Alpine Skiing

How to Store Your Skis For Summer - Storage Wax

How you treat your skis when the season ends makes all the difference in how well they perform next year, and how long they last in general. Putting storage wax on your skis before storing them for the summer is critical, and it’s a simple process that can be done at home in just a few minutes if you have a basic wax station. What You Need: Base conditioning or all-temperature wax Waxing iron Sturdy rubber bands Plastic scraper Nylon brush Cloth...

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Dynafit Beast 16 Binding Review

There is a new market developing in the alpine touring world. More and more skiers are catching on to the pow-filled perks of owning an AT set up, while refusing to give up on the hard-charging performance of their traditional alpine skis, boots, and bindings. And as these descent-focused skiers continue to push further into the backcountry in search of untracked snow, AT equipment is scrambling to keep pace. The dilemma to date? Gear that’s light enough for alpine touring isn&rsquo...

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Red Rock Skiing and Biking - Moab in the Spring

A few weeks back, Weston Deutschlander, a White Pine Touring Guide andJANSAthlete Team Member ventured to Moab for some late season spring skiing and early season mountain biking. Weston posted a blog recountinghisratherharrowing experience while skiing a narrow chutethat required him totake off his skis due to a lack of snow coverage. Since pictures speak a thousand words, we thoughtyou'd appreciatethe chance tosee Weston's assault on thechute in action.Now safely home in Park City, Wes...

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Jans Photographer Takes 2nd Place in Ski Salt Lake Shootout

For the last six years, the Ski Salt Lake Shootout has selected eight of the best action photographers to compete in a whirlwind, four day photo shoot worthy of bragging rights. This photo competition pairs hardcore ski photographers with professional athletes to capture expert skiers shredding Utah’s champagne powder. This year, jans.com photographer, Mike Schirf, was awarded second place in this grueling four day event. And we couldn’t be more proud.

One of the Chosen Few Ski ...

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Luggage Tips for Ski Vacations from Jans Park City

My biggest challenge when it comes to ski vacations is packing. Or as my husband would say, over-packing. Unfortunately for him, this seems to be a genetic trait that I’ve somehow passed down to our teenaged twins. When we head to Sundance Resort, a mere 45 minutes from our home in Park City, for our annual post-Christmas getaway, we look like a mountain version of the Beverly Hillbillies. The car is so stuffed with alpine skis andNordic skis, alpine and Nordic skate boots, snowshoes and c...

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The Experts Ski Them All - For You

For three days at the start of each ski season, the Jans Mountain Recreation Experts head to the ideally varied terrain of Deer Valley to test a new lineup of skis. It’s an exhausting marathon of all shapes, widths, and lengths, but a tradition that allows the Experts at Jans to confidently help our customers find the ski that is right for them. With over 100 skis on the wall from 10 unique brands, maintaining personal experience with each ski is no easy task. From first chair, to last,...

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Get Out and Play

Most people who come to Park City in the winter have one thing on their minds – alpine skiing. And while Utah’s champagne powder is what dreams are made of, an abundance of the white stuff provides a bevy of other outdoor options as well.

Even hardcore alpine skiers can appreciate the aerobic benefits of cross country skiing. I’ll admit that before I moved here the notion of strapping skinny skis to my feet and shuffling across the snow seemed boring compared to the thrill...

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It's Finally Here - Opening Day at PCMR!

The day started at 7:45am with a family style breakfast at my friend’s house so we could be on the lifts by 9am. Pretty early for a bunch of twenty somethings, but opening day in a ski town is something sacred.

While we weren’t as ambitious as those seeking “first chair” bragging rights, we did want to enjoy the snow before the temperatures rose. The forecast called for a snow/rain mix, but that didn’t deter us. It had been 7 ½ months since we had last d...

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JANS.COM Ski Review- 2013 Fischer Motive 86

The JANS.COM team is always hard at work searching for the latest and greatest product to bring to our customers. We spend countless hours in the dirt, snow and rivers of Utah testing products to ensure that JANS.COM only carries the best. Its hard work but we enjoy doing it!! Here's a quick rundown on the 2013 Fischer Motive 86 from Christian Gennerman; JANS.COM Director of ecommerce and POWDER Magazine Ski Tester!! The Fischer Motive 86 is an ideal ski for the intermediate to advance or...

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JANS.COM Ski Review- 2013 Fischer Koa 84

The JANS.COM team is always hard at work searching for the latest and greatest product to bring to our customers. We spend countless hours in the dirt, snow and rivers of Utah testing products to ensure that JANS.COM only carries the best. Its hard work but we enjoy doing it!! Here's a quick rundown on the 2013 Fischer Koa 84 from Stephanie Humes; JANS Park City Mountain Resort Store Manager and SKI Magazine Tester!! The Fischer Koa 84 is ideal for the advanced intermediate and above skie...

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JANS.COM Ski Review-2013 Fischer Koa 88

The JANS.COM team is always hard at work searching for the latest and greatest product to bring to our customers. We spend countless hours in the dirt, snow and rivers of Utah testing products to ensure that JANS.COM only carries the best. Its hard work but we enjoy doing it!! Here's a quick rundown on the 2013 Fischer Koa 88 from Stephanie Humes; JANS Park City Mount Resort Store Manage and SKI Magazine Tester!! The Fischer Koa 88 is ideal for the advanced intermediate level skier and ab...

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JANS.COM Ski Review-2013 K2 Rictor

The JANS.COM team is always hard at work searching for the latest and greatest product to bring to our customers. We spend countless hours in the dirt, snow and rivers of Utah testing products to ensure that JANS.COM only carries the best. Its hard work but we enjoy doing it!! Here's a quick rundown on the 2013 K2 Rictor. The K2 Rictor is an ideal ski for the intermediate to advance level skier looking for great performance on groomers but isn't afraid to get off piste in the powder. ...

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JANS.COM Ski Review-2013 K2 Superglide

The JANS.COM team is always hard at work searching for the latest and greatest product to bring to our customers. We spend countless hours in the dirt, snow and rivers of Utah testing products to ensure that JANS.COM only carries the best. Its hard work but we enjoy doing it!! Check out this quick rundown on the 2013 K2 Super Glide from Stephanie Humes; JANS Park City Mountain Resort Store Manager and Ski Magazine Tester!! For more information or to grab your pair of K2 Super Glides' plea...

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JANS.COM Ski Review- 2013 Atomic Crimson TI

The JANS.COM team is always hard at work searching for the latest and greatest product to bring to our customers. We spend countless hours in the dirt, snow and rivers of Utah testing products to ensure that JANS.COM only carries the best. Its hard work but we enjoy doing it!! Check out this quick rundown on the 2013 Atomic Crimson TI from Christian Gennerman; JANS.COM Director of Ecommerce!! For more information or to grab your pair of Atomic Crimson TI's please visit JANS.COM!! Make sur...