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Coloradoans: Sniagrab vs. SkiRex?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Has anybody hit both these events?  How do they compare.  I gotta get some new equipment this year and need to know which has the best variety with possibility of deep discounts.  Also, does one have to go to Denver/Aurora or will there be adequate selection in Colorado Springs.

Thanks,

post #2 of 8

I got a heck of a deal at Snigrab (bargins spelled backwards!). There was a $300 ski boot that i got for like $30 because one was a size 10 and the other was a 10 1/2 but the only difference was the footbed/sole. But i think i just got super lucky.

 

Snigrab didn't have much a selection but that was in Boise and we usually don't have much when it comes to ski stuff.

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Originally Posted by Downhillin99 View Post

I got a heck of a deal at Snigrab (bargins spelled backwards!).


 

No offense, but I got quite a kick out of the fact that you spelled it wrong both backwards and forwards.

post #4 of 8

SkiRex.

post #5 of 8

only hit SNIAGRAB at the main store in Denver, and not last year, so can't comment on the last year, or COS...but did believe better quality (esp. on Demo skis) at SKIREX.  My wife got a pair of Lotta Luvs for like 190 or 200 last year...didn't personally see that at SNIAGRAB.  We have gotten good prices on helmets, gloves, and kids ski pants at Sports Authority event.  FWIW liked the vibe at Ski Rex much better.

post #6 of 8

SkiRex usually has better stuff than Sniagrab in the springs.

 

You can probably go to SkiRex tomorrow or any day this week and get the same deals with no crowds - I did that last year.

 

SkiRex in the springs has been as good as SkiRex in Denver in my experience.

 

Sniagrab at the sportscastle in Denver was about 20 times bigger than the one in the springs a few years ago.

 

I would be careful who's advice you listen to at Sniagrab.  I've heard some iffy advice at the one in the springs.

 

Looking for anything in particular?

 

post #7 of 8
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That's all very encouraging.  According to the CS&G website, you can sign in as a preferred customer and get an invite to a Ski Rex preview Thurs or Friday.  I'll do that and hope I can find what I need in the Springs.  Looking for skis/boots and a jacket/gloves for my 16yo advanced skier daughter.  She's clearly outgrown her K2 First Luvs and need better fitting boots.

post #8 of 8

Also do not forget the REI flagship store downtown. Their ski/snowboard sale started last Friday.  

Been to both over the years. Have to say SkiRex tends to offers better equipment. Hands down if one is not knowledgeable about what equipment one needs especially boots, staff at SkiRex tends to be more knowledgeable and helpful. Sniagrab can be a free for all,  good if you know what you are looking for, however in years past besides what is advertised to get people in the door, lots of older equipment compared to SkiRex. Many locally think of Sniagrab as the kickoff to the Labor Day Holiday and make this a tradition. 

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