Without regular polishing, skis can become splintery and produce a smell known to attract romance-starved grizzly bears. Avoid dinner and a movie with the ferocious king of the forest with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a premium ski tune-up and full-season buffing pass (a $95 value) at Ski Haus, which has locations in Salem and Burlington. Having served the skiing community for more than 44 years, the snow-savvy staff at the Ski Haus know how to tune your skis for smooth, flawless runs down slopes. During a premium tune-up ($45), these seasoned ski whisperers will do a base cleaning, a hand edging and beveling to the manufacturer’s specifications, any minor repairs, a hand polishing, and more. And with the full-season buffing pass ($50), you’ll become a member of the Ski Haus Wax Club and get unlimited use of the Ski Haus’s machine wax (with the option of using 100% eco-friendly wax), so you can stop in and get a fresh wax coat whether you’re heading to the hills of Sugarbush or about to tackle the quadruple black diamonds on Mount Bad Premonition.
Since 1965, the family-run Ski Haus has kept customers coming back by adhering to the family motto: “Make sure we keep a fun environment and give everybody a fair deal. They get a ton of stuff for their money and we stay in business for a long time." Patrons can still expect the same low prices and see the same friendly staffers’ faces year after year while shopping for winter gear.
Racks stocked with apparel by brands such as The North Face and Marmot, skis and snowboards by brands such as Atomic and K2, and a team of skilled technicians have earned Ski Haus accolades from Ski magazine, SnowSports Industries America, and New England Winter Sports Representatives, Inc. During tune-ups, technicians polish skis, stone-grind ski edges, apply hot wax, and repair bases damaged by treacherous slopes and sharp snowman noses.