We held two demos at Cranmore Mountain this year during the month of December, one on the 17th and one on the 30th. We had two fantastic sunny days and customers were showing up right on time as we opened. Before the demo started Brenda went into North Conway to do a live t.v. interview at Outside TV. She talked about the demo schedule and educated customers on several of the products we carry. You can view the t.v. ad at the following link: http://youtu.be/C5UMsIsJECk
Cranmore Mountain is currently open all week for daily operations and adding new trails everyday. Did you know that in 2003 Cranmore made the headlines for becoming the first ski area east of the Mississippi river to run its groomers on alternative fuel that few other ski areas were using at that time. If you get a chance check out the history and upgrades on Cranmore’s website at www.cranmore.com
Customers stopped by the demo to check out all the cool gear. The GoPro HD Hero2 camera was a hit. We had several people ask us about the differences between the two HD camera’s. One of our customers went through the freestyle terrain park with a GoPro and got some great footage. The Cranmore events coordinator, Jay, was in line to try a new RAMP ski. Candace and Brandon set him up on an all time favorite called the Woodpecker. This ski will take you on the hard packed snow and in powder. Ramp Sports has an award winning line of skis that include twelve models for adults and kids. All of their hand-made skis come with vertically laminated poplar wood cores and they use the best available laminates, bases, sidewalls and top materials. RAMP has created a very complete offering of skis that includes everything from 115mm Big Mountain skis to Front Side Expert high speed carving skis. The have the perfect blend of rocker, reverse sidecut and traditional cambers. Other customers tried some Native Eyewear goggles. These goggles have a fascinating Glide-Loc interchangeable lens system.
This patent-tested technology allows you to quickly access all of Native’s lens options in order to adjust to the different light conditions. We had team members demonstrating Yaktrax traction devices during set up and break down. Ski area employees commented on how useful they find the ice grippers at their ski area while parking customers or running lifts. We also talk with customers and employees about the company Implus Footcare, LLC who has worked with us for a number of years. This company was founded in 1988 and took innovative products such as Little Hotties, XTR Extreme, SkiTrax, Sof Sole and Yaktrax (amongst other products) to the market and provided practical solutions at a great value for their customers. Bearpaw products were also a big hit for customers to try at the demo. Bearpaws are made from genuine sheepskin linings and have high quality suede. The outsoles have a durable rubber that offer a long lasting tread.
We had customers who tried out some Crispi boots. These boots are made from Alpina Sports, right out of Lebanon NH, and they are one of the finest manufacturers of high-end AT, NTN and Telemark boots on the market. Nevado demos provide a full run of sizes for men and women. We change around insoles and provide Superfeet in some of the boots we carry so customers feet are supported, stabilized and properly aligned. Check out our demo schedule for upcoming areas that may be close to you. Isn’t it worth trying out some gear before you buy it so you know you like it? Hope to see you there!!