! Spend $100 and receive a $10 discount, Spend $200 and receive a $20 discount…you get the idea. Club Card members will enjoy extra savings, spend $100 and receive a $20 discount, spend $200 and receive $40, etc., so be sure to ask about it if you’re not a member. There will be food and beverages as well as gift wrapping for donations by the Bend High cross country ski team. It’s holiday shopping made fun and easy, but space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Mt. Bachelor ticket vouchers are available now at Pine Mountain Sports.  These vouchers can be redeemed on the mountain for an all day lift ticket for just $25! Here’s how it works: you pick up a voucher at the shop and redeem it at Mt Bachelor between Jan. 3-7 or Jan. 10-14. Proceeds from this program go to benefit Oregon Adaptive Sports!   We have a limited number of vouchers, so get your today.

Bring the family and ski out to the Meissner Shelter for wood stove cooked waffles with all the toppings and hot chocolate on Saturday, December 26th from 10am-12noon. This is a free event hosted by the Tumalo Langlauf Club. Donations for trail grooming welcome.

For more info contact:

info@tumalolanglauf.com

If you are interested in helping people with disabilities ski and snowboard then come join Oregon Adaptive Sports’ new volunteer training on Saturday, Dec 18 at Mt. Bachelor’s Sunrise Lodge or on Sunday, Dec 19 at Hoodoo’s Main Lodge. Training is from 8:45am to 3:30pm and will cover a broad spectrum of disabilities and how to assist people with those disabilities out on the snow.  There will be lots of hands-on training.  Lift ticket is included, lunch is not; dress for the slopes. Call OAS at 541-848-9390 or email oasbend@gmail.com with any questions. What a great way to share your passion for skiing!

We are excited about the arrival of our new branded apparel and think you will be too! This is not your typical logo wear; we’ve got some  nice ladies t-shirts that actually fit, as well as mens tees, hoodies, mugs, water bottles…you get the idea. Come check it out and, Club Card members, you’ll save 25% on all Pine Mountain sports apparel and merchandMens Hoodieise Ladies Hoodiethrough December 31st.

Black Diamond Drift 176cm:

I usual consider relationships with skis very personal. We date for a few seasons, I find a newer and better one, then move on. I am not a guy who skis lots of different skis because of conditions, but mostly ski one or two skis for years, until a better one come along. I think the Drift may have ruined that simplicity for me.

I love touring on this ski. For being 100mm under foot, the Drifts weight is just dreamy. And for skiing the back country where most of us are looking for powder turns, the Drift is just sublime. The slight rocker in the tip allows this ski to float really well, and makes the ski “ski” a bit bigger than I would have thought. I don’t have to use this ski in a larger size like other heavely rocker tipped skis, which I really like.

With that said, I wouldn’t call this ski a “one ski quiver”. Its a powder and touring machine, perfect for back country skiing. On groomer and hard-pack, the Drift is a bit out of its settings as it is a bit too soft to handle high speed, firm or variable terrain very well. That’s the weight savings working against you in sacrificing stiffness.

For the powder days, its perfect. Gotta long tour with some killer fresh descents? you bet. Where I won’t be taking the Drift to the resort on non-fresh days, it has instantly become my go-to backcounrty ski. If you see me out there, you know what I’ll be skiing on.

-Dan

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Pine Mountain Sports
255 SW Century Drive
Bend, Oregon 97702
(541) 385-8080
info@pinemountainsports.com

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