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