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where to demo Blizzard womens skis in New England

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I am looking for somewhere, preferably slope-side, to demo Blizzard skis in New England. I usually demo in the evenings at Wachusett as they are very convenient and have a great selection. However, they do not carry Blizzard skis!

 

My girlfriend is looking to try out the Black Pearl and Viva 8.1. She badly needs new gear and is looking to pickup some on clearance. As we are East Coasters, I'd generally push her toward the Viva 8.1, but she loves skiing bumpy snow. Does anyone have any insight into the Black Pearls on the New England hard pack?

 

We'll be at Killington this weekend, Bretton Woods and Black next weekend. Am flexible after that, but prefer to go to New Hampshire or far western Maine (Sunday River, Shawnee) where I don't have to deal with the crowds from NY / NJ / CT.

post #2 of 7

You might try these guys:

Pinnacle Ski & Sports

 

They are about as close to Stowe as it gets.  They have a good bit of Blizzard choices in stock.  They are selling Blizzard demo skis.  They have Black Pearls in stock (as of this weekend).  Certainly worth an email at least to check.

post #3 of 7

Also for insight, your girlfriend should sign up at the TheSkiDiva.com (women only skiing forum) and there's a ton of Black Pearl owners/lovers on there that should be able to give her opinions/feedback.

post #4 of 7

skinner's in newbury, NH (right by sunapee) has the black pearl, the 7.6, the 8.1, & the ultrasonic available for demo.

post #5 of 7

If you are going to be in Killington, check out Aspen East.

post #6 of 7

And if you head north-er to Sugarbush, Alpine Options right on the access road has a good stock.

 

I demo-ed the 7.6 three times to be sure I loved it, and bought it last weekend.

On sale. With two days of demo credit.

 

Awesome customer service, too.

 

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We ended up going to Northern Ski Works on the Killington access road. She tried the Volkl Kenja, Blizzard Black Pearl, and Blizzard Viva 8.1. We ended up taking home the Black Pearls and new Dalbello boots for her. She needed both, but there goes the ski budget...

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