Try before you buy is the idea of the FREE ski and snowboard demo days at Hunter Mountain this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, December 8 and 9. Representatives from major ski, snowboard and boot manufacturers will be on hand with all the latest gear for skiers and riders. A credit card swipe is required to guarantee that you’ll return the new boards after a run or two. Some of the ski brands available to test drive include Atomic, K2, Salomon, Rossignol, Burton and Never Summer. If you like something enough to buy it on the spot, you’ll get a $50 credit for purchase at Hunter’s gear shop. Event website.
You are asked to take no more than two runs on each demo. My advice for demos — take a few runs on your own gear before you demo, so you can compare, and always demo the same runs so you can compare. And take notes so you remember, because after the third or fourth pair of skis, boots or snowboards, you won’t remember.
There’s also a demo day at Okemo on Saturday, December 8. Read the full NYCOTC posting here.