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I am an east coast skier who will be @ park city for a week in February.  My heavy, narrow eastern ice skis were a disaster the last time I was out - I was thinking about buying or renting powder skis.  We will be staying near and using the town lift.  Are there any places near the town lift where I can demo skis and apply to a purchase?  I will be arriving late on Saturday, so would need to pick up skis early sunday morning. 

 

Thanks.

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you could try to find some demo skis for sale at 2nd tracks in SLC. Most of the rental/demo places close to the mountain won't sell demo skis until the season is over.

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Paging @Lorenzzo

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Originally Posted by tdaaa99 View Post
 

I am an east coast skier who will be @ park city for a week in February.  My heavy, narrow eastern ice skis were a disaster the last time I was out - I was thinking about buying or renting powder skis.  We will be staying near and using the town lift.  Are there any places near the town lift where I can demo skis and apply to a purchase?  I will be arriving late on Saturday, so would need to pick up skis early sunday morning. 

 

Thanks.


Just to clarify: you mean to demo and apply the fee to a purchase, rather than buy the demo skis themselves?

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I'm sorry, I did mean to apply the demo fees to the purchase.

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While we are waiting for Lorenzzo to come to the white paging telephone, you might check online for Cole Sports. I believe they are the major locally owned outfit, with two stores that I know of. I don't know the area around the Town Lift well.

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The only complete ski shop near the town lift is Bahnhoff on Main St, There are other shops in the vicinity but they specialize in rental demos without a real inventory of new skis. I don't know Bahnhoff's policy but it is typical here for at least one day of demos to be applied to the purchase price. Bahnhoff is a good shop but by February they could be picked over so you should call beforehand for availability, specifics and possibly reservations.

Another option would be Cole's at the base of PCMR. It would be a simple cab or bus ride initially but you could ski back to town thereafter. The bus transit center is close to the town lift with frequent departures and a 5 minute ride.

The best demo experience however might be Christie's in Silverlake Village at Deer Valley. Last season you could demo as many skis as you cared to during the day and the cost was applicable. I have not stopped by Christie's this year.so I don't know their current situation. Christie's is very close to lifts so switching skis would be fairly simple. There are buses running from the transit center to Silverlake regularly although perhaps not as regularly as for PCMR so I would check the schedule.

If you consider these other options I suggest calling in advance for terms, availability and reservations.
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Over at canyons resort there is shop at the base area next to powder hounds helicopter op -I forget the name. At least last year they had on hill demos that they will take up to two days of demos off the cost of purchase. Being on hill was great so it was ski in and ski out. Demos are three pairs per day so six sets to help you make a decision. Knowledgeable staff as well that pointed me towards product I might not have tried. Good luck!
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