6 Things to do in October to Get Ready for Ski Season
Park City Mountain Resort discounted ski season passes until October 15th!
It's October! It's not just time to get ready for Halloween, it's time to get ready for upcoming ski season! As the month turned to October, Park City Mountain Resort got snow, and the resort is getting ready for November 21st opening. What this means to you and me - it's our time to get ready for ski season too! Six things to do now to get ready for ski season:
1. BOOK YOUR SKI TRIP
To get the best deals to travel this upcoming ski season, book your trip in October. Flights are cheaper when you book them now. Park City Mountain Resort has several early-bird travel deals to get the best bang for your buck this ski season.
2. PURCHASE YOUR SEASON SKI PASS
Get your season ski pass now and save money! Park City Mountain Resort offers discounted season passes until October 15th. Being an early-bird really pays off, and you can save the money to buy new gear... which leads to:
3. BUY THE GEAR ON SALE
Visit your favorite ski shops now to get the best deals on ski gear. Retailers will want to get rid of all last year's models before they stock up with new gear, and the dream ski gear may be waiting for you up to 75% off the retail price. Some retailers also offer pre-season sales, and you can make finds also online. Sun and Ski Sports already has received winter 2010 skis in and have great pre-season sale prices.
4. BUY THE GEAR FROM SKI SWAPS
October-November is the time for ski swaps - both individuals selling used gear and ski shops teaming up together for gigantic ski sales to get rid of old inventory all at once. Some ski shops also host ski swaps in the stores. Either way, ski swaps are skiers gold mines, and I encourage keeping an eye out for your local ski swaps, and asking your local ski shops about them. Other great ways to save money on gear is looking for ski equipment on eBay or Craig's List, or checking out ski rental places, they sometimes sell their refurbished gear for dirt cheap. Also look for ski gear at garage sales, post an ad for Craig's List to buy used gear. The closer the ski season is, the higher the prices will go, now is the time to start digging for those deals.
5. SHOP FOR NEW GEAR
And for hardcore ski enthusiasts, who have been already drooling for the new gear, your wait is (almost) over. Some winter 2010 gear has already arrived to stores, and will keep arriving to your local ski shops in the upcoming weeks. The North Face already has 2010 clothing styles in stock, and I am drooling for Rossignol skis (above) to arrive in my local ski shop.
6. GET IN THE SHAPE
Don't worry if you skipped exercising during summer, there is plenty of time to get in top shape by the time ski season starts. If you own a Wii game console, you can even get shape right in your living room. Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009 will be available on October 21st but I had an change to meet Jillian and get to preview the game a few weeks ago. Jillian's workout game focuses on building strength and whole body coordination and you will use your own body and work against gravity. Great whole body work out to get you in the shape for skiing.
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