It’s not a big secret that skiing is getting to be more and more expensive for families. As my son was growing up on the Alpine Meadows Freestyle Team, it wasn’t unusual for him to shred through 2 or 3 pairs of skis in a season. So knowing where to turn for new ski gear at reasonable pricing was a good thing. We started going to “team night” at the Tahoe Sports Hub sometime around 2004, back when it still known as the Truckee Sports Exchange. The Tahoe Sports Hub is now offering an entire week of deals for ski teams, coaches and industry professionals from October 17th through October 23rd.
While it’s generally pretty easy to find deals on used equipment and leftovers from last season at this time of year – finding discounts on the season’s newest gear is just about impossible at this time of year. The Tahoe Sports Hub staff will be collecting orders for new gear through the 23rd so they can place orders on the 24th for new gear. That means that just about any ski or snowboard gear can be ordered from the many brands that the Tahoe Sports Hub offers. Discounts on the new seasons merchandise will vary with brands and particular products. Last year’s leftover gear will also be available immediately at up to 40% off.
Tahoe Sports Hub is proud of the “ski wall” this year. Although it’s currently only about two-thirds of the way stocked for the season, it offers the largest selection ever in Fix’s eight years at the store. The store focuses on the core skier, with an emphasis on skiing the whole mountain, from the parks to the backcountry. Just about all major brands are represented as well as some smaller indies. Fix also noted that manufacturers are also recognizing the Tahoe Sports Hubs role as one of Tahoe’s premier ski shops. The shop will one of only a few shops to be carrying the exclusive Armada “Zero” AR8 ski this year, as well as some exclusive Rossignol skis.
Store owner Rob Cavallo has done a great job of hiring a knowledgable staff at the Hub. While we talked primarily to Jacques today about skis, there’s no doubt that Kenny will get you dialed in with snowboards and Corey with boots…which reminds me, it’s time to buy some new alpine boots for me!
For more information on the Team and Pro Deal Week, call the store at 530-582-4510 or just stop by the store at 10095 West River Street in Truckee. Orders for team and pro pricing must be in by October 23rd.