Top 3 Reasons Off-Season is the Best Time to Buy Skis
We know, your mountain bike is calling from its lonely corner of the garage, and your feet are itching to get back into flip-flops. But you have one more thing to do before you put your skis away: Order a new pair of Wagner skis now.
1) Why now? Because skiing is still fresh in your mind.
You’ll be better able to articulate what you want your skis to do for you, and what you like and don’t like about your current pair. Also, spring brings every kind of snow—from sneaky pow dumps to bulletproof groomers to glorious slush bumps—which gives you the opportunity to evaluate what your current skis’ strengths and weaknesses are. Six months from now (when your brain is full of summer memories), this will be much harder to remember.
Prepare for your next glorious powder day by starting your skis now.
2) If you wait until October or November to order, when the snow is already falling and you’re jonesing to get out, you’ll likely be harried, especially on the custom graphics front.
And because Wagners are so durable, getting your custom graphic right is paramount. (Think of it like that bad tattoo you got in college. You probably should have thought that through.)
Getting a good custom graphic takes some back and forth, so why not let the Wagner designers (and any commissioned artists you may hire) them take their artistic time. AND you'll get your skis before it's winter. Win-win!
3) And the last reason: having those new skis on their way will also motivate you to stay fit through the summer.
Nothing inspires dry land training like a shiny new pair of boards. (Check out our fitness and nutrition articles for some ski-specific workouts to keep you in top shape through the non-ski season and help you prevent injury.)
Talk to a designer now. Your skis will be ready when you are!
Article by Kimberly Beekman
Kimberly Beekman is the former editor-in-chief of the late, great Skiing Magazine (RIP), and a longtime editor of SKI Magazine before that. She currently uses the title of “freelancer” as a beard to ski powder all over the world. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her wonderful daughter and terrible cat.