Archive for the ‘Ski Gear News’ Category

Every January the VBSR Vail ski staff and nationwide ski retail shops flock to the SIA Snow Show in Denver at the Colorado Conference Center. The SIA is a 5-day conference, including industry & intelligence seminars, and gargantuan expo hall featuring hard and soft good manufacturers presenting their new lines for 2016-2017. The expo is […]

“Our goal at Vista Bahn Ski Rentals is get you the best possible skiing experience in the Vail Valley, whether that’s giving you the opportunity to try several different skis in variable conditions, or connect you with that sweet, new ski you’ve been eyeing.” Sacha Gros, co-owner VBSR. The decision to rent or buy skis […]

It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, we’ve got new skis for the new season. In Spring 2015, the Vista Bahn Ski Rentals staff tested the new 2015-2016 season skis at Copper Mountain in Copper, Colorado. SIA Ski Testing (SIA Snow Sports) brings ski industry reps to the Rockies to present their upcoming lines and do […]

The ski season is winding down. You may be planning your first outdoor spring activity (climbing, biking, fishing, golfing, etc.). Here at VBSR, we are certainly thinking that way. The crew from Argentina has gone traveling; Aggie is already mountain biking; Barclay is set to play golf;  Dominique and Matt are looking forward to a […]

The time for warm days, extended lift hours, corn snow, lots of sunshine, and a spring time tan (the famous raccoon look) is already here. Are you ready to enjoy this special time of the season? We compiled a list of our favorite spring skiing hints from our expert VBSR staff  (we even included Aggie), […]

On January 14, 2015, World Cup Racer and co-owner, Sacha Gros, and Tuner, Barclay Rabin, got lucky. They put the brand new Wintersteiger TrimJet 71 to work by putting a Vista Bahn Ski Rental (aka VBSR) race tune on two pairs of Salomon skis and tore apart the Vail Mountain groomers! When Vail mountain conditions […]

During the SnowSports Industries America Snow Show (SIA),  our friendly and fun Vista Bahn Ski Rentals staff ripped up the 20+ inches of fresh Rocky Mountain powder to gain knowledge on the newest and best equipment out there – You’re Welcome! With having the opportunity to demo products at the show, we couldn’t wait to get back to […]

The VBSR team recently attended the Snow Sports Industry America Snow Show (SIA) and Ski Demo Day at Copper Mountain. As luck would have it, the Rockies were in the midst of an epic snowstorm. Many attendees were stuck on the wrong side of the pass or in Atlanta during an ice storm, making the mountain […]

Every 15 years or so, skiing technology experiences a revelation that changes everything. It’s often something that appears strange at first, but after a period of trial and error, becomes the industry standard. This is the year of the rocker. Ski makers have incorporated camber into ski design since 1850 in Norway. The concave shape […]

Year-round backcountry skier and a professor at the University of Nevada-Reno, Kam Leang is on the forefront of innovation in ski and snowboard technology. He currently is teaching a mechanical engineering class where his students are incorporating nanotechnology into skis they’re building. One set will somehow fold down to fit in a suitcase; the other […]