Time for the Ski Season checklist:
I know I'm pushing it and I am not trying to rush fall, my favorite season, but I am here to tell you that it's time to get ready.
Start thinking about any trips you might want to take and book now. This is the time of year you are guaranteed to secure flights, hotels, and condos- you can always cancel.
Bring your skis in to be tuned and waxed.
Inspect ALL equipment and make sure it is up to par.
Do you or your family need new ski clothes? This is the best time to buy as all the newest and best goes early. Put it away and give as gifts at Christmas.
If you live near a hill or resort, buy season pass now- there are usually early bird discounts.
This is the year to finally buy a helmet, if you don't already have one.
Be a good example for your kids, wear a helmet. Helmets are warm and protect you from errant snowboards careening down the hill or poles falling from chairlifts.
Some of you may remember that I teach skiing at a tiny hill in NJ. I also spend quite a bit of time skiing in Utah where my family lives, two extremes. In both places I've seen helmets save lives.
Enough lecturing :) Any questions regarding skiing send them my way- I love to share!