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45 Years of Expertise: Q & A with Jeff Buckman

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Monday, October 3, 2016

Then & Now - Jeff Buckman  As we head into our 45th season, we took a minute to ask some of our long-time employees about their time here. With a legacy as a family business owner and a local ski industry expert, pour a cup of coffee and read about what Jeff Buckman, owner of Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop, had to say.Q: What are your best memories from the early years of the ski... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family  |  Winter 2016-2017

Tagged:ski, snowboard


The Buckman's Green Initiative! Did You Know? (Part Three)

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Thursday, September 29, 2016



Maybe you didn’t know that when you’re supporting our business, you’re also supporting our green initiative. From our solar project to our recycling program, the Buckmans.com Green Initiative is leading the way in the use of sustainable, renewable energy.There are three main ways we have been going green:1) With Solar Energy -  The roof at our corporate... Read Article »

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Categories: Sustainability

Tagged:going green


Buckman's is an Award-Winning Ski & Snowboard Shop... Literally. Did You Know? (Part Two)

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Did you know we have been awarded 9 times in recent years for our customer service? We are so grateful to be able to serve you in our local snow sports community! We’re re-opening for our 45th season this Saturday, and we couldn’t be more excited! (All shops open @ 10 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2016.)
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Categories: Winter 2016-2017

Tagged:ski, snowboard


It's Our 45th Season! Did You Know...? (Part One)

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This is our 45th season! Our first shop opened in Perkiomenville, PA in 1971. What started as only 110 sq. ft. of workshop space and a small ski shop has turned into six stores across southeastern Pennsylvania. Our workshop is now state-of-the-art and one of the biggest in the East. Shop small. Support local. Support family business.  Our stores open for the season in just five days! Come... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family  |  Winter 2016-2017


Still A Few Employees Needed for Winter 2016-2017

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Looking for a great place to work this fall and winter? A few Buckman's locations are still hiring!+ Doylestown: Looking for part-time ski sales (evenings)
+ Montgomeryville: Looking for part-time cashiers (evenings)
+ King of Prussia: Looking for snowboard sales (days and evenings)
+ Reading: Looking for part-time snowboard sales
+ Whitehall: Looking for ski and snowboard... Read Article »

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Categories: Winter 2016-2017

Tagged:ski, snowboard


It Ain't Just For Naps: 8 Ways to Maximize Your Hammock Use

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Maybe, like me, you’ve been wanting a hammock. But you’re questioning if you’ll use it enough, or if it’ll just sit around most of the time. I have the Grand Trunk OneMade Double Trunktech™ Hammock with yellow hammock straps, but all of theirs are great. The straps have loops to allow for different lengths providing more flexibility with tree placement.... Read Article »

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Categories: Winter 2016-2017

Tagged:camping, hiking


Mountain Fuel: 11 Mountain Snacks

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Monday, September 19, 2016

With just eleven days until our stores open for the Winter 2016-2017 season, I decided to put together a list of 11 Mountain Snacks I love. They are great for on-the-go days, or heading out to hike, bike, ski, or snowboard. 1. Fruit Roll-Ups. Because, common, who doesn't love those? Fruit by the foot and other fruit snacks are good too, but these are a favorite! 2. Dried fruit.... Read Article »

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Mountain Fuel: Goji Berry Bowl

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Monday, September 12, 2016

Ready to shred?  You'll need a killer breakfast. Try this one. It's quick, easy, and super healthy. Smoothie Base:In a blender, combine the following: 1 Cup vanilla almond milk (or soy milk or regular milk or whatever you decide is delicious)1.5 Cups frozen berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or a blend of all of them1 scoop of your favorite vanilla... Read Article »

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Categories: Mountain Fuel: Recipe Ideas

Tagged:ski, snowboard, breakfast


Grillin' And Chillin' Photo Contest

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Friday, September 9, 2016

It's Friday! It's football season! It's perfect grilling weather! In honor of all that, we want to announce our #GrillinAndChillin photo contest! One lucky winner will receive a Weber Smokey Joe 14" charcoal grill + grilling utensils. To enter:Visit our facebook page, find the #GrillinAndChillin post and leave a photo in a comment below itOR Upload a photo to instagram, tag @buckmans... Read Article »

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Categories: Winter 2016-2017

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Mountain Fuel: Pineapple - Mango - Peach Green Smoothie

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Tuesday, August 30, 2016


In a blender, combine the following:1 C pineapple juice
1 C frozen mango
1 C frozen peaches
1 frozen banana
1.5 C fresh spinach
1 C milk (or almond milk or soy milk, etc)
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
Garnish the top with a few sliced strawberries and enjoy!Photo credit: instagram.com/girlinthemidwest  Read Article »

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Categories: Winter 2016-2017  |  Mountain Fuel: Recipe Ideas


The Backpack Chronicles: Where Will You Take Your Pack?

Posted by Lyssa Scott on Monday, August 29, 2016


An icon of adventure and a companion in travel, the backpack would have a lot to say if it had eyes and could speak. A holder of stuff while we explore, it humbly carries our belongings up mountains, down hiking trails, and on bike rides. Sometimes taking the role of a pillow on a long layover or bus ride. Other days it sees our whole commute home backwards. Giving the gift of free hands... Read Article »

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Categories: Winter 2016-2017

Tagged:Burton, Backpack, #PackToExplore


Now Hiring!

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Wednesday, August 17, 2016


HELP WANTED!If you would like to be a part of our team and are a motivated, enthusiastic skier or snowboarder, feel free to fill out the application above and fax it to 610-495-7229. Please include your email address and what store you would like to work in. Several positions and shifts are available. Your application will be given to our store managers. Interviews and hiring takes... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family

Tagged:ski, snowboard, Team Buckmans


How Should I Store Skis and Snowboards for the Summer?

Posted by Nikki Kulp on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Spring is here which means summer is not far behind. For most of the population it's time to fill the pool up, lather on the SPF, and get ready for some sun. But for the snow addicts out there, this time of year is considered the worst when the mountains are closed but the thought of shredding has never left.  You still have that feel of your boots still on your feet attached to your... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Storing Your Gear


Faces behind the Name Part Eight: Jeff Coyle- 20+ year employee!

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Thursday, March 24, 2016

This season we have had a lot of fun sharing with you some of the Faces behind the Buckman’s family name. We hope that you have enjoyed getting to know some of our employees and in our last installment of our series for this season, we wanted you to meet Jeff Coyle.
Jeff has been an avid skier for over 29 years. He has worked for Buckman’s Ski Shops for the... Read Article »

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What do I need to know when taking my kids skiing?

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Friday, March 4, 2016

Wondering if the time is now to get those little one’s out and on the slopes? Skiing as a family can be a very enjoyable time and can
create lifelong memories. Making sure that your little ones are properly prepared will make all the difference between a great day or a miserable day on the slopes.
Keep them warm and dry All parents know that a cold kid is... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski and snowboard

Tagged:ski, snowboard, Kids skiing


Faces Behind the Name Part Six: Brian Good – Ski Buyer Extraordinaire!

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, February 22, 2016

When you love what you do - it shows day in and day out. At Buckmans.com, we are very lucky to have a staff that lives and breathes
all things skiing and snowboarding. Since our expert staff has made us who we are today, we want to introduce you to another member of our family. Meet Brian Good - our director of operations and lead ski buyer.
Brian Good has been... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family

Tagged:ski, ski and snowboard equipment


Faces Behind the Name: Part Five- “Joe Palaia: Joe Knows Snowboarding!”

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Friday, February 5, 2016

At Buckmans.com, we live and breathe all things skiing and snowboarding. Our staff are some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable experts around and we could not be more excited about our team members! Today we wanted to take a moment and introduce
you to Joe Palaia, our lead snowboard buyer.  Joe has been in the sport for over 32 years - first as a skier and now... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family

Tagged:snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment


What is MIPS helmet technology?

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

As a skier or snowboarder, you have probably heard the term MIPS being used a lot lately when it comes to helmets. No question about it, we here at Buckmans.com always advise wearing a helmet whenever hitting the slopes. Accidents can and do happen on the slopes and wearing a helmet can literally save your life. As technology advances, so does the protection and the gear we... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment

Tagged:Helmets, MIPS


Top 5 Accessories To Take On The Slopes

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Before you hit the slopes this ski season, you’ll want to ensure you’ve got all the necessities. You think you’ve grabbed it all, but it only takes one run down the mountain to make you realize that a truly pleasant hillside experience is all in the little things. Period.

We’ve got the 5 essentials you’ll need for the slopes this season, from headgear... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment


Saving Our Mountains: The Facts

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, January 18, 2016

This statistic is alarming - over the past century America’s highest elevations have experienced 3 times the global average temperature increase. More than just a fun place to ski and ride, these ecosystems provide up to 85% of the water we depend on (not to mention providing space for our beloved snow sports, areas for forests to thrive, and habitat for wildlife of all types).... Read Article »

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Categories: Sustainability  |  Buckman's Family

Tagged:going green, Saving winter


Head to the Slopes – The Importance of Layering

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, January 11, 2016

It happens every year – incredible powder conditions followed closely by frigid or wet conditions. Cold kiddos are the quickest way to ruin your family’s well-deserved ski adventure and preparation is key to staying comfortable! This season, don’t let cold toes and frozen fingers hold you and your loved ones back from a memorable day of fun on the slopes.

The... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard  |  How to series

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, layering


Which Snowboard is Right for Me?

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The “perfect” snowboard fits you just right, which makes the task of finding one easily seem daunting. It’s a decision dependent on a number of factors, from height & weight to terrain, and style preferences. Fear not, finding the right fit can be as simple as studying your personal style (and reading on).

Choosing Based On Size

How do you know if the... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski and snowboard  |  How to series

Tagged:snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Burton Snowboards


Faces behind the Name Part Four- Alan Stewart: “Chairman of the Boardroom!”

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Thursday, December 17, 2015

When you have passion for the industry that you work in, it shows day in and day out. We are very fortunate at Buckman’s to have a staff that simply loves all things related to skiing and snowboarding.As a locally owned and operated ski and snowboard shop, we know the importance of providing an outstanding shopping experience from the moment you walk in the doors. So that is why this season... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family

Tagged:snowboard, Oakley, volcom, Capita, Union Bindings, Anon Helmets


The Perfect Stocking Stuffers for the Skier or Snowboarder on your Christmas List

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner? Do you have all your presents bought and now just wondering what to fill those stockings with? Skip the candy this year and go for something that will really put a smile on their face. We have complied a list of a few great things that any skier or snowboarder would just love.

1. Swix F4 Wax- The perfect little present to... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged:Holiday gift ideas


Top 5 holiday gifts for women under $100

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Searching around for that ideal present for that special lady in your life? Trying to wow and impress her but not wanting to break the bank doing so? Don’t worry- at Buckmans.com, we have you covered. No matter what your budget is this year, we have the perfect present for the skier or snowboarder in your life. Take a peek at some of the top holiday gifts all priced below... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Holiday gift ideas


Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Men under $100

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Thursday, December 3, 2015

The holiday season is upon and we know that sometimes finding that present that will just wow the man in your life can be
challenging. So if you are searching for that perfect present that won’t break the bank- we have some great suggestions for you. 1. Picture Organic Clothing Behind Mitten- Is it time that he finally replaced his old ski or snowboard mittens? These... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged:Holiday gift ideas


The Faces Behind the Name: Part Three-Hail to the Chief!

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Friday, November 20, 2015

At Buckmans.com, we take pride in the fact that all of our staff is extremely passionate about skiing and snowboarding. They love the sport, so of course they love what they do. From providing outstanding customer service to finding the best ski and snowboard gear on the planet, our staff always has you covered.This season, we wanted to spend a time introducing you to some of the team members who... Read Article »

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Categories: Buckman's Family

Tagged:ski, snowboard


The Top 5 Disney Frozen Products from Burton Snowboards

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Is your little girl just obsessed with Elsa? Do you have a little snow princess that simply loves all things Frozen from Disney? If so, you will simply fall in love with the new line of ski and snowboard apparel from Burton Snowboards. From ski coats to helmets to backpacks, the new line of Disney Frozen apparel is bound to put a smile on her face.

Burton’s Disney Frozen... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Disney Frozen, Burton Snowboards


Buckman’s Team Challenge contest rules and info

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Friday, November 6, 2015

Do you love to ski or snowboard? Do you love photography, taking video, or writing about your experiences on the slopes? If so, you and your family can win up to $1,000 by doing what you love!

Since as a company our culture is all about families spending time together having fun in the sport we love, we want to challenge families to tell us why we should choose them to be a part of... Read Article »

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Categories: snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard  |  Buckman's Family

Tagged:Team Buckmans


The Faces Behind the Name: Part Two Come meet one of the most respected skiwear buyers in the indust

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Friday, October 30, 2015

There's no question about it - our staff is extremely passionate about skiing and snowboarding! Our passion for the sport helps deliver that outstanding personal customer service that one will find at each Buckman’s Ski and Snowboard Shop.

This season, we want to introduce you to some of our team members who have made us who we are today. Today’s “face behind the... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Ski and snowboard  |  Buckman's Family  |  Top Products for 2015

Tagged:ski, snowboard, 2016 top picks


Top Products From NILS for the 2015/2016 Ski Season

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, October 26, 2015

Have you started your ski and snowboard apparel shopping yet? Wondering what the most popular items will be for the upcoming ski season? Our buyers here at Buckman’s have you covered. This week we will be talking about the top 4 awesome products from NILS that our buyers feel will be some of the hottest products for the season.NILS Melissa pant– The Melissa pant has become a staple at... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard  |  Top Products for 2015

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Nils, 2016 top picks


Top Products from The North Face for the 2015/2016 Ski Season

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Thursday, October 8, 2015

We had a chance to sit down and pick our buyer’s brains about their favorite products from The North Face. We have complied a list of the top 4 hot products that you will not want to miss this season. We are proud to carry a full line of all things The North Face and we welcome you to check them all out.TNF Thermoball – Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s – Jackets,... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Ski and snowboard  |  Top Products for 2015

Tagged:ski and snowboard equipment, The North Face


Top 4 Spyder Products for the 2015/16 season

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, October 5, 2015

At long last, the season is upon us. We know there are so many awesome ski and snowboard products to choose from that it may seem overwhelming. So, over the course of the next few weeks- we will be sharing with you some of the top brands and what the hot products are. Our buyers have chosen these four products that you will not want to miss this year from Spyder.

 Spyder –... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  Ski and snowboard  |  Top Products for 2015

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment, Spyder


The Faces Behind The Name- Come meet the Buckman’s Family

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, September 21, 2015

Our staff here at Buckman’s all have one thing in common- their passion for skiing and snowboarding. Since we are a locally owned ski and snowboard shop, we pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service with that personal touch. So, what better way to get personal than to introduce you to some of our staff members here at Buckman’s!
We had a chance to sit down with... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment  |  Ski and snowboard

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment


Is your gear ready for the upcoming season?

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Thursday, September 10, 2015

Winter is finally coming. You have waited patiently for the snow to start falling and if you are like us, you have begun counting down the days to get back on your skis or snowboard. Before you race to the hills, ask yourself is your gear really ready for the upcoming season? No question the slopes take a toll on your gear, and without the proper maintenance and safety checks you could really be... Read Article »

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Categories: Ski equipment  |  snowboard equipment

Tagged:ski, snowboard, ski and snowboard equipment


Buckman's Green Initiative

Posted by Buckman's Ski and Snowboard Shop on Monday, August 3, 2015

We are proud to be part of the movement to “Go Green”! From our solar project to our recycling program, the Buckmans.com Green Initiative is leading the way in Pennsylvania.Buckmans.com is proud to have a state-of-the-art solar energy system at our corporate headquarters in Pottstown, PA! The roof-mounted, ground-mounted, and canopy mounted solar array converts sunlight into... Read Article »

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Categories: Sustainability

Tagged:going green