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Longboard or Skateboard? Part 2

Longboards and skateboards are both fun, but depending on what experience you want, one or the other will suit you best. In our last blog, we explored the general differences between skateboards and longboards, including shape, size, and wheels. Today, we want to look at the benefits of both options. Each board thrives in a different [...]

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Longboard or Skateboard? Part 1

Some people have longboards; some have skateboards; some have both; and some have neither. Though the activities may look the same to an observer, they have several distinct differences. If you’re wondering which one is a good choice for you, read on! We’re going to discuss skateboards vs. longboards in the next two blogs!Which Came [...]

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Pro Tips for Storing Skis and Snowboards over the Summer - Part 2

In our last blog, we discussed the first two steps to maintaining your skis or snowboard over the summer. At Vertical Drop, we understand what a significant investment your boards are. Summer is a key time in your board’s life. The better you take care of it, the longer it will last you.After you clean your [...]

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Pro Tips for Storing Skis and Snowboards over the Summer - Part 1

Though the snow may stick around into the beginning of May, we are headed for summer! Your skis or snowboard will get a respite from all the winter activity. After a long winter season, your good friends will be dirty, and you have a choice: you can take care of them now or put them [...]

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What Skis Do You Need? Part 3

In our last two blogs, we explored different types of skis. There are many! Depending on the terrain and conditions you love, you will want a certain type for the best experience. For instance, if you love the technical terrain of steep slopes, using backcountry skis would be a horrible idea. By the same token, using [...]

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What Skis Do You Need? Part 2

Once you get on the slopes, it’s all about having fun. Before you get there, though, you can maximize your chances for having a phenomenal day by choosing the right skis. As we said in our last blog, the concept of skiing is simple - slide over snow - but the tech continues to evolve, [...]

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What Skis Do You Need? Part 1

The concept of skiing is simple, but the equipment and tech keeps evolving. Even if you have been skiing for decades, you can face challenges when replacing or expanding your equipment. That is why we are going to take the next three blogs to share different types of skis and their purposes. Backcountry/Alpine touring skisAlpine touring [...]

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How to Eliminate Blisters

If you’ve skied for any significant amount of time, you are probably familiar with blisters. These painful spots aren’t the end of the world, but they can make it hard to enjoy skiing - and the hot tub in the evening. In this blog, we are going to explore preventing blisters and keeping your feet [...]

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How to Handle Accidents on the Slopes Part 2

If we had it the way we wanted, nobody in the world would ever get hurt while skiing or snowboarding. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Thousands of accidents occur every season, and there’s a good chance you will see one if you haven’t already. The great news is, knowing how to handle an accident [...]

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How to Handle Accidents on the Slopes Part 1

Nobody heads down a run intending to get in an accident, but it happens sometimes. Fortunately, you can learn how to handle accidents correctly. At Vertical Drop Ski and Board, we have a lot of experience with accidents and how to act when you see one. In the next few blogs, we will discuss major [...]

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