Ski or Snowboard Rentals or Tune-Up at Black Diamond Ski & Bike Rentals (Up to 57% Off). Three Options Available

Georgetown

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In a Nutshell

Rentals include skis or snowboard, bindings, and boots; tune-up sharpens edges and includes hot wax

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Reservation required; subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Tune-up is subject to additional costs based on ski/snowboard condition; the up-to cost covered is $30. Additional costs may apply. Not valid 12/24-15 - 1/5/16, 2/12-2/15, or the month of March, 2016. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Three Options

  • $18 for a single-day ski or snowboard rental ($35 value)
  • $32 for two single-day ski or snowboard rentals ($75 value)
  • $14 for one ski or snowboard tune-up ($30 value)

Traits of Good Snow: The Science Behind a Perfect Powder Day

It’s always possible to ski or snowboard as long as there’s snow on the ground, but what makes the best snow? Read on to learn the factors that make perfect conditions on the slopes.

Champagne snow. Blower powder. Gnar pow. Skiers and snowboarders have no shortage of poetic colloquialisms to describe the ethereal quality of freshly fallen snow. Light, fluffy powder is coveted because it makes people feel as if they’re floating down the mountain, a snowy mist erupting from their skis like the spray from a shaken bottle of champagne. Despite its heavenly quality, good powder isn’t just caused by angels spilling a box of packing peanuts—there’s hard science involved, too.

To quantify the caliber of snow powder, skiers use the snow-to-liquid ratio, which compares the depth of a layer of snow to the depth of water the same snow would take up if it melted. The higher the ratio, the less water contained in the snow, and the lighter the powder. For average snow, the ratio is about 10:1—meaning 10 inches of snow would melt into 1 inch of standing water—and the ratio for the fluffiest, most perfect snow might be as high as 30:1. Although the snow-to-liquid ratio can be hard to predict, feathery powder is most likely to fall on a day that meets two conditions. First, it must be quite cold (ideally, between 0 and 10 degrees at the summit or higher) so as to foster the formation of dendrite crystals in the snowflakes. Second, there should be little to no wind, as gusts stronger than 15 miles per hour can cause the flakes to collide as they fall, thus ruining their natural volume and packing them more closely together.

Customer Reviews

10 Ratings

The owner, Tom was super helpful and a really nice guy. The shop's location is also pretty handy since it's on the way to most of the i70 slopes.
Rodolfo S. · April 5, 2016
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    Georgetown

    1540 Argentine Street

    Georgetown, CO 80444

    +13035692283

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