Beware! The world is full of bad ski rental advice.
When it comes to your ski vacation, take heed of these sour seeds floating around the “advice” pool.
- “ANY BOOT WILL WORK”- Tightening boots too tight will cause cool feet and painful pressure points. Going for a big fit that doesn’t fit right will leave you swimming in your boot with little control of your skis.
- “HURRY UP & PICK A BOOT”- Being rushed while trying on gear leaves room of error and an uncomfortable time on the slopes. Instead of being rushed through a busy ski shop line, schedule a ski rental delivery from Black Tie Ski rental to provide you with personable and highly trained ski technicians to give you full attention during your rental.
- “WEAR TWO PAIRS OF COTTON SOCKS”- The only thing this will ensure is that by the end of the day your feet will be twice as wet and cold as your would prefer them to be. Instead, opt for the synthetic blend with padded shin technology.
- “JUST PUT DOWN THAT YOU’RE AN EXPERT SKIER”- Being dishonest about your ability level isn’t like lying on our resume. How easily your bindings will release your skis in case of a fall is your DIN setting. Ski bindings have a specific science all their own. Do NOT adjust your DIN setting to what you think it should be. If you find that your bindings are releasing too easily contact your ski technician to make the adjustments.
- “YOU DON’T NEED A HELMET IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING”- Helmets are not just a requirement for ski school lessons these days, they are highly recommended by advanced skiers. It may not be your mistake that cause a collision. Ski resorts are getting more and more crowded, skiing and wearing a helmet for defensive purposes alone is a wise choice.
“No enemy is worse than bad advice.” – Sophocles quote
Taking the quick, easy route of the moment is as silly as taking relationship advice from a Taco Bell hot sauce packet. Make wise decisions now for hours comfort and safety on the mountain later, keeping you on the hill having fun instead of spending time making equipment adjustments.