When it comes to buying skis my mantra has always been - Demo, Demo, Demo. Try before you buy is the way to go especially now with all the variations of rocker technology that is evident in every ski manufacturers' lineup.
Okemo Mountaion Resort understands the need to Demo and is celebrating the opening of "Edges," a new equipment demo and sales center located beneath Okemo's iconic clock tower, in the Resort's original base area. Edges opened for business on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Edges Demo and Sales Center offers the newest skiing and riding equipment for the enthusiast looking to test ride before making a purchase. Edges also serves the discerning skier or rider who is looking to demo the latest technology. Brands represented include Salomon, Atomic, Elan, Rossignol, Ramp, and Stockli.
"This is the best way to buy equipment," says Okemo Snowsports Shop Assistant Director Dave Martin. "Why would you purchase new skis and snowboards any other way?"
Skiers and riders visiting Okemo can try all the new toys: fat skis, twin tips, carving skis, telemark skis, snowshoes and helmets, for a daily fee, or with the purchase of a new "Demo Pass" season pass package. Edges also demos lightweight, composite ski poles and top-of-the-line helmets.
Edges Demo Center's daily prices are $45 per day for one pair of skis/snowboard; $60 per day for three pairs of skis/snowboards; $80 per day for an unlimited number of products. Premium pole and helmet demos are $15 per day. Daily demo fees up to $135 can be applied toward the purchase of any ski/snowboard any time during the season.
Edges offers a variety of special Demo Center season passes. The World Cup Pass is $299 and includes 10 demos to be used throughout the season. $135 can be applied toward purchase of new skis or a snowboard. The Defiance Pass is $399 and includes 16 demos. $150 can be applied toward a purchase. The Double Diamond Pass is $499 and includes 22 demos. $175 can be applied toward a purchase. The Chief Pass is $699 and includes 34 demos. $200 can be applied toward a purchase. Demo Center season pass holders can use two products per day.
For more information about Edges Demo and Sales Center, call (802) 228-1565 or visit www.okemo.com.