Buying vs. Renting Ski and Snowboard Equipment

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Friday, April 16, 2021

Whether you're a hobbyist or a dedicated winter sports fan, you've probably weighed the pros and cons of equipment rental and ownership. Ultimately, your decision will rest on several factors, including the piece of equipment in question. Some of your gear is a great investment opportunity, while renting may be the better option for other items. Discover if you should buy or rent skis, a ...

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Should I Learn to Ski or Snowboard?

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, January 25, 2021

A recent study shows skiers and snowboarders make up more than 3% of the United States population — the highest number of active participants since 2014. Winter sports are a thrilling, exciting way to stay active, challenge yourself and meet new people, all while enjoying the great outdoors. Two of the most popular snowsports for ...

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Things to Do — Winter in the Northeast

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Wintertime is quickly approaching in the Northeastern United States. The air is turning cold, leaves are falling and you've pulled your sweaters to the front of your closet. For many people, winter is the time to hunker down in their homes, sipping hot chocolate and waiting for warm spring breezes to blow through. At Buckman's, winter in the Northeast is our absolute favorite season. The last ...

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Ski and Snowboard Helmet Buyer's Guide

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, October 12, 2020

Everyone knows the safety benefits of wearing a helmet while tearing up the slopes, but what makes a good ski helmet? Lots of details go into choosing a ski helmet, and knowing how to buy a ski helmet involves more than just finding one in your favorite color. This ski helmet buyer guide will cover everything from how to size a snowboard helmet and how tight a snowboard helmet should be to how ...

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Exercises To Get in Shape for Ski Season

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Friday, September 25, 2020

For many of us, snow skiing is one of the main reasons to look forward to winter. But did you know you can be perfecting your ski skills even when there's no snow on the ground? Since skiing involves everything from cardio endurance to multiple muscle groups and core strength, doing ski strengthening exercises during the off-season can help keep you injury-free and having fun once the season ...

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Snowboard Boot Sizing Buyer's Guide

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Friday, August 14, 2020

You need to gear up for a new snowboarding season or find comfortable boots for your first run. No matter your snowboarding experience, correctly sized snowboard boots are essential. That leaves you asking, "What size snowboard boots should I get?" Too big or too small, and you'll be feeling the fatigue and pain set in before you even make it down the slope. So when buying snowboard boots, ...

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Best Winter Boots for Cold Weather

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Best Winter Boots for Cold Weather If you're a skier, snowboarder or someone who enjoys the wintry outdoors, having the right pair of boots is essential. Once you've brushed the snow off of your suit and are ready to relax, slipping into a pair of sturdy yet casual boots will allow you to go anywhere in comfort and style. You can go for a walk outside or lounge indoors after a day on the ...

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Ski Boot Sizing Buyer's Guide

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, December 23, 2019

Properly fitting ski boots are essential for any skier, regardless of your experience level. You must know how to choose the best ski boots possible — that's why Buckman's has compiled this ski boot buying and fitting guide for you to consult throughout the process. Determine Your Ski Boot Needs Based on Ability and Style Here is what to know before buying ski boots: - What kind ...

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Best Winter Jackets for the 2019-2020 Ski and Snowboard Season

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Monday, November 18, 2019

The 2019 and 2020 ski and snowboard season is upon us. Are you prepared? Wearing proper apparel is crucial for a safe and successful excursion. In addition to snow pants, thick socks and gloves or mittens, you need a proper winter jacket. Our guide explains what to look for in a snow jacket and suggests some of the best ski and snowboard jackets for men and women. What to Look for in a ...

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What are the Different Types of Skiing?

Posted by Buckman's Ski & Snowboard Shops on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

If you’re new to the world of skiing, one of the first things you may notice is the confusing number of terms people throw around. In particular, there may seem to be a ton of different names used for skiing. Perhaps you’ve imagined that all skiing is downhill skiing, but then someone mentions cross-country skiing. Is that different? And then things get even more confusing when you hear someone ...

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