Snow is man's most insidious enemy, attempting to inhibit our youth by canceling school and stripping friction from the creations of hard-working road crews. Exercise dominion over devious drifts with today’s Groupon: for $25 get $50 worth of ski and snowboard gear and rentals at Ski Bum, which has two area locations.
Ski Bum has been outfitting ski and snowboard enthusiasts with the latest gear, clothing, and accessories to hone trail-carving talents. Open all year round, Ski Bum has an experienced and knowledgeable staff capable of answering any customer question and doling out recommendations. Buyable gear includes skis, snowboards, ski poles, boots, and bindings, all at top industry brands. Zip up in a Billabong Good 2 Go Hooded Fleece ($49.50) before gripping a new K2 3 Speed Pole ($49.95) and stepping into Dalbello Aero 57 Ski Boots ($199.95) to stylishly hit the slopes (click here to view all merchandise $50 or less). Alternatively, rental options are available for the parents of growing children as well as those new to the sport who are equipment-less. Options include a one-day ski rental ($25), one-day ski boot and blade rental ($20) and a one-day snowboard rental ($20).
Tune-up options are also available, ensuring gear is performing to the best of its abilities. Treat appendage extensions to a wax, sharpen, rust removal, or binding adjustment and feel the love while gliding down the slopes as fast as gravity, physics, and a protective mother allows.