Next order of business was to get Dad a new pair of ski boots. Last season’s duct tape job on my faithful pair purchased about the time Tommy won his medals was not going to contain a growing number of stress cracks for another year. The Ski Chalet triage system at this sale would do a MASH unit proud. They bring in dozens of sales people and factory reps from around the region to work in all departments. Customers like myself interested in boots, are sized and then assigned an individual sales assistant. Despite the assembly line set-up, I had no trouble leisurely poking around for about 90 minutes before choosing a comfortable pair of Tecnica boots that were marked as “half price.”
The big reductions at this sale were primarily on adult equipment and after my boot purchase, it was time for us to head out for a weekend trip to the beach. Before we left the premises, however, the kids and I were able to score goodies such as movie tickets, lift tickets from Wisp Resort, eats, posters/stickers, and get the scoop on the new six-pack high speed chair going in at the Highlands section of Wintergreen. My kids thought the Dilly in Chantilly was a lot of fun even for those just there to browse.
If you missed this Event, check the Ski Chalet website. They may have additional preseason sale items at their various store locations. Their website includes other good stuff, like info on discount lift tickets and the dates of their $2 lift ticket Demo Days coming this winter at area ski resorts.
Husband, father and retired civilian employee of the Department of Navy, Jim Kenney is a D.C. area native and has been skiing recreationally since 1967. Jim's ski reporting garnered the 2009 West Virginia Division of Tourism's Stars of the Industry Award for Best Web/Internet/E-Magazine Article.
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