THE BOONE BLOG

Welcome to the official Boone Mountain Sports blog. We post everything from reviews to recipes. We thank you for stopping by. If you want to say hi in person please stop by the shop we love to talk about the equipment that we use and trust.

Our latest ideas, thoughts and more...  

Riley Boone Featured In Ski Magazine!

Oct 03, 2022 Guest Blogger

 In the early season (December and early January), ski runs in the Rockies are likely to be covered with firm snow without a lot of moisture content. For this type of snow, Boone recommends skis with waist widths below 85mm, ideally in the range of 68-88mm. Narrow skis don’t get as much marketing hype as all-mountain and powder skis, because skiers want to believe they’ll need something fatter for those epic Rocky Mountain days that are surely just around the corner. “The reality is, I probably ski a 78mm ski about 70 percent of the time,” says Boone. 

How to Choose a Campsite

Aug 03, 2022 Riley Boone

Whether you’re prepping for weeks in the woods or a simple weekend getaway, here is your guide to understanding your options when it comes to camping. 

Best Hikes 20 Minutes from Denver

Jul 15, 2022 Riley Boone

Living in Colorado has many perks. Great weather, great people, and great hiking close to town. It is one of the only places where you can be walking the city streets and within 20 minutes be hiking some of the best trails in the US. Check out our top picks for hikes only 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city! 

Spring Skiing Essentials

May 02, 2022 Logan Boone

Spring is the skiers time to perfect their slush turns on the way to the c lot for a beer and burger or hit the beach for a tan while watching the Jerrys attempt a pond skim. Here is our list of spring essentials to keep your season strong until the very end. 

The Year of Gear

Mar 19, 2022 Emy Reznik

As an homage to all things great this season, we are offering 20% off all 2021-2022 skis, hard goods and soft goods so come on in to get them in time for the last dumps of the year. Check out some of our personal favorite and best selling sale items before they are gone! 

Last Minute Gift Guide

Dec 20, 2021 Riley Boone

An Intro to Augment Skis

Oct 18, 2021 Riley Boone

For the most part, skis are built with many of the same materials, it’s the process in which those materials are layered, glued, interlaced, pressed, and tested that differentiates companies.

Augment Ski Review

Oct 18, 2021 Riley Boone

Crud-bustin-chowdah-munchin-haus of a ski. Look no further if you are in search of a big mountain stick. This ski can make dreams come to reality if you’re really good at turning left and right. 

2022 Stockli Stormrider Review 

Sep 29, 2021 Riley Boone

The ski that makes you a better skier, just because you bought it. They're like no-other ski in the industry, powerful, stable, intuitive and most importantly, fun!

The Unexpected Gift

Sep 18, 2021 Guest Blogger

As many of you know I’ve been skiing my entire life and in the ski industry for over 50 years. This without question was the kindest gift and acknowledgement any ski rep or company has ever given me or my family. It’s really, really nice when mom and pop retail shops are acknowledged by the trades.

Local's Choice Since 1985

Sep 18, 2021 Guest Blogger

When Jennifer and I, Casey Boone, opened Paragon Sports in 1985 we made a conscious decision to offer the Front Range of Colorado the finest equipment and clothing available in the outdoor industry. 

Icelantic / BMS History

Sep 18, 2021 Riley Boone

They wanted their business to be a gathering place for friends and neighbors, and to strive to educate people about conservation and stewardship of the Colorado mountain environment.

Magical - The Boone Mountain Sports Tuesday Experience..

Sep 14, 2021 Guest Blogger

Special would be a word to capture the spirit of the whole day. From the moment of the invite while standing at the service counter..

Atomic Maverick & Maven Ski Review

Apr 18, 2021 Riley Boone

They nailed the construction of the Maverick 95ti, it’s my favorite in the collection!

Winter Park Resort Ski Test: Every Tuesday Just Gets Better

Mar 16, 2021 Dan Guajardo

What’s in a Tuesday? Most of the huddled masses are surviving Zoom meetings with Karen and Chad..

Our Involvement with the New Atomic Maverick & Maven Series

Mar 08, 2021 Riley Boone

It was us along with 5-7 other skiers including a few other local shop owners, U.S. Atomic Commercial Manager, Jake Strassburger..