You've got your skis, boots, bindings and jacket, but you're not ready for the mountain until you've got yourself the right pair of ski poles, too. They may seem like an afterthought to some, but ski poles are vital for maximum performance and can make the difference between a good day on the slopes and a fantastic
day on the slopes.
No longer are ski poles mere sticks as they first began nor are they simple shards of bamboo or steel as they've been in the more recent past. Today, these vital tools of propulsion, balance and timing are made of aluminum and composite materials that keep weight to a minimum, with a ""basket"" at the end designed to prevent the pole from sinking too deep into snow.
Ski poles vary depending on their purpose; large baskets are common for powder skiing, while smaller, more aerodynamic cones are common for ski racing. In any event, the right pole is crucial for maximum fun and performance. Having become high performance tools themselves, today, ski poles are made by some of the top names in skiing like K2, 4FRNT, Armada, Line, Rossignol, Salomon, and others, in a variety of lengths, weight, and flexibility levels, allowing you to select the pole that's perfect for your needs and riding style.
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, ski boots
, and bindings
. In fact, our fine, house experts have created ski shopper paradise by loading our massive, 200,000 square foot warehouse with everything a skier needs including, ski jackets
, and more