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Fall Into Fall 2017

Fall Into Fall

Fall into Fall with local tips from Basin Sports Locals who have seen a thing or two.

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Ahh the cool feeling of fall. Though as I write this, It’s 80+ degrees and I’m in a t-shirt and flip flops- a bit untypical of Fall. We’ve hit the peak of transition season in ski shops. Where summer apparel and bikes are deeply on sale and new winter product is arriving daily. We’ve got some awesome ski swaps coming up too. Get all the details from the locals.

Pico Ski Swap: September 29- Oct 1st

Killington Ski Swap: October 6-8th

Ski club swaps are great because they often welcome local shops to sell off their overstock. We take full advantage of this by selling off the majority of our season old rental fleet. If you have a growing youngster and don’t want to spend more than $200 on them, these swaps are the place to go. Get outfitted with Skis, Boots and poles as well as helmets and overstock clothing. In more recent years we’ve started bringing our rental fleet of bikes to the swaps and always have good deals on rental bikes for sale.

Beyond swaps the resorts in mountain towns will often put on fall themed events that coincide with the swaps. This year the Killington Brewfest will be happening September 29th and 30th.

Wet your whistle with a backdrop of 4,241′ of Vermont’s finest autumn foliage and enjoy live music, a plethora of fabulous food offerings and over 125 of the finest craft beers in the region.

If we look even further into the future the Killington Ski Swap coincides with Columbus Day and the Killington Witchcraft Festival. Find fall themed activities and enjoy some of the best blowout pricing at all the local shops.

There’s more to do in the fall in Killington. Fall into Fall with Basin Sports.

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Rainy Day Rumble

Rainy day rumble

Rainy Day Rumble is part of a Weekly Editorial Series for the Mountain Times Newspapers Switching Gears Section
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Rainy Day Rumble, Saturday rides for me always start out the same at Killington. I’ve got two hours to get as many runs in as possible before I have to head back to work. This past Saturday I arrived early, got the first chair and hoped that the impending rain storm would hold off. I got three runs in on Snowshed before the rain hit — I was clearly unprepared with my T-shirt and shorts combo. The rain came an hour earlier than expected and I wasn’t about to stop riding—I still had an hour!
So there I am riding up the Snowshed Quad in my T-shirt and shorts shivering my butt off and it hit me — I have it way better than the lift operators. They have to stand at the top and bottom of the lift all day, rain or shine, hauling heavy mountain bikes on and off the lift. Not only that but they have to listen to all the happy-faced people talk about how amazing the trails are. That must be painful, man, I could never be a liftie!
That day, in particular I really appreciated what Killington’s lift operators do. While I get to take lap after lap they have to stand there loading bikes in the rain. Granted they have the protection of the lift loading areas so they’re not getting completely pelted by rain but it still isn’t the most ideal situation. For that I’m thankful for the hard working people at Killington Resort. Even in the worst conditions they’re still smiling, handing out high fives and doing their jobs well.
This coming weekend we have another lift opening: K-1, which means off-the-peak mountain biking as well as operations seven days a week. I cannot wait to put in some serious hours on the downhill bike and cannot wait to see more smiling faces up there. Next time you’re up at the mountain taking runs, just take a moment and tell the lefties “thank you,” after all, if it weren’t for them you wouldn’t be able to enjoy lift-served mountain biking.

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The Beast Has Woken- Snowmaking Resumes At Killington

The Beast Has Woken- Snowmaking Resumes At Killington
Snowmaking Resumes At Killington

The Beast Has Awoken

Can you hear that grumble off in the distance? That low hissing roar? That’s the sound of the Beast re- awoken by possible loud partying at Basin Sports Blast Off Party. On November 7th Basin celebrated it’s annual Blast Off Party that coincided with a cold snap allowing Killington Resort to lay down a new coat of snow. The photo above was taken around 1:30pm yesterday via the Basin Sports Roof and a very large camera lense. The Resort itself has been extremely quiet about their resuming snowmaking (maybe it’s because Sugarbush and Stowe blew too?) and have yet to offer us a re-opening date.  But, from the roof of Basin Sports and A large camera lense we can summize this:

  • More guns (53 in total)
  • Coverage has begun on Upper DipperWe heard rumors that when Killington Re-opened it would be a bigger opening than what they normally do.
  • We suspect either that or Upper East Fall (Glades) will be the next project on the agenda.
  • They have not begun to lay down coverage on Upper Great Northern
The Beast Has Woken- Snowmaking Resumes At Killington
The Beast Has Woken- Snowmaking Resumes At Killington

Basin Sports Blast Off Party Had The Whole Mountain Rocking

We sold out of raffle tickets within the first few hours at Lookout.  That’s never happened. Sold Out? We’re not even skiing yet!? Needless to say we were blown away by the turnout.  We saw all the usual faces ( you know who you are) but saw a ton of new ones too.  Like those guys from Canada who were just in town taking in the sites, I think we made an impression on them- that skiers don’t mess around when it comes to Apres, PBR and Bourbon (Speaking Of, watch this video here, where Halley O’Brien from Ski Magazine breaks down common skier stereotypes)

I’m getting off track though.  What I meant to say is that we appreciate everyone that came out and offer a super special “THANK YOU!” to the people who bought raffle tickets.  Without you guys we wouldn’t have raised the $1,200 to benefit Flip Side Skate Park in Rutland, VT. So thank you to those who came out, and remember the first saturday in November of each year is when we host the Blast Off Party, so come out and join us, the next PBR is on us!


What’s Up At Basin

  • Online Store Coming Soon! Like the next week or so soon! We’re really excited!
  • All product in and we’re honoring Columbus Day Sale Pricing until the Mountain re-opens
  • True Wheels Bike Shop (Our Bike Department) Is now a year round thing, located upstairs in the winter.
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Basin Blast: We’re Going To Let You In On A Secret- It Involves Skiing And Snowboarding In October

We’re going to let you in on a secret…

Basin Blast: We’re Going To Let You In On A Secret- It Involves Skiing And Snowboarding In October

We're Going To Let You In On A Secret- It Involves Skiing And Snowboarding In October

IT’S ON!

Season Pass holders and Express Card holders, join us Sunday, October 18, 2015, to kick off the winter season right. The first runs of the 2015-16 season are yours and yours alone. No day tickets will be sold. It’s not too late to join the club.

For the rest of you snow-deprived wanderers, winter begins Monday, October 19, 2015, and we hope to be skiing and riding until the warm spring sun sends us away. As always, Mother Nature calls the shots, but she’s been good to us so far.

Get the full details, the current conditions, and for the love of winter get that gear ready. We’ll see you on the hill. (Killington Resort)

We're Going To Let You In On A Secret- It Involves Skiing And Snowboarding In October

Are your skis tuned?

We’ve got a brand new Wintersteiger Mercury R Tuning Machine, ready to work!

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Where Will You Be This Sunday At Noon?

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Basin Blast: Columbus Day Newsletter

ENewsletter// October 9, 2015

Basin Blast

BIG TENT SALE AND THE BEST BASIN BLAST

With Deals Already Available Instore

  • Up to 70% Off Previous Season Gear
  • Call Us- About Our Season Tunes, Prices Go Up Soon!
  • Season Leases Available for Kids and Adults
  • All 2016 Gear On Sale (Only Pre-Season Sale)
  • Bike Sale Blowout
    • Lowest Prices Of The Season


Online Customers Call Us For Columbus Day Sales

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We are planning to launch our new ecommerce store this weekend, with a new link, faster load times, and a user friendly shopping experience.

Call Us If You Have Questions About an Item!


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Basin Blast: Brewfest, Tent Sales, And Fall Mountain Biking

This is a recreation of our Email Newsletter.  Not subscribed? Scroll down to the bottom and click the mail icon to subscribe. This Basin Blast highlights the happenings at Basin Sports and in the Killington Community.  Fall Into Fall with brewfests, ski swaps and massive tent sales in this week’s Basin Blast.

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//Enewsletter October 2, 2015

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MASSIVE TENT SALE

With Deals Starting This Weekend

Can’t make it? Shop Online- We’re honoring in store sales on the web


 

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Killington Brewfest

Eat, Drink, Repeat

PICO SKI CLUB ANNUAL SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE & SWAP:

PICO BASE LODGE

Friday, October 2-4, 2015

Click Here For More Details

 

KILLINGTON SKI CLUB SKI & BIKE SALE:

RAMSHEAD LODGE

Friday, Oct 9th

Click Here For More Details

 

SEASON TUNES

Prices Increase Soon

Buy Now

 

SEASON LEASES

For Kids & Adults

Call Now

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Columbus Day Sale
SAVE ONLINE AND INSTORE
Oct 10-12, 2015
2015 Gear On Sale
SAVE UP TO 70%
On last years gear
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Take A Ride With Us Down Blue Magic

Killington’s Newest Mountain Bike Trail


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Basin Blast: Free Basin Bucks and Fall Savings

eNEWSLETTER// September 4, 2015

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Blast off into fall with the Basin Blast.  Save some money, revel in the beauty of Killington over labor day and enjoy summer while it lasts.  This is the final Cooler In the Mountains Concert Series but many other events will be taking place as well.

We Now Stock Tyrolia Ski Bindings

Tyrolia AAAttack Binding Review
A look at the Attack 11 by Tyrolia, a premier freeride ski binding.

New Bindings In Stock

2016 Basin Sports Atomic Ski Lineup
2016 Atomic Ski Lineup
  • We now stock Tyrolia Ski Bindings.  Read our review of them here!
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Season Tunes

Atomic Skis Are In

  • 2016 Atomic Skis are in and they’re already flying off the shelves!
  • We’ve sold two within a few days of them arriving!
  • Read more about our 2016 Atomic lineup here!
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What To Expect For The Weekend

Killington Cooler In the Mountains
Cooler In The Mountains Concert Series
  • Final Cooler in the Mountains FREE Concert Series featuring Santa Mamba Band
  • Last weeks concert had over 1,000 people in attendance!
  • Eastern States Cup: Enduro Championship Returns to Killington
  • Peak Lodge Sunset Dinner On Saturday: Click Here For More Info

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Basin Blast: Fall Into Fall With Sexy New Ski Gear

Basin Blast

Basin Blast: eNEWSLETTER// August 22, 2015

Fall into Fall with some sexy new ski gear.  A recreation of our weekly email, giving you the latest up to date Basin/Killington news.

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Need new Ski Boots?

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Season Tune Prices

Season Tunes

2016 Skis And The 100mm Waist Width Class

Basin Blast

Flat Bar Road Bikes For Sale

Call For Pricing Today!
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Basin Blast: The Exciting Happenings At Basin Sports

Basin Blast

 

Basin Blast
Note: 49 Days till forecasting for snowmaking occurs.

A recreation of our weekly Basin Blast Email. Subscribe Here! We begin the countdown towards ski season with 49 days and counting.  New gear rolls in each day.  So far we’ve seen some of our Rossignol and Nordica order arrive as well as, our Ride and Ski Boots orders.  Stay tuned for more next week!

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The new 2016 Nordica Skis Fleet

2016 Nordica’s Are In!

Don’t Forget About Your Season Tunes!

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Season Tune Prices

Cooler in the Mountains

  • Take Part in the Summer Concert Series at Snowshed
  • It’s Free!
  • For a Full Event List Click Here!
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Basin Sports & True Wheels Bike Shop Present:

Specialized Bicycles Demo Day

ITS FREE FREE FREE!!

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2014- 2015 Skis On Sale

2014- 2015 Clothing On Sale

SHOP NOW

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