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Paddleboard Training

paddleboard instructor training

BIC SUP paddleboard trainers Steve and Cindy gave the Alpine Accessories Board House staff a full day of training on everything SUP. Both in store and on the water training, at the Board House at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake, gave our paddleboard instructors additional techniques for advanced paddle boarding.  

Which Paddle Board is Best for You?

BIC Sport ACE-TEC Wahine paddle board

Like many things, you have many choices when it comes to paddle boards. If you’re in the market for a paddle board, you should spend a few minutes and read this blog post as it could save you from making an incorrect purchase. First, you should determine a classifications: All Around Touring Surf Race All Around – (Shown right) This is the most popular classification of paddle boards. All around boards are designed for balance, ease of use, and versatility. They… Read More

Paddle Board Accessories for Safer and Easier Paddling

paddle board accessories paddles and leash

Get more out of your paddle boarding experience Paddle board accessories can make your paddling experience more fun, safer and easier. There are basic must have accessories such as a paddle, a PFD and a leash that will make life easier for you on the water. Paddles: Paddles can range from under 2 pounds to over 4 pounds. Paddle are made out of aluminum, plastic, carbon or any combination. If you a a beginner an… Read More

When to get the Best Deals on Ski Gear & more!

When to get the Best Deals on Ski Gear & more! To get the lowest prices one must plan ahead.  When products and services are at the height of the season, when all the new models arrive is when you pay the MSRP/Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Many retailers are bound by dealer agreements to hold M.S.R.P. prices until a specified date at the end of the season. When the end of the season arrives retailers… Read More

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