“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” –Warren Miller


Around Denver, I commonly overhear folks analyzing snowfall in the mountains, chatting in too much detail about their ski condo parties, and cajoling Colorado newcomers to really diving into the ski season for their first run.

Getting into any new sport requires a lot of investment, but especially with skiing. This year, Rossignol is extending an olive branch to those newcomers looking to take the next step and eliminate their curiosity.

Photo credit: Blake Jorgenson

Photo credit: Blake Jorgenson


Rental equipment rarely inspires thoughts about new technology or innovation. This season, the Rossignol Experience Center offers any skier an opportunity to rent the most recent development in the ski industry:  rocker technology.  Flash back to your grandma’s house and think about the rocking chair on that weird rug in her living room, which very possibly ended up in your college house a few years later.  Much like the rocking chair, these skis bend upwards on each tip allowing for more control and a greater range of movement.

Image Provided by Rossignol

Image Provided by Rossignol


Taking a beginner and turning him or her into an all mountain skier starts with building confidence. In the ski world, equipment matters and this is why…

Offering Rossignol’s landmark new Experience Rental ski with Auto Turn Rocker, skiers of all ages and abilities to get more versatility, ease-of-use, and progressive all mountain performance than ever before.  So beginners gain more control and confidence, intermediates quickly learn to maneuver and carve, and advanced to expert skiers excel in all snow conditions.  – Rossignol Team


Get out and visit a Rossignol Experience Center at one of the following ski areas.

  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Durango Mountain Resort, CO
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO
  • Arapahoe Basin, CO

Take my word, it will be easier to learn on this new technology than on these old straight skis…

 Get after it, Colorado. Shred gnar.



Connor Grant is the sports columnist at 303 Magazine.  He enjoys Mad Men, polarized Ray Bans, big mountain skiing, a good Old Fashioned, anything outside, and reading. When he isn’t rubber necking gear at REI, you can find him frequenting shows at Red Rocks, uncovering new electronic music, or discovering new tapas bars around town.  Let go or be dragged. Try and keep up by following him on Twitter.