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Buying Guides

Downhill Skis Buying Guide

Purchasing downhill skis (also commonly referred to as alpine skis) can be a frustrating and nerve racking task for both beginner and expert skiers. Read more ›

Snowboard Buying Guide

Before you make your purchase, there is some general knowledge you should be aware of that will make buying your new snowboard from The Ski Bum exciting and fun. Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard Helmets Buying Guide

Your head is the most important part of your body, so purchasing a helmet that fits properly should not be taken lightly. Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard Goggles Buying Guide

Purchasing the right pair of goggles is an extremely important decision for skiers and snowboarders. Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard Jackets Buying Guide

Nothing can ruin a ski trip more than wearing a jacket that is unable to keep your body heat at a comfortable level. Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard Gloves Buying Guide

Buying gloves that will keep your hands warm is paramount to enjoying your day on the mountain. Read more ›

Ski & Snowboard Socks Buying Guide

Owning a few quality pairs of ski and snowboard socks can make your day on the mountain far more comfortable and enjoyable. Read more ›

Ski Boots Buying Guide

Your ski boots directly connect you to the skis, so they have a major effect your maneuverability and comfort on the slopes. Read more ›

How to Buy Snowboard Boots

Snowboard boots that fit and work properly is one of the most important things to making sure you have a great day on the mountain. Read more ›

How to Buy Ski Boots and How They Should Fit

Your ski boots directly connect you to the skis, so they have a major effect your maneuverability and comfort on the slopes. Read more ›

How to Choose Base Layers and Thermal Underwear

Proper layering can mean the difference between skiing for hours or calling it quits early because of the cold weather. Read more ›

Should You Rent, Lease, or Purchase Skis and Snowboards

Winter is drawing near and mountain resorts are finalizing their prep work for the next ski and snowboard season. Read more ›

How to Mount and Install Snowboard Bindings

Mounting bindings onto your snowboard may seem like a daunting task, but this simple step-by-step guide will walk you through the entire process. Read more ›

How to Choose Ski Bindings

Since many skis are not coming with integrated bindings it is once again important to make sure you purchase the correct ski bindings. Read more › 

First Time Skiing Checklist

After you invest in a nice pair of skis or a new snowboard, you should treat your new equipment with the respect they deserve.  Read more ›

First Time Snowboarding Checklist

After you invest in a nice pair of skis or a new snowboard, you should treat your new equipment with the respect they deserve.  Read more ›

Ski and Snowboard Tuning / Waxing

After you invest in a nice pair of skis or a new snowboard, you should treat your new equipment with the respect they deserve.  Read more ›

Skiing Glossary

Like many sports and hobbies, over the years skiing has cultivated its own unique language.  Read more ›

Snowboarding Glossary

Snowboarding is a sport with its own language.  Read more ›

 

Comparison Guides

K2 iKonic 80 Ti vs Volk RTM 81These two skis, despite being roughly the same category, have very different personalities. This tester really enjoyed the playful nature of the iKonic 80, but there’s no denying that the RTM 81 is a really impressive ski

 

 

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