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...  

Last Minute Gift Guide

Dec 20, 2021 Shopify API

An Intro to Augment Skis

Oct 18, 2021 Shopify API

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 Shopify API

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 Shopify API

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 Shopify API

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 Shopify API

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. 

The Boone Mountain Sports & Icelantic Skis 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.. 

Happy Feet, Happy Skiing: The Importance of Well Fit Ski Boots

Feb 15, 2021 Logan Boone

Boots are the foundation for all skiing. A wise man once told me, “ You marry your boots, and date your skis.” Buying boots can be the hardest part of the sport

Stöckli Skis: A Brief History

Dec 03, 2020 Riley Boone

With over 80 years of experience, Stöckli relies on over 80 associates to hand-build today’s highest-end and most technological skis in the industry. Stöckli is known for their manipulation of metal with their CNC milling machines and hand finishes. It takes them over 5 days before the complete design is printed on a Stöckli ski. 

Ski Tuning Explained

Nov 15, 2020 Riley Boone

We use a multitude of structures primarily consisting of varying linear, crosshatch, wave, and chevron structures when tuning. We adjust our margins between race skis, freeride skis, all-mountain skis, and cross-country skis. These parameters are custom for different types of skis and snowboards and are essential for glide and wax retention.