Snow, Snow, Snow by Golly…Hoodoo got pounded Friday night and Saturday with loads of fresh pow WOW powder. Most of the team members were either stranded in Bend or couldn’t make it across the pass from Portland so it was pretty slim pickings with our team this time around. Hoodoo has so many friendly employees and compliments to everyone from the office staff to the bar staff to the rental staff and of course to the ski patrol staff who risk their lives going after others up there on the mountain.
Liquid Image goggles was another big hit on the slope. Once customers are shown the basics of how to run the camera it captures their true point of view. Liquid Image has dialed in on some of the best essentials such as the wedge and outrigger locks. The wedge is placed under the electronic housing which allows you to adjust the angle of the camera. The Apex goggle, coming in June, will have this feature built in. The outrigger locks are used for fitting the goggles onto any helmet. Some helmets come with a brim and the goggle may not fit tight enough but Liquid Image has a solution for that with the outrigger locks that they include in the package.
Yaktrax traction was counted upon by staff members for getting around the icy parking lot after it was plowed. Customers were especially interested in the Skitrax for their alpine ski boots. We educate people on how important it is to keep the toe and heel of their alpine boot protected and free of debris or chipping. Little Hottie warmers were also a popular fit for some families who joined us throughout the day. Hoodoo was visited by 2 bus loads of foreigners who were new to the mountain and looking very cold. We introduced them to Little Hotties hand and toe warmers for extra warmth on their hands and toes.
Native goggles came in handy for people who didn’t have any low light lenses today and for some customers who needed these goggles because of the windy conditions up top. Upon returning them they raved about how clear they could see the slope.
Bearpaw saved the day for two members who decided to stay at Hoodoo Friday night without the proper footwear. She found that in most boots she has to add an insole but Bearpaw does such a good job designing their own wool insoles that there is no need to swap them out.
GoPro video cameras help you record the thrill of your extreme sports. Get amazing video quality from a camera that mounts anywhere and it comes with a variety of accessories to help you record exactly what you want. Using the GoPro mounts is easy and there are other accessories that are available such as the removable housing and chest straps.
The Vario poles from Leki also hit the slope many times today. Customers loved how dry their hands were after an hour on the snowy chair lift and slopes with the leather gloves that attach to the poles. The poles are easy to adjust and range from 110-150 cm (44-60 in.) in length. The idea behind the pole is if the pole gets snagged, the adjustable straps will release from the grips with an upward pull therefore preventing injuries. These poles also come with powder baskets that work well in the soft snow.
Multisport Journey had some visitors check out their custom design fleece’s. We had a raffle winner who worked at the mountain in the nursery. She went back to show all the other employees her green fleece that she had won. Candace and Brenda went in to talk with the Hoodoo retail staff about all the products we carry. MSJ gives all the retail stores a sharp looking custom ski design fleece with the ski area name on it.
We had some telemark customers who were interested in trying the NTN Evo boots from Crispi. Customers raise their eyebrow and are interested in how the bindings and system work. Even though the bindings have been out for a few years, most people still don’t really understand the concept behind Roterfella NTN bindings. Its great to be able to send customers on the slope with this newer style of binding. Crispi boots also get good feedback on the snug heel fit. These Telemark NTN-compatible boots are Dynafit-compatible for high speed and lightweight telemark turns. Crispi dynamic liner offers warmth and stability.
Wrong Gear has recently joined Nevado to top off the accessory mask line. Wrong gear products are made with the highest specifications in Los Angeles. These hand made, custom dyed colors have thick material because of its high thread count and tighter knit
Nevado heads EAST next week for a weekend packed full of fun at Burke Mountain. See you there!