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The Best Men’s Ski Pant

Descente Comoro Mens Ski Pant

Descente knows ski clothing. They should. They’ve been making ski clothing since 1957 and are one of the top brands in the world. If you seen any Olympics in the last 40 years, you’ve seen Descente clothing on many competitors and racers. Descente’s iconic name (French for downhill skiing) and 3 arrow logo known as the “Spirit Mark” symbolizes the bold spirit and the basic skiing techniques of schuss, traverse and side slip. The Descente… Read More

Ski Bags and Ski Boot Bags for Every Skier

Sportube Ski Hard Case

Selecting the right travel bag for your ski trip is easy as 1 2 3. How long will your trip last? A larger cargo bag may be needed for all your gear needed for a week long trip verses a small bag for a day trip. For a week long trip you will need several days of clothing to avoid stinky clothes or washing machines. If you are going on a day trip all you… Read More

Ski Gear Product Training Clinic

Rossignol Rep Tim Parker gives Alpine Accessories staff annual product clinic.

Every fall the staff at Alpine Accessories will learn about new ski and snowboard product from the manufacturer reps. Manufactures continually improve their product. This is the time for our staff, who were not able to go to the on snow demo’s, to learn about changes to the structure, composition and design of skis and snowboards. This training allows you to get the best service and the right product for your needs.

Normcore Ski Wear

Obermeyer Jewel Womens Jean Ski Pant

Are you anti-fashion? Do you like to dress as inconspicuous as possible, with no designer logos? Blending in is the new standing out. The new trend is to dress “normcore”. Normcore is dressing super anonymous, no logos, no labels, non-descript quality apparel. The unpretentious normcore style will stand the test of time. So when you go looking for ski wear this season, choose quality pieces a la carte and mix and match quality pieces from… Read More

Get Ready For Ski Season

Paddle Board Workout

At the beginning of every season we see people bringing in their skis and snowboard to get tuned or buying new gear in anticipation for the season ahead. But how many of us are getting our bodies ready for the slopes? If you are out of shape, it could ruin a otherwise great vacation. When you are in shape you can ski or snowboard longer giving you more time on the hill and giving you… Read More

Buy Environmentally Sustainable Clothing

Buy quality apparel to reduce resources by getting more use of one item. Recycle and Reuse your garments.

When we buy quality apparel that provides many years of use, you reduce the amount of resources required. Most of us do not realize that producing apparel takes an enormous amount of resources. We think that if an item states it is natural, cotton, or wool that the clothing is good for the earth. “The textile industry is one of the most chemically intensive industries on earth, second only to agriculture, and the world’s largest… Read More

Extend Your Wardrobe With Midlayers

Trademarked unique venting system by Helly Hansen

Get the most of your wardrobe and use layering pieces from winter on cool summer nights or inside frigid air conditioned restaurants and stores. In winter weather there is the first layer or base layer, a mid-layer or fleece jacket, then your outer shell jacket.  Take that mid-layer jacket to wear in the spring, summer and fall. Try the Helly Hansen H2 Flow Insulator to break the wind when you are out on the boat.… Read More

Cleaning Snow Outerwear for Summer Storage

Nikwax Spray On Waterproofing

You have prepared your ski and snowboard gear for summer storage, but did you forget about your ski jacket and snow pants? Keep your waterproof breathable outerwear performing and looking good longer by washing before storing in the warm summer months. Over time when clothing is stored with dirt, stains and sweat it will be harder to remove. Dirt will clog the fabric’s ability to allow vapor to wick out. How To Clean Ski Jackets and… Read More

The Life of a Ski Helmet

K2 Thrive ski helmet or snowboard helmet is has a hard shell construction with a low profile design.

I attended the Ski and Snowboard Snow Show in Denver in February. This is where shops see all next years products. While getting a product presentation, helmet manufactures are saying you should replace your helmet every 5 – 7 seasons. When I first heard this, I thought it was just their way of creating sales. So I started asking “Why replace your helmet every 5 – 7 years?” Seems manufactures found that an impact is… Read More

Copper Mountain On-Snow Demo 2014

Copper Mountain Snow Show Demo 2014

On-Snow Demo was held at Copper Mountain February 2nd & 3rd 2014 following the Snow Show in Denver. Rick and Laurie, owners of Alpine Accessories, demoed 2014-2015 skis that will be in shop.  This will allow us to give customers first hand experience on how each ski behaves in various conditions.