Ski Gear Product Training Clinic

Copper Mountain Demo

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.

Copper Mountain Snow Show Demo 2014 Jon Schmook – K2 Midwest Rep, Rick Pasturczak & Laurie Pasturczak – owners of Alpine Accessories at the Snow Show Demo in Copper Mountain Feb. 2nd and 3rd 2014

In Store Staff Training

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.

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

Atomic Ski Company training!

The Midwest Sales representative for the Atomic Ski Company, Tom Blair, came to Alpine Accessories on October 13th to train our employees on the new 2010-2011 products of Atomic skis and Atomic boots. Tom has worked for Atomic for 20 years and is an avid skier. Just recently he was voted rep of the year for his knowledge and dedication to the industry. His in depth product knowledge and presentation allow the employees at  Alpine Accessories to determine the proper equipment to fit each individual customers needs.

Atomic Sales Training
Alpine Accessories technitians get Atomic product training

Winter Park On Snow Demo

February 1st & 2nd at Winter Park in Colorado for Demo Days!

Five testers from Alpine Accessories Ski and Board shop went to the Winter Park Demo Days to test the new 2010-2011 equipment from Salomon, K2 and Atomic. We needed to see ourselves if rocker works before placing orders for next season. After testing, all our testers agreed that rocker allows skis and snowboards to initiate turns easier. So much, that some testers didn’t want to give them back and keep them. Look for a new trend in equipment.

Pictured here is Ryan, Rick, Laurie, Craig, Ryan and Salomon rep Brian Crespo!

Pictured here is Craig, Rick, Ryan and Ryan

Wintersteiger Training

The crew at Alpine Accessories has had training by several manufacturers this past week. Pat Sipe from Tecnica reviewed the Tecnica boots. Tom Furhman from Rossignol discussed cross country gear, snowboards, skis and ski boots. Patrick, the tech rep from Wintersteiger, trained our certified technicians up to date on techniques to tune skis and boards.
Tecnica Sales ClinicTecnica



Alpine Accessories considers what ski equipment you will be using each winter. In January our test team went to Denver for the SIA* Show and then to Winterpark to evaluate the 2011-12 ski equipment. It’s a gruelling job, but sombody has to do it.

Winter Park Ski Test Team 2011 Rick – Buyer, Debb – Email Marketing, Laurie – Buyer, Bill – Mooch, Each has 40 years skiing experience.

Many of the skis that Alpine Accessories has to offer this year, had already been selected by Rick, but he wanted other opinions. He designed a score card and listed the skis that he wanted each of us to try. Each ski was ridden for 2 runs on various terrains and consistently the same route. The results were not a surprise. Rick does his homework. Which is why buying your equipment from Alpine Accessories is the smart choice, they know their stuff!

Ski Testing by Joey Keen Joey Keen – Sales staff & Ski racer (Elite Class CMSC)

Alpine Accessories is celebrating their Store Grand Opening! The store was doubled in size over the summer and now has more room for skis, ski boots, poles, etc. All of the stuff that was selected at the SIA* Show and Winterpark is arriving. The displays as well as the website are being filled with new stock daily.NOW is the time for you to Do Your Homework. You have 2 months before winter arrives. During that time your assignment is to; Check out the ski equipment that Alpine Accessories has to offer. Read our comments about the skis that we tested. And visualize yourself gliding down virgin runs.  You will not be graded on your work, but there is a test at the end.  Which skis will you ride? If you have any questions, you can cheat on the test by contacting Rick at customer-service@alpineaccessories.comAnd after you have tried your new skis, please write your own review on Help other skiers study for their test.  *SnowSports Industries America


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