Alpine Skiing with

Karl 'Jake' Jacobsen | Deer Valley, UT | Photo: Ross Downard

Karl Jacobson Skiing in Park City, Utah

Test Skis and Bikes at the Jans Demo Center in Park City

Here at Jans we have staked our reputation on being Experts in Mountain Recreation. A large part of that designation hinges on our ability to provide our customers with access to the best gear on the market, and help them find the perfect make and model for their needs. In order to achieve this goal, we rely heavily on our extensive Demo Center and the philosophy that all customers should “Try Before You Buy!”

Known as “hard goods” in the industry, equipment such as skis and bikes can be an intimidating purchase. It’s a reality that the most expensive piece of equipment you’ll own is also the most crucial to your enjoyment of the activity. The list of factors that determine which ski or bike you should purchase is complex and nuanced. It is also unique to you.

If you are in the market for top quality skis or a bike, work with our Experts to narrow down your choices from dozens of options to just two or three models which would be best for your preferences in terrain and style. You’ll go through an interactive process that will help determine which models are best for you. Taking into account factors like ability level, physical attributes, aggressiveness, preferred terrain, and even financial constraints, our Experts will help you narrow down the choices. From there, it’s a simple matter of getting out into the mountains and putting the gear to the test.

Choose an activity above to learn more about the specific brands and models we have available to demo.

Mountain Biking with

Jans Experts | Twist and Shout Trail, Deer Valley, UT

Mountain Bike Demos from in Park City, UT

Read Reviews, Test for Yourself

Savvy shoppers learned a long time ago that gear reviews are a great way to research equipment before you make a purchase. But the yearly reviews found in magazines and on websites come with their own skewed results. The advanced skiers and bikers providing professional reviews to publications like SKI magazine,, or bike magazine, can only provide feedback based on their personal experiences. In other words, regardless of their immense talent, a gear tester can only tell you so much about how a product will perform for you.

At Jans we believe that gear reviews are a useful research tool, but they should never be used as a substitute for firsthand experience with a product. When it’s time to purchase a new bike or pair of skis, a comprehensive testing experience and an open mind are your two biggest allies.

Mountain Biking with

Jans Expert | Empire Trail, Deer Valley, UT

Mountain Bike Demos from in Park City, UT

Free to Try Before You Buy

As our customer, we consider it our responsibility to make sure you end up with the equipment that works best for you. That’s why we credit up to three days of your testing fees toward the retail purchase price should you decide to buy a new bike or skis. We want you to be confident in your decision, and the best way to do that is to let you Try Before You Buy.