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    Ski seasons over so we're planning next seasons ski holiday.
    I'm wondering if there are any ski areas with demo skis set up with NTN bindings in the western US?
    We usually holiday at Whistler and other BC resorts, no NTN ski demos there that I have found. (We already have NTN skiis boots bindings, I just want to try new skiis before I buy...)

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    Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, CA demos NTN gear. Only place I know that does so in the Tahoe area. When it's good in Tahoe, it's really good. And when it's bad, it's still pretty good.

    ain't no turn like tele!

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    • #3
      Thanks, that's all the encouragement I need!

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      • #4
        And if you do land here next season and want to demo TTS too with those NTN boots (assuming they have Dynafit inserts), PM me for that. I'm the only one I know who has spare TTS gear to loan and I'm always keen to get user feedback to confirm or deny my opinionated reviews.

        ain't no turn like tele!

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        • #5
          Sweet, however I'm of the same cohort as yourself (crusty middle aged tele guy) so we'll be singin in the same choir

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          • #6
            Loveland ski area has NTN demos. I am a huge fan of Loveland but I am not sure it can compete with all of Tahoe area but Wilderness Sports in Dillon also rents NTN gear.

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            • #7
              Yeah, I was gonna mention Wilderness Sports. Dillon is a good base for lots of Colorado ski areas. There may also be shops farther away from here (Crested Butte, Aspen, Telluride, Durango?) that rent NTN.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danno View Post
                Yeah, I was gonna mention Wilderness Sports. Dillon is a good base for lots of Colorado ski areas. There may also be shops farther away from here (Crested Butte, Aspen, Telluride, Durango?) that rent NTN.
                Dave and the gang over at AMR usually have a ton of popular alpine skis mounted NTN. They're in the City Market shopping center just north of town in Breckenridge. Here's a link to their google plus page and website:

                https://plus.google.com/112084500846...ut?hl=en&gl=us

                http://www.amrskiandboardrental.com/

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                • #9
                  OT a bit...You can rent good NTN gear in St. Anton,, Austria. The skis all looked pretty narrow, race skis?
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                  Just a thought if your were going to Yurp. I dragged my own gear boots/skis over there. Didn't need to after all.
                  Last edited by chamonix; 11 June 2014, 05:59 PM.

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                  • #10
                    also alpine quest in edwards, co.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Danno View Post
                      Yeah, I was gonna mention Wilderness Sports. Dillon is a good base for lots of Colorado ski areas. There may also be shops farther away from here (Crested Butte, Aspen, Telluride, Durango?) that rent NTN.
                      no NTN in Telluride- I looked when I broke a binding and needed a rental for a day, went AT for the first time in forever instead (was kinda cool in the bumps but otherwise I missed the tele freedom!)
                      Reluctant enthusiast, part-time crusader, half-hearted fanatic

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                      • #12
                        apparently Telluride doesn't care that you tele.

                        Did you use your NTN boot in an AT binding? Or did you rent boots too?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Danno View Post
                          apparently Telluride doesn't care that you tele.

                          Did you use your NTN boot in an AT binding? Or did you rent boots too?
                          I used my NTN boots, that's why I went AT instead of renting 75 mm tele boots and bindings. Binders were Fritschis, worked fine.
                          Reluctant enthusiast, part-time crusader, half-hearted fanatic

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tele 'til You're Smelly View Post
                            no NTN in Telluride- I looked when I broke a binding and needed a rental for a day, went AT for the first time in forever instead (was kinda cool in the bumps but otherwise I missed the tele freedom!)

                            There is a shop in Telluride that carries NTN, but it's on main street in town, not at the resort, Telluride Gravity Works. I checked them out when I was there in March, always good to know where to get replacements in case something does break while on the road. http://www.telluridegravityworks.com/

                            I finally did break an NTN binding later in April at Whiteface, cracked the toepiece completely through on one side just a couple of hundred feet down Upper Skyward off of the summit quad, just about as far as you can get from the base of the area at any ski area in the east. Couldn't do a tele turn but was able to do survival alpine turns the rest of the way down without the binding completely exploding. It was my first NTN break or failure at almost the end of my fourth season on them.

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