New England Demo Days

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Anyone know when and where some of the demo days are happening? I'm looking to test this years Kastles and Stocklis. I emailed Kastle asking if they had any info but apparently they don't answer emails.

I know of some shops that have demos available but I'd really like the opportunity to try a couple different models and lengths on the mountain.
 

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Anyone know when and where some of the demo days are happening? I'm looking to test this years Kastles and Stocklis. I emailed Kastle asking if they had any info but apparently they don't answer emails.

I know of some shops that have demos available but I'd really like the opportunity to try a couple different models and lengths on the mountain.
Ask Sport Thoma, they've had some Kastles on demo days in NH in the past. There was a Kastle tent at Wachusset once but I don't know if that's a yearly thing.
 

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
DEMO STARTS @ 9:00 AM, outside the Umbrella Bar
APRÈS PARTY @ 3:30 PM, K1 Lodge

Look for the FREESKIER crew outside of the Umbrella Bar at the base area of Killington. We’ll have an assortment of our favorite skis from the 2020 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide on-site for you to try out for your own, as well as reps from each of the brands to answer any questions you may have. Libations at the K1 Lodge to follow!

https://freeskier.com/bgl
 

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Just don't count too heavily on any specifics advertised beforehand. My experience with these things is, "you get what you get and you don't get upset." People show who weren't on the ticket, and vice versa. As for who and what is in each tent ... ditto.
 
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Just don't count too heavily on any specifics advertised beforehand. My experience with these things is, "you get what you get and you don't get upset." People show who weren't on the ticket, and vice versa. As for who and what is in each tent ... ditto.
I'm going to talk to the people from WaWa when I'm at the ski show next weekend and will likely call a day before the demo day. I've demo'd Kastle skis from the WaWa rental shop over the years so I would think there's a decent chance Kastle will show up for a demo day. Now we just need some snow to fall...
 

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Just don't count too heavily on any specifics advertised beforehand. My experience with these things is, "you get what you get and you don't get upset." People show who weren't on the ticket, and vice versa. As for who and what is in each tent ... ditto.
It's always a crapshoot but still fun. End up skiing some 187 blizzards for a few runs then switch to 176 Kastles. Not to mention the previously mentioned tuning issue.
 

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
DEMO STARTS @ 9:00 AM, outside the Umbrella Bar
APRÈS PARTY @ 3:30 PM, K1 Lodge

Look for the FREESKIER crew outside of the Umbrella Bar at the base area of Killington. We’ll have an assortment of our favorite skis from the 2020 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide on-site for you to try out for your own, as well as reps from each of the brands to answer any questions you may have. Libations at the K1 Lodge to follow!

https://freeskier.com/bgl
I've been monitoring the Killington website, but no posting of the general demo days for multiple brands, which have been around the first weekend in December the last few years. But I've seen the "pop up" demos from some brands at the bottom of Superstar through out the year, which weren't advertised. Perhaps this is one of those?
 

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