Secret Stash Blog

8 Can't Miss Events Happening This June & July in Winter Park, CO

June 14, 2017

The Summer season is in full swing here in Winter Park! Check out what tops our list of can't miss events coming up over the next few weeks. Check back often to stay in the know about all the mountain music, festivals, races, rodeos, family fun & other events going on this summer in Winter Park & the Fraser Valley.  1. Big Head Todd & The Monsters FREE Concert When: Thursday June 22nd 6-8pm  Where: The NEW Permanent Outdoor Stage at Hideaway Park Downtown Winter Park, CO...

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What's New For Summer!

June 06, 2017

We're just gonna go ahead & say it.. this winter was an odd one  Lots of early season snow, followed by what seemed like an unusually long dry spell & just when we started to unpack our summer clothes & store away our ski boots here comes the spring snow!  All we can say is it's been a long time coming & we are so excited to officially welcome summer time in the mountains!   We've kept busy over the past month transitioning our well loved ski shop into one of Wint...

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Advice for Acclimating to High Altitude During A Trip To Winter Park, CO

March 27, 2017

The elevation at the base of Winter Park is over 9000 feet with the top of the Panoramic lift taking you to over 12,000 feet. This is over twice the elevation of Denver (known as the mile high city). If you aren’t careful you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness including: headache, fatigue & nausea.  This can be easily prevented by taking a few steps.  Hydrate One of the best ways to fight altitude sickness is to drink an unusually larg...

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5 Reasons to Love Spring Skiing in Winter Park!

March 20, 2017

This time last year Winter Park was buried under feet of snow 3 feet in 3 days to be exact.  Fast forward to this year & warmer than average temps have some worried that snow pack is melting out too quickly.  While there is no doubt that the spring ski season of 2016 was one for the books we would argue that you shouldn't be too quick to turn the page on the 2017 season just yet. There's just something freeing & fun about spring skiing in Colorado that honestly, no matter what ...

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Smith Helmets & Goggles Featured at Epic Mountain Sports

February 16, 2017

Guest Blogger Cecil Moon of Epic Mountain Sports talks about why he prefers the SMITH brand for ski helmets & goggles.   In the ski industry today, there are enough helmet and goggle combinations to make anyone’s head spin. The level of quality across dozens of brands has been consistently high for years. All ski helmets have to pass the same damage tests, so they are all equally safe. Similarly, all modern goggles have UV protection, and most have some kind of anti-fog technol...

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What to Look for When Buying A Ski Boot

January 18, 2017

Whether you've skied since you could walk or are just now getting into it, we can all agree that a good fitting ski boot can make or break your experience. What we might not know right off the bat is what exactly you should look for when your shopping for a ski boot?  That question is more common than you think & hey we're here to help you answer it.  We sent a few of our finest to Boot Fitting Academy this last fall.  They got real familiar with feet & came on back eager ...

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The Legend Continues - Join us For the Annual Season Kick Off Party at Epic Mountain Sports

November 30, 2016

WooHoo!!! It's our favorite day of the year!! Better than Christmas, better than Birthdays - the time has come for the Annual Season Kick-Off Party at Epic Mountain Sports.  Spread the word & join us to celebrate the MUCH ANTICIPATED arrival of winter & get hyped for another EPIC ski season!  Join us at the shop (located in Downtown Winter Park right under the Ditch) on December 7th from 5-8pm to party down with all your favorite faces, check out new gear & outerwear&...

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