Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Mountain Rentals Inc. You may have already gotten to the point where it’s time to put your skis or snowboard away for the season. It’s a sad time for all skiers and snowboarders, but there’s comfort in knowing that this ski season hasn’t been great, so we’re that much closer to a [hopefully] much better ski season next year! Whether you had lots of fun this past ski season or not, it’s time to put the past in the past and look forward to new adventures that await you in 2018. In this blog, we’re going to talk about several things ski and snowboarding lovers can do once that end-of-season boredom starts.
Prepare for next season
For some, skiing season never ends. Although you can’t physically go to the mountains and ski down, you can still spend the off-season scouring the internet for cheap skis and other winter gear and daydreaming about fresh powder while at work. Although we don’t encourage a lack of productivity, we do encourage having enthusiasm for a sport you love. And the truth is, there’s no better time to have this enthusiasm than now. Since less people got out and skied this season, there’s more ski gear on shelves around the country which means more options when you do your yearly, postseason deal-hunting extravaganza.
Pick up a summer sport
Although it’s not summer yet, that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to pick up a summer sport. There is literally an endless amount of summer activities you could do, but chances are, you want to pick something up that will (at least somewhat) satisfy that skiing or snowboarding urge. If you’re a snowboarder, there are a lot more options out there for you: skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, mountain boarding, paddle boarding, etc.
Mountainboarding is a great sport to pick up if you love snowboarding. It feels similar to snowboarding and you’ll be able to go back to ski resorts you snowboarded at during the winter and experience the same trails only without snow! If you’re a skier, I would recommend giving water skiing or roller skiing a try. Roller skiing is designed to mimic cross-country skiing more than anything, but you’ll still find it enjoyable. Then again, if you’re a skier, you can still try out a board sport. Who knows, it may even peak an interest in giving snowboarding a shot next season!
One sport both boarders and skiers should try is mountain biking. Mountain biking is a great way to keep your legs in shape for winter while experiencing mountains in a different way. There are plenty of options out there as far as pricing and styles go. Mountain bikes typically range in price from around $300 to several thousand dollars including cross country, all-terrain, full suspension, downhill and other types of bikes. There’s something out there for everyone, it’s just a matter of finding what you like. Many ski areas will allow you to use gondolas to take your bike to the top of the mountain and ride down. So if adrenaline is all you’re looking for, there are options for you.
Your Last Resort
If worse comes to worst, you can always just play a video game to satiate your skiing or snowboarding desires, or watch any number of skiing documentaries for free on the internet. Typically, you’ll only want to use this to compliment whatever efforts you’ve already put into summer sports; however, if you have found yourself in a situation where you truly do not enjoy any summer sport, there are literally thousands of hours worth of ski and snowboard footage on the internet.
Contact Mountain Rentals
Generally speaking, it’s not too healthy to get caught up in the fact that ski season is over. Although it’s great to look forward to next season, there are plenty of things to keep you busy in the meantime. If you haven’t been to Mountain Rentals Inc. before, now is a great time to do so. We have both winter and summer gear like skis, snowboards, wakeboards, paddle boards, skateboards, mountain boards, as well as rentals and tune-ups on all your gear. Contact us today.