Women & Winter | Let's Talk Gear: Early Arrivals Are Here

Women & Winter | Let's Talk Gear: Early Arrivals Are Here

Winter is Coming

Our favorite season is nearing. You know what that means... the latest gear is here! Shop styles from brands like Volkl, Blizzard, Rossignol, and Nordica. Back with new looks and advanced technology all designed to serve you the best ride yet. 

First Things First

It's pregame for ski season, but first things first, we need to gear up. What questions to ask, what to shop for, and where to start. MDV USA member and ski guru Barclay Rappeport shares her wisdom.

Last week, we had the opportunity to chat with Barclay on what she would call "how to walk into a ski shop like a boss" (a.k.a. better equipment shopping for women). One of the many takeaways from the conversation was getting to know yourself. 

When you walk into a ski shop, consider these essential questions: what mountains do you like to ski? What runs do you ski while you're there? Are you typically the first one down, last, or somewhere in between? Do you like to adventure through the alpines or cruise down the groomers? Answers to these questions will help you and your salesperson better understand what kind of skier you are (or strive to be) and what your equipment needs are for this year's ski season. 

Have you ever bought something because your friend had it? Word of warning from the pro: just because a ski works well for one person, that doesn't mean it's the right ski for you. All skiers are unique. Take your time at the ski shop. Talk with a pro. Treat your day in the ski shop like a spa day. After all, ski equipment is an investment, and the time you spend on the slopes is YOUR time. 


Let's Talk Gear

Now that you've put some thought into what kind of skier you are or strive to be, it's time to shop. Here are a few early arrivals that will take your skiing to the next level:

For the newbie - Volkl Women's Flair 76 Alpine Ski 2022

  • A ski for the fun-loving woman who is primed for the next step on her skiing journey. As you improve as a skier, the mountains open up, and the Flair 76 is there to support you as you develop. This ski will only deepen a relatively new skier's love for the mountains.


For the intermediate enthusiast - Rossignol Women's BLACKOPS Stargazer Ski 2022

  • For the woman soul-searching for a playful day on the mountain, this may be the ski for you. An all-mountain ski that will get you through any type of terrain, crusties and all. The BLACKOPS Stargazer is a versatile ski equipped with technology that allows you to effortlessly float through powder or carve down the groomers.

For the all-mountain expert - Volkl Women's Secret 96 Ski 2022

  • A die hard ski for a die hard rider. This ski is made for all conditions and a serious recipe for snow-shredding fun. Reach a new level of precision with help from the Tailored Carbon Tips, maximize your turns and speed versatility with the 3D Radius Sidecut, and cover mostly any snow depth without sacrificing performance with the 96mm waist. We're drooling too.


The options don't end here... stop in one of our various store locations to talk with a pro and shop for the ski that's right for you. #womenandwinter 

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