Having the name Skis.com has its perks, it’s pretty straightforward what we do. But we don’t just sell everything ski and snowboard related, we also dedicate ourselves to knowing and sharing all we can about it. This blog is one of the many ways which we strive to share our knowledge and help our customers and readers know everything they need to know about skiing and pick the best products and gear for their adventures.
Did you know we also offer a variety of guides, charts, and videos to help you learn as well? It’s true! And you can check out our full array of information here, but let’s take a quick look at all there is to offer (because it really is a lot).
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the gear offered in the world of skiing and snowboarding? So have we, and sometimes it can be really hard to tell what the difference is between all the options and which is right for you. Take, for instance, ski boots. Ski boots are essentially gigantic pieces of plastic and metal that are two of the most important pieces of gear AND two of the hardest things to pick out and fit. So how on earth are you supposed to pick out ski boots online? Well, let’s start with a buying guide.
The ski boot buying guide takes you step by step through the process of selecting the right ski boot for you, just like a shop employee would. It starts out broad with selecting things like gender and size, and then helps you with the more difficult steps, like picking a width, flex, and foot shape. But it’s not just text and talk, our buying guides also include helpful videos and graphics, just like this one below to help you pick your correct size for your ski boots so it can fit you like a glove.
But now that you’ve selected your preferred size, what comes next? Well not only are our buying guides built to help you narrow down your search for the perfect boot, but they are also made to correspond perfectly with our site’s selection tools to narrow down your product choices. Each one of our category pages, like for ski boots, have refinement tolls on the left side of the page where you can select the size you’ve decided is right for you (or gender, instep, skill level, and so on).
But it’s not just ski boots that have buying guides. Here at Skis.com we offer buying guides on everything from skis, snowboards, kid’s gear, helmets, snowshoes, and even apparel like ski jackets and base layers.
Okay so now you know what you want to buy from our informative buying guides, but when it comes to buying gear online there’s another big issue in the way, picking the right size. You can buy the perfect pair of skis, but if they’re not the right size, it’s all a bust and your season is going to be rough. In fact, it may seem counterintuitive but skis are some of the trickiest parts of a ski set up to size correctly because the right size for an individual can change based on your weight, gender, and skill level.
Never fret! Our sizing guide for skis is here to help. It has a full chart breakdown for men, women, and kids and helps you measure your size and convert from inches to centimeters to understand the ski sizing system. The guide then further breaks down the correct ski size by skill level as well so you can have confidence in your skis based on your abilities.
But again, it’s not just skis that we size! Our size charts cover hard and softgoods so you can pick your skis, jacket, helmet, and even gloves right in the same place.
Here is our favorite part of our educational focus, our videos. Here at Skis.com we know how much easier and more helpful it can be to just have a video to walk you through what you need to know. And we are dedicated to making your learning and skiing experiences the best they can possibly be. So we create and shoot our own videos in house to better share everything we know with you.
And our videos are where we also keep some of our most diverse content. Here we have educational videos that cover topics like different types of rockered skis, how to select the right size ski, how to dress for skiing and layering tricks, and even how to wax your skis and fit your helmet. Check out our video below on how to size your skis.
But that’s not all! We also offer reviews of skis and snowboards from our knowledgeable team who personally tests our gear. Our on snow reviews are done on mountain directly after the reviewer has skied or ridden the product and then talks a bit about what they like or don’t like about the ski or board. You can also check out their profiles to see if the reviewer skis like you do so you know who might like the same gear as you. And be sure to check out our reviews early as we test the gear before it hits the market so you don’t have to wait until mid season to find out what skis are hot this year.
And finally, we also offer product overviews. These are breakdowns and run downs of specific products so you can know everything there is to know about an item before you buy it. There are overviews of everything from ski boots, skis, bindings, helmets, and goggles. And if you’re looking at some older gear our overviews go all the way back. So check out and see if your favorite ski item is on there!
One of our final categories on our learning section on Skis.com is our size charts. You may be wondering how this is different than our sizing guides. Well, our sizing guides are general run downs on how to size yourself specifically to a category type, for instance how to size your skis. Here in our size charts section you can check out how to size yourself based on brand-specific products. Maybe you’re curious how Full Tilt ski boots fit compared to Technica ski boots. Well check out our size charts for each of these brands to find out where you fall for either.
Well we sure hope you know about our blog since you’re on one now! But just in case you don’t, our blog is where we house so much of our information and it’s one of the most up-to-date sections we have. Here at our blog we cover everything from big topics like what to wear under your ski pants to trending topics like how ski resorts are fighting climate change. So be sure to keep checking out our blog for new info and trending topics coming out weekly all year long.
All in all, Skis.com does the best we can to bring you all the knowledge you could possibly need around skiing and snowboarding. Be sure to check out all our sections to find what you need and leave us feedback if you have any questions or comments on what you’re looking for!